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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2012-01-28 12:30
Subject: Paging wolfens
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Mood:bouncybouncy
Music:The cats squabbling
Tags:birthday card, cards, scrapbooking, wolverine




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Laura
User: wolfens
Date: 2012-01-29 13:29 (UTC)
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Thank you! I love this. I need to get your secret and or software LOL, i've been doing things for rescues and this is so cute and would stand out so well.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-01-30 00:59 (UTC)
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For software, I use the GIMP. It's free, it's powerful, it's always being improved. The learning curve is a bit steep, but many of the tutorials posted to the various digital scrapbooking sites are translatable and once you understand the program, the sky's the limit.

I've also signed up for both of the free newsletters at ScrapGirls, and I have an account at Divine Digital (also free). The free daily downloads at Divine Digital are amazing and if you collect them every day, by the end of the month you'll have two outstanding collections. The paper for your card, for example, is one from there. The stamp-like frame is from Raspberry Road Designs.

The articles in the ScrapGirls newsletters taught me a lot. And I've spent a lot of time looking at people's scrapped pages, especially those with freebies, such as the ones listed on CraftCrave.

If you are interested in learning the GIMP, let me know and I'll send you links to the tutorial repositories I've found.
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Laura
User: wolfens
Date: 2012-01-30 11:32 (UTC)
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This is great. I'm going to check out ScrapGirls and Divine Digital first and see if I can't translate those into photoshop. I have GIMP on my laptop but haven't realized used it both cause of time and just waiting to use ps at work LOL. but the tutorials for GIMP would be great cause it would be nice to have something at home to use. Thanks so much.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-01-31 00:31 (UTC)
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You can certainly use the scrapbooking papers, embellishments, word art, etc. in photoshop. I know many of the people featured on the various scrapbooking sites use it and that I'm in the tiny minority that use GIMP.

When I was first learning how to use GIMP, I bought a couple of GIMP books, but they didn't help very much. One of them is "Grokking the Gimp" which you can download for free, but be aware that it was written for an older version of gimp and the interface/commands have changed since it was written. Come to think of it, the same can be said of the other book (SAMs Teach Yourself GIMP in 24 Hours).

Anyway, for on-line tutorials, ones I'm familiar with are: http://www.gimpusers.com/ , http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php and http://brainsongimp.blogspot.com/

The other thing I've been known to do is to google on GIMP plus the particular technique I'm trying to figure out -- if I can put a name to it that is. I'm not really a graphics person and have no formal training, so there are great many terms and techniques I don't understand. For example, I often play with the Colors -> Curves, but I have no idea what it's actually doing. I just wiggle the line and either wiggle the line until I like the result or I click the cancel button and let it revert to the original state.
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