Feelin' Like A Big Doofus PSE has me boggled
Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:16 PM
I am not sure if it is just that I am used to using PhotoImpact or if my mind just isn't working right but I am having some trouble working with PSE. Most of the tutorials (including some "beginner" tutorials) I have read assume knowledge of the "basics" of the program and I have found myself getting lost during the process.
Are there any seasoned users familiar with PSE 5 who can help with the "bare bones" of the program? I think that once I am more familiar with that, my "masterpeices" will begin to actually resemble layouts I feel comfortable sharing.
Thank you in advance and I hope everyone's weekend is off to a great start!
e/t/a My apologies if this is posted in the wrong place.
Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:44 PM
I know there are several other users of PSE5 around here, too, and I know they will be happy to offer you any help they can, too.
Also, have you considered checking out Ro's Video Tutorials? I have the advanced version, not the beginner, but from what I understand, the beginner versions are designed to have people who have no idea what they are doing up and running and creating pages in no time!
Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:32 AM
I live to listen, to talk, to write, to laugh, but mostly I live to learn.
Learning to Scrap (Layouts since I've started learning from everyone at Scrap Girls)
Help! (could use some constructive criticism and advice)
Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:12 AM
Also, post your questions here. Don't be shy, don't feel like a doofus, but I know what you mean, I felt the same way too when I first started. (Valerie Randall kept telling me there are no stupid questions!) The Scrap Girls message board is such a great resource, everyone here has been a beginner too at one time and are so willing to help.
Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:54 AM
PS: Welcome to the wonderful world of Scrapgirls!! You came to the right place to learn!!
Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:30 PM
Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:07 PM
The biggest issues right now with PhotoShop are working with layers (I am unable to work with more than one at a time. When I open one image, only that one shows up in the "layers" area and I cannot bring another image onto it), cutting a certain portion out of an image and working with text. I am sure these will become easier for me as I become familiar with the software and I plan on looking into the videos as you all have suggested.
e/t/a I am not sure anyone can help me with this one. After the virus, we had to reformat this computer. Fortunately we backed up everything and I am in the process of loading our files (including the trial version of PSE 5) back onto the computer. For some reason, however, I am unable to continue the trial. When I tried to open PSE 5, a window popped up stating that the grace period had expired. I was only about a week or so into the trial, however. Does anyone have any idea of how (or if) my trial status can be retrieved?
Thank you again, everyone! I am really enjoying this forum!
Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:45 PM
Paths clear before those who know where they're going and are determined to get there. -- Leonard Roy Frank
Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:20 PM
Posted 16 February 2007 - 02:05 PM
As for text and selections... you weren't too specific about exatly what problems you are having.
For the text tool, remeber you need to click and drag out a text box to type in.
Cutting parts out of an image requires use of the selection tools. Thats a little to much to just generally explain, but if you can say what specific problems you are having, I am sure we can help you out. I think you will several different answers, though, b.c I think selction methods are highly personal preference.
As for your PSE trial problem... I think it probably has to do with your registry. When dh gets home, he might know, and I'll bet Ro would know exactly what to do if she reads this. In the meantime, maybe you could contact Adobe support and explain the situation?
Great layout, Launa! Left you some love...
Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:53 AM
Posted 18 February 2007 - 04:26 AM