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cherise

Member Since 26 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 19 2014 09:51 AM

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In Topic: Loading Vs. Installing Brushes In Pse13?

16 December 2014 - 03:32 PM

Having lots of brushes and other presets loaded at the same time can tend to slow down your software. I just load the brushes that I need as I need them and they stay there until I get around to unloading them. ;)


In Topic: Digital Scrapbooking W/ Pse Tutorial Question/problem

09 December 2014 - 12:54 PM

I'm so glad we were able to help you, Cathy (and Debby!)!


In Topic: Digital Scrapbooking W/ Pse Tutorial Question/problem

09 December 2014 - 10:45 AM

Simplify layer should work. Don't flatten image or you won't be able to edit the layers anymore. But try simplify layer and see if that helps!


In Topic: Digital Scrapbooking W/ Pse Tutorial Question/problem

09 December 2014 - 10:38 AM

I don't have PSE, so I'm not 100% on this. But when I drag an image to my new document in Photoshop, it automatically comes in as a smart object. In certain cases, this is fine. But most of the time, I right click on the photo layer and select "Rasterize layer" from the pop-up menu. I'm not sure if it's the same in PSE, but there should be a similar command to rasterize the layer. Here's a little background explanation on smart objects:

 

With Smart Objects, you can:

Perform nondestructive transforms. You can scale, rotate, skew, distort, perspective transform, or warp a layer without losing original image data or quality because the transforms don’t affect the original data.

  • Work with vector data, such as vector artwork from Illustrator, that otherwise would be rasterized in Photoshop.

  • Perform nondestructive filtering. You can edit filters applied to Smart Objects at any time.

  • Edit one Smart Object and automatically update all its linked instances.

  • Apply a layer mask that’s either linked or unlinked to the Smart Object layer.

  • Try various designs with low-resolution placeholder images that you later replace with final versions.

  • You can’t perform operations that alter pixel data—such as painting, dodging, burning, or cloning—directly to a Smart Object layer, unless it is first converted into a regular layer, which will be rasterized. To perform operations that alter pixel data, you can edit the contents of a Smart Object, clone a new layer above the Smart Object layer, edit duplicates of the Smart Object, or create a new layer.


In Topic: Digital Scrapbooking W/ Pse Tutorial Question/problem

09 December 2014 - 10:24 AM

Is there a reason you need to keep your photos a smart objects? Could you rasterize the photos and then try it?