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MaggieMayLove 08-30-2010 04:18 PM

DGC057 - Masking 102 - 08/31/10
 
Hi Everyone.
I have a new technique for you this week. We are changing up the order we introduce the new challenges. The next will be two weeks from now. You can take all the time you need to play in these challenges, have fun!

This week we are going to learn another technique for the out of frame or out of bounds look using masking.

Photoshop Elements does not have a masking option like it's big brother Photoshop B U T there is a work around! Yea, yippee.

Here is your new tutorial for Masking 102. Grab it HERE.
If you have any questions, please let me know in this thread or you can PM me at MaggieMay.

Your Challenge is to:

Create a layout or card using the masking technique described in the above tutorial. Use it as a guide and be as creative as you like. Your page or card must have one element, photo, etc., that you use the technique.


Have a great time with this new challenge. I hope you learn some fun new things and have a creative and fun challenge. If you have any questions, please let me know or post in this thread. There are many talented members
here who can answer questions and give out more ideas.

So let's get ready to have fun, to share ideas and to inspire each other with out layouts!

To start the challenge off, here is my layout.

The Bug

You can view all submissions for this challenge here: DGC057 Gallery

To add your page to this gallery, just add DGC057 to your keywords. Please also add SBC10AUG in the keywords. This makes it easier for us to search and find your layouts. Oh, and if you would, please take a minute to post a link on this thread so we won’t miss seeing your work! Sometimes I have a hard time finding your layouts. If you want to send me a PM with a link to your layout, that would be great as well.

Have a great week! I look forward to seeing your layouts.

Oh, and one more thing -- don't forget to leave a little love for others when they leave love for you. Everyone likes to read comments about their work!![/font]-------------------------------------------
SBC's Information Thread: Everything you need to know to participate!

PLEASE NOTE:
A New Digi Challenge will be posted every other Tuesday. Have fun and check back again on September 14th for our next challenge.__________________
Laura

taca410 08-30-2010 04:34 PM

yea!!!! I have been wanting to try this technique. Thanks Laura

MaggieMayLove 08-30-2010 06:10 PM

Let me know, Candy, how the tutorial works for you. I actually wrote an addition to the tutorial this time just for elements.:p

slprunning 08-30-2010 08:40 PM

This is so fun...I will have to see what photos I have that will work for this.

wendella247 08-30-2010 10:01 PM

I'm almost finished with my try at this challenge. I'll probably post in the a.m!

wendella247 08-31-2010 10:27 AM

O.K. I loved this challenge, I got to it right after Laura posted it.

I like the technique, (especially with Laura's amazing example), but I had trouble finding a photo I thought would work. I picked this one, but realized (after I'd done all the masking work) that I'd have to place my frame at the bottom of the page, because Mr. Incredible's legs were not showing in my photo and he would've been ankle and footless on the page if I'd kept the photo higher!

I'm going to mess with that same photo again and see if I could mask his lower leg area with a soft blending effect, thereby allowing me to have the frame higher on the page, which I would prefer. (Does that make any sense??)

Mr. Incredible & Friends


:p:cool::p

MaggieMayLove 08-31-2010 10:32 AM

Wendy, yes that makes sense! This is a great layout and a great photo for the technique. It"s so much fun to watch you create these wonderful disney pages!:p

ann2 08-31-2010 04:19 PM

I LOVE this technique! And I love the way you make it work. I've done it before with a more complicated tutorial, so I'm anxious to try this and make it easier! I'm all for easier!

Here are my two that I've already done, but I promise I'll do another one for the challenge.

just droppin in

Yeah Michigan

MaggieMayLove 08-31-2010 04:31 PM

I'm with you, Ann, easier is much better. I'm going to have a look at the gallery right now and I'll be looking for another one when you get time! Thanks so much.

taca410 08-31-2010 06:11 PM

Ok so I made it all the way up to the part where you erase the frame that is over your popped out image.............and it won't erase???? Sorry I'm so much trouble

MaggieMayLove 08-31-2010 06:17 PM

Hi Candy,
You're no trouble, you're fun!!!

Okay on the frame, did you make it's own adjustment layer below the frame layer? did you group the frame layer with that adjustment mask? With the mask active, click on the mask (the white box to the right of the adjustment thingie (how do you like that word? LOL) to be sure it's active. Did you then grab a brush with foreground color black and background color white?

wendella247 08-31-2010 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taca410 (Post 17244917)
Ok so I made it all the way up to the part where you erase the frame that is over your popped out image.............and it won't erase???? Sorry I'm so much trouble

I'll be looking for Laura's response too, because I didn't use the second adjustment layer to erase my frame line as the tut suggested. I wound up clicking on the frame layer and permanently erasing the line over my image. My method worked, but as Laura said in her tutorial, erasing is a permanent move rather than non-destructive if you use the adjustment layer.


Edit:

Oh boy, your're fast, Laura! By the time I finished this you already had responded to Candy!

MaggieMayLove 08-31-2010 06:32 PM

Wendy!
Our timing was a bit off is all. chuckle chuckle

Yes, just plain erasing that part of the frame works, too!:p And that's usually how I do it as well, but this time I was just thinking of ways to use masking!:D

taca410 08-31-2010 08:16 PM

Yes to all your questions Laura, maybe I'll try Wendy's suggestion. Thanks for all your help ladies.

wendella247 08-31-2010 08:32 PM

Well, here's my second version of my "Incredible" page. I explain in the description what's different:

Incredible - 2 - DGC057 by wendella247 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

taca410 08-31-2010 09:08 PM

Thanks Wendy it worked and here is my page TFL
Butterfly out by taca410 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

MaggieMayLove 09-01-2010 04:57 AM

I'm so glad that worked for you, Candy. Thanks Wendy for your help! Isn't this fun? I know sometimes it can be frustrating especially when your program isn't working for you. I believe Photoshop has a mind of its own sometimes! but it didn't slow Candy down - beautiful page.

taca410 09-01-2010 08:30 AM

This was so fun I had to make another. TFL
the summit by taca410 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

MaggieMayLove 09-01-2010 09:05 AM

You are on a roll, Candy, that's a great page, so happy and lively and what a great photo to do that technique.

What'll you see the next out of bounds technique!

Draygonflies 09-01-2010 02:03 PM

I just put mine up --

MaggieMayLove 09-01-2010 06:28 PM

Alright, Tee, well done. That's a great page with a super photo! Looks like so much fun. I'm thrilled to see you playing with the challenges, you'll be a great help with our knowledge of photoshop to so many of us here! Thanks so much.

Draygonflies 09-01-2010 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaggieMayLove (Post 17250453)
our knowledge of photoshop

So does that mean it's ok to post a different method of doing something? I don't want to appear to say ANYONE is wrong, because of course, none of you are. If it works, you did it right. At least, that's what I always say.

MaggieMayLove 09-01-2010 07:58 PM

Oh absolutely, Tee. Learning and sharing is what it's all about. Please offer any help, suggestions or ideas you may have. It's very much appreciated.

If you have some particular ideas you would like to see in the next challenges, please PM me and let me know that, too!:p

wendella247 09-01-2010 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Draygonflies (Post 17251160)
So does that mean it's ok to post a different method of doing something? I don't want to appear to say ANYONE is wrong, because of course, none of you are. If it works, you did it right. At least, that's what I always say.

I like the variety of ways to do things, sometimes one way just "clicks." I personally appreciate all input!

kristiemlane 09-02-2010 05:49 AM

Here is mine! DGC057 Marathon Race Page by kristiemlane - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers Holy cow this was hard...stayed up until after one doing it, but it was worth it! It is kind of rough as I didn't take the time to careful mask out around the image, but I'll do it better next time :) Of course I'm not sure I can pull it off again! LOL

kristiemlane 09-02-2010 06:13 AM

Thanks so much for this challenge and somehow I got it together for my layout, but I wondered if you could better explain this part in the tutorial:

"Then click back on your layer mask and paint. For example, I used the Quick Select Tool to select the car. I inversed the selection, clicked on the mask and painted out the background."

I wasn't quite sure what you meant by the painting?? When I tried inversing it and clicking it didn't really do anything. Just wondered if I'm missing something :)

Also, when you say "Use any of the selection tools to help select the part of the object you want to keep" should I select just the part outside of the frame, or the both inside and outside of the frame?

Thanks so much for all your help!

MaggieMayLove 09-02-2010 06:32 AM

Oh my gosh, that doesn't sound very clear when I read it back this time. I will go into PHotoshop Elements and see if I can make the selection tool part more clear. In the meantime, painting means to grab a soft edged brush and paint with black on the mask to hide or paint with white to reveal. So you paint away the parts of the photo you don't want, if you get too much, switch to white and you can paint some of the photo back.

You can just as easily erase the parts of the photo you do not want, but it you take a little too much, you'll have to undo. With the mask, you have more control. Does that help?

Draygonflies 09-02-2010 07:09 AM

Here's how I do the break out technique.
  • Bring photo into photoshop
  • Drag in and size a frame (can also do a stroked selection)
  • Click photo layer and use lasso tool to do a rough selection the part of the image that will be the break out. Be sure to include the image inside the frame.
  • Copy selection to a new layer and name it Break Out
  • Hide the photo layer
  • Remove background from the break out layer (selection tools, eraser, masking - whatever you are comfortable with)
  • Move breakout layer above frame layer
  • Unhide photo
  • Click on the frame layer
  • Use magic wand selector and click outside the frame
  • Expand selection (Select/Modify/Expand) if needed so that it is at the edge is right at or just inside the outer edge of the frame.
  • Click the photo layer and press delete
  • Create a new layer under the break out layer and name it Shadow
  • Use a soft brush to paint in a shadow behind the breakout.

If you need visuals, I have it on my blog with the images.

MaggieMayLove 09-02-2010 07:46 AM

Thanks so much, Tee,

This is a very good way to do the breakout technique. I love learning new stuff!:D

eeddmm 09-02-2010 05:59 PM

Wow...you ladies are doing an awesome job on this technique. I love the layouts in the gallery so far. I can't wait until I get the opportunity to try it out! I'm itching to do digi now but I have to make myself do some paper pages for the SIC challenge...got those pics laid out...just gotta get the inspiration to finish it!

Grandmaof1 09-03-2010 07:09 PM

Hi ladies, I think I can get back to my digi scrapping finally. It has been a long summer. Sold our house that we lived in for 33 years and moved to a smaller home, all on one level, and less land so a lot less yard work to do! Phew, what a summer, it has been super humid here too so that made cleaning out and cleaning up very unpleasant. Found out I can't work as hard as I used to, need more breaks, lol. I have been looking at the challenges and anxious to take part in them. I found one in my gallery that I think would fit the out-of-bounds technique. That is such a fun way to do a page.

Senior Season by Grandmaof1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Marcia :)

MaggieMayLove 09-04-2010 05:05 AM

Welcome Back, Marcia, It's so good to have you back and joining us in the challenges. It's a beautiful layout, love the title and the feel of motion as she runs right out of the frame!

wendella247 09-04-2010 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grandmaof1 (Post 17262335)
Hi ladies, I think I can get back to my digi scrapping finally. It has been a long summer. Sold our house that we lived in for 33 years and moved to a smaller home, all on one level, and less land so a lot less yard work to do! Phew, what a summer, it has been super humid here too so that made cleaning out and cleaning up very unpleasant. Found out I can't work as hard as I used to, need more breaks, lol. I have been looking at the challenges and anxious to take part in them. I found one in my gallery that I think would fit the out-of-bounds technique. That is such a fun way to do a page.

Senior Season by Grandmaof1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Marcia :)

Great to "see" you, Marcia. Glad you survived your move. Doesn't sound like the process was fun, but your new place sounds good! Enjoy!

Hope to see you more often now!

ann2 09-06-2010 08:30 AM

Finally got mine new one done! Here is the link.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this technique!

eeddmm 09-06-2010 02:58 PM

Well...I've been working on this one. Was trying to paint out the background and couldn't figure out how come it just wouldn't erase completely. Well, came to realize that I still had the opacity set at 20% for the last challenge..duh! Worked great at 100%! Now to figure out where to put the frame..and for that, I might have to choose another picture. So back to the drawing board.....

kristiemlane 09-07-2010 03:48 AM

I actually did another one! Shark Attack by kristiemlane - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers I'm really starting to get used to doing this....I have another one in the works too :)

wendella247 09-07-2010 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eeddmm (Post 17271645)
Well...I've been working on this one. Was trying to paint out the background and couldn't figure out how come it just wouldn't erase completely. Well, came to realize that I still had the opacity set at 20% for the last challenge..duh! Worked great at 100%! Now to figure out where to put the frame..and for that, I might have to choose another picture. So back to the drawing board.....


Ha ha, Terry, I've done that too -- forgotten to change the opacity!

eeddmm 09-07-2010 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kristiemlane (Post 17273428)
I actually did another one! Shark Attack by kristiemlane - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers I'm really starting to get used to doing this....I have another one in the works too :)

OMG! I am using the same type of picture for my try. It's Bruce the shark from Nemo at Disney! Now I've got an idea as to how to place my frame...thanks! :)

slprunning 09-07-2010 09:22 PM

Thanks for the great challenge!
Here is mine: Loving Fall

MaggieMayLove 09-08-2010 12:32 PM

Just had a run through the gallery and oh my, you all have certainly been busy. What great looks. The photo choices are so good and I am so happy you like the technique. next week we are going to do one more out of the frame technique and i think you'll really like it. It's been great fun sharing these with you and learning new things as well. Have a great day and thanks so much for playing.

Please have a check, my new on line magazine is making its debut on September 15. Here is the link to sign up to get your copy. Papers and Pixels

From paper crafting to digital crafting and tutorials, you are sure to have fun with this magazine. Thanks for looking!:D


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