January Jumpstart 2010!
Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:08 PM
Read the tutorial and created a doc, pulled in the alphas and then used some styles on them. Worked pretty good. However, I use PSE8 and for some reason when I held down the Shift key and dragged and dropped the Alpha PNG on to my doc, all it did was drop it in the center of the page. So did using the File Place. So I had to rearrange each letter and place it where I wanted them.
Didn't use what it said about the Magic Wand, as I'm not familiar with that tool, and when I tried it only the outisde area got color and my alpha was still uncolored. That's my next tutorial to find.
Posted 29 January 2010 - 05:32 AM
Time for a do-over layout! Do-over the layout you chose in task #26 using the product you chose in task #27 and the technique you learned in task #28.
Requirement: Post your layout in the gallery and come back and link us up. (Link us to the original layout as well, if possible but not required.)
Posted 29 January 2010 - 01:00 PM
I'm going to try this faded photo background technique. It involves using two copies of the photo, one layered over the other. Erase the background of the top layer, leaving your subject, and then desaturate, blur, and otherwise alter the bottom layer for a neat effect.
Posted 29 January 2010 - 05:35 PM
proud mom to Aspen (15), Caeleb (13), Kai (10), & Taliah (9)
He died for me, I'll live for Him!
Posted 29 January 2010 - 10:37 PM
Found out how to create custom shapes. By using the pen tool (need help with that one for sure) you create your shape. In this case a heart was create. In order to save your shape you first need to clear out your other custom shapes in your palette. Once that is done, you can define your shape and save it.
Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:27 PM
It's time for Snowflakes of Annoyance! Find three pesky little snowflakes hidden on product pages in the What's New section of the boutique.
Requirement: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "JJ Snowflakes - Your User Name" and include links to the three product pages where you locate the little snowflakes. Emails must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. MT on 1/31/10.
You're looking for snowflakes like this sneaky little guy:
Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:36 PM
i must be brain dead.... i dont really understand what and where i am looking for...i have gone to the boutique and looking at the new stuff but where do i look for the snowflakes...i cant find any? i must be dum dum
You have to open the individual product page (so you're on the page where you can actually order a product and see it's details plus sample layouts) and scroll around the page to see if you can find one. There are only three total snowflakes, so you'll have to probably check quite a few products in order to find the three hidden snowflakes. Once you find the first one you'll know what you're looking for. You can't miss them if you're on the right product page and scroll a bit
Welcome to your first boutique hunt (albeit a mini one heheh)!
Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:54 PM
Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:16 AM
It's catch up day! Make sure you've completed all requirements and sent your snowflakes of annoyance email. THANKS FOR PLAYING THIS MONTH!! Well done!
This is NOT a requirement, but if you have completed all the tasks and you want confirmation that we have you on our list of those who've completed all requirements, just post quickly to this thread saying "I did it all-please verify" or something to that effect. Then if for whatever reason I don't have you on my list of people who did it all, I can PM you and let you know which requirement(s) of yours I wasn't able to verify. There will be no confirmation of completed participation unless you request it.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:06 PM
Birds of a Feather
Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:07 PM
Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:16 PM
Task 27: To complete this task, I just HAD to go shopping I love working with the 4x6 templates ... COL Stitches and Tags2and loved substituting the wrapped ribbon from TCS Dreamer Zoomcollection for the paper strip in the template.
Task 28: I have never worked with adjustment layers before. I always used the automatic settings to convert photos to black and white. After reading about all the different adjustments you can make to photos (templates and embellies) using multiple layers for extraction, color adjustments, bluring, saturation, shadowing, etc ... and then taking the class with Anna, I was ready to play. I really like the pop in the picture you can create with so much more control simply by using the adjustment layer sliders rather than just relying on the auto-fix.
Task 29: My LO ... The Best Part
Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:24 PM
now ... what's next!
Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:41 PM
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:12 PM
Here is my do-over link. Was orginally a 12 x 12 layout with color pictures. Used the layer adjustment technique on my photo and for the first time my pitted glass style on the text. Off to find the pesky snowflakes.
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