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  1. Cath_

    Cath_ In my polka dot dress and apron

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    I like the oak looking one best, but the black flat paint comes with more. Not so much like the cardboard one.
    I think on it a few days, i am trying to go ONE day without buying something.
     
  2. carilyne

    carilyne It's only impossible if you think it is

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    Amazing! How'd you do that. Come on Diane spill. I've done one with a pre-made shadow box, but this boggles the mind.
     
  3. carilyne

    carilyne It's only impossible if you think it is

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    Grumbling at the girls above. But hopefully this means we'll get some sort of tutorial or step by step improving our work.
     
  4. carilyne

    carilyne It's only impossible if you think it is

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    Don't forget Dalis almost implied that there may be shadow boxes on Wednesday at SOSN so don't buy early!!!
     
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  5. carilyne

    carilyne It's only impossible if you think it is

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  6. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    She is trying hard to have them ready for SOSN!!!!!
     
  7. dvhoward

    dvhoward Don't bother me before 10am!

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    I made a new document, 12 x 12. Then I brought in the cityscape paper, reduced it to the size you see. I gave the paper a deep inner shadow.

    Next I use the pen tool to draw some trapezoid shapes for the top, bottom, sides to turn into masks for the various papers.

    Once I had papers clipped to the shapes, I made a new layer above each shape mask/paper and used the brush tool to paint on some extra shadows (using a soft round brush, color 2c1901) along the seam edges (the edges where the trapezoids meet) and edges near the cityscape paper. I adjusted the opacity of the painted shadows until I liked how they looked. This was the step that really made it look more like a box. I added layers and more brushed shadows for additional depth.

    I used shadows on their own layers and manipulated them for the boy and girl shadows. I did all this with PSE 11 (I'm sure it's much easier with PS).
     
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  8. dvhoward

    dvhoward Don't bother me before 10am!

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    Ha Ha Ha! Sorry gals if you didn't want to do more than one. I am so much in the grove of MOC I couldn't help but get on this one quick. Plus, it was something I have seen others do and I wanted to give it a try.
     
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  9. carilyne

    carilyne It's only impossible if you think it is

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    Just as I expected.
    Thank you for the directions. I'm sure it will make more sense in the morning. I have paintshop however, but at least I have a starting point. Thank you. It looks like so much fun.
     
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  10. carilyne

    carilyne It's only impossible if you think it is

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    She can have a pre-sale version or comes with an additional still to come. LOL. Crossing my fingers.
     
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  11. Cath_

    Cath_ In my polka dot dress and apron

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    oh my, you donn lost me
     
  12. mimisgirl

    mimisgirl It's all about ME!

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    YAY - It has been a while since I did one - lets see if I can find my goodies (i have WAy too many - said no artist ever!)
     
  13. carilyne

    carilyne It's only impossible if you think it is

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    Maybe we can bribe her for a template at least.
    My interpretation is make a square for the background. Draw from corner to corner to make a trapezoid (like a rectangle only the one end is narrower than the other.
     
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  14. weaselwatchr

    weaselwatchr Viva, Las Vegas!

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    :backing <<<while holding Sokee's hand
     
  15. carilyne

    carilyne It's only impossible if you think it is

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    Get back in her you two! We are going to become (I was going to say experts :yup Haha) good at this.
     
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    lorryfach Likes to be chauffeured

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    It works really well with a solid color, or if you clip a paper just to the very back (not the beveled parts). I think it looks more realistic than the inner shadow. I made my sides have a pattern, which takes more work, but it was fun. Can't post till tomorrow, though :)
     
  17. dvhoward

    dvhoward Don't bother me before 10am!

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    Yup, that's what I did.
     
  18. carilyne

    carilyne It's only impossible if you think it is

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    Yay I figured out the first part. Will play tomorrow. Thanks again for the help. I may be back for the next steps.
     
  19. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    this looks interesting :) I will get on it in a day or so
     
  20. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    Oh Man! Are you kidding me! You rock woman! I'd actually need a video to follow step by step pausing at each step while I switch back to my pse. My brain is a slow learner!
     
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