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Old 10-02-2013, 09:01 PM
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I was wondering if it would be an idea to have a constructive help, or assistance thread?

Sometimes we might be doing a LO and something isn't just quite right and we can't put our finger on it.
or we might be aiming for a particular style of LO, but just can't get how to do it IE: I love the busy LO's where there is so much going on, but everything just works so well together, but don't seem to understand to "rules" so to speak.

If we could post what we are working on, and what we are trying to achieve, or if we are stuck for a finishing touch, anyone who wants to volunteer suggestions on what they think the LO needs post it here.

How does this sound? And I hope you understood my thread lol My husband always tells me I waffle and don't make sense and speak double dutch.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:20 AM
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I think that's a great idea Kaye. At another place where I frequent there is a thread just for that. Of course everyone's opinion can be very subjective, but at least it might get you out of a funk if you're stuck on a LO. Sometimes another opinion or suggestion is just enough to get you going again, or change your path.

Maybe the "powers that be" will think it's a good idea, and we can start a thread for that.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:14 AM
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good idea
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:09 AM
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That's an awesome idea!
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:42 PM
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Awesome idea ... I created a kit for each week in the NDC to learn and did I .. wow ... but was almost the lowest in the votes each week which tells me I'm not doing something right ... but darned if I know what lol .... and without feedback to answer this I'm not sure what to do next to fix it. Getting feedback is what learning is all about.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:56 PM
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I'm glad a few of you like this idea! maybe the powers that be, might be looking :-)
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:13 PM
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I think its a great idea!! We did this on another site and never had a problem.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:03 PM
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I'm sure we can do that. It sounds like a very good idea.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:56 AM
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Toiny is in the process of setting this up.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:20 AM
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This is an awesome idea, Kaye!
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:12 AM
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Great idea. I know that I "can't get clusters" - they look great on others' pages but when I try I hate what I come up with.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:42 AM
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It takes me forever sometimes Grannie! They're a process but the more you practice the better you get!
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:27 PM
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The way I like making clusters sometimes is to make a page LO, then remove everything, the BG paper the photos sometimes the frame and then you have a cluster left.

I find signatures hard....I never seem to get them looking any good!
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My downfall is softening the edges of a blended photo and or masque. I can never figure out what brushes to use to make it look good, and the opacity of the brush when doing that.
Any tips/pointers anyone?
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:17 AM
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I find it is trial and error and a light touch ... if I am pulling anything from another document I use a feathering which brings in less at the edges to begin with and if I'm using brushes I will play with the settings until I get what I want to see. Don't forget you can also go into the brush settings and play with those, not just the opacity and you could try the blending modes for part of your edges as well.
Have fun and play without actually creating anything so no pressure ... love doing that on a rainy day.


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My downfall is softening the edges of a blended photo and or masque. I can never figure out what brushes to use to make it look good, and the opacity of the brush when doing that.
Any tips/pointers anyone?
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:05 AM
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my biggest problem is that I really like a simple page, not busy. While I like lots of LOs that are busy, mine I prefer otherwise. I join in the Progressive and Less is More challenges just for that reason.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:57 AM
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My downfall is softening the edges of a blended photo and or masque. I can never figure out what brushes to use to make it look good, and the opacity of the brush when doing that.
Any tips/pointers anyone?
Cathy - I usually using feathering. Depending on how faint I want the edges, I might try anywhere from 100 to 200 pixels. Or another thing I do, I might do it a little less, at say 50 pixels, then I'll do it over again - select pixels, inverse and clear.
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