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Barb Eugene

Member Since 28 Aug 2010
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Photo Resolution

22 July 2014 - 08:43 AM

Good morning:


I am hoping someone might clarify something for me. 


I use Blurb to print my layouts in an annual photobook.  When I received the first printed book, I noticed that the print quality of only the photos I used in the layouts was awful.  When I contacted customer service, the rep asked me what the resolution of my photos was.  I told her it was 72.  She suggested resizing the photos to 300 resolution and to redoing the book.  The print quality of the resized photos was perfect.  I had created that book using Paint Shop Pro.


When I drag an un-resized photo into a layer Elements 11, which I now use, it appears that the resolution is 300, which is what the setting for the background layer is.  Does anyone know if I can stop resizing all the photos before using them in my layouts?


Thanks for any thoughts on this.



Paper Cutter

12 July 2014 - 03:43 PM

Does anyone have a recommendation as to what paper cutter to buy to, for example, cut 8 1/2 by 11 paper into quarters for making the front of cards?  The basic one I have doesn't cut straight and I find it is really difficult to line the paper up correctly before cutting.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!



Today's Newsletter Tutorial

10 July 2014 - 08:13 AM

This isn't a question but a huge "Thank You" to Monica for the tutorial.  After creating the new "clippable" layers, I resaved the collage as a psd file for future use.  Now I won't struggle with those collage files I have.  Thanks again!

2014 Calendars

20 June 2014 - 10:16 AM

I don't know if I'm posting this in the right place but would our talented designers considering releasing their 2014 calendar templates earlier than last year?  Between life, printing and mailing deadlines, I had to hurry to get my 2013 calendars completed in time to give as Christmas gifts.



Mre Sstools_Actions_Cornerround

23 May 2014 - 08:41 AM

Good Morning:


I use PSE 11.  I loaded the PSE 6-9 action set into the program.  When I try to run the action, I get an error message saying that the "command smooth is currently not available".  Is this action not compatible with PSE 11?


Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?  I am certain I loaded the action correctly.