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birthday yudu action

birthday yudu action

The party was a delight tonight! We had a pool party and ordered pizza, had cake and ice cream, the kids dove for coins and played tag and fun was had by all! I will share a few photos later… but I am having a problem with my Photoshop!! If anyone has any suggestions: when I use my ‘rectangular marquee tool’ and select a portion of the photo that I want to crop- when I release the mouse, the dotted rectangle turns into a dotted oval, and the option to crop is no longer there. Also, I can’t select any area to create a brush preset. I can’t figure out what I did.. and I have tried restarting etc, and that is not working. PLEASE leave me a comment or email me if you know what the heck I am doing wrong!

So for the party, I wanted to design a screen for my Yudu to put on some t-shirts as well as a little book documenting the party,etc. well, so I put together 2 different screens and burned them last night. These are the screens:

We did kinda a pirate party…but I was playing around with some different skull and crossbones art. I had fun, and probably spent too much time on the whole design part.
Picked up a bunch of t-shirts at Target (Hanes are like 5 for $6) and just went for it. Eric was helping me as I was just using one color, and placing jewels on the girl/pink ones. We ran out of t-shirts and didn’t have enough sizes for those who wanted them-so it was back to target and then the party was underway, so eric took over the screening.
 I guess that Cory suggested they start adding more colors, and by the 8th t-shirt, they had ALL the colors on the screen from white/black, yellow and pink to gun metal and silver metallics. And they turned out SO cool! The trick w/ the Yudu, is that you have to be willing to play with it a little-get the feel for it. we screened about 20 items this afternoon- including the back leg of my pink shorts that i picked up at target this afternoon as well for $9bucks, just behind the knee.
these are all the colors that they were putting on the screen by the end…i NEVER would have tried that. but i am in love with the result! as you can tell by the looks on their faces, they are hooked! (liz, are you impressed?)
I loved watching the creative juices get flowing as the Yudu possibilities start to swirl. Guess what Chanel… eric screened the shirt you sent- it turned out awesome; the metallics make it look sparkly! we are officially out of the hot pink ink.

  • sarah

    11 July, 2009 at 2:25 am Reply

    WOW i want those trouser’s just for that PINK design on them!!!

  • ScrappyDandyDoo

    11 July, 2009 at 2:55 am Reply

    Wow they all look amazing!!!

  • Christina

    11 July, 2009 at 3:41 am Reply

    Sounds like you might need to check the feathering on the tool presets that run along the top. Try changing it to 0 px.

  • Kerry Stong

    11 July, 2009 at 4:15 am Reply

    Awesome!! I can’t wait to play with my Mom’s Yudu!! Where did you get those VERY COOL skulls???

  • AImee

    11 July, 2009 at 4:57 am Reply

    These are great. I really want a Yudu!! Is House of 3 going to do some t-shirt ready downloads? hint hint hint.
    I agree with Christina, check your feather settings for the tool. Is caps lock on? Check preferences/options and see if there is anything wonky there.

  • Nancy Wyatt

    11 July, 2009 at 8:42 am Reply

    So very awesome! Love the photos and they guys definately look hooked! Talk about saving money when you can print your own designs! How is the clean up? Are you taking screens outside to clean up?

  • johanna (from sweden)

    11 July, 2009 at 12:47 pm Reply

    yes. i want this with all colours!!!
    sometimes the best thinks hapend when you are not trying to be perfect, isn’t that right???
    happy sunday.

  • Donna

    11 July, 2009 at 12:53 pm Reply

    I have been wanting to buy a Yudu but thought it looked like it might be to messy. Is it very hard to work with? Your pants are great! Looks like you had a fun party!

  • Tonya

    11 July, 2009 at 4:19 pm Reply

    If you have anything other than 0 in the feather options your rectangle marquee will have rounded edges.
    The skull looks so COOL!

  • Yolanda

    11 July, 2009 at 5:06 pm Reply

    Have you tried to reset your marquee tool? In the upper left corner, it’s kind of hard to see it, but there is this tool that has a little arrow, try clicking on it and click on reset tool. This usually works for me.

  • liz eaton

    11 July, 2009 at 7:27 pm Reply

    cant even tell you how cool this turned out!!! Can’t wait to create more stuff with you! so many thoughts. seriously so so cool!!!

  • Debra

    12 July, 2009 at 6:27 am Reply

    Love the banner!!
    What font did you use for Conner?
    I’ve watched everything about Yudo and now talking to my youth group about getting one! How cool is that?

  • Danielle

    12 July, 2009 at 6:58 am Reply

    was showing my husband your cool yudu designs and he now wants one 😉

  • Erin Bassett

    12 July, 2009 at 1:59 pm Reply

    Love the squeegee in his mouth LOL. The shirts look great!

  • Lynnderful

    13 July, 2009 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Love the designs! I’m still playing with my Yudu and love it!

  • LenaS

    13 July, 2009 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Cool…Happy Birthday to your littlest angel!

  • judy in carefree

    13 July, 2009 at 3:28 pm Reply

    I’m loving my Yudu and can’t wait to screen some shirts to give the whole family when we go to our cottage. Wish I had been able to take your class!

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