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Help Fast, Please?

18 February 2011 - 06:34 AM

I'm teaching a friend to use PSE today to scrapbook digitally. She's been a paper scrapper in the past, but has PSE 6 on her computer. I've learned using PSE 8, and there are some different features apparently.

(1) I almost always use templates when scrapping, either using someone else's or designing my own, and then put my pictures in place using clipping masks (CTRL+G). They don't work the same way. With CTRL+G, we get a little icon with a plus sign in the layers pallate on the corner of the photo, and the layer changes to a "pass through" layer. What do I do?

(2) My pngs that have transparent backgrounds show up as gray backgrounds once they are moved onto a layout. What's up with that?

Talk To Me About Fonts In Pse

15 February 2011 - 06:58 AM

There are so many fonts in PSE that I don't see the possibility of my ever using. Many are in the sub-sections - like the foreign language ones. Is there some way to get rid of them? Is there any reason I would not want to get rid of those I have no use for or just don't like? Maybe keep them on the computer, but uninstall them from the list in PSE? I don't know. The list is just so hard to use, because it's way longer than it needs to be for my purposes.

What I'd like to do is get rid of the ones I see no purpose for, and then arrange the others into groups, similar to the "groups" that are already there, but groups of my own designations, like Fancy Scripts, Handwritten Fonts, etc. Is there a way to do this?

Tagging Project

14 February 2011 - 03:38 PM

I've begun the job of tagging in Picasa. About 24,500 photos and digiscrap items. Right now, I'm just starting with photos. I'll work my way into the scrapping elements later. But it's all a huge project. Not something I'll do on a continuous basis until it's done. It will be an ongoing project, in between other things, for a long time. How do I keep track of how far I've gotten? What's been tagged and what hasn't, so I know where to pick up with my work a couple of days later?

Font Disappeared From List

12 February 2011 - 05:52 AM

Aaaack! My favorite font - one I use often in PSE - has disappeared from the font list! How could this have happened and how do I get it back? (I know it's still in my computer, because I have it in other programs, but it's not showing up on the font list in PSE.)

Soft Edge Masking? I Guess That's What I Need...

27 January 2011 - 06:21 AM

I haven't tried attaching images before, but I think I may give it a try and see if you ladies can help me out. I'm starting into a new page and I can see it in my head, but I don't know how to make PSE8 do what I want it to do.

I've got my background, and I want several smaller pics to appear through the background. The one I've currently put in, using an oval clipping mask, is in the right place and is in the right size and shape, but I want it to have a fuzzy edge, to fade in softly from behind instead of just sitting on top with a sharp edge. I will want to use the same technique for other photos I set in, as well.

I made the background myself, out of a photo that I took at the same time as the others, and was able to do the vignette technique with it. And I can do it on the smaller photo, but I can only make them fade to color on the outside edges. I don't know how to make them fade into another photo!