June 2011 Forum Game - Re-June-Venate
Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:21 AM
Spend a few minutes in your scrapping software learning how to do something new. You can use the ScrapGirls University, the ScrapGirls Newsletter tutorials, your software manual or simply play around with your software.
Requirement: Briefly share what you've learned in this thread.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:56 AM
Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:21 AM
SG University Instructor Jene Parks loves all things creative. Her passion for learning led her to embark on a two year design course which opened the door to making soft furnishings for two leading house builders in the UK for their show houses. Nice to meet you Jene!
Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:26 AM
Father's Day was a good opportunity to take lots of pics of family, the yard and a flower arrangement from my son. One technique I experimented with was to open up the lense by using my camera in Appeture mode to let in more light.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:58 AM
Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:08 AM
I re-read Lori Cook's tutorial on brushes. I love brushes but usually just use basic size and opacity, so I thought it would be good to learn more about other menus and options.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:15 PM
TASK # 2 - COMPLETED!
For the attached pic, I selected the warmer using Point-toPoint Freehand Selection, and then inverted the selection so that the remainder of the photo was selected. I used the Time Machine, under Photo Effects, to age that selection, then I inverted the selection BACK to the warmer and adjusted the saturation of the photo so that it had more of a pink look to it, as this was lost when the photo was snapped.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:58 PM
I also browsed the Fonts section and downloaded a couple free fonts there in the University and thought I would try out the Font thing. So now I'm just learning that program a little.
So . . . Task #18 done.
My mission in life in not merely to survive, it is to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:31 PM
I tried using the Lasso tool in my PE6 to trim a photo on a background when I was making Miniature Candy covers from Syndee Nuckles Assorted Candy wraps.
I always used to just use the crop tool to cut a paper, but this was so easy - I put the photo on the background and cropped it right there to the exact dimensions I needed right on the template! Great!
** Edited June 22
So sorry -- I played with, learned about and used the tool, but gave it the wrong name in this post!
The tool I used was the Rectangular Marquee Tool.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:39 PM
Today I played around in Lightroom and found a little button in the upper-left corner of the "Tone Curve" section. When you click that little button, and then drag on a specific area in your photo, it adjusts the tone curve up or down as you wish, customized for the area you selected. Very nice! No more eyeballing it manually.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:46 PM
Watch out, my beginning post count is 7 (including this post?).
Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:12 PM
I now have 5 layouts to inspire me and to move me along in the game!
Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:21 PM
I use blending modes but I haven't ever really messed with the selective burn tool so that's what I worked with a little today.
He died for me, I'll live for Him!
Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:31 PM
Here is my layout:
And here is the layoutthat inspired it!
Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:14 AM
Use the photos from Task #17 and the technique you learned in Task #18 to create a layout.
Requirement: Post layout in the gallery and post link in this game thread.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:00 AM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:15 PM
Crud...I wrote 8 already and I'm already picturing a layout, heh heh.
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