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Feelin' Welcome #3

Feelin' Welcome #3

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

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Date: Tue September 9, 2008
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Keywords: sasy layout design challenge julieo feelinwelcome liberty

Stash Empress

theStudio Artist
I made the drop shadows more transparent. Does this work? Hope 3rd times the charm!!!
#1 Tue September 9, 2008 20:35


theStudio Monet
JUDGE - Much improved.
#2 Tue September 9, 2008 21:46


SAS-y Gem
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!
#3 Tue September 9, 2008 23:58


SAS-y Pearl
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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#4 Wed September 10, 2008 08:40

Stash Empress

theStudio Artist
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!
#5 Wed September 10, 2008 09:42


SAS-y Gem
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.
#6 Wed September 10, 2008 10:05


theStudio Party Girl
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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#7 Wed September 10, 2008 11:37


SAS-y Diamond
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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#8 Wed September 10, 2008 12:31


theStudio Warhol
I love your LO and your thought for choosing this subject!I've always dreamed of visiting NYC and the statue of liberty.
#9 Wed September 10, 2008 13:47


theStudio Monet
Very nice lo! I love the photo of the Statue of Liberty.
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#10 Thu September 11, 2008 00:58


SAS-y Pebble
always wanted to go to NY someday this is a nice lo i like how you arranged your pics like they are falling cool
#11 Thu September 11, 2008 08:58

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