View Full Version : I need help please
09-07-2006, 10:36 PM
Ok so this is what I need your help with.... My husband and I have been married 11 years and the first 8 were really bad..... but we stuck it out... and now I have a wonderful God fearing man who has asked me to marry the new man he has become. So next summer we plan to have a Jewish Wedding, I dont really see it as a vow renewal because He is not the same man I married the first time but a new improved version. Anyway I want to start building pages for the photos of the wedding but I cant find anything with Jewish symbols or wording to fit this special day. I have never created a "kit" before and dont even know where to start. My question is..... Would someone consider holding my hand and helping with this process? It would mean so much to me to create the pages I will be using for these precious pictures.
The program I am currently using is Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition 2006. I would appreciate any and all responses.
Thanks so much
09-07-2006, 10:59 PM
I wish I could help you, but I have no idea myself. However, I do want to say congratulations on sticking it out, and getting married all over again!
09-07-2006, 11:57 PM
Thanks for your reply... and thanks on the congrats too. I hope someone will help or at least give me some really really good starting points.
09-08-2006, 07:15 AM
Congratulations! It is tough to stick something out but obviously it was soooooooooo worth it! ;) I wish I could help you out but I don't know that program or how to make much of anything either. You might try to see if a designer would make a kit - sometimes they do special requests too - they are very nice that way!! Good luck to you and looking forward to seeing the pictures/pages you create! :) :)
09-08-2006, 08:10 AM
Congratulations on sticking it out, but I'm afraid I can't help either - great idea though. I was going to suggest what "corgi Lover" suggested; perhaps a DSP designer might be able to make one for you. Good luck and can't wait to see your album!
09-08-2006, 09:07 AM
Thank you for all the warm congrats..... I have started to go thru the tuts and trying out different things...I learned how to make a tag last night...(go me)lol I'm glad I asked this question early enough to experiment with different things and maybe teach myself how to do these things, I'm not quite ready to give up on doing this myself yet, but contacting a designer might be a consideration down the road. Does anyone know of a Hebrew font out there some where? I might have to download a translator but Im just not sure, anyone have any ideas on how to go about doing this?
Any and all comments/suggestions are welcome
09-08-2006, 01:38 PM
I was looking in another thread and found this site.....http://wtv-zone.com/hpd/nancy/Main.html it has 3 or 4 fonts that can be used for the hebrew looking type I was looking for.... thought I would let everyone know just in case anyone else out there might be interested. when you get to the site look under Specialty on page 2 about half way down or so, I am so excited about these.....
09-08-2006, 01:50 PM
Maybe one of the designers here would be willing to create a kit with your help. Sounds like you need something special to document such a special time!
09-08-2006, 02:18 PM
I actually made a freebie kit last year (before I became a dsp designer) that was Chanukah themed. I'll go look at it and see if it had anything that might help you; I think I can dig it up from my old hard drive.
I remember googling for ideas though, when I made it, and found an online site that had graphics which could be used for personal use. They were clipart type images. I don't have those notes anymore but I think what I googled was "chanukah" under images.
Okay, I think you might be able to find some stuff here; says they have some free graphics.
Jewish holidays and graphics (http://www.caryn.com/holiday/holiday-Hclipart.html)
Editing again; found my old kit, which I think is not going to be up to the quality you want. There are a couple of pieces you might can use for small accents though, and I'll be glad to give them to you. Please tell me what you want other than a font and I'll see what I can do.
Also, do a search in the store for candles and other items which might work for some of your pages; I feel sure several kits without a specific Jewish theme will do for some of what you seek.
09-08-2006, 03:22 PM
I think it's wonderful, your story! I don't know your program, I used to use an old version of Picture It (DIP's predecessor) and now I use Photoshop. I'm not a designer, but I would be willing to help with any questions, if I am capable of answering them, of course, or possibly help you make some things if you wish. On the other hand, as was said earlier, the designers here are wonderful fabulous people, it never hurts to ask... :)
09-08-2006, 05:20 PM
Thank you for replying....I really do appreciate all the help, I found a color pallet in one of the forums that I really LOVE it is multiple colors of blue, white and silver....now how do i get them from the forum into my program to use? (think think think) I saved them to my computer so I dont loose them (now that is smart) lol
Some of the items I would like to see are the Chuppah, (hoopa= a canopy that the couple get married under), two gold wedding bands, the Ketubah (the wedding contract) Psalm 90 in a circle (Teach us to treasure each day so we may open our hearts to your wisdom), Song of Solomon 6:3 (I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine), the word "Mozal Tov!", a tallit (prayer shawl), and a Kippah or Yarmulkes (small head covering for hebrew men), and ribbons ans bows (of corse). I hope this wasnt to much information.
Those are some of the items I was thinking about.....anybody have any other ideas? Please let me know, I am open to suggestions.
Thanks and God Bless
09-08-2006, 05:28 PM
I wish I could help, but I dont know that software at all. Hopefully one of the designers know your software and can help you. Congrats on the wedding and glad to hear you stuck it out. Most people would have gave up. Good for you and now you have everything you wanted from him. Let us know when you post the wedding photos, Please. Take care and best of luck to you both.
09-08-2006, 06:34 PM
Congrats on staying with him through the tuff times. I use Suite 2006. I have not made much of anything yet. We do have a DIP chat every other Monday night. LOL Except we all forgot about it this week. We learned last time how to make word art in Word. It looks much better than DIP's. If I can help any way feel free to ask.
Here is a link to some more info.
09-09-2006, 10:07 AM
That is a great site and I bet it is going to be very helpful. Thank you so much for the link. Im gong to try some of those tuts out and see what I can come up with.
Have a wonderful day
09-09-2006, 08:26 PM
ok after playing with DIS most of the day...I am disappointed in what I have been able to come up with most of the stuff looks very cheesey and no where near the quality I was hoping for.......I think maybe it is time for me to just admit Im too new for this and ask one of the designers to create a work of art like only our talented designers can do. Im sure if I put in my request now it will give them plenty of time to create something very awesome, since the wedding will be next June....
Thank you to all who have replied to my request for help. I appreciate all the comments and the Congrats!!!! Now Im off to find a designer who will take this on.
Again thank you all and God Bless!
09-10-2006, 11:05 AM
that's the downside of having the great DSP kits -- working with them has really trained me to know a good kit from a bad kit, even if it's stuff i've made myself!
i've asked occasionally for something in particular, and the designers have come through every time!
like kim liddiard's paisley brushes... i asked for those! ;)
I'd recommend one of the beautiful new wedding kits, really spectacular! If you find one yuou like you can change the Hue to match your scheme and add some orphan embellishments like the star of David etc. Many of the items you suggested might be awkward to place and use, so you might try doing some pages with a generic kit using place holders (a square for example) for the more complex items you'd like that will look good there. Then you'll have a list to request.
I've always wanted to do kits in other religions than Christian, but with all my spare time I've just never made the time, lol!
09-16-2006, 09:10 PM
I don't know anything about the program you use, or about element creation, yet, but while making a fall layout the other night I knew I wanted leaves spilling down the page. I didn't have any good spillable leaves and I needed to keep my cash in the bank for the house payment (otherwise I am sure the Store would have been an awesome solution) so I scanned in some vellum stickers I had in my paper stash and messed around with them (I couldn't tell you how, now) until they were close enough to what I wanted. I've also scanned a notebook in because I wanted a notebook and didnt have one. Maybe you can scan in some .......lace......or ribbons with Hebrew on them that you might find from the church?
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