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In Topic: What Are Your Favorite Summer Reads?

09 September 2014 - 08:34 PM

I'm also reading Deborah Harkness' A Discovery of Witches trilogy - read the first one (fabulous), have the second one to start when I'm done with my current book and the third just came out this summer.




I know this is supposed to be a thread about books, but I just watched the first two episodes of the Outlander series.  Now I have to get the books.  No wonder you guys that read it loved it.  I can't wait until the next show. 




Read them when they came out, had a hard time with some of the violence and evil of some characters.  Re-reading now, and doing better this time.




 Used to read lots of Nancy Atherton's "Aunt Dimity" series - a quaint little mystery series set in England.



I just picked up the first Aunt Dimity book at the library this week! It looked intriguing to me :)



Have read at least 2-3 times each.  They are delightful!


I am definitely among kindred hearts here.  :wub:

In Topic: Layer Style - "log" Contour

07 September 2014 - 04:34 PM

I made a similar contour for you.  Photoshop (CS4, at least,) makes editing the curve mathematically very difficult.  This may not be exactly right, but you can adjust the "range" of the effect, also.  I learned something new figuring this out.  Hope this helps!


I cannot load Zip or SHC files to the message board, so it's in my dropbox Public folder, at: 


Unzip and then drag the resulting SHC file to Photoshop work area to add to the program.  Good luck!

In Topic: Thursday Blog Challenge 28 August

30 August 2014 - 10:44 PM

I forgot to post.  Enjoy I Wish You Enough.

In Topic: Unzip Program

16 August 2014 - 02:45 PM

I've learned to watch for and unselect all additional options when installing or updating ExtractNow; then it's fine.


For some programs, you can change the icon by right-clicking the symbol, choose properties, and then Change Icon.  This is not the case for ExtractNow, but I did re-learn out how to do it for extractnow or any other program.  (I'd done it many moons ago for something else.)


Instructions based on Windows 7:


1.)  First, find the .ICO file you'd like to use instead of the default icon.  Note its location in a notepad file, e.g. C:\Users\Barbara\Documents\Axialis Librarian\Objects\Milky Icons\Sample6.ico.  NOTE:  Many icons are "buried" inside DLLs and are not easily accessible.  You need a true .ICO file for this technique.


2)  Click Start, Run, Regedit.exe on your computer.  If you are not familiar with editing your registry, the FIRST task is to go to the top of the left panel and click on Computer.  Then click File, Export, Choose a location if you want to change the default, and give your registry export a name, such as "2014_0816_RegistryBackup" and proceed.  Let it fully back up.


3)  AFTER you've backed up your registry, click Edit, Find in the registry editor, and type ExtractNow.  Then use F3 to find subsequent occurrences.  You may need to OPEN the folders on the left.  You are looking for an ExtractNow/DefaultIcon folder:  Attached File  ExtractNow1.JPG   40.01KB   0 downloads  This key was in Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ExtractNow\DefaultIcon on my computer.


4)  Once you find it and select it, double-click the word "Default" on the right-hand pane, in the Value column.  Copy the Value Data to your notepad file, and save it, in case you change your mind.


5)  Change the Value data to the new icon file location string, such as C:\Users\Barbara\Documents\Axialis Librarian\Objects\Milky Icons\Sample6.ico.  Attached File  ExtractNow2.JPG   29.64KB   0 downloads

Click OK and close the registry.  Power down and re-boot your computer.  Voilá!  The icons are now what you chose.  Here's my example:  Attached File  ExtractNow3.JPG   20.16KB   0 downloads


If you blunder in your registry, (please don't) Microsoft has great instructions for both Backup and Restore of your registry.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756. 


Hope this helps!

In Topic: Torn Paper Template

07 August 2014 - 06:36 PM

Some techniques and colors of paper look better with other blending modes.  I always end up cycling through most of them to find the best choice.


Please include a link to the specific product you purchased, as I found "Ripped" or "Torn" but not the two titles together.  Maybe we can help more if we know which product.  Hope so.


That said, it's not clear Belle used an SSPaper on that layout.  You might send her a message to ask.  I think the paper came prefinished.