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September 2012 Forum Game

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All caught up, I added 5 embellishments and the ribbon worked once I found what I was looking for. :)

 

Won't be able to get to the next two steps until Sunday night. DH and I are leaving in the morning to provide music for the Methodist Women's Annual Retreat upstate and my Netbook can't handle PSE. I'll be checking in once we're in for the night, though.

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is it too late to jump on the bandwagon? I'd like to start if you'll have me...here's all the steps up through yesterday....

 

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is it too late to jump on the bandwagon? I'd like to start if you'll have me...here's all the steps up through yesterday....

 

 

Hi Amy, it's not too late for you to get in. Glad you'll be able to play. :)

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WEEK ONE - STEP SIX

Add at least three sentences of journaling to your page.

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That's going to be a hard one, my photos don't really lean towards journalling. I'll have to see what I can come up with.

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I am catching up honest :) Wed to fri was so busy just worked a 14hr day today :( will post when I figure out how to :)

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I am catching up honest :) Wed to fri was so busy just worked a 14hr day today :( will post when I figure out how to :)

 

Goodness Jane! You must be exhausted...

 

For posting here's what I do:

 

1. Save your layout as a jpg 4 x 4 inches, (288 x 288 pixels) at 72 dpi

2. Be sure you are in Full Editor (Fast Reply won't work) and click in the browse box under "attachments" at the bottom of the posting window.

3. Naviagate to your jpg image and upload it

4. Click "Attach This File"

5. Click on the "Add to Post" button on the right side of the light purple bar.

 

HTH :)

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when i save my PSD as a JPEG at 4Inches x 4 inches its 732 pixels not 228 what am I doing wrong?

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when i save my PSD as a JPEG at 4Inches x 4 inches its 732 pixels not 228 what am I doing wrong?

 

Hi Jane, I'm not sure what program you are using, but in PSE 9 you would go to Image>Resize>Image Size (Alt+Ctrl+I)

When the image size box pops up, be sure there are check marks next to the Scale Styles, Constrain Proportions and Resample Image boxes

In the document size section of the box, change the resolution to 72 pixels/inch

Change both the width and height to 4 inches

When you change the width and height to 4 inches, the pixels in the Pixel Dimensions section at the top of the box should automatically change to 288 for the width and the height. Then Save as a Jpg. HTH

 

 

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when i save my PSD as a JPEG at 4Inches x 4 inches its 732 pixels not 228 what am I doing wrong?

 

Hi Jane, I'm not sure what program you are using, but in PSE 9 you would go to Image>Resize>Image Size (Alt+Ctrl+I)

When the image size box pops up, be sure there are check marks next to the Scale Styles, Constrain Proportions and Resample Image boxes

In the document size section of the box, change the resolution to 72 pixels/inch

Change both the width and height to 4 inches

When you change the width and height to 4 inches, the pixels in the Pixel Dimensions section at the top of the box should automatically change to 288 for the width and the height. Then Save as a Jpg. HTH

 

Also, I read that you need to change the resolution to 72 DPI first and THEN change the dimensions of the image. :)

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Adding the embellishments was hard this time, but the journaling was easy. Usually it's the other way around! Go figure. :lol:

 

I'm up to date!

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Now that I have my embellishments added, I'd like to change one of the papers. Is it too late???

 

Hi Karen, once you've posted your required screen shot from step four, we prefer that you don't make major changes, but a subtle change would be okay. We want you to be happy with the finished page. HTH ;)

I think changing the background could be considered a major change! LOL! Not a problem. I will make it work. If I decide to print it out for myself or my daughter, I can always change it then, if I still want to. I may decide I like it as is when it's done!

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Step six done. I had to move my ribbon over to make everything work, but it's the same ribbon, just moved and resized to fit.

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After a good sleep I found out what Iwass doing wrong and the dpi wass set at pixels/cm not inch

 

Thanks for the help :)

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Mmm.... I added my five embellishments but I think I've got myself cornered with the journalling; I've used Brandy's Zoomba Love Words Paper for my second paper. I guess that's why this is called a challenge! Coffee and thinking time!

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I had a suspicion that we would need to add some journaling so I had made sure I had a spot for some and it is now added - three sentences.\

 

Now I am wondering what our final step will be.

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Ended up with a Bamboo tablet problems and more than 3 sentences of text. Hey ho.

 

If any one is a Bamboo expert, could you have a look at my question please?

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Tell me please do we add shadows to the embellishments.

11 embellishments used (I hope I'm not making work for myself)

3 sentances of journaling done :)

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After several phone calls with my Mum, I've finally got enough information to add some appropriate journalling.

 

Step 6 done.

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WEEK ONE - STEP SEVEN

 

Create a title using a font and an alpha. Add finishing touches as desired.

REQUIREMENT: Post your layout in the Simplify September Gallery.

 

Reminder - there will be no game play tomorrow (Sunday) and a Welcoming Committee member will resume the game on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend! :daisy:

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Adding the title was the easiest part. Here's Mine

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Here's my link for this first layout. I enjoy these challenges and was really happy to see one this month.

 

My Big Boy

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Found my font and my alpha and added them. This was an enjoyable week! I like this month's game and am enjoying seeing the thumbnails of everyone's layouts. Now I'm going to the gallery to see what they look like finished.

 

Here is mine: Layout 1 Summer Games

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Here is my image after doing the first 4 steps. Now off to see what else I need to do...

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