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spekah
« on: May 26, 2008 12:29:35 PM »

I'm excited.  My sis in law showed me how to do some digital scrapbooking stuff.  This was my first go.  I'm happy with it so far.



i drew the little characters in paint (i'm sure thats obvious).  the scrapbooking stuff was free from Shabby Princess.
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Capone
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008 12:40:08 PM »

See those little white spots around the 'devils'? Sorry, but that's big mistake. Seems It's your first time, thats why It's O.K. We learn from our mistakes. (O.K., I'm going to be only jerk who posted negative reply.)
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death_cab_qt
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008 12:42:38 PM »

i think its really cute....

and instead of telling someone that it was a "big mistake" that they made, it would maybe be more helpful to lend them advice on how to remedy the situation....
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xoknb125
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008 12:43:56 PM »

I recommend trying to get a copy of Photoshop or Paintshop Pro (cheaper). It'll really help improve you and make it look more professionally done. Smiley
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spekah
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008 01:38:48 PM »

I recommend trying to get a copy of Photoshop or Paintshop Pro (cheaper). It'll really help improve you and make it look more professionally done. Smiley

I am a beginner- I tried using photoshop and hated paying for a product I couldn't figure out.  I use Gimp- much more basic, but free and I'm broke.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008 03:12:25 PM »

I was pretty surprised by the negativity of poster number 1...

ANYWAY, you can get a free trial of Photoshop from the Adobe site and it was really confusing for me the first time using it but after I played around with it I got the hang of it
It works pretty much like paint except you can save as PSD files instead of straight to jpg.
I learned in my digital photography class that each time you save over a jpg file that you lose information from your creation and eventually after saving and changing it over so many times you can end up ruining it completely. Our professor said the best thing you could do was to create and object, save it as a psd AND jpg, and later if you needed to edit ONLY edit the psd and resave again as a jpg
sorry I rambled so much but I thought it might help with your scrapbooking
Im sure with time youll get much better and your pages will begin to look even better than this one!
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Luna1375
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008 07:27:07 PM »

I think it's really creative and cute! If you don't feel like fixing the white around the devils, you could just say it's a torn paper effect.  Wink

But seriously, I've been playing with Photoshop for years now, and my best advice is just go through the tutorial that comes with it.  I've never used Gimp, and I'm not sure what all it does, but if it's anything like Photoshop, then:

When you paste your devils on top of your Shabby Princess stuff, if they're in their own layer, then figure out if you can select them (in Photoshop you can use the magic wand and select the space around them, then go to Select Inverse) and see if you can contract your selection by one or two pixels.  You may want to feather it two pixels if it will let you, and possibly smooth it too.  Then you can select inverse again and delete the white stuff around the devils. But like I said, I have no idea if Gimp even does all that.
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Capone
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008 04:22:06 AM »

Oh darn you women. Kill me for my negative 1st reply.  Roll Eyes
It's truth, and people need to face truth not live in dreams.
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Luna1375
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008 05:05:21 AM »

Well, there's a difference between criticism and constructive criticism.  If you really want to offer advice to help someone, you first have to get them to listen to you.  If all you say is something negative, most people will take it as an attack and not listen to your advice, even if it is good advice. So the first tactic in getting someone to listen to your advice is to say something that lets them know you're on their side and you're trying to help. A good way to do this is find something about the project that you do like, and maybe how fixing any issues with the project will enhance the best parts of it.  I personally think there's a lot to like in spekah's project.
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death_cab_qt
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008 09:43:03 AM »

 Smiley
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