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Ellie's clippings etc

Taking this vid one bit at a time, so here is a reflection. I am so dumb sometimes that I miss a crucial point in the vid and have to go back! Anyway, on the plus side, I have worked out how to indent a square so I added one behind :)

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And now for the heart exercise. My heart wasn't that good a shape (about which I am heartbroken haha) so I cropped most of it out in the clipping mask - but when moving the text around, I just loved the interim blue shape that appearaed, so I made a black layer and a duplicate blue layer and moved it sideways a bit. The blend modes didn't work very well for this idea so I left them Normal. What fun! I might even remember how to do clipping masks - in PS, it is just so easy. But on the plus side, aren't AI files so titchy!!

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For the cloud clipping I've used my own photo of Amble at dawn - not exactly the tropics up here in north Northumberland, UK! But I enjoyed this exercise too.

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And then I saw Caroll's nice dark blue background - so I pinched the idea. I've told her :) Fading to white seemed to go off the page. I prefer it this way!

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Probably my least successful portion of this vid here but still learning. It sure is taxing my brain when things in CS5 don't appear or do like in your version. I couldn't, for instance, get how you drew a shape when placing the image which magically went in it! So I just readjusted mine to fit the dokkerment. I did it with your materials first and then tried with my thinking gipicture and wanted to show an old person in the thought bubble - I think squeezing the jpg into the bubble lost so many pixels (an ink sketch mostly) that it isn't legible. But at least I transferred the process to my own idea, which helps me learn! Thanks for another informative class, Helen. 

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