Take it away, Donna!
Edited to add - I never proofread - Have y'all figured that out? :lol
Karin! Desmond! Somebody fix it please! :lol
I'll be up at crack of dawn to upload some pickups for you all!!
Put on your thinking caps and lets party hardy this March learning all about SHAPES!! Anything you ever wanted to know about them will be answered! And all the answers will go on a CHEAT sheet for SBM scrappers!!
SEE you soon Happy SCRAPPEES!!
donna...aka: autisticwonder or just "wonder" for sure!! This month "wonder" will do well..want to ALWAYS keep you WONDERING what will she think of next!! LOL!!!
Im first yeah !!!! Count me in..cant wait to see what I can learn..Donna will be the best teacher ever.
Well glad to be 2nd and not last like most of the time..<waiting patiently to see what will wonder having us wonder...>always looking to learn something new and easy..lol.well wonder I'm glad that we are gettting to learn something great from you......smiles to you all...
took me a while to figure out what needed to be fixed in Julie's posting. I see now. The title line...: In todays world you are allowed to make up your own words so just give us a description to go with the word. Looks like a reasonable word to me.
Looking forward to this challenge. I have purchased a lot of AutisticWonder add ons already. Love all the frilly frames and the manly frames.
Speaking of shapes. When I first started I thought a shape had to be black or grey or white to be used. I have since found out pictures and graphics can be used as a a shape for a whole different look and add on.
I used a tractor graphic as a shape on a piece of paper slightly bigger behind a picture which also was in the tractor shape.
I took one of my beautiful vacation pictures of a lighthouse and applied it as a shape to a piece of paper and used as a background. WOW. It amazes me what this program will do.
Really looking forward to learning more about shapes.
Please download the freebie #1 from kjoistudio..and here's the link.. PLACE it in an EMBELLISHMENT folder in SBM..more on that later!! Today..get comfy with the tutorials...and play!!
You will need this to learn about converting freebie templates outside of max and bringing them in..using GREYSCALE to make it negotiable!!
Also, for those that have NO CLUE about SHAPES in SBM..please download the old tutorials I made on the subject. They are here for you to load in pdf format..You can view this from your max program or Adobe reader, etc. Put in a Published folder for easy access..or create the published folder in your SBM Published Folder section that I have under My Documents..That is NOT the Gallery containing SBM folder section..It's the other!! Name it the CHALLENGE or something and access from SBM New ALBUM.
THE CHALLENGE this month is to CREATE TEMPLATES that relie on a ONE STEP process..Here's the idea...
ALSO included is an OPTIONAL Solid COLOR pack for you to use to create your WONDERS!! It has 6 different colors of GREEN and 6 different levels of white to black grays I use to create Masked templates..
Basically, you are doing a MASKED template and FLATTENING the image into ONE workable SHAPE for a QUICK page..You can embellish anyway you like!!
Please make your ONE step Masks and share them with us in SHAPE form as well as linking or putting them in .smt format of your decorated version. For those that manage to submit 10 template SHAPES, you will get ANY TWO ITEMS you WISH from my STORE!! I have alot coming out this month for you to choose from.. So I hope you can find two items you like!! You have to LINK your templates here in some way to make them count..If you give a SHAPE template away that counts as ONE item, and if you use that SAME template SHAPE you created to make a full blown, dressed .smt template for sharing OR showing here that counts as another ONE item to your 10!!
SHAPES to make these templates are EVERYWHERE on this site and IN your SBM SHAPES FOLDER!! USE them to make your templates!! AND if you have purchased my STORE shapes..you are free to use those in your workups!!
THIS IS ALOT of information ALREADY!! It's a START!! Your questions and answers will be compiled into a CHEAT Sheet of index type cards in template format for you to share, use, remind you of little tricks and tidbits you learn this month about the CUSTOM SHAPES feature in SBM and give you POWER to create great fun SHAPES without going outside of the program to make them!!
I AM EXCITED to work with you on the subject of the "WONDER of SHAPES".
You will be getting free shapes through the challenge and more and more info of tricks to learn about shapes.. Fiona and I have set the stage for shapes this last month..
You will learn:
1) Quality control of your shapes (best format jpg vs png, size and dpi, etc)
2) You will use COLORS instead of grayscale to help find what works best for you ..colors have great contrast to see various dark light scale..WHITE is the image..BLACK is NOT seen parts.
3) Answer lots of questions you may have...like..gosh..can I change the shapes easily to another bigger shape?? YES..and more..
4) ADD lots more SHAPES to your folder in a whole new section of them I call TEMPLATE shapes.
5) Learn to use your PICTURES, grayscale them, and use with your template making process..NEW BLENDING technique!! Advance SHAPES learning.
6) Create a CHEAT sheet to remember your learning!!
7) And have FUN!!!!!FUN!! FUN!!! and MORE!!
I'll be MOVING new furniture in today..Was not planned!! So I'll be looking in on any questions you may have as often as I can today!! We have lots of SHAPES gurus on site that can answer questions if I'm out of range at that moment!!
Many of you are already well versed in SHAPES and I'd love to see you all start running with this!!
HUGGIES!! and LET the SHARE TIME BEGIN!!
Hello everyone, I started out trying to make this as a template, got frustrated and ended up just making a layout, I'm not sure where I went wrong at. Looking at this layout, can someone help me figure out how to do the template. I haven't even started the 2nd phase of this challenge yet, still a little hung up. Thank you for your help and shapes. The acknowledgements for this layout are in the gallery post. Thanks again.
WOW! Everyone is doing wonderful! I haven't had the time this month to do much of anything. Donna I want to thank you for this challenge and even more for posting the to 4shared so that we can download and keep the tutorials for future use. Because I haven't had the time to do this yet, I would love to be able to download all the info so I can still learn this. Thank you for sharing this information with us!!
My Buddies are Marion, Kimbob, Jazziel (RIP), Wolvsie35, Crops2dawn, Makeyesup, Kazr, Moonfairy, Moonlightpearl, and scrappyaggie48