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#1 April Showers

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:13 AM

12:00 p.m. ET: The Beauty of Brushes
Do brushes intimidate you? Do you sometimes forget to use them in your layouts? Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) in the Chat Room where we'll explore the versatility of brushes and the different ways you can use them to enhance your digital scrapbook pages. Hope to see you in the chat room!

Your Challenge is to use at least two brushes on your layout!
Make sure you note that your layout is for the brush chat - we will choose a winner from those who post a layout in the Digital Scrapbook Day Gallery by midnight ET Sunday.

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#2 Belle

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:24 AM

Never use brushes. They always come out looking like a mess.

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#3 April Showers

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:03 PM

Never use brushes. They always come out looking like a mess.


Oh, you need to go through Shalae's book! Go through the lessons step by step. :)

Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop

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#4 April Showers

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:08 PM

And here are some links we used in the chat today-

Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop
Brandy's dynamic brush tutorial http://www.youtube.c...h?v=u_JzUf_me4U
Barbara Crane's Making Brushes Handier and Even More Useful Tutorial

And some we didn't discuss-
Syndee's Brush Set: Creases Tutorial
Rotating Brushes in Photoshop

I'll try to add more later!

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#5 BarbaraC1977

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:18 PM

Aggie asked how to do foreground/background colors in Gimp. Sent her this note:
(NOTE: I am NOT a GIMP expert!)

Choose a brush, and then foreground = red, background = blue.
In Tool Options, Paintbrush, Click Dynamics, and choose "Random Color."
Then click Dynamics Options to vary even more.
Click Apply Jitter and increase amount to see effect. Also Quality, Weight.

Works!

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

I just made it to the last little bit of the chat, so thank you for posting all the information here. I forget to use brushes and they really are a lot of fun to play with. I didn't realize how many brushes I have in my stash. I think my favorites are the textures for backgrounds. I also used a quote for this challenge, which I think is a first for me.

Here is my layout for the challenge. Memories

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:28 PM

I chose to go AJ style with this one. Time Flies
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:15 PM

Here is a link to my offering for 2 brushes. I forgot to record the name of the swirl... its on my laptop and I am on my desktop.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:40 PM

Here's Happiness

On to the next LO!

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:28 PM

Wished I could have attended the chat. Did make a layout though ...
Summer Memories

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:24 AM

Here is my brush layout. Henry & Nedelene

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:45 PM

Brush layout: Taking Halloween Seriously

It was fun to participate for a change!

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:15 PM

I love brushes. I used three on this layout:

New Mom

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:41 AM

Thanks for the challenge. Here is my layout
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

By random draw, Terri M has won a brush set in the Beauty of Brushes challenge! Congratulations Terri! :2468who-do-we-appreciate:

To claim your prize, email Angie at hello@scrapgirls.com, let her know you won the Beauty of Brushes Challenge and be sure to include a link to the brush set of your choice.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:57 AM

Congrats Terri. Well done.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:27 AM

Posted ImageWhoo hoo! What a nice way to start Monday.... daydreaming about browsing the boutique!
Thanks, Scrap Girls

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:52 AM

Congratulations Terri!

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

Congratulations Terri. :2468who-do-we-appreciate:

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:46 PM

Congratulations, Terri!

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:05 PM

Woohoo! Congrats, Terri!

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