A couple of LOs and Questions

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A couple of LOs and Questions

This is one I did last week after the crop. I went back in to change a few things tonight but I can't get back to the different layers...I'm just seeing it as an image file with no layers. :help1: I'm working with Elements 7.0 -

Basically, I don't know how to do anything except move some layers to front and back.
Is it okay for me not to have a layer under the curled candy-cane paper? I mean, I like it like that...just didn't know if that was the intent of the paper! Smile

And here is one for tonight. GadinsGirl's page was my inspiration but then I realized that we probably shouldn't scraplift for a challenge ROFL so I'll just go ahead and put it here:

There is lots of journaling here, but I couldn't cut anything out. Feeling too sentimental tonight, I guess.

And now that I'm looking at these I see typos on both pages, but it is 1:10am, so guess I better wait until tomorrow to fix it.

Gnight girls!

Okay, so forgot to ask my questions :doh: - they are all digi questions I think:

What size do you create new pages at? I've been doing 12x12 but not sure where I could print them?
Is there a pixel level I should pay attention to if I do plan to print? Mine seems to default at 300 - is that okay?

I have more in depth questions, but those are two big things I wonder about right off!

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I am no help when it come to photoshop, but I wanted to say those are great pages! Your girls are so cute and how lucky are you that you have a hubby who cooks for you!!! YAHOO!! And there is no rule that says how long or short journaling should be!!! Go with your heart!!!

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SC, those are both great! And you can definiely scraplift for challenges. We all do that. Smile I hope you get your questions answered. TFS

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those are both great! I love them. I can't answer your questions because I use paint shop pro, but I know someone will be around to answer them soon!

Maybe we should have a 'don't you dare scraplift from anything or anyone' challenge' someday. Boy, I'd flunk out on that one I think Blum 3 lol

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you totally can post scraplifted pages in a challenge ... unless it bothers the person lifted from (I have to go back and check - are you lifting one she already has in the challenge? if so, then yeah, it might make sense not to use that one)

for the layers, you have to save the file as a psd (Photoshop file - the default when you're doing a "save as") to get the layers back to edit. I think that's a cute layout, and I love how Ella is sitting on the counter like that. Wink

Totally love your Brown Eyed Girl!

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ITA, post it in the challenge, it's adorable!!! As for your image ... sounds like you forgot to save the psd file - so it's either re-do it or leave it as is Smile With the paper curl - normally there's something underneath, but it just looks like white paper under it.

For your quesitons - What size do you create new pages at? I've been doing 12x12 but not sure where I could [COLOR=#006400 !important][FONT=verdana]print[/FONT][/COLOR] them? Is there a pixel level I should pay attention to if I do plan to print? Mine seems to default at 300 - is that okay? I do 12x12 at 300 dpi - you need that high in order to print at a good quality. There are a lot of online places you can print them, or you can do it at Costco/Walmart, etc. I get mine done at Costco for $2.99/page. I'm thinking I might start printing them at 8x8, it's cheaper and I could do it at home.

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Trina answered almost exactly what I would have answered. I make my pages 12 X 12 inches or 3600 by 3600 pixels and save at 300 dpi.

I've printed mine at Sams for about $3 a page. I take the files in on a USB drive and they put them in their computer behind the desk. They set it to print on a 12X16 paper (or is it 12X18? whatever the standard size is) and I use my paper cutter to trim the edges.

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I know for my proggie, I save in both png and jpeg. The png allows the layers to stay. If you want the corner to be covered, you still can do it, hope is not lost! Open up the paper that you want as well as the LO that you did. Cut out the white on the LO so that it's open and then add the LO as a layer to the paper. I save all mine in 300 dpi and print them all into 8x8's cuz I have an awesome printer at home and I'm too cheap and lazy to print them in 12x12s. The detail is still there in the 8x8's and is still readable when journaling.

But I have to say I love your work. The Brown-Eyed Girl one is my favorite! The journaling and photo is perfect. Just melted my heart! :o)

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Thanks ladies - I actually do save the files as .psd & .jpeg - just realized that I had elements updating from the jpeg folder. At least that's an easy fix!

I had tried to put a solid paper under the paper curl but I couldn't find one that I thought looked right. And then I did find one, but I tried to set it as the background layer and it skewed the candy canes on the red paper b/c that wasn't my background layer anymore.

I don't know if that makes sense or not, but anyway...I may play around with it some more tomorrow. I'm not really digging the page like it is.

I've downloaded GOBS of new kits today! Yahoo I'm gonna try to create something else to submit for the brown challenge.

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Something else to consider is that you can have your digi pages printed in books. The total cost ends up being less than printing per page and the books looks so nice and "finished" when you get them back - you even design the out cover, etc. Some sites that print books are shutterfly, artscow, and inkubook (sp?). That is how I do it, although I do print single pages with Costco sometimes too.

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I know nothign about digi stuff but your pages are looking great here Biggrin

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forgot to answer the print question - I usually have mine printed at Costco. but they crop about 0.2" from the side, which is so frustrating! if I'm doing any mail order prints for other stuff, then I will add pages to that order (I've been using mpix.com lately).

I save them at 300dpi 3600x3600 pixels jpg