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  • Birthday 05/10/1940

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    Need suggestions for a title

    I did a story about my second cousin also. I titled it "The Cousin I Never Knew (who gave his life for me.)"
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    Scrapping Style?

    I like most styles. But don't care for most art journaling styles. I don't use a lot of photos per page, but do lots of blending of photos for the background. I always make 2 page LOs for printing books. The second page may have more photos on it. My style is mostly traditional or heritage. I make pages as the whim hits me. I like challenges and will do them, but find that the prompts don't always agree with what works for me and will stop. I may start a page and keep going until I find I have made 10! May not make another page for months. Really haphazard scrapping.
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    Layer problem

    Thanks for the info, but I still can't get it to drop where I want. Oh well, things is what they is.
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    Layer problem

    I drag elements or pics up to my layout from the photo bin. Sometimes they land above the layer I have high-lighted, but mostly not. I have tried holding down the shift key or the control key while dragging, but nothing seem to change the randomness of placement. Have just learned t live with it.
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    Layer problem

    This is also a problem in PSE 15. Just installed 18, but haven't used it much yet. Was surely hoping that they had fixed this issue. l Apparently no such luck.
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    PSE15 & PSE2018 organizer

    Do you have a backup of your PSE organizer 15 catalog? If so you should be able to import it back to the 15 organizer. You can also make a backup catalog from PSE 18 organizer and possibly be able to access it from 15. Be sure and put these catalogs in their own folders. I have a folder for such things in my documents called PSE backups. I just got 18, but haven't installed it yet. Glad to know there may be a problem with older organizers catalogs being wiped out. How rude! Hope this may help.
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    PNG files

    I download the png file and then go through them and pull out the images I would like to use separately, such as masks, some clusters. individual flowers I may especially like etc. I them put them in a separate category folders where I can find them without having to go through psd files to find them. If I especially like something, usually a mask, and there isn't a corresponding png I will make one to put into my mask folder.
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    Where to buy books and what size

    You might try Michael's or Craft Warehouse. They have some albums. I don't know about Hobby Lobby, but they might have something also. I believe they all have online ordering so you could look before going to an actual store.
  9. Just wondering -- how large is the template before you started using to it. Just looked up the file I had trouble with, it is 323 MB.
  10. I got an error like that many years ago. Problem was that my computer didn't have enough ram. Don't know if that could be your issue. Have you tried saving in tiff? That isn't as large as a PSD.
  11. Does anyone know how many is too many when it comes to having styles, (or brushes, patterns etc) installed into PSE15? I have hundreds of styles and want to have more of them available on the fly. I know they can really slow the program down, but I don't know how many that is. Also, are things accumulative, ie lots of patterns, brushes, gradients, textures, etc., also installed slowing down the program. Have been organizing my tools and have found lots of neat things to use!
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    Organizing Digital Photos - finding duplicates

    I use a free PC cleaner called CCleaner, have for some years. Just recently learned that it has a duplicate finder. I used it for a VERY large file by one designer. It found all the dupes, mostly pngs. I then went to the files them selves to see what to keep or delete. It worked well, if simply. I don't know what all the file extensions that it finds. Haven't used it enough. One word of caution!!!! The new version has some issues, but you can download the last version on their web site, which is what I am using. If you use ACDSee it also has a duplicate finder.
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    February 2017 - Use Your stash Month

    A Good place to put some them is peeking out from behind your photos. Especially if you are being forced to use them
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    February 2017 - Use Your stash Month

    Am behind as usual. Doing Linda Sattgast design class and have been busy with that. But I did get my card finished! Have a photo in mind for the next project. Off to get busy with on it. All the cards are awesome! Need to take some time to peruse and leave some love, hopefully tomorrow. Valentine Card
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    Valentine's Day

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