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  1. @Cassel I have realized with the text instead of icons on the Layers Palette that I will just work with what I have. It is fine for now as I can always go to Layers in the toolbar at the top and get the options at bottom. Mostly what I use is "New Layer" anyway.
  2. @Ann Seeber Thank you for the information and link about borders.
  3. @Cassel Regarding your reply about being to "Snap" objects together, my most recent version of Paintshop is 2022 Ultimate.
  4. Project 5 <<< Thank you Carole >>> I knew that I needed to put something together for this upcoming event in June but I have difficulty making decisions on so many things. Well, with the push from Carole, I went in different directions than I would have. I did (and redid and redid) and have something completely different from what I would have done. AND I LIKE IT! Thank you for this bootcamp and for other things I have been involved in with your teaching. <<< ADDING SHADOWS TO EVERYTHING? >>> I was a bit skeptical with this one about adding shadows but after doing it, I was really pleased with the effect. I am hoping that it will still look good when placed on the facebook site. <<< CONTINUING USE OF BLOCKS >>> I was trying to determine how best to highlight the date and time. I decided to use the colour blocks beside each other rather than spaced out as in video. But I liked the spaced out ones too. So I have both. When I put the text with the font chosen over the blocks, it was a close enough fit after some moving with the Pick tool. I made a mistake for text "PM". I reversed the black and white but actually like the way that turned out. So I kept it. <<< BACKGROUND PAPER >>> I did not even know that I needed this but when I got it, I knew it was just right. It, to me, conveyed the idea of celebration. When I purchased it earlier this week (May 2023), it was free. I do not know how long that will be the case. Bokeh Paper - Creative Fabrica - https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/bokeh-sparkle-light-effects-118/ - I stretched the image to get the starburst where I wanted it and to have the full page covered <<< BLANK LAYER - BUTTONIZE >>> I used the 3D Effects Buttonize to get the colours on the right and left of the background height - 20 Width - 909 Opacity - 100 Edge - Transparent Color - #2e99ee - I stretched this to get the effect that I wanted just the right amount on right and left sides, rather than trying to adjust values within the Buttonize to see if that would give me it. <<< THE BUTTON >>> I used the button that I place on announcements for the event and thought, especially after adding the sunburst, that it fit just right. <<< SUBSTITUTE FOR SOME PAPERS >>> I could not get papers that I liked for some backgrounds of picture so just selected areas and flood filled them <<< CELEBRATION TITLE FONT >>> Film Letters - Creative Fabrica https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/film-letters/ - I could not get what I wanted for the TITLE using the method in the video so I just used the font with a background added <<< DATE and TIME FONT >>> Baby Blocks - Creative Fabrica https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/baby-blocks/ NOTE - I could not get the colon to work correctly so left a blank, then used Arial Black Font to create the colon and moved it into place. <<< ALL OTHER TEXT FONT >>> Font - Arial Black <<< PICTURE FRAME >>> The frame is from one of the kits mentioned with Project 5 <<< FRAME GOLD EFFECT >>> To get the gold effect on the frame, I used a script that I created related to a tutorial in Beginners Workshop that I was enrolled in but the site is no longer active. http://bw-forums.com which points to bw-forums.net which no longer is Beginners Workshop and has caused problem for anyone trying to access it. I was disappointed to see it go as I was only part way through the training. <<< PICTURE >>> This was taken from the Church's Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Bill.Parks62 <<< SHADOW ON PICTURE >>> Because I placed the picture completely behind the frame, when I added shadows, there is no visible shadow for the picture. <<< NOTE TO SELF (or anyone else) ABOUT SELECTIONS >>> A number of times, I found that I seemed to be stuck. Upon further investigation, I found that I had some selected place and had forgotten to deselect. So, whenever I get stuck now, I deselect and then I can proceed. Yes, even when I don't think I have anything selected. It would be easier if I could remember to deselect, once I am done with the selected area, but at least I am not "stuck" if I just remember to deselect when things stop working. <<< Problem encountered >>> I have "Guides" and "Snap to Guides" selected and have placed guides in my work, but it does not seem to work for me, it does not "snap". I have to be exact in placement. I am, no doubt, doing something wrong but I am not sure what. <<< CAN I DO THIS? SNAP ONE OBJECT TO GOT DIRECTLY BESIDE ANOTHER? >>> When I placed the blocks beside each other, I did my best to have them fit side by side but I know it was not perfect. I think of the video software that I use often, Corel Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, in that if I have two video clips and there is a space between them, I can "close the gap" in the software and it moves it directly beside the other clip. I would like to be able to do that with PaintShop Pro with two items placed directly beside each other.
  5. @Cassel I tried what you suggested for View/Customize to get the icons for New Layer \ New Adjustment Layer, etc I could not determine where I was supposed to right click so 1) I clicked on the Toolbars tab at top of Customize window 2) I selected "Layers Palette Toolbar" 3) I clicked on the Reset button at the right The text disappeared and the box is smaller so that I have more at the bottom. but the box is now blank(no text and no icon). If I hover over, I can see the help text which identifies what should be there. NOTE: the icons show for New Layer Group Delete Layer General Preferences >> I did the same thing for Layers Palette Option Toolbar now all text is gone from there and I can tell what each box is by hovering over and seeing help text. I highlighted places that I would like to see icons (where text was previously). >>> EDIT <<< After I made the changes, I took Paintshop down and brought it back up again. The text is back in the area that I highlighted.
  6. PROJECT 4 - REPOSTED WITH PICTURE (I HOPE) Fonts used Which - Impact Path? - Cursive Serif - https://www.dafont.com/cursive-serif.font All elements came from the suggested pack. I did modify one paper I used Color Foil Then I used Typography Carole, Thank you for the information on the Music resources.
  7. PROJECT 4 Fonts used Which - Impact Path? - Cursive Serif - https://www.dafont.com/cursive-serif.font All elements came from the suggested pack. I did modify one paper I used Color Foil Then I used Typography Carole, Thank you for the information on the Music resources.
  8. Project 3 Butterfly - since I did not have same butterfly as in video, I used the same Drop Shadow as other elements such as pictures. Heading Font - Bailenson from Creative Fabrica - https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/bailenson-font/ Digital Scrapbook -- all of the elements listed below were obtained from Digital Scrapbook Green background paper (I used the colour changer tool to change the polkadots to more green) ps_marisa-lerin_1622_polka-dot-8-green_cu.jpg Paper with coloured diamonds in circles (I reduced brightness for part I used behind the title) ps_janet-kemp_137036_memories-traditions-quilt-paper_cu.jpg Paper with diagonal slashes ps_janet-kemp_352811_galentines-day-pink-chevron-paper_cu.jpg Butterfly (I changed the colour to white using the colour changer tool) ps_jessica-dunn_353814_baby-dear-stamp-butterfly_cu.png Folded Paper Flower (I lightened the colour using Adjust/Brightness and Contrast/Brightness and Contrast and adjust just the brightness) ps_marisa-lerin_11181_paper-flower-20-pink_cu.png Sunburst (behind the upper left folder paper flower) ps_jessica-dunn_167072_sunshine-and-snow-mini-sunburst_cu.png ................................ Challenge with font When I add a second line, the spacing is too large. So I created a separate text layer for each line. The spacing between lines is probably not exact. My settings were Offset 13 (I was unable to change) Kerning 69 Miter limit 10 Leading 0 Tracking 0 Challenge with "New Layer" text instead of icon In the layers palette, at the bottom is where I can select "New Layer" and other options. Mine is in text but would prefer to have the icon. I think I tried this before without success, but cannot remember or find the steps to take. I think I even tried reinstalling PSP but still the same thing. This is PaintShop Pro 2022 Ultimate. In PaintShop Pro 2021 (not Ultimate), I have icons.
  9. Project 2 I get the opportunity to sing at a couple of Special Care Homes in my province. So I thought I would show my guitar. I don't take pictures of the residents singing along with me as there is usually a warning somewhere about taking pictures. The background papers were from suggested packs for project 1 and 2. I did change the colours on a couple of them. The Treble Clef was from Digital Scrapbooking. I cannot recall where I got the musical notes.
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