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Old 02-05-2012, 05:47 AM
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Default Feb 2012 - Creative Techniques Challenge - Gradient/Blending

Here I am finally!!!

THANK YOU for being so patient! During January I was filling in for my manager and as we have a new training project to be launched mid February it has been quite hectic! My manager is now back but I am now off traveling the countryside training our new apprentices in using our company's email and HR system.

So on with the challenge.... this month I am introducing how to use the Gradient tool and we also get to do a bit of blending and work with masks again! Gradients are very useful and in this tutorial I am going to show you how we can use it on a photo to blend it into the paper. Of course we could do in other ways but I thought I would introduce the Gradient tool to start becoming a bit more familiar with it. We will be exploring this tool more over the next few months.

This is my finished page, featuring my second eldest grandson who turned 13 in January. Ah yes, the beginning of his teenage years! In this photo he looks very much in his own world and I think I wanted to emphasis the moodiness of the photo and make it more graphic.

Here is the tutorial and I hope you find it useful and easy to follow!! Please tell me how you went with it when you post your layout in this thread and I can't wait to see your pages!!!!


- Scrap about anything you like.
- You need to use at least 80% of Oscraps designer products - check out their FREEBIES!! (note: Freebies from Oscrap members do not qualify)
- Make sure to load your LO into the Creative Techniques Challenge Gallery and then link your LO to this thread. (SEE IMPORTANT NOTE BELOW!)
- Challenge closes at midnight Wednesday 29th February 2012 CST)


1. Once you post your LO in the CREATIVE TECHNIQUES CHALLENGE GALLERY you need to link back to THIS CHALLENGE THREAD and pop in the LO too so we can all drool over it. Don't know how to link a LO to a thread, then check this out: HERE

2. To receive your points credit for the challenge, YOU MUST LINK YOUR PAGE IN THE CHALLENGE TRACKING THREAD AS WELL !!! (But NO pictures this time! )

3. AND ABOVE ALL ELSE........... HAVE FUN!!!

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:15 AM
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OH- I am finally being unafraid of PSE- I think this will be fun to try!

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Old 02-05-2012, 07:23 AM
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great challenge ! thanks Ona
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:17 AM
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Worth the wait, Ona - I've always wanted to know more about gradients - well actually anything about gradients

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Old 02-05-2012, 09:05 PM
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Ona, appreciate the tutorial. Know just how I might be able to use that technique. Haven't time to do the challenge though unfortunately because I'm going away tomorrow but will get back here soon as I can to reread and get in some practice. Will let you know how I go.

Many thanks!
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:58 AM
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Thanks so much - I've always wondered what we would use the gradients for!!

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Old 02-06-2012, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by MaggieMae View Post
Thanks so much - I've always wondered what we would use the gradients for!!
Me too, don´t think I´ve ever played with gradients before.

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Old 02-06-2012, 10:26 AM
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Thanks for the great tutorial!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:04 PM
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I loved the tutorial but couldn't find a way to follow the gradient part in PSP. I've done something with gradients there that seems to be about the same in the result. I did a similar sort of stack of layers and effects.


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Old 02-06-2012, 04:04 PM
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