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  • #28365
    Cassel
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    It is a new month and new projects.

    Show off what you are working on in May, be it a scrapbook page, a tutorial, or anything else you want.

    We are curious and want to see, learn and get inspired.

    These threads are quickly becoming a fantastic source of inspiration, support, and friendship. Keep them coming!

    #28472
    Dennis Davis
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    Presently, I am working on the Out of Bounds technique.

    Both photos were taken in our yard.

    #28474
    Michele aka micfin
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    Nice job, Dennis.

    ~ Michele

    #28523
    Sharon Wilke
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    Hello fellow scrapbookers! I’ve really been sidetracked with various things, but I’m about to get them sorted out. I updated my digital camera to one that is from this century (my prevvious one was a little old). So, now I’m learning how to be a photographer. I’m using PSP for my photo adjustments now so I’m really buckling down on learning it all. I’ve already learned my first photo lesson. Don’t take pictures of flowers on windy days!

    #28541
    Cristina
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    Dennis, nice example of the Out of Bounds technique. I have to try it someday.

    Sharon, nice photo.

    #28559
    Annie Tobin
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    Great work on both Dennis, well done.

    #28560
    Annie Tobin
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    Lovely photo Sharon and nicely displayed, well done.

    #28563
    Michele aka micfin
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    Sharon, I love how you got the wasp (?) on the flower bud. Nice capture.

    ~ Michele

    #28568
    Cristina
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    I like very much to participate in the challenges as I see them as an opportunity for me to practice everything that I learn in the Campus, but lately, I have not been very creative, so that’s why I am missing many challenges.

    For this layout, I used the template “Around the World” from Scrapping with Liz (Lilypad).

    Elements: Compass (Corel Travel minipack freebie); Heart (Janet Scott-PixelScrapper-crochet heart-be mine kit); Font: Kato

    TFL

    #28586
    AprilDawn
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    Dennis, your photos look very nice with the out of bounds technique….  i have yet to do this technique.

    Sharon, your photos look great and i hope you enjoy using your new camera.

    best wishes,

    Dawn.

    #28587
    AprilDawn
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    Hello Cristina, your page is very nice and you have done a great job getting all the photos in…. the layout you have chosen is very effective.    I have been having health issues and also haven’t been feeling very creative since I finished my cards last month.. hopefully my brain will kick into gear again soon.

    best of wishes to you,

    Dawn

    #28601
    Cristina
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    Dear Dawn, thank you so much for commenting on my layout. <3 … Sometimes templates with multi photos come in handy, and I like this one because it is so different from the ones you generally see for multi photos.

    I am missing you here but I know that here and there life interferes in our creativity… But I do hope that you get better soon so we can be inspired by your great work.

    Best wishes to you 🙂

    #28603
    Michele aka micfin
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    Cristina, you did a great job on your layout. It’s not easy to put that many pics in one template and make it work.

    ~ Michele

    #28609
    James DURRANT
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    I had seen a picture that had used PSP’s DISPLACEMENT MAP EFFECT so decided to try the effect. Visited the sea front and photographed the sea wall (made of Granite blocks) and a near by Brick retaining wall. When I tried to use these for the effect I found them unsuitable as they had to much texture/detail. Back to the sea front to photograph the ripples in the sand(a much simpler texture). Wrong time tide in! Spotted a shoe floating in the sea (it looked so lonely) took some photos as it floated about. When I looked at the shot on the camera screen the ripples on the water looked good. Took a few shots of the rippled water.

    Back home download photos to the computer and check them out.

    Floating Shoe a very minimumalist shot but looks good, Sea Surface a reject?

    What would the floating Shoe look like as a ‘painting’?

    I then tried the PicTo Painting plugin that came with PSP2019 ULTIMATE. Itcompletely changed the look of the photo and what a change!

    A new source og Backgrounds !!

     

    #28610
    Michele aka micfin
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    This is for all the moms that aren’t on Facebook. <3

    #28616
    shutterpixi
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    Beautiful pic, Michele, and very thoughtful of you (as you said, not everyone is on FB)!!!  Happy Mother’s Day!

    #28622
    Cristina
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    Michele, your card is lovely!

    And thank you for commenting on my layout. <3 … I needed more than a week to finish this layout… Just finding the right photos for the right space took me a long time… Maybe others would make it faster but I am a very slow scrapper… And you know, there is this detail that doesn’t look good, that element doesn’t fit, and so on… 🙂

    James, you achieved amazing results with your photos. Great work.

    #28628
    James DURRANT
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    Cristina, my idea was to show how easy it is to create a background. The photo was converted to the painting effect with just 1 click using PicToPainting , I do not have the skill/talent to create the painting. I do not want to take credit for the work of others.

     

    #28672
    Michele aka micfin
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    James, it’s wonderful that you have such an experimental and creative drive. That shoe does make me feel very lonely. Nice work.

    shutterpixi & Cristina, thank you both for your kind words. Hope you had a great day.

    ~ Michele

     

    #28684
    Sharon Wilke
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    • Junior

    James, how did you get Pic To Paint to work? I love the effects it generates. I’ve installed it but it just won’t work on my machine. Outstanding work!!!

    #28690
    James DURRANT
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    Sharon   I installed PicToPainting when I installed PSP2019 Ultimate and it installed as a plugin, I use it from there after loading the picture I want to ‘paint’ into PSP.

    Here is a link to the Corel tutorial for PicToPainting, I hope this will help.

    https://learn.corel.com/tutorials/turn-your-photos-into-paintings/

     

    #28691
    Dennis Davis
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    James – Good results with Displacement Map Effect. I have not tried it. I will put it on my “Things to do” list.

    I have used the Pic to Paint program. Got some good results using Fractals as the source.

    #28732
    Sharon Wilke
    Participant
    • 133
    • Junior

    James, I like you, installed everything when I upgraded. All the other plug-ins and programs work except for Pic To Painting. It will open, show my selected image and allow me to to select a preset. When I select to preview it just spins, and spins and spins. I cannot close the window and I have to use task manager to stop it. Task manager tells me that Paint Shop Pro is not responding. All is fine when I end Pic To Painting. Maybe they could make it a standalone and it would work on my machine. I have a feeling my machine may not be capable of intensive graphics.

     

    In the meantime, I’ve been playing around with the vector spiral. I really like it! Thank you Carole for telling us about it!

    #28758
    James DURRANT
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    Sharon. I have a new computer with a powerful i7-9700k cpu , 16Gb of memory and a GeForce GTX1060 3Gb video card, so have alot of processing power. I run Win10 64-bit Home edition opperating system. When I load PSP2019 the programme uses 500k of memory and Pic2Paint uses another 100k taking the processing memory use to just over 3Gb about 19%. I do not know how much memory is used on the video graphics card but think about 450k at peak processing.

    If your computer is running a number of background tasks it could be starved of memory for processing the Pic2Paint. You say that you have to stop the programme using Taskmaster , can you check there to see what is using all of your processing power.

    If anyone else is using Pic2Painting could they please lets us know the time it takes for them to process a picture , with my setup it takes about 7 seconds.

     

    #28787
    Sue Thomas
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    I bought   2 of  the lace picture tubes a while back, and use them a lot I my projects. I never thought to use the blend mode to create even more variations until I read the blog. I used the gradient technique on one of the lace tubes, to match the colour scheme I used  in this scrap page of my son, daughter-in -law and granddaughter.  Thank you for the tip Carole!

    #28834
    Cristina
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    • Superfan

    Hi Sue, I also have the lace picture tubes and I like them very much. I agree that Carole’s tip is very useful, this way I can have something different from what I used to have… This sweet girl is a Cutie! <3

    #28901
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
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    • Superfan

    Wow James, love this effect, I will have to give it a go. Thanks for the info.

    #28902
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1214
    • Superfan

    Terrific work on this one Cristina, well done my friend. <3

    #28904
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1214
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    I love the plaid 4 tutorial and shall be playing around with it a lot more.  It can be found under – Classes – Intermediate – Creative Scrap – Paper Patterns – Plaid 4.  Here is but one result.  Thanks for takin a peek.

    #28905
    Michele aka micfin
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    I’ll make it unanimous on the gradient technique for the lace borders. I don’t think I’ve ever painted with a gradient.

    Sue, your gradient is perfect!

    Annie, your use of different colors and textures really made this plaid unique.

    I have to say I learn so much just looking at everyone’s projects. Of course I forget more than I remember, but some of it sinks in. 🙂

    ~ Michele

     

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