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Stash Empress


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Registered: October 2007
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When I saw that we were to use Julie O's "Feelin' Welcome" kit for this layout, my mind immediately free associated to Lady Liberty, the symbol of "Feelin' Welcome" to my parents & grandparents and countless other new immigrants over the years. Photographs were taken during my kids summer trip to NYC.

Kit is SAS Welcome Kit by JulieO http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/st...roducts_id=276
Date: Tue September 9, 2008 Views: 270
Dimensions: 481 x 600
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Stash Empress
theStudio Artist

Registered: October 2007
Posts: 318
Tue September 9, 2008 16:35

I made the drop shadows more transparent. Does this work? Hope 3rd times the charm!!!
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DarleneH

theStudio Monet

Registered: October 2007
Location: California
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Tue September 9, 2008 17:46

JUDGE - Much improved.

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kittenb
SAS-y Gem

Registered: July 2007
Posts: 286
Tue September 9, 2008 19:58

Judge - wow you aldies are too quick. LOL Love this page as a have a special place in my heart for NYC. You did awesome!
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nnorcutt

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Registered: July 2007
Location: Minnesota
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Wed September 10, 2008 04:40

JUDGE- These shadows look much better! I think though that the shadow on the picture of the Statue of Liberty should come up to the top of the picture. You're doing a great job adjusting your layout...keep up the good work!

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Stash Empress
theStudio Artist

Registered: October 2007
Posts: 318
Wed September 10, 2008 05:42

I'm a bit confused on what nnorcutt said. The shadow is set to go to the lower right of the photo -- the same as all the items on the page -- in order for it to look as if the light is shining on it from the upper left. In order for the shadow to come up to the top of the photo, that would have to mean a light source coming from lower down -- say -- lower left to get an upper right shadow. But if I changed that one, then it wouldn't be consistent with the shadows on all the other items on the page. Can you please clarify what you mean? Or can anyone else explain to me how this should work? (I'm a real newbie in case you can't tell LOL). Thanks so much for your help, I'm really enjoying this challenge & learning so much!
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Bydelstorp
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Registered: March 2008
Location: Germany's Bermuda Triangle
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Wed September 10, 2008 06:05

I am absolutely no expert at perspective and usually just try around until I THINK it looks natural, but I also think the shadow should go up right to the top, because the edges of the photo is right there at the top of the page. This way it looks as if a bit of the shadow has been erased (even though it probably wasn't). I'd also probably make the drop shadow on the Statue of Liberty photo slightly smaller than the rest, because it is the one that rests directly on the background paper. This way it hovers a little above the background IMO.

But on principle I wanted to say that I love this layout. I love how you tucked the photos helter skelter under that ripped paper strip and I also love your photos.

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kimberkatt

theStudio Party Girl

Registered: August 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 10,100
Wed September 10, 2008 07:37

This is a wonderful layout! I love the way you tucked the photos into the paper strip!

Drop shadows are pretty tricky little buggers, especially when you're first starting out! I had so much trouble with them when I first started (I still do, actually! LOL!) And, when you are using a program that has limitations, it can get even more tricky, especially if you're not able to adjust them! My advice, search around for tutorials on how to make your own custom drop shadows (it's really easy!) instead of using the presets in your program... I've found that by making my own drop shadows on separate layers, it has helped to make my pages look more "real".

Overall, this is a great improvement! And I wanted to clarify that I am not a judge, just a helping hand! hehehe...

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CanDesigns

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Registered: August 2007
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Wed September 10, 2008 08:31

JUDGE - the third time is a charm indeed. I disagree with the other judges on the Statue photo - if you added a shadow that went all the way up then it would make everything else look off balanced again. I say you're good to go with this one now. Great job.

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franbvm

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Registered: July 2007
Posts: 812
Wed September 10, 2008 09:47

I love your LO and your thought for choosing this subject!I've always dreamed of visiting NYC and the statue of liberty.

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allwright1

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Registered: February 2008
Location: Big Sky Country!
Posts: 3,152
Wed September 10, 2008 20:58

Very nice lo! I love the photo of the Statue of Liberty.

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lyndagilles
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Registered: February 2008
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Thu September 11, 2008 04:58

always wanted to go to NY someday this is a nice lo i like how you arranged your pics like they are falling cool
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