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In Topic: Texting Technique

Yesterday, 05:14 PM

Hi Joey,

If you have the full version of Photoshop, I have a Natural Text Action, which allows you to quickly and easily blend text into your paper for a natural and realistic effect. It only works in full PS, though, it is not compatible with Photoshop Elements or any other program.

HTH! :)

In Topic: Question About Psd And Tiff Files

20 December 2014 - 09:50 PM

Hi Gals!
I installed a free program from CNET on my computer and it shows the .PSD, .TIFF, AND brushes, shapes, and palette thumbs. It works well for me -- don't know what I'd do  without it! There also is a free viewer called Sage Thumbs, but I cannot vouch for it.



In Topic: Question About Computers And Mouses

19 December 2014 - 01:17 PM

Hi Di!
Here are OSHA's recommendations for proper positioning at a computer/desk.


In Topic: How Many Brushes Before Slows Down Software?

17 December 2014 - 03:24 PM

Well, you can totally organize your digital stash as much as you do your paper stash! ;) Most of us use folders to organize. For example, I have a folder on my computer called:
Digital Scrapbooking

Within this folder I have a section for kits that I like to keep together

I also have folders for paper (with subfolders to sort by texture/pattern/color/theme, etc.), embellishments (with subfolders for flowers, frames, doodles (and this has subfolders!), buttons, fasteners, ribbon, etc.)
Then I have my brushes and shapes organized into folders so I can locate sets quickly and drop them into my program.


There are as many ways to organize as there are scrappers -- there is no right or wrong way. So, you could easily employ your paper system to your digital supplies by using folders.


Some people also use Picasa or ACDsee or the tagging feature in Windows, etc.


Here is a thread about Picasa.

Here is an article on our blog about Picasa.


I'm not necessarily advocating it, but these are just some things I found quickly that you might find useful. :)

In Topic: How Many Brushes Before Slows Down Software?

17 December 2014 - 01:20 PM

It probably depends on how fast your computer is -- a faster processor and more RAM will be less likely to get overloaded and slow down. When I am working on something (I have PSCS5), I only load the brushes that I'll use for that particular project; not because it slows down my computer, but it makes it easier to browse the list. One of my favorite features of full Photoshop has always been the 'drag and drop' method of loading brushes. So easy! It sounds as if the new versions of PSE have this feature now. :)


In PS (probably it is similar in the new PSE13), it is easy to uninstall brushes from your brushes palette. You'll need to get to the 'Preset Manager' of your brushes. In PS, there is a bar along the top of the workspace and to the left. There is a brush tip shape and the size of the brush shown there. Next to the brush size, there is a tiny arrow pointing down. If you click that a flyout menu appears and in the top right corner of this menu is a small arrow pointed to the right. If you click that arrow, you will see a long list of options. One of these options is 'Preset Manager.' When you click this, a menu of all of your currently loaded brushes will appear. You can then select them one by one and delete them, or select multiple brushes by holding down the CTRL key as you click on each one and then you can hit delete. This does NOT delete them from your computer, it just removes them from your working list in the program.