CLOSED - NBK Design Technique challenge - 1st Oct to 14th Oct

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  1. TrishD

    TrishD Member

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    1. This challenge is now closed. On behalf of NBK Designs and the Creative Team Members I would like to thank all those who participated in my first challenge at The Lilypad. The quality of the designs has been outstanding and I hope you have all enjoyed entering the challenge and learning something new. The winner of the coupon this time is Wendy (Tea with Le) who was #20 chosen by Mr Random App. I will in touch soon with the coupon code. Be sure to enter our next exciting challenge
        • Hello and welcome to NBK Design's Technique Challenge at The Lily Pad!

        I am starting out with something fairly simple for my first challenge at The Lily Pad and I hope you all join in to try this method. Some of you may already know the THRESHOLD effect, if not I will show you how.

        I have some samples below to show you how easy it is, but first I will explain how to do this without loading some screen shots.

        Hopefully you have a photo of some trees, maybe on a beach with a bit of a horizon (trees are best to use in this challenge), like my “before” image. The next step is to go to Image>Adjustments>Threshold. The default level is usually set at 128. Move the slider to the left for less black or to the right for more black. When satisfied click OK.Save it as a JPG with a different name if you want to keep the original.
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        Create your page using 100% NBK Design products but templates from other Lilypad designers are OK.
        Now place the Threshold image on top of your new page, and here is the magic, change the Blend Mode to DARKEN and now your background will show through. I have used NBK Design’s “Precious” for my Threshold challenge. Hope you enjoy this challenge and have fun doing it. A $5 Coupon will awarded to one lucky winner.

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        SHOP: https://rebrand.ly/nbk-precious
        YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX6vyfKQ2WLVu9pT2dBDBdrvAJRMce2Ek
        NBK-DESIGN: http://nbk-design.com/nbk-links/

        Challenge rules:
        This challenge runs from 1st October to 14th October
        You must use 100% of NBK Design Products. You may use a template from a designer at The Lily Pad.
        Post your layout here and in the NBK Design Gallery and link your layout.
        Here are some layouts from our team:

        Here's a page from CT Marie-Claire
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        Background is from Seasons in the Sun, everything else is from Precious
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        Here is my page for you
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  2. Oldenmeade

    Oldenmeade Active Member

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    Thanks for the great challenge, Trish. I love this technique and am hoping to do another page with it before the month is out.
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  3. NBK-Design

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    I can't wait to see again some wonderful Layouts here posted...
     
  4. metchley

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    Thank you for the challenge, Trish. I didn't know this effect and immediately had to try it.

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  5. bjc

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    wow all these lo are amazing. i have to find a photo and try this . thanks for teaching something new. i love to learn new things.
     
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  6. Hildy

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    Bonjour !
    Voici ma page !
    crédits : NBK papier 5 Explore
    NBK WA Explore
    Photo perso de Street Art
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  7. Trish

    Trish Well-Known Member

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    Will this technique work in Artisan as I am not yet working in PSE. I know there is a threshold tool in Artisan 5.
     
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  8. bonnenuit

    bonnenuit Fled Gallifrey in my police box

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    I just tried it and yes, it works.
     
  9. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns It's a great day to have a great day!

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    What an awesome and new (to me) technique! I can't wait to try it! Love all of the examples!!
     
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  10. bjc

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    this was fun . here is mine
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  11. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Thank you for the challenge. I always enjoy working with thresholds. I hope you don't mind that I didn't use a tree as suggested...

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  12. TrishD

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    Well, you are all getting the hang of it, and as Mcurtt said, you don't have to use a tree, and look at bjc, mechley, Hildy and Oldemeade's (Anne) pages. Not familiar with your names yet but I will soon
     
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  13. garrynkim

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    Love it. Thanks for the info!
     
  14. DivaMom96

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    What a cool technique!! Thanks for showing us and for the great challenge!
    Here's mine!

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  15. Janisn

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    What a great technique, learned something new. Thanks
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  16. bonnenuit

    bonnenuit Fled Gallifrey in my police box

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    Thanks for the challenge! I've never used threshold before.
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  17. BJ Red

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    never knew about this what a great technique ! thanks so much... arches upload.JPG
     
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  19. NBK-Design

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    So happy you find this challenge inspiring. My CT Team will sure give you some more technique challenges in the future and you will be amazed by the effects :-)
     
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  20. TrishD

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    Girls, your pages are amazing, I'm chuffed that you like the challenge
     
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