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Victoria TX

Member Since 20 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 02 2013 03:06 PM

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Template Question: Color Clarity

02 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

A question I keep forgetting to ask...
I've mostly created pages from scratch, but have a question about using templates. Using PSE 10, I choose a color I like and see it properly displaying in the bottom left corner of the tool bar (sorry, I can't recall the name of that area...the default displays as black & white squares). I choose the layer that I want colored and make sure the selection handles show that I have the right layer in the work area. I then choose
Enhance
Adjust Color
Adjust Hue / Saturation
Check the Colorize Box

A color change does occur, but it's not consistent with the color I've chosen. For example, just now I experimented with an SNU ScrapSimple Collage frame. The color displaying in square below the tool bar is a bright, vivid turquoise for this test, yet the frame turns a rather pale blue. A bright vivid blue displays on the frame as a pale purple. In this case, I rather like the effect, but that's often not the case. Indeed, often the placeholder grey is replaced by an ugly, "muddy" version of the chosen color. I think I'm properly following the steps from the instructions for SS templates, but must be missing a vital step along the way. Ideas???

Thanks!
Victoria

Pse 10 Clone Stamp Acting Weird?

19 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

I know that I've used the Clone stamp in the past to fix an irregularity in a family member's tooth. As best I can recall, I chose the Clone stamp, held down the Alt key and clicked on the "source" tooth, then clicked or brushed to fill in the chipped area. For some reason, when I try to do so now, the Alt Click seems to pick up the color of the source tooth, but whenever I try to click or brush to make my correction, I end up with a bright orange color instead of the creamy color of the tooth. I tried a different photo with similar results. Clearly, some setting must have been changed, but I'm at a loss to figure out what's wrong. I'm trying to complete an album for my mom's birthday & this is beyond frustrating. Any ideas as to what is going wonky? I'm sure it's "operator error," but can't figure out where I've gone awry.

Thanks,
Victoria in Texas

Backblaze Half Price Offer

06 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

I've been meaning to set up an on-line backup service & ran across an offer on a LifeHacker newsfeed to buy a year of BackBlaze for one computer for a year for $25, half the usual price. The offer is through AppSumo.com. My first experience with that website, but purchased the product through PayPal as an added level of separation and everything downloaded / installed fine & is backing up even as we speak. As I type this, the offer is only valid for another 3 hours.

I'm not aware of SG offering such a service so hope I'm not stepping on any toes. Here's the link I used:
http://www.appsumo.com/backblaze/

If you scroll down, you should see a small box on the left if the offer is still valid. I'm fighting a nasty headache so didn't read the details re: whether external hard drives are included in the single unit offer.

Victoria
Near Dallas, TX