<<< 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
- 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
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
<<< 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.