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  • The Groove April 2010 Monthly Freebie Challenge

    Welcome to The Groove's Monthly Freebie Challenge!

    Hello from The Groove, Scrapbook MAX!'s *free* monthly newsletter!

    Each month, a featured designer offers a great freebie mini-kit and issues a challenge based on that kit.

    All you need to do is download the freebie, save it, and double-click on it to import the elements into Scrapbook MAX!. Then, create a layout that steps up to the challenge, upload it to the Groove Newsletter Challenges gallery and post a link to your layout in a reply to this thread!

    Details about this month's freebie and challenge are below!

    This month, designer Deanne Gow-Smith has shared an elegant freebie that she is inviting you to have some "color fun" with!

    Deanne’s Challenge:
    • Take the items in this kit and change the colours of everything (double-click on your item in the Scrapbook MAX! design space, click on the Advanced tab and use the adjust colour / hue settings in Scrapbook MAX! 2.0)
    • Make a color co-ordinated layout (with your new "colour scheme")
    • Be sure to re-colour your background image. Here's how:
    Import a background paper from this kit into the design space as a "Background". Double-click on the Background to call up its Settings. On the Settings dialog, keep Background Image selected, but at the same time choose a colour from the color selector. Then, use the transparency slider. Your chosen hue will shine through your background image! (click on the images attached to post #2 in this thread - the very next post - for a step-by-step tutorial)
    • Add text, making sure to use the colour blend or image/pattern buttons.

    * * * *
    Be sure to check out the April 2010 issue of The Groove. You'll find heritage layouts made by Scrapbook MAX! community members, a discount coupon code on featured kits, **free Scrapbook MAX! banners and blinkies**, and learn all about the all-new Family Heritage Mega Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0.

    Happy Scrapping!
    from The Groove
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    Last edited by Karin; 04-01-2010, 05:25 PM.

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    Colorize a Background Image - Tutorial

    The always-creative Deanne Gow-Smith has discovered a super amazing way to colorize a background image and is challenging you to use it for this month's challenge!

    Instructions are below. Plus, we've attached screenshots of the steps for a visual demo. Just click on the images in the order of 1, 2, 3 to follow along!

    How to Colorize a Background Image:
    Import a background paper from this kit into the design space as a "Background". Double-click on the Background to call up its Settings. On the Settings dialog, keep Background Image selected, but at the same time choose a colour from the color selector. Then, use the transparency slider. Your chosen hue will shine through your background image!



    Have fun!
    Karin
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    • #3
      Hi Guys! This feature of changing the background colour of a "Paper" I discovered just a couple of weeks ago... Maybe you already found it but for me it was NEW! and I think it will be very very handy to be able to do this ( as well as change colours of other elements) ... Let's see what you can do with it...

      Even if it's new to you - ( you dont have to use the paper from my kit) try some of your OWN favourite Background Papers and post the before and after effect... we'd love to see it - Any questions on it , please just ask!
      thanks Karin for the picture tutorial
      Last edited by Moonbeam; 04-01-2010, 07:14 PM.

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      • #4
        Just Us Girls

        This is my sweet Mother, my 2 older sisters and me, circa 1953.

        Thanks for the wonderful kit Moonbeam. I really love it.

        I am a proud Member of the Following Creative Teams
        ,,,

        My friends are Angelwithin, Carena, Daydreamer, Dillie1, Eye. Frannieanne, Granny, Janarae, KimmyAnn, ksd_24_f, Marion, Moonbeam, The FreeSpirit and Wolvsie35

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        • #5
          My layout

          Here's my layout with new colors

          [IMG][/IMG]
          Dina AKA MemphisFran

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          • #6
            Good work Girls, and can I ask you a question... I am just interested if you knew about the ability in SBM to change the bG paper colour? Have you learned something new ?

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            • #7

              My buddies: Nanwu, Moonlightpearl

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              • #8
                Here is my layout, as I read this challenge straight away I change the background of the above layout, just curious because I never tried it before. Thanks Deanne for the hint and challenge.
                I haven't dl your kit, I will dl it and make some more layouts. thanks.
                I changed the background color from white to red. for this one.


                My buddies: Nanwu, Moonlightpearl

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                • #9
                  Here's mine I changed the background from the dark purple to s bige colour.




                  My friends are Smile, Kimmyann ,Marshalynn, wolvsie35 and Nicole

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                  • #10
                    VAL!!! that's an amazing transformation... very very classy look with the clours you have made

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                    • #11
                      [QUOTE=omajo;152256]Here is my layout, as I read this challenge straight away I change the background of the above layout, just curious because I never tried it before. Thanks Deanne for the hint and challenge.
                      I haven't dl your kit, I will dl it and make some more layouts. thanks.
                      I changed the background color from white to red. for this one.


                      Thanks Omajo, it looks so different... I'm glad you learned a new trick.. I did too......just think we will always be able to find a background paper to match now.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Moonbeam, I never knew or even thought about trying this!!!! SBM2 is Awesome!!!!!

                        [IMG]<img src="http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/AprilGrooveChallengeKAW-000-Page-1.jpg" />[/IMG]
                        Last edited by Kimmyann; 04-02-2010, 04:39 PM.
                        Hugs!!

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                        • #13
                          I do't know whats wrong, Maybe just my computer. Am I using the wrong link now?
                          [IMG]<img src="http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/AprilGrooveChallengeKAW-000-Page-1.jpg" />[/IMG]
                          Hugs!!

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                          • #14


                            I used the middle link... Is this what you were posting? Its lovely Kimmyann
                            Last edited by Moonbeam; 04-02-2010, 05:11 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Changing the Background color

                              Originally posted by Moonbeam View Post
                              Good work Girls, and can I ask you a question... I am just interested if you knew about the ability in SBM to change the bG paper colour? Have you learned something new ?
                              Moonbeam, I normally just use the sliders on the Advance Tab to change the colors. I did learn something new with this method. Thanks so much. I love to keep learning all of the things we can do in SBM.
                              I am a proud Member of the Following Creative Teams
                              ,,,

                              My friends are Angelwithin, Carena, Daydreamer, Dillie1, Eye. Frannieanne, Granny, Janarae, KimmyAnn, ksd_24_f, Marion, Moonbeam, The FreeSpirit and Wolvsie35

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