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Old 03-20-2014, 02:50 AM
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Amazing job Jill and Karen!
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:54 AM
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So I have been playing with flowers and lace!! :-)


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Old 03-20-2014, 07:01 AM
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Well I got my flower templates out and played with these with the actions!!!!!
These templates are Jilberts beautiful flowers

it worked, however I am not really quite sure how to get rid of the shadow on the layers...but i had fun making these!!


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Old 03-20-2014, 07:06 AM
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You rock this, Kaye! Beautiful
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:53 AM
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Wow,Kaye! These are beautiful! LOVE seeing all the creativity!
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:23 AM
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Well I got my flower templates out and played with these with the actions!!!!!
These templates are Jilberts beautiful flowers

it worked, however I am not really quite sure how to get rid of the shadow on the layers...but i had fun making these!!


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Gorgeous Kaye!! I love that gold one -- so rich & "vintagey"!

I need to schedule some serious play time today!!!!
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:12 AM
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WOWZERS!!! I love them all!!!!!!!
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:25 AM
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OMG!!! I've done it again ... I need to quit being so clever. My Templates - Flowers 1, with the way the are now, will not work as a layered file because I grouped the layers. I did this so I could apply a layer mask to the "group" to hide shadows that appear outside the boundary of the flower. Unfortunately, PSE does not support groups.

I am fixing this NOW and hopefully figure out which buyers use PSE. The workaround for now is to use the png files to create the layered template. I'm also going to have to update my tutorial.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:16 PM
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I've been playing with Jill's templates.



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Old 03-20-2014, 12:23 PM
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:31 PM
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I'm happy, can you tell?

Though honestly -- I'd still love to be able to make my own lace flowers...
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:38 PM
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And yet another one:



Though on this I played around a LOT with the shadows on the lace layers. I started with Karen's tute, but hers involved changing the blending mode of the shadow -- which I can't do in PSE. And also I do know the concept of changing the color of the shadow from the default black (very stark)to a darker version of the item under it (theory being that when you look at a shadow in real life, what you're seeing is that the item on the bottom is darkened in that area -- not black) -- but couldn't figure out *which* color to choose when casting a shadow on striped & flowered papers -- especially ones with white backgrounds!

So loooooottttts of trial & error.. not sure I've got it right yet, but this was the best I could do so far... (hint, it involved duplicating the actual lace layer 3x so it should show up better, & the shadow just on the lowermost of the lace flowers)
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:58 PM
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... and I would LOVE for you to make your own lace flowers ... LOL!!!

Long story, but you keep hinting, so I'm going to burn your ear. ;-)

When I create a CU product, I assume that what the individual will be creating with it will be going through the same rigorous QC that we do here at theStudio. In reality, a lot of stores don't put as much effort into insuring the quality of their products ... at least not to the same level that they do here. That's the #1 reason I SO wanted to become a part of this store. I wanted people to know that my products met theStudio's requirements, thus were of high quality.

That being said, the Lace Flower Action I created passed (or would have passed) QC ... however, the product it created would not if it was used on it's own. The flowers I created with Karen's Lace and Styles required a LOT of manual work to compensate for the shortcomings caused by the filter I used to create the distortions on the lace. I just couldn't see selling something that would require that level of post processing.

When I have some time (and that won't be for a while), I will try to write a tutorial on how to do it yourself and what you need to do if you plan to use the result in something other than your own personal scrapbooking. Definitely not as easy as pushing a button.

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I'm happy, can you tell?

Though honestly -- I'd still love to be able to make my own lace flowers...
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:59 PM
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I'll try looking into this or at least seeing if Karen might know the answer.

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Though on this I played around a LOT with the shadows on the lace layers. I started with Karen's tute, but hers involved changing the blending mode of the shadow -- which I can't do in PSE. And also I do know the concept of changing the color of the shadow from the default black (very stark)to a darker version of the item under it (theory being that when you look at a shadow in real life, what you're seeing is that the item on the bottom is darkened in that area -- not black) -- but couldn't figure out *which* color to choose when casting a shadow on striped & flowered papers -- especially ones with white backgrounds!

So loooooottttts of trial & error.. not sure I've got it right yet, but this was the best I could do so far... (hint, it involved duplicating the actual lace layer 3x so it should show up better, & the shadow just on the lowermost of the lace flowers)
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:33 AM
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Well Jill Did it again and has remade her flower templates for PSE, people like me, and removed the shadows outside the boundary of the flower, and I had fun playing today!! here are some I made using the new improved PSE template flowers. with a couple using the lace from her and snickerdoodle


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Old 03-21-2014, 08:01 AM
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I love that when I wake up in the morning and come here to catch up there has been sooo much activity since I last visited. It's like elves are working all night long! Love all of your new flowers, Kaye, most especially the very last one you have posted here. Great eye for what goes together!
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:29 AM
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Margaret, Watch for theStudio's blog Saturday blog post. I will address your question there.


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And yet another one:

Though on this I played around a LOT with the shadows on the lace layers. I started with Karen's tute, but hers involved changing the blending mode of the shadow -- which I can't do in PSE. And also I do know the concept of changing the color of the shadow from the default black (very stark)to a darker version of the item under it (theory being that when you look at a shadow in real life, what you're seeing is that the item on the bottom is darkened in that area -- not black) -- but couldn't figure out *which* color to choose when casting a shadow on striped & flowered papers -- especially ones with white backgrounds!

So loooooottttts of trial & error.. not sure I've got it right yet, but this was the best I could do so far... (hint, it involved duplicating the actual lace layer 3x so it should show up better, & the shadow just on the lowermost of the lace flowers)
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:36 AM
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OK, I played. Don't even know if I did it right but this is what I got----an Urban Decay flower:

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Old 03-21-2014, 11:54 AM
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Beautiful, Nancy!
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:23 PM
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WOW!!! I've really been missing out having my nose to the grindstone trying to churn out more goodies for you all.

Kaye ... as always, you've outdone yourself ...

... and Nancy ... you have definitely broken out of your box and have done a great job!!!

Margaret ... I was actually coming here to let you know that Karen was going to do a tutorial based on your question ... but she beat me to it.
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