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Sawyer
November 27th, 2004, 09:37 AM
Here, post questions about photoshop, and get them answered here! (also ask about any other program XD) I can answer almost any question, cause i know how to do almost anything on photoshop and i've been doing it for a LONG time. also anyone else can answer the questions.

Logmon1
November 27th, 2004, 04:28 PM
Whwe can you get a free downloed of photoshop?

Sawyer
November 27th, 2004, 05:56 PM
you can't download Photoshop for free. you have to buy the software.

ryan
November 27th, 2004, 06:01 PM
*cough* limewire *cough cough*

Sawyer
November 27th, 2004, 06:04 PM
is Limewire illegal? well, i have a mac, so i have to buy the software... mac's Photoshop is better though... i suggest buying it

ryan
November 27th, 2004, 06:23 PM
i think it may be legal... but the question wasn't where can i download photoshop legaly was it? and i'd much rather use an illegal version on a PC than buy an expensive mac, and an expensive peice of software.

Cherrim
November 27th, 2004, 07:00 PM
Photoshop Elements all the way. =x It's cheaper and does basically everything Photoshop does. x3

We should probably have a sticky in here with links to PS (and PSP) tutorials. o_O

Sawyer
November 27th, 2004, 07:30 PM
oooo ooooo me me! www.good-tutorials.com that's the best tutorial site ever!

ravenstorture
November 27th, 2004, 07:35 PM
I just thought I would drop in to say, that I agree with Erica. Photoshop Elements is cheaper and is great. And yes, Limewire is illegal, because of course you can download music, which is illegal, on it. Any program that has the capability to download movies, or music without having to pay is most likely illegal.

Sawyer
November 27th, 2004, 07:38 PM
yeah, i was gonna get PSE, but i got Final Cut Pro and i have to wait a while to get more software... it's a lot like normal Photoshop right?

AZSupraT
November 27th, 2004, 08:56 PM
is Limewire illegal? well, i have a mac, so i have to buy the software... mac's Photoshop is better though... i suggest buying it
Its the same **** thing. I use photoshop on a PC and Mac(at school) and they are identicle, but just layed out a bit different, can all do the same thing.

Anyways, I can awnser questions also, pm me, email me, or post here

PichuSecretBase
November 28th, 2004, 06:22 AM
Free PS?
Free Trial at Adobes Website. And there is aways .... leeching *shudders*

Tutorials?
tutorialized.com

Sawyer
November 28th, 2004, 09:19 AM
Yeah, there's trials and stuff, but it doesn't last forever XD my dad has Photoshop Elements on his computer, but he's always doing work on it, so i never get to use it :'[

AZSupraT
November 28th, 2004, 10:19 AM
go to suprnova.org search for photoshop, they will have Photoshop w/a serial number there

ryan
November 28th, 2004, 03:48 PM
well, isn't that somewhat illegal? (not that i haven't done the same thing with my version from limewire)

Undertaker the Deadman
November 28th, 2004, 04:07 PM
So that means I could use Kazaa and search for it and download it? Cool!! I'm going to try!

Sawyer
November 30th, 2004, 07:48 AM
... Undertaker, there's a thing called computer bugs XD and it takes like 27 hours to download XD (depends on your computer) anyways... i dunno if this makes sense, but what about a banner contest?

Spectrum
November 30th, 2004, 08:19 AM
Hey! I had the same idea. xD

Sawyer
November 30th, 2004, 08:32 PM
if we have a banner contest, i think FG, MoonLight, and PSB should be the judges, and i'll enter it... then we'll have someone make the graphic trophy XD

AZSupraT
November 30th, 2004, 08:43 PM
Ide love to enter a contest also :)

Composer of Requiems
December 1st, 2004, 12:35 AM
I don't really like elements... doesn't seem as good as Photoshop...

Sawyer
December 4th, 2004, 04:53 PM
we should get some mods to help organize a graphic arts contest. ^^,

PokemonChampion2K4
January 5th, 2005, 08:40 PM
hey AC How do you get those back-grounds for the banners?

Sawyer
January 5th, 2005, 08:57 PM
i... use effects. i'll be making tutorials later... if you guys want.

Dragonfree
January 11th, 2005, 07:41 AM
Is there anything cool that works in Photoshop 6.0?

Sawyer
January 11th, 2005, 07:45 AM
yeah, i suppose. you can do object renders that you can't do in 7.0... :\ i use 7.0, but i need to get CS.

katty
January 12th, 2005, 05:38 PM
the cheapest phtosohop is like 200 bucks
you can also get elements, which costs $50, and adobe share have plug-ins to make it work more like photoshop.
A list of resource sites:
pixel2life.com
good-tutorials.com
greycobra.com

here is a bunch of other resource sites.
http://www.pixel2life.com/affiliates.php

the basics of photoshop are how to make mackgrounds, define brushes and patterns, use styles and actions, and the tools.

Insanity
January 12th, 2005, 05:41 PM
If you want to download Photoshop for free... just go to a torrent site and download one with a crack.

tiger44
January 18th, 2005, 06:07 PM
Why Cant I Download It And On Animation Shop It Probly Dose The Same Thing It Dosent Open The File It Says Like It Cant Find It And You Have To Download Something???????????

Sawyer
January 18th, 2005, 07:12 PM
uhhh... what's animation shop? there's ImageReady, but Animation Shop doesn't exist. and i don't know what you're talking about. please try to make more sense.

Demonic Angel
January 18th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Animation Shop is the animation program that comes with Paint Shop Pro. No idea what Tiger44's post was about, except downloading something and animation shop... O.o

EVA-01
January 24th, 2005, 03:38 AM
Yay ^^;; I just got Photoshop CS8 for free, how much does it normally cost...?

Demonic Angel
January 24th, 2005, 03:44 AM
According to photoshop.com it normally costs US$649.00. o.o;

Sawyer
January 24th, 2005, 07:34 AM
how the hell did you get it for FREE?!

EVA-01
January 24th, 2005, 06:07 PM
Downloaded it, then cracked it, Budda bing! XD

RanboM
January 25th, 2005, 03:19 PM
Doesn't need much skill to get anything free.
Not at these days anyway. Nor i think it never did.

Frostbite
January 27th, 2005, 03:39 PM
I need to know how to make banners from Adobe Photoshop CS! I want to make extremely good banners! I really need help on how that works! >___<;;;

Kylie-chan
January 30th, 2005, 12:28 AM
Downloaded it, then cracked it, Budda bing! XD

Which is illegal, and then you DELETED it~ !!!!!!!

katty
January 31st, 2005, 09:32 PM
There are keygen's everywhere, expecially those underground sites xD only stubid people buy from adobe.com i just found out, i WAS stubid enough to buy a 300 0ne --;

AZSupraT
January 31st, 2005, 09:36 PM
Mine is illigal, same w/ illustrator, same w/dreamwewaver, same with all of my stuff :p

scolari
January 31st, 2005, 10:31 PM
yeah i have everything illegal its so much cheaper cause usually i'll get over it and deleted and not use it again for a while

Crimson King
January 31st, 2005, 10:37 PM
same here, i must have like +$1,500 worth of photo editing software :P

btw, could any one here help me find a working serial # for Photoshop CS? mine doesnt seem to want to accept any of the ones i give it -_-;;

Sawyer
February 1st, 2005, 08:24 AM
same thing here, Star Arion. i try to use my dad's disk version on a computer that HAS the software, i enter the serial number, and it gives me this message that's completely blank, with a big exclamation mark at the top. oO

loony
February 18th, 2005, 06:46 AM
uuh a question i got some photoshop plugins will they work for only one version or for every version of photoshop?

Sawyer
February 18th, 2005, 03:17 PM
well, if the plugins are for 7, it'll work for 8, and so on. so, it'll work for it's own program, and anything higher, i think. ^^

loony
February 19th, 2005, 11:30 PM
and there is a limit for it i try to input 1700 plugins in photoshop cs and its giving me a error or i putt it in the wrong map i which map do i have to put it in:P

Terminatorak
March 19th, 2005, 04:25 AM
i get everything free its not as if u get caught! i got studio mx, photoshop, paint shop pro u name it!u can get anything from limewire

Terminatorak
March 19th, 2005, 04:27 AM
--link removed due to illegal content--

--FG

Sawyer
March 19th, 2005, 08:09 AM
okay, first of all, no double posting. read the rules. second, i'm sure most of us know about these cracks, but i don't need 'studio mx' because i have a Mac. i'm getting Bryce, which is a much better program than studio mx.

Terminatorak
March 20th, 2005, 03:19 AM
am i in trouble? :'( please dont tell me i am im sorry for double posting :'(

Nino
March 20th, 2005, 07:52 AM
no ur not just stop double posting and spamming

Sawyer
March 20th, 2005, 10:33 AM
okay, Nino, you're seriously crossing the line. you were fine when you joined, but now, you sound even MORE like Ebonix. the kid didn't do anything wrong except double post, and you've been a member since february, have 67 posts, and are not nearly dedicated enough to order anyone around. thank you, come again.
P.S. i hope i don't get any bad rep for this :confused:

charmanderflame
March 22nd, 2005, 10:22 AM
Hey AC I have Adobe Photoshop 2.0 Is that what you use?

Sawyer
March 22nd, 2005, 04:18 PM
what? 2.0? *glare* no, i use 8.0

Sylver
March 30th, 2005, 04:31 AM
Hey guys, where can I get abstract backgrouds? (too lazy to make some :P)

Composer of Requiems
March 30th, 2005, 05:39 AM
Hey guys, where can I get abstract backgrouds? (too lazy to make some :P)
Hmm I don't know if you've seen this site (www.google.com) before, but it's really very useful. Have a look ^^.

Sylver
April 17th, 2005, 07:34 AM
Guys, where can I get tabled layout sketches for Photoshop? I've searched Google (http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en) but didn't find anything, searched in Yahoo (http://yahoo.com/) the same thing. Please help me!

Sawyer
April 17th, 2005, 08:03 AM
uhh... at PC, you can check in the Webmaster Resources section. i know a really good layout maker named scolari... i'm really good friends with him and taught him how to use PS. maybe i could get him to help you out?

Shinin
April 22nd, 2005, 05:17 AM
How do I get a good photoshop program for free? Or what is the best and cheapest photoshop program that you can make good graphics & effects on?

Shining Lericon
April 23rd, 2005, 01:39 PM
The Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/) is free, and can do just about all of the things Photoshop can do. If you are using Windows and want to use The GIMP, go to http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/. And best of all, The GIMP is open-source!

Sawyer
April 24th, 2005, 11:49 AM
WHAT?! The Gimp can do almost nothing compared to photoshop. you can crack a copy of PS... i suppose you could download a free trial at www.adobe.com

Kira
May 9th, 2005, 08:11 AM
Ok, one question for Photoshop: Where do i get a hell lot of tutorials that work for Adobe Photoshop Elements 1.0 <---- I have it yes XD

Sawyer
May 10th, 2005, 06:50 AM
ummm... well, elements can do anything that Photoshop 7 can do, so try www.good-tutorials.com

Kira
May 11th, 2005, 07:07 AM
Where should I look there? O_o to make graphics XD

Sawyer
May 12th, 2005, 06:50 AM
uhhh... dude, isn't it a bit obvious? *looks at name* Spartan? herro. x3

Kira
May 12th, 2005, 06:56 AM
What section there XD I'm Spartan yes XD

Kura
June 12th, 2005, 04:40 PM
Yeah, you can also find a good paint program on Jasc Paint Shop Pro website (i dont know it offhand so just type it in on google.. sorry)

but they give you a free trial there of the newest Paint Shop Pro 9

it's just ask good as Photoshop, only it may have less filters.
i prefer it over Photoshop though, because i find i easier to use, and i've mastered all their tools on it ._.

it's personal preference really..
~kura

nicoleb
June 17th, 2005, 10:06 PM
Does anyone know how to use "blending options" to blend wordarts together in Adobe Photo Shop 0.8?

Sawyer
June 18th, 2005, 08:30 AM
0.8? what the hell? does that even exist?

Kura
June 18th, 2005, 09:20 AM
i think nicoleb mean photoshop 8.0

and anyways, nicoleb @@.. i'd ask you to be more specific please..
by blending do you mean like.. smudging the letters together? or putting them in one layer?
i might know @@.. but i need you to explain what exactly you want to do with the wordart please :3
~kura

Sawyer
June 18th, 2005, 09:35 AM
oh, i have CS 8.0... blending options... you mean overlay, darken, lighten, screen, that kinda stuff? i don't normally do that to blend text and stuff together, i only really use blending options for image revival and stuff. :\

Kura
June 18th, 2005, 06:14 PM
i dunno.. but i know in PSP8, there's a warp brush.. and with that, you set the font on another layer.. then with the warp-brush, you can warp it and change it into any sort of customized font you want :3
it's actually quite cool..
i dunno if photoshop has something like that though..
@@..

but i dunno what nicoleb is really trying to do with the 'blending fonts' thing..
:3 so yes..
@@.. i'll be checking back here to try to help you nicoleb :3
please reply and specify what you need soon :3
thankyou
~kura

nicoleb
June 18th, 2005, 07:18 PM
i think nicoleb mean photoshop 8.0

and anyways, nicoleb @@.. i'd ask you to be more specific please..
by blending do you mean like.. smudging the letters together? or putting them in one layer?
i might know @@.. but i need you to explain what exactly you want to do with the wordart please :3
~kura
Well, I don't even know how to get into blending options in 8.0.

Sawyer
June 19th, 2005, 08:33 AM
okay, here's the thing about PSP and PS. PS was originally designed for image editting, but has WAY more than just that. PSP is for drawing, hence the Paint Shop Pro.

Kura
June 25th, 2005, 05:02 PM
yes yes i know that
but in paint shop pro, you can also edit photos ._.
the only main difference is that photoshop has more filters that PSP.. ._.
and i think photoshop has a highlight tool..
but thats really about it..
Paint Shop Pro is a bit harder to use..
i prefer it though.. i like the layout.. and grabbing the colours is much easier..
i find that in Photoshop, the colour pallette is way too small.. ._.
and in PS, you keep having to reopen all the brush size windows and everything..
with PSP, you can just select your colours from the side, and you have an overview of your entire picture there too..
also, you have the brush sizes and things like that all at the top so you dont have to open seperate windows ._.

._. but lots of people prefer PS over PSP ._.
neh..
it's all in opinion
~kura

Sylver
June 27th, 2005, 12:26 PM
Ok, one question for Photoshop: Where do i get a hell lot of tutorials that work for Adobe Photoshop Elements 1.0 <---- I have it yes XD
Try http://www.pixel2life.com/, they have some good tutorials too.

Kurosaki
July 14th, 2005, 05:49 PM
Okay, I've been having issues concerning brushes with my PSP8 (I have PE too so don't critisize me, XD) Anyways, every time I try to import a brush, it says there's already a file with that name, and to rename it, even though there isn't one with that name already. Even if I try renaming, I still get the same message. So... yeah. XD

BlankVoid
July 14th, 2005, 06:01 PM
tried reinstalling the program? o_O? i dont use PSP, but usually reinstalling will correct this issue.

otherwise, you can also try removing the whole brush folder (making backup or leaving it in trash can without removing)...then create a new folder for the brushes and reinstalling the brush folder...provided that PSP has a folder specifically for brushes... O_O

Sawyer
July 15th, 2005, 11:30 AM
delete the brush(es) and try reinstalling them, and if that doesn't work, than the file is probably corrupt. i've had a problem like that with PS, since i don't use PSP, and i tried deleting my entire folder, but it still didn't work. so... it's probably a problem with the file. *shrugs*

Kura
July 18th, 2005, 12:57 PM
Okay, I've been having issues concerning brushes with my PSP8 (I have PE too so don't critisize me, XD) Anyways, every time I try to import a brush, it says there's already a file with that name, and to rename it, even though there isn't one with that name already. Even if I try renaming, I still get the same message. So... yeah. XD


Did you check in your PSP8 files for it?
usually when you download PSP8 it gives you a folder that says "psp8 files"
check if it's there..
if it's not i suggest you reinstall it..

or.. also, try a system restore to a time when you remember it working fine
(but if it's too far back, i just suggest reinstalling it)

i hope that helped!

~Kura :3

Yami_Zidane
July 25th, 2005, 08:41 AM
I have a question, how do you get new fonts onto Photoshop, i know where to download them its just getting them onto Photoshop that seems to baffle me O.o any help would be appreciated!

Kira
July 26th, 2005, 07:37 AM
Now, i asume you use Windows O.o Go to C: -> WINDOWS -> Fonts -> Then, in the navbar, pick "file" and choose "Install Font" then, browse your computer, find your font and press install ^_^

Esupio
July 30th, 2005, 06:42 AM
n00b at banner making here anyway
how do I make pics transparent

Davey-kun
July 30th, 2005, 06:45 AM
if you mean like in my banner in my siggy then simply delete the background layer, hope that helped

Composer of Requiems
August 1st, 2005, 07:02 AM
n00b at banner making here anyway
how do I make pics transparent
When you export, you must
1) Export as gif or png
2) Make sure that the transparency checkbox is ticked.

Kura
August 5th, 2005, 06:29 PM
n00b at banner making here anyway
how do I make pics transparent

what do you mean by 'transparent'
do you mean opaque-looking?
because for that, you can take the eraser tool and set the brush to a bigger size and set the opacity to about 50% (or however transparent you want it)
then go over the whole picture (dont lift up the button for the mouse) until it's all one transparency.

i hope that helped!
~kura

Sawyer
August 6th, 2005, 10:27 AM
he means how do you make a part of the canvas gone, so it's not completely a square. really easy for me, i always save in png. xD

DarkPegasus
August 13th, 2005, 10:23 AM
Ok I have several questions:

1. Where I can download new fonts,styles,brushes etc for Photoshop CS?
2. How can I make it so when I am copying in PS(and pasting) that the background is transparent?
3. I found a tutorial on the net about water drops, and followed every step, but it still wouldn't work. Anyway here is the tutorial:

http://www.n-sane.net/tutorials/water_drops/index.php

So tell me if it works for you.

Sawyer
August 13th, 2005, 10:29 AM
1. deviantart.com - look in the Resources section
2. when you're.. copying and pasting? i have no idea what you mean, sorry.
3. i've seen that tutorial before. it has to be on a background to see it. if you just make a new white layer under the water drop, you'll see. if you make it even more detailed, it'll look even better.

DarkPegasus
August 13th, 2005, 10:38 AM
Well I made this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v520/DarkPegasus/dp.png

And I want to put only the DarkPegasus part(without the black background) on something like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v520/DarkPegasus/plasma.png

Composer of Requiems
August 13th, 2005, 11:14 PM
Umm you should have done it on a different layer.

Anyway, now, the easiest way is to set the layer options to screen. That way, only the light parts show up.

DarkPegasus
August 14th, 2005, 01:01 AM
One question:

What is the name of the font(or where I can download it) that Composer of Requiems is using in his sig?

Composer of Requiems
August 14th, 2005, 03:37 AM
One question:

What is the name of the font(or where I can download it) that Composer of Requiems is using in his sig?
It's called "Visitor". Best pixel font ever =D

Miyu-chan
August 19th, 2005, 11:09 AM
I don't know if this belongs here, but - does anyone know where I can find a good, easy to follow tutorial on coloring anime lineart? <<; I tried good-tutorials, but they were... weird. <<; And some links were broken. ;-;

Sylver
August 19th, 2005, 11:31 AM
Tried pixel2life.com? o.o If you won't find there what you need, use google.

Composer of Requiems
August 20th, 2005, 12:58 AM
I don't know if this belongs here, but - does anyone know where I can find a good, easy to follow tutorial on coloring anime lineart? <<; I tried good-tutorials, but they were... weird. <<; And some links were broken. ;-;
Hmm just a little suggestion with colouring anime lineart; use layer masks and folders. Make a folder for each part you want to colour, set the folder's layer mask as the section of the lineart that you want to colour. It's a lot easier that way.

Kura
August 20th, 2005, 03:11 PM
I don't know if this belongs here, but - does anyone know where I can find a good, easy to follow tutorial on coloring anime lineart? <<; I tried good-tutorials, but they were... weird. <<; And some links were broken. ;-;

http://www.bakaneko.com/ <-- go here, it's where i learned how to do it :3
it's very very useful!! <3 <3

DarkPegasus
August 21st, 2005, 12:59 PM
Can anybody PM me a direct link to a zip/rar with a lot of textures?

asuka
August 21st, 2005, 01:32 PM
1. Where I can download new fonts,styles,brushes etc for Photoshop CS?


Fonts- dafont.com (http://dafont.com/en/) fonts.com (http://www.fonts.com/) abstractfonts.com (http://www.abstractfonts.com/)

Brushes- operafloozy.com (http://www.operafloozy.com/brushes/) telus.net (http://www3.telus.net/public/dsteel/brushes/brushes.html)

Those are the best places for fonts and brushes for CS (I've been told). I use PSP7, so I wouldn't know =/

I was wondering, though, is there any specific forum/thread/place on these boards where art competitions are held? No? I have no idea, I'm absolutely new.

Sylver
August 21st, 2005, 01:50 PM
We don't have any art competitions, yet. ^_^

Sawyer
August 22nd, 2005, 09:51 AM
that's not a bad idea... okay, i'm patenting the idea of a huge competition, like at pe2k (if any of you know about [WAR])... so i'm making it, no one else. xD

DarkPegasus
August 23rd, 2005, 09:35 AM
I made a new sig, put as you can see it ain't transparent cuz I am having problems with it... Here are the two "versions" of transparent pics:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v520/DarkPegasus/dpl1a2.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v520/DarkPegasus/dpl1a.gif

I will attach the psd file(in a zip) so if anybody is willing to make it transparent I would be verygratefully.

Composer of Requiems
August 26th, 2005, 11:59 PM
that's not a bad idea... okay, i'm patenting the idea of a huge competition, like at pe2k (if any of you know about [WAR])... so i'm making it, no one else. xD
If you want war, you need clans. I'm all for this idea, if you can find enough people who do graphics.

Sawyer
August 27th, 2005, 09:42 AM
****, you're right... we'd need to get way more artists... >.<

BluePhoenix
August 28th, 2005, 02:48 AM
Hey AC Magna I need some help on recolouring a picture using Photoshop 7.0. I will post examples of what I mean=
This is the real picture= http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/Pokemon_Veteran/Beyblade%20G%20Revolution/GRevo195.jpg

And I want to recoloure it to this= http://tinypic.com/b8wq5w.jpg Blue

So can you help me out?

Sawyer
August 29th, 2005, 09:51 AM
sure.. go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation, then... on the little window that opens up, tick the checkbox that has Colorize next to it. then, you can change the color. i don't know the exact coordinates, but if you put the Hue bar a little over the midpoint. Saturation is how grey or how blue it is. you can change it and see how you like it... Lightness.. keep that at 0.

.::Tsunami::.
September 6th, 2005, 07:30 PM
so where can you get limewire?

Legolas
September 7th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Okay, i have Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 . I know it suckz -.-, but it was my dad how bought it. So, can i like make banners, avaays, resize things, and write one images threw it? My Photo Shop i mean

Sawyer
October 1st, 2005, 08:23 AM
you can do much more than that in Photoshop Elements >_>

Legolas
October 5th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Oh, okay ^_^. Just wondering, is PhotoShop 7.0 better than it?

Sawyer
October 6th, 2005, 06:42 AM
you can do the same stuff, just a different format. i'd prefer 7, cause that's what i grew up on, but... PSE and 7 are very, very similar. ^^

skib
November 15th, 2005, 05:14 AM
wish i could use photoshop well. :(

Night-Kun
November 26th, 2005, 12:28 PM
OK, I've got this problem and here seems the best place to post it.. I've downloaded some brushes off of deviantART and now I don't know how to get PS to load them.. I'm using PS 7..

DarkPegasus
November 30th, 2005, 07:10 AM
Could somebody create a *.psd file that is A4 paper format? I can't figure out how to make it... (I put it in cm 21 x 29.7 but it is like ten times larger than that).

Edit: And upoload or attach it...

Kira
November 30th, 2005, 07:15 AM
OK, I've got this problem and here seems the best place to post it.. I've downloaded some brushes off of deviantART and now I don't know how to get PS to load them.. I'm using PS 7..

Take your brush tool (B) and right click on the file. Click the little arrow, and load brushes.

Composer of Requiems
December 1st, 2005, 11:38 PM
Could somebody create a *.psd file that is A4 paper format? I can't figure out how to make it... (I put it in cm 21 x 29.7 but it is like ten times larger than that).

Edit: And upoload or attach it...
Depends on your resolution. If it looks 10 times larger, it should be quite fine. As long as your image is greater than 50px per cm or 150 pixels per inch, it won't get pixelated when printed out.

The size on screen is:

(Length in cm) x (pixels per cm) = (length in pixels)

O
December 2nd, 2005, 05:02 PM
OK, I've got this problem and here seems the best place to post it.. I've downloaded some brushes off of deviantART and now I don't know how to get PS to load them.. I'm using PS 7..
And don't forget to save it into where you're supposed to save! I don't exactly remember where it is, but it's something about 'preset' or something like that.

Charon
December 4th, 2005, 01:19 AM
'Scuse me. I'm drawing from scratch on photoshop. I've got a sketch, now I want to do some nice, clean lineart. Is their a bezier tool (like on MS Paint) I can use to keep my lines neat?

DarkPegasus
December 4th, 2005, 01:37 AM
Depends on your resolution. If it looks 10 times larger, it should be quite fine. As long as your image is greater than 50px per cm or 150 pixels per inch, it won't get pixelated when printed out.

The size on screen is:

(Length in cm) x (pixels per cm) = (length in pixels)


Thanks man, but I just went ahead and made a bmp in paint with the "right size" and putted it in photoshop.

Demon_Slayer
December 9th, 2005, 05:02 PM
i'm downloading a free trial just so I can make a few banners

Thomas
December 13th, 2005, 05:01 AM
Ok, I am using PS 9.0, I need to find a good beginner tutorial. I basically know nothing about PS. I have only used PSP.

THIRTY-SIX
December 13th, 2005, 05:31 AM
i sometimes use http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/Adobe_Photoshop/All/ well if im bothered with new things =P

Thomas
December 17th, 2005, 08:58 PM
How do I put an outline on text in PS CS2?

Sawyer
December 17th, 2005, 09:03 PM
Layer>Layer Style>Stroke... 1 pixel, black, normal, and no contour.

Thomas
December 17th, 2005, 10:35 PM
How do I change the transparency of an object/picture/layer?

Sawyer
December 17th, 2005, 11:00 PM
there will be a little thing that says Opacity: - mess with that.

Thomas
December 17th, 2005, 11:25 PM
What would that be under?

Sawyer
December 18th, 2005, 10:41 AM
On the layer window, there is a Selector for Fill and Opacity. :/

Thomas
December 18th, 2005, 11:53 AM
Sry, I am extremely new at this. I just got the program a week or so ago.

Sawyer
December 18th, 2005, 12:04 PM
No problem, when I first started I didn't even know what opacity and transparency was XD

THIRTY-SIX
December 19th, 2005, 05:13 AM
i cannot get the hang of pattern overlay......., i do the 3 by 3 pixel sqaure thingy to make a diagonal thing but what colour do you use to make sure the picture doesnt get darker.....
*sigh*.... never mind....

Fl0W:HHGURU
December 27th, 2005, 07:11 PM
where can i use/download PaintBBS?

.-'Infernal Hylian'-.
January 3rd, 2006, 09:09 AM
how do i make a Pokemon sprite transparent to get all the white away leaving only th sprite?

THIRTY-SIX
January 6th, 2006, 10:10 AM
pkmn user i cannot help with that......
link: use the magic wand tool and click the white.... itll select all that is white, except white pixels surrounded by other colours.... then tap delete....

Spectrum
January 6th, 2006, 10:17 AM
how do i make a Pokemon sprite transparent to get all the white away leaving only th sprite?
Open your sprite in Photoshop. Go to File -> Save for Web. Choose the GIF format, and make sure the colours are set to 256. Under the colour table, select the colour labelled #FFFFFF (it will be the very last square if you're going horizontally). Below that you'll see the number '256' and 5 buttons. Click the first button from the left. Now click 'Save', and choose a place to save your sprite. Now it's transparent.

Sawyer
January 6th, 2006, 11:12 AM
*snickers* It's called magic wand tool, set to non-contiguous xD

mvtm
January 6th, 2006, 06:56 PM
Hey , hi .. i dont tend to do this. I actually know how to make Images Transparent on Photoshop..., BUT...
I am having troubles doing a good job at this, since this fonts are complicated to make. (Magic wand selected area issues)

I like , if someone can to make the black backgrounds transparent, leaving only the word on white.
Please give me a hand..(they just a few..come on ^^;)
Oh i like them on .png btw.

Sorry if i posted this on a wrong area,ie forum, i just dont know where to put this.

Forest Grovyle
January 7th, 2006, 04:48 AM
Hiya mvtm :)

Sorry, you're not allowed to post threads without any art in them ^^; There's a thread in Graphics and Photography which deals with questions on Photoshop, and as this seems to fit quite nicely there I'll merge your post with it and hopefully somebody there can help you!

--FG

Spectrum
January 7th, 2006, 04:57 AM
*snickers* It's called magic wand tool, set to non-contiguous xD
...they both do the same thing.

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 3rd, 2006, 01:53 PM
My question = When i have created the background for my sig, how do i insert a picture and reduce its size so it fits perfect, thanks in advanced.

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 4th, 2006, 07:46 AM
its ok now, i have over come this problem, but please can some one quickly tell me how to host the image properly? im using imageshack to host my sig which is in GIF format, but there is one problem. when i copy and paste the URL of the image into User CP -sig- it doesnt show my sig, it flashes through about 4 of the layers i have used, so it starts of in my background colour then next brush then next brush, instead of just one full complete image! :cry: someone help me please!
oops sorry i was meant to edit that but typed into wrong box, i am VERY sorry, mistake :(

THIRTY-SIX
February 4th, 2006, 08:04 AM
now are you sure the animation has the right layers visible in every frame?

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 4th, 2006, 08:07 AM
Its not meant to be animated...just a normal sig, Look in my sig, right now, this is what i mean.

THIRTY-SIX
February 4th, 2006, 08:09 AM
you can host images in www.photobucket.com but you gotta create an account which is free, post the url link

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 4th, 2006, 08:11 AM
see in my sig? its meant to be normal like yours. But it isnt and i cant figure out why, and whats the difference between photobucket and imageshak to host images? surely no difference?

THIRTY-SIX
February 4th, 2006, 08:14 AM
how many times have you tried to upload it... try again...

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 4th, 2006, 08:20 AM
i uploaded it twice on imageshack, now trying photobucket

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 4th, 2006, 08:48 AM
That didnt work either. Please some one help. OMG i need to stop double posting sorry

THIRTY-SIX
February 4th, 2006, 08:50 AM
ugh ^^; i shoulda told you to just reopen the psd file and save it again as a png

Sawyer
February 4th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Next time, let's try not saving non-animations as gifs, hmm?

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 4th, 2006, 11:00 AM
i didint know what the differences between gifs and other formats were, but now i know, i thank yee. So i re-open my sig, then save as a .png?

THIRTY-SIX
February 4th, 2006, 11:02 AM
yea the psd file... there may be errors on the gif if you reopen that

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 4th, 2006, 11:16 AM
ok im completely confused now. ill tell you where im at:
1) i have finished my sig and have save it, when i look at it in my pictures it says its saved as a PSD file.
2) When i i go on to PS i go to save as, and save it as sig1.PSD
3)I open up my documents and i cant find it in the files. or anywhere.
4) i have tried to use imageshack, photoshop and tiny pick to host my sigs, none of which work :cry:
come on, someone must know. you all have them.
Its ok, ive sorted it.

Shadow_Pikachu
February 12th, 2006, 02:57 AM
I have a spanish version of Photshop cs8 how do change the language to english?

Sawyer
February 12th, 2006, 09:49 AM
Maybe next time buy the English version? o_O

Esupio
February 14th, 2006, 05:18 AM
I've downloaded some brushes from deviantart, I've got them onto PS but how do I get them up.

I suck I know

THIRTY-SIX
February 14th, 2006, 05:25 AM
I've downloaded some brushes from deviantart, I've got them onto PS but how do I get them up.

I suck I knowclick on the down arrow.... the one next to the brush size
a drop menu should appear... click the arroww facing right... the only arrow ^^;
load brushes then find where you saved it...

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 20th, 2006, 07:49 AM
ok, so ive downloaded a font i would like to use, where can i find the font folder on windows xp?

alangeds
February 20th, 2006, 10:07 PM
What I do, is create a folder named 'FONTS' in My Documents (Easier to Find)
Download the font and put it in that folder.
Now go to control panel, then fonts.
Go to File , then install new font.
double click on C:\ then go to Documents and Settings, Your Computer Username, My Documents, then 'FONTS'.
Search for the font you downloaded, select it, then click OK. :)

Well, that's my way of doing it, and I find it easy, but I guess it's probably stupid if there's a better way than that.

Alan

THIRTY-SIX
February 21st, 2006, 01:14 AM
C:/ Windows / fonts
drag and drop...
it wont work if you arent an admin on the pc... limited users cannot install jack ****

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 22nd, 2006, 08:39 AM
Ok thanks. This is my own computer so it'll be ok. Thanks again, both of you ;)

DarkGreg
March 21st, 2006, 01:56 PM
How would you make a backround for a banner.

Ueki Kousuke
March 28th, 2006, 01:41 PM
Yes, I've got a question, how do you do those dots and still make it stand out?

THIRTY-SIX
March 28th, 2006, 01:55 PM
create a new document 3 px by 3 px, use the pencil on 1px in the center, edit> define pattern...
now on the document you want to create use paint bucket but instead of foreground in the litle drop box select pattern, if you want in a specific place then i suggest using the seletion tool before paint bucket

Ryu-Chan
April 2nd, 2006, 02:47 PM
I have a question!how do you add text?

THIRTY-SIX
April 3rd, 2006, 01:14 AM
i cannot believe no one answered that... press the t on tools bar, if the tool bar isnt there then go to window > tools make sure its ticked

phantom_zangetsu
April 9th, 2006, 06:50 AM
umm...hey can you make a banner in photoshop adobe? or is it on imageready?

D.Sephiroth
May 8th, 2006, 06:03 AM
the best program to make banners with is photoshop, imageready is most likely used for animations.

Sawyer
May 14th, 2006, 07:54 PM
Adobe ImageReady is basically an add-on for Adobe Photoshop. It is mainly used for web slicing but can also be used for animation.

phantom_zangetsu
May 28th, 2006, 08:07 PM
oh...okay i get it now....so umm...how do you put animated gif's on a banner? i really need to know.....

Miyu-chan
May 28th, 2006, 09:06 PM
You'll have to use ImageReady, which usually comes with Photoshop. Here's a basic tutorial...

http://community.livejournal.com/mawkish_designs/3508.html

AmaranthProject
June 12th, 2006, 08:09 AM
I need help with Corel Paint Shop Pro X. Whenever I try to make an image transparent it would just go back to normal whenever I add a new layer or draw. How could I avoid this?

Kimicatdemon
June 12th, 2006, 03:44 PM
How do you make images transparent on photoshop elements 4.0? I can't figure it out... Oh and how can I get more pattern designs and filters?

Sumomo & Kotoko
June 13th, 2006, 10:19 PM
you can't download Photoshop for free. you have to buy the software.
We got our Photoshop for free. A friend gave it to my brother via CD and so we can load it to any computer we want for the price of nothing, w00t.

Can we post pictures in this thread?

Yuscrecio
June 22nd, 2006, 08:45 AM
Does anyone here use Photoshop Elements 4.0? Because, I was just wondering if anyone had a tut for it? I am lost, and I was just wondering that and if someone had to ask them to make like a simple style, because I am soo confused. T.T

kitsune_boy389
July 2nd, 2006, 01:48 PM
I've downloaded some brushes. How do i add them to PS.

THIRTY-SIX
July 3rd, 2006, 03:54 AM
I've downloaded some brushes. How do i add them to PS.http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3818/loadingbrushes0ei.jpg
Does anyone here use Photoshop Elements 4.0? Because, I was just wondering if anyone had a tut for it? I am lost, and I was just wondering that and if someone had to ask them to make like a simple style, because I am soo confused. T.Tive found a few basic ps element tuts on my college network so ill try and edit this post with them
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MPTG69TK

Kimicatdemon
July 11th, 2006, 01:17 PM
Does anyone here use Photoshop Elements 4.0? Because, I was just wondering if anyone had a tut for it? I am lost, and I was just wondering that and if someone had to ask them to make like a simple style, because I am soo confused. T.T
I use that program too, I can help you with a little, but I'm not much help.

Micklo
July 12th, 2006, 01:20 AM
On Photoshop Elements 2.0, I know there is a way to blend effects in with layer masks and gradients, but i've forgotten how. Please may someone help?

E.G. I'm making a sig and only want line effects to show up very much on one side, then fade out so that there are none on the other side. How do I do this with layer masks and gradients?

Loki
August 12th, 2006, 06:37 PM
Hrmm...Does anybody know how to do motion blurs with Photoshop 7.0? Not manual blur's with the blur tool, but like, designated blurs, if that makes any sense...

And, if there's any place to find simple plain brushes that are simply lines in different directions, I'd love to know.

Chuchino
August 12th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Hrmm...Does anybody know how to do motion blurs with Photoshop 7.0? Not manual blur's with the blur tool, but like, designated blurs, if that makes any sense...

And, if there's any place to find simple plain brushes that are simply lines in different directions, I'd love to know.

I have Photoshop 7.0, too! To use Motion Blur, go "Filter>Blur>Motion Blur", if that's what you're asking ^-^

Loki
August 13th, 2006, 08:00 AM
Oh- psh. DUH. I'm such an idiot. >.< I totally forgot about that. *slaps self* Thanks though. *Goes off muttering insults to self*

Kylie-chan
August 13th, 2006, 08:19 AM
Hrmm...Does anybody know how to do motion blurs with Photoshop 7.0? Not manual blur's with the blur tool, but like, designated blurs, if that makes any sense...

And, if there's any place to find simple plain brushes that are simply lines in different directions, I'd love to know.
Dotted lines, dashed lines, solid lines, or what? *confused as to what you're asking*

Jedite1000
October 11th, 2006, 06:44 PM
how do the members make the banners i seen a member requested a banner and he suplied the picture, and it had a bacnground in it and when the host made the banner for him, it was different hit had a different background and colors, so i was wandering how can you remove a background from the picture and put another background into it?

Chuchino
October 11th, 2006, 07:08 PM
how do the members make the banners i seen a member requested a banner and he suplied the picture, and it had a bacnground in it and when the host made the banner for him, it was different hit had a different background and colors, so i was wandering how can you remove a background from the picture and put another background into it?
In Photoshop, you just take the image and cut out the stuff around it (but you have to make sure that it's not THE background layer) ^^ Then to add a different background, you make a background and place the layer underneath the image.

Hope that made sense ^^

Volta.
October 25th, 2006, 06:00 PM
Hey guys, In CS2, is it possible to thin outlines that you've already drawn w/o affecting their quality or position?

Tsugaru
October 31st, 2006, 09:12 AM
#1 Latias I don't understand the question,Could you be more specific?

Volta.
October 31st, 2006, 06:20 PM
Well, I'm trying to draw artwork Sugimori-style (there are so many of us ^_^), and even though I draw my outlines with a O.3mm pen, they come out really thick when I mask the outlines when it comes time to color. That is usually the only issue in differentiating between my artwork and his.

Basically in my typical routine, to get the outlines, I scan in the drawing (of course) and then convert the image to monotone, get rid of visible pencil lines, use the magic wand to select the outline, and then mask the selection for use on the top layer, so the colors wont bleed onto them. So I was wondering if there is a way to make the outlines thinner without actually going over and tracing the line with a thinner brush or erasing the outer edges of the outline. Unless is that the only option?

Sawyer
November 1st, 2006, 06:24 PM
how do the members make the banners i seen a member requested a banner and he suplied the picture, and it had a bacnground in it and when the host made the banner for him, it was different hit had a different background and colors, so i was wandering how can you remove a background from the picture and put another background into it?

...

Eraser tool.

...

Ryu-Chan
January 5th, 2007, 12:33 PM
My text tool stopped working sdeddenly,when I type the text doesnt appear,(Even when I have a blue background and the text is red)what do I do?

Loki
January 6th, 2007, 08:54 AM
how do the members make the banners i seen a member requested a banner and he suplied the picture, and it had a bacnground in it and when the host made the banner for him, it was different hit had a different background and colors, so i was wandering how can you remove a background from the picture and put another background into it?

I personally use the 'polygonal lasso' tool, if you can find that on your tool bar. Then I cut the image out of the background and paste it onto a different one.

That's called "Rendering", and an image that's cut out like that is a "Render". ^^

Chaos Chao: I have no idea. :/ That's never happened to me before... sorry, I don't have an answer for you.

Volta.
January 6th, 2007, 08:58 AM
Yeah Chaos Chao, have you tried restarting Photoshop? Thats all I can think of, usually if something goes wrong in the interface that I cant fix, i just restart the program and the settings go back to normal.

Loki
January 6th, 2007, 09:02 AM
Dotted lines, dashed lines, solid lines, or what? *confused as to what you're asking*


Kind of a really late response, but I meant the lines that you use overlaying the image. They're opacity is extremely low, you can see the image quite clearly from behind them and I seriously wish I had an example, but I don't. I'll have to find one. >.<

Ryu-Chan
January 8th, 2007, 11:21 AM
Yeah Chaos Chao, have you tried restarting Photoshop? Thats all I can think of, usually if something goes wrong in the interface that I cant fix, i just restart the program and the settings go back to normal.

I did,about 5 times actually.

~JapaneseWolf
January 26th, 2007, 07:38 PM
does photoshop elements come with the pen tool? i've searched all over in it and haven't found it! help!!!

Deetroid
April 6th, 2007, 12:33 PM
does photoshop elements come with the pen tool? i've searched all over in it and haven't found it! help!!!

no, there's no pen tool in elements, not even in the 4th version.

Sawyer
April 7th, 2007, 08:57 PM
A suggestion: Don't use Photoshop Elements. It pales in comparison to Photoshop 7, 8, 9, or 10. Whatever floats your boat among those four, but if you're really serious about it, don't use Elements. If you're not willing to pay the unfairly immense price for it, just download it illegally like so many others out there. It takes up more space than Elements, but it's worth it.

~JapaneseWolf
April 15th, 2007, 09:12 PM
argh... that sucks, that was the only way i could do lineart --; and my tablet came with elements and download it illegally? no way i'll be best off buying it and not getting in trouble; thanks for the help guys ^^

Sawyer
April 18th, 2007, 08:49 PM
Well, do what you want, but downloading any program illegally does not potentially incriminate you, only the person who hosted the file on the internet. But whatever.

Kotowari
May 28th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Is there a way to past two animations made in ImagesReady toghether?

PS: I know a month has passed, but I really need to know.

Light Umbreon
June 26th, 2007, 06:32 PM
I only have paint. I was wondering if that was good enough to make the banners you guys make if not please post what I could use, I got it for a gift.

~JapaneseWolf
July 4th, 2007, 01:53 AM
I only have paint. I was wondering if that was good enough to make the banners you guys make if not please post what I could use, I got it for a gift.

Well... if your extremely good you can; but no animations unless you made them yourself.

I don't know what i could recommend; but photoshop or paintshop pro. Photoshop elements, CS2 or any model of the program would be your safest bet.


Hope that helped ^^

Angle-san
July 4th, 2007, 02:44 AM
I only have paint. I was wondering if that was good enough to make the banners you guys make if not please post what I could use, I got it for a gift.

Photoshop is good one if you don't have alot of money you can buy photoshop elements at like target or wal-mart.
With just paint you won't be able to do what we do unless it's like sprites or sprite comix.

Volta.
July 4th, 2007, 09:16 AM
Photoshop Elements has most of the features of a full version of PS; and it costs around US$100 which is less than 20% of the price of the full version. But it's well worth the money if you use it a lot. The most recent version of PS is CS3 which costs around US$650 ... =_= which is a lot

~JapaneseWolf
July 4th, 2007, 05:50 PM
mmhm; i got photoshop elements; the only real thing it misses is the pen tool, thats all. If your extremely skilled in paint you can draw very, very detailed pixel (overs or originals) pictures. Photshop; as i said before; is your safest bet.

Master Kwesi Nkromah
July 5th, 2007, 07:31 AM
How do you create a rounded square selection in adobe photoshop cs3?

Volta.
July 5th, 2007, 09:30 AM
Well, lets see ... Im using CS2, so hopefully it wont be too different
Heres my sucky, non-professional method:

First Get the Rounded Rectangle Tool, which is with the vector masks. If you cant find it, press U and the tool will highlight. It probably isnt a rounded rectangle. So you need to right click on it and select the "Rounded Rectangle Tool", which looks like a little rounded rectangle xP

At the top of your screen you should have a few options such as "Radius". This sets the radius of your round corners. Bear in mind that by default it may be set to inches. You can right click on the box to change to any unit you wish. To the left of the radius box is a little down-arrow, which you may also click on to bring up more options for your rectangle like forcing a square shape, or setting a predefined size.

After youve got everything set up, draw your rounded rectangle right on what you want to select. (Hold down SHIFT as you do so to keep it square if you need to) Do not be alarmed when it shows up as a big, rounded rectangle with your foreground color. Thats just fine!

So what we've actually done was create a vector mask. Now of course it doesnt have to be one. Another thing to note is that its already on its separate layer, w00t! So once youve gotten it to the size and shape you want (youll basically have this big, colored, rounded rectangle over your art) Right click on the layer its in, and click "Rasturize Layer". This will just turn it into any old rounded rectangle.

Now get your Magic Wand tool and select the rectangle and delete it! Yup, delete it! But keep the shape that the magic wand selected. And then you should have a perfect rounded square selection.

o.0 Wow that was really long for something fairly simple... well hopefully that helped anyway!
[I took off my usual red font in case staring at the instructions too long would ruin someone's eyes ^_^;]

ShadowLucario
July 7th, 2007, 09:09 AM
hey guys, i really want to start making banners, and i really want photoshop, but its so darn expensive. But this, Photshop Elements, is so much cheaper. SHould i get that? or should i save up for Photoshop? I just dont know!

PS - Some people were talking about if limewire is illegal. (idk if someone already answered this but oh well) Limewire ITSELF is not illegal, but downloading things with copyrights on them IS.

thanks

Volta.
July 7th, 2007, 11:35 PM
hey guys, i really want to start making banners, and i really want photoshop, but its so darn expensive. But this, Photshop Elements, is so much cheaper. SHould i get that? or should i save up for Photoshop? I just dont know!

Well, if youre just getting started, Id recommend Elements for the fact that it contains most of the fundamental tools and functions for a fraction of the full version price. Then, if you feel committed and "skill'd", you could think about getting the full version or not.

Also! You could try downloading GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/) since it is free. It also contains many photoshop-like tools you could experiment with before getting Elements or the full version.

PS - Some people were talking about if limewire is illegal. (idk if someone already answered this but oh well) Limewire ITSELF is not illegal, but downloading things with copyrights on them IS.

thanks

Im not sure if this is the right thread or the right forum to post this in, sry! ^_^

AztecSunshine
July 7th, 2007, 11:47 PM
how can get the brushes on photoshop? i downloaded a brush but i can't find it on photoshop

Eureka1
July 8th, 2007, 12:13 AM
hey guys, i really want to start making banners, and i really want photoshop, but its so darn expensive. But this, Photshop Elements, is so much cheaper. SHould i get that? or should i save up for Photoshop? I just dont know!

PS - Some people were talking about if limewire is illegal. (idk if someone already answered this but oh well) Limewire ITSELF is not illegal, but downloading things with copyrights on them IS.

thanks

i have photoshop cs3 extended personally, but i tried elements at a pc store, and for signature making its sufficient

pokemon lover
July 23rd, 2007, 01:51 PM
help wanted


i need white background off my sig!!! plesse upload to photobucket!!!


http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x159/level242/lucario.jpg

ANYONE JACK THIS AND ILL HUNT YOU DOWN!!!!!

please do it, upload it with no background, and post link to it here.

Volta.
July 24th, 2007, 09:05 AM
Erm, I dont exactly see a white BG on that banner ... unless you mean the white text? Otherwise Id do it. Please clarify! ^_^

btw you wouldnt mind imageshack would you?

Dachampster
July 25th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Didnt he ask how to get the white background off?

Volta.
July 25th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Oh wait, now I see it... Couldnt you just crop it? Its still rectangular. You could just drag a selection box in MS Paint, copy, paste and then resize it from the corners! That shouldnt be too hard =/

Loki
July 29th, 2007, 01:24 PM
Two questions:

1. How does one use textures? *SUPERSHOTNESS* [/I know I'm lame. Sorry.]

2. When I was using my square brush, one of the default ones, I was trying to change the brush options so that it would smooth and scatter. But for some reason, smooth and scatter are gray-ed off and PS7 won't let me select smooth or scatter. Only like, Shape Dynamics is un-gray-ed. Is it just my version of PS7 that won't let me set the square brushes to smooth, scatter, and shape dynamic options? D:

Rena
July 29th, 2007, 01:40 PM
1. Wellzorz, I can't really explain it that well, but like, you use them to "enhance." your image more toodly-doodly. Like, you can use it to make the color of the image different, or the quality and stuff of it, you also can create textures.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m155/Jelliebeanies/9d3f64f0c704012c99e1009408dc.jpg
Example of a texture by toybirds@livejournal.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m155/Jelliebeanies/bbook.png
An example of using this texture, icon made by me (no stealing..!) See the part of the manga colorization that is a bit more grey-ish, and the dark spot at the top, you just copy and paste that on, then set it to a blending change.

2. Lulz I dun knoww.

Volta.
July 29th, 2007, 07:24 PM
2. When I was using my square brush, one of the default ones, I was trying to change the brush options so that it would smooth and scatter. But for some reason, smooth and scatter are gray-ed off and PS7 won't let me select smooth or scatter. Only like, Shape Dynamics is un-gray-ed. Is it just my version of PS7 that won't let me set the square brushes to smooth, scatter, and shape dynamic options? D:

Hmm, maybe you cant edit default brushes?

Im using CS2, but we'll see if this walkthrough works =/

You could make a new brush by making a new image, and then drawing a simple square (and any other options you were going for). Then go to Edit > Define Brush Preset and do the naming and all that junk. Now go and select your new brush from the list (probably at the bottom) and go back to the Brushes option tab and see if the settings work.

If so, yayy for you! And of course be sure to save the settings by clicking on the arrow on the Brushes tab (with the option window open) and click New Brush Preset to save the settings on the current brush.

If this doesnt work, then youve got me stumped! T_T

Loki
July 29th, 2007, 07:35 PM
Hmm, maybe you cant edit default brushes?

Im using CS2, but we'll see if this walkthrough works =/

You could make a new brush by making a new image, and then drawing a simple square (and any other options you were going for). Then go to Edit > Define Brush Preset and do the naming and all that junk. Now go and select your new brush from the list (probably at the bottom) and go back to the Brushes option tab and see if the settings work.

If so, yayy for you! And of course be sure to save the settings by clicking on the arrow on the Brushes tab (with the option window open) and click New Brush Preset to save the settings on the current brush.

If this doesnt work, then youve got me stumped! T_T

HOMG. JOO ARE SO AMAZING. JOO ARE LAIKE, MASTER OF FIXING PHOTOSHOP LULZ.

I am not worthy of your greatness. Thank you so so so much, TIME TO DO SOME SERIOUS PHOTOSHOPPIN M'MAN. >DDD

Miki-chan: Lulz, I get it now! I actually was wondering where I would find the ones I have installed with my PS7 patch, but oh well. *s'all good.*

Volta.
July 29th, 2007, 08:08 PM
Wait, so it worked? w00t! ^_^ Glad I could help!

Loki
July 29th, 2007, 08:18 PM
Ah wait. D: I told you the wrong thing.

So it works with brushes, but I need the smudge tool. *shot*

I can't get it to work with the smudge tool.

Volta.
July 30th, 2007, 09:12 AM
Are you sure? I looked at it again this morning, and the brush I made for the brush tool also works for the smudge tool... its at the bottom with the other custom brushes. Maybe you cant do that in PS7? Thats all I can think of. =/

The same brush set should work for all brush-based tools, being brush, smudge, pencil, and even the blur and sharpen tools, plus probably a lot more.

PokemonRox
July 30th, 2007, 09:16 AM
I have photoshop 7.0 and i was wondering if anyone could help me make a banner and avatar like give me a tutorial or tell me what to do because i can barely make anything in photoshop and i really want to learn

Mika
July 30th, 2007, 09:25 AM
PokemonRox :3 There are built in tutorials with Photoshop but the easiest way to learn is to just mess around. Look at other banners and get ideas then check places like websoup.org for tutorials and the like. It takes time to get good so don't get discouraged. ^^ keep at it and you'll be good before you know it! Maybe your school might offer a class you could take too. ^^; I taught myself on Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7 then learned how to us Photoshop CS2 at my school four years later.

RYOUKI
August 15th, 2007, 08:45 AM
I have well Photoshop CS2, and I was wondering on how to create a Clipping Mask?
I have found a tutorial somewhere but I forgot the link and forgot the steps O.o
So um, Kindly pls anyone re-teach me how to create a Clipping Mask? Thank you

Soulinferno
August 15th, 2007, 10:31 AM
I downloaded the trial for photoshop cs3 a couple of days ago. And I was wondering how do you color in drawing's (that you drew yourself) in photoshop because i've seen it done a lot and I want to learn how to do it. Sorry if this question has been asked before.

THIRTY-SIX
August 15th, 2007, 10:46 AM
Add a new layer put the layer mode on color and paint the colour you want.

You can also trace your art with the pen tool, also colouring with that tool too. You may want to practise first, as it's a long process.
I think Forest Groyvle has tutorial on the pen tool.

mystletainn
August 28th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Is the Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book worth 55 Dollars?

Also, does it usually take forever to download Photoshop?

Volta.
August 30th, 2007, 05:36 PM
55 bucks is pretty hefty for a software tip book (even if it is for a very expensive program) and I think that u can find most of the tips u need (and none that you dont) online with the help of your handy-dandy Google! However CS3 is fairly new (cmon! I just got CS2 recently! >=[) so online tutorials may be scarce (or not =/)

My opinion? Check online first before buying the book, and then decide!

As for download times, not usually. It depends on your internet speed, system memory, and maybe processing speed (the latter 2 Im not exactly sure of)

Vavavoom ♣
September 8th, 2007, 06:42 AM
Alright. I never thought of posting here but anyway, I have a problem. I'm not new to Photoshop, however, I have a question.

" How to put the colour of a text, gradient, and the outside line, stroke? "

Thanks. :3

THIRTY-SIX
September 8th, 2007, 06:56 AM
Do you mean you want the stroke to be a gradient or do you want something like in your sig?
For the first you can't without rasterizing.

Vavavoom ♣
September 8th, 2007, 07:17 AM
Do you mean you want the stroke to be a gradient or do you want something like in your sig?
For the first you can't without rasterizing.

Like in my banner, in my signature. That's what I meant.

Volta.
September 8th, 2007, 07:42 AM
If you have a way of selecting just the area of stroke on that text, you can make a new layer with that selection and make a normal gradient in that area.

THIRTY-SIX
September 8th, 2007, 07:52 AM
Ok you have to type your text to whatever you want. Create a new layer, making a gradient on that layer. With the gradient layer selected hold down ctrl and click on your type. After the selection press the square with a circle inside it icon.
That should get you gradient text.

Now if you want a double stroke go to Edit > Stroke... You have t rasterize text first. After double click the the 'text' layer and when the menu pops up go to stroke and mess with the settings.
If you only want a single stroke the just double click the type.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v510/munna170488/help/gt.gif

Vavavoom ♣
September 8th, 2007, 08:16 AM
Alright. Thanks to you two. It worked! ^^ -lollipop + confetti-

Hazuki
September 14th, 2007, 03:20 PM
Do you know how to animate on Photoshop CS2?

Volta.
September 14th, 2007, 04:51 PM
Yes I do! xD I used Photoshop CS2 and Imageready CS2 (which hopefully came with your Photoshop) to make little animations like my current avatar desu~ (which I plan on beefing up soon!)

First, you gotta have the frames you want as different layers in one psd file done and ready in Photoshop (which Im assuming you can make good frames ;D) Now you open the psd file in Imageready CS2 and while youre at it, go to Window > Animation to bring up a little window that, when you're done, will show all the frames like a little slide show!

So hide or unhide the layers till you get the layer you want to be the first frame to appear, then, in the Animation window, click on that little arrow in the corner, and go to New Frame. Then, again, hide/unhide some layers to get the second frame to appear, and click New Frame again.

Repeat this process untill you get the last layer (frame) on top as the final frame in the series of frames that should be appearing in the Animation window. Now right now, if you try to click that play button on the bottom, youll see the animation whiz by so fast itll make your head spin desu~! To fix that, click on where it says "0 sec" underneath one of the frames and change that time. This is the amount of time it takes from that current frame to the next frame. Hopefully that slows things down a bit where things are more recognizable. Now if you want to make your animations smoother (at the cost of more frames and ultimately a larger filesize), you can select a frame, and then click the button by the Next Frame button in the Animation window that looks like a fading circle (to me, it looks like a bouncing ball desu~ but thats just me =/) which is called the Tween button. What this does is that it helps fade between frames to smooth things out a bit. Thisll bring up a window with a few options...



Tween With: usually you want this set to Next Frame. This just chooses which other frame to blend with.

Frames to Add: this is how many extra frames to add between the two frames. The more you have, the smoother the transition is.

Layers: leave this on all layers so it blends everything in the frame nicely (unless you have some other trick in mind ~_^)

Parameters: usually you want all these checked so it smoothes everything that happens between frames.



Then you click OK and itll add some frames to smooth things out. Once things are tweened, you may want to shorten the time between some frames to speed things up somewhat too.

Now, BEFORE you finish things up, there are some necessary tasks you must do to compress filesize as much as possible.

First, with your image windowed, there are some tabs above your image. (Original, Optimized, 2-up, and 4-up) click Optimized so we can get a good preview.

Now go to Window > Optimize to bring up the optimization window. Goody! More options! xD



If you want to bypass all this, go to the arrow in the corner and click Optimize to Filesize. This will jiggle with everything to get a desired filesize, though the outcome isnt always what youre looking for. Otherwise, look below...

Preset: there are some preset options here if you want to go for the quick and easy way. Any alterations below will change this.

Format: make sure this is GIF, as this is the only format in the list that supports animation.

Color Table

Reduction: ummm... this mainy says how many total colors you can use here. We mainly worry about the top four choices; Perceptual, Selective and Adaptive dont have much difference IMO, but perceptual has the smallest filesize (though not by much). And Restrictive is just plain ugly..

Colors: more often than not, youll want this left at 256 to get the most detail. Any less and things start to look choppy even though it does reduce filesize a lot!

Dither

Method: this tells how it will blend colors. Diffusion offers the lowest filesize but at a significant cost to quality. Noise is vice-versa, and Pattern is a good balance between the two desu~

Amount: This only applies to Diffusion. The higher the value, the better it will look, but the bigger it gets.

Transparency: check this if you have a transparent BG

Dither: the same options as Amount above ^

Matte: this selects what color the edges will be (since not all dithering is perfect) you can choose a color if you know what will be behind your image, or leave it at black or white.

The final settings are a bit fuzzy to me...

Interlaced: Umm, by default this is on, but this increases filesize

Use Unified Color Table: this doesnt affect filesize as it only determines how to select colors when you change formats. But you probably wont be, so leave this off

Add Metadata: TBH, I have no idea what this does. There is a settings box next to it that changes a few things for file formats, but none of these options affect filesize. Mess with this if you want to.



FINALLY, when everything is done and optimized, go to File > Save Optimized As and choose a filename and everything, and make sure its a GIF too! ^_^ and then hit save!

Bum budda ba!!!! Your animation is done and optimized and ready to be used!

Hopefully this helps desu~!! ^_^

ran[D]umb
September 14th, 2007, 04:54 PM
When I am trying to setup my Photoshop CS3, when it actually gets to the setup screen, it says it cannot setup due to:

- Photoshop CS3

And I dunno why it does this.

Help?

Hazuki
September 14th, 2007, 05:14 PM
Yes I do! xD I used Photoshop CS2 and Imageready CS2 (which hopefully came with your Photoshop) to make little animations like my current avatar desu~ (which I plan on beefing up soon!)

First, you gotta have the frames you want as different layers in one psd file done and ready in Photoshop (which Im assuming you can make good frames ;D) Now you open the psd file in Imageready CS2 and while youre at it, go to Window > Animation to bring up a little window that, when you're done, will show all the frames like a little slide show!

So hide or unhide the layers till you get the layer you want to be the first frame to appear, then, in the Animation window, click on that little arrow in the corner, and go to New Frame. Then, again, hide/unhide some layers to get the second frame to appear, and click New Frame again.

Repeat this process untill you get the last layer (frame) on top as the final frame in the series of frames that should be appearing in the Animation window. Now right now, if you try to click that play button on the bottom, youll see the animation whiz by so fast itll make your head spin desu~! To fix that, click on where it says "0 sec" underneath one of the frames and change that time. This is the amount of time it takes from that current frame to the next frame. Hopefully that slows things down a bit where things are more recognizable. Now if you want to make your animations smoother (at the cost of more frames and ultimately a larger filesize), you can select a frame, and then click the button by the Next Frame button in the Animation window that looks like a fading circle (to me, it looks like a bouncing ball desu~ but thats just me =/) which is called the Tween button. What this does is that it helps fade between frames to smooth things out a bit. Thisll bring up a window with a few options...



Tween With: usually you want this set to Next Frame. This just chooses which other frame to blend with.

Frames to Add: this is how many extra frames to add between the two frames. The more you have, the smoother the transition is.

Layers: leave this on all layers so it blends everything in the frame nicely (unless you have some other trick in mind ~_^)

Parameters: usually you want all these checked so it smoothes everything that happens between frames.



Then you click OK and itll add some frames to smooth things out. Once things are tweened, you may want to shorten the time between some frames to speed things up somewhat too.

Now, BEFORE you finish things up, there are some necessary tasks you must do to compress filesize as much as possible.

First, with your image windowed, there are some tabs above your image. (Original, Optimized, 2-up, and 4-up) click Optimized so we can get a good preview.

Now go to Window > Optimize to bring up the optimization window. Goody! More options! xD



If you want to bypass all this, go to the arrow in the corner and click Optimize to Filesize. This will jiggle with everything to get a desired filesize, though the outcome isnt always what youre looking for. Otherwise, look below...

Preset: there are some preset options here if you want to go for the quick and easy way. Any alterations below will change this.

Format: make sure this is GIF, as this is the only format in the list that supports animation.

Color Table

Reduction: ummm... this mainy says how many total colors you can use here. We mainly worry about the top four choices; Perceptual, Selective and Adaptive dont have much difference IMO, but perceptual has the smallest filesize (though not by much). And Restrictive is just plain ugly..

Colors: more often than not, youll want this left at 256 to get the most detail. Any less and things start to look choppy even though it does reduce filesize a lot!

Dither

Method: this tells how it will blend colors. Diffusion offers the lowest filesize but at a significant cost to quality. Noise is vice-versa, and Pattern is a good balance between the two desu~

Amount: This only applies to Diffusion. The higher the value, the better it will look, but the bigger it gets.

Transparency: check this if you have a transparent BG

Dither: the same options as Amount above ^

Matte: this selects what color the edges will be (since not all dithering is perfect) you can choose a color if you know what will be behind your image, or leave it at black or white.

The final settings are a bit fuzzy to me...

Interlaced: Umm, by default this is on, but this increases filesize

Use Unified Color Table: this doesnt affect filesize as it only determines how to select colors when you change formats. But you probably wont be, so leave this off

Add Metadata: TBH, I have no idea what this does. There is a settings box next to it that changes a few things for file formats, but none of these options affect filesize. Mess with this if you want to.



FINALLY, when everything is done and optimized, go to File > Save Optimized As and choose a filename and everything, and make sure its a GIF too! ^_^ and then hit save!

Bum budda ba!!!! Your animation is done and optimized and ready to be used!

Hopefully this helps desu~!! ^_^

IT was kind of long but... OMG I animated my first pic! Thank you so much! ^^

Volta.
September 15th, 2007, 09:33 AM
Yeah, I realize its long.. x_x But most of it is just going through menu options desu~ Once you practice a bit more and get used to the setup, this all becomes second nature to you and you can whip something up in about 10 minutes!

...and TBH, I learned a thing or two writing this tutorial too! ~_^

ran[D]umb
September 16th, 2007, 12:08 PM
MMkay, I have another question.

When installing the program Adobe Photoshop CS3, when it gets to the actual intallation...it goes like 2 millimeters...and stops.

Can I get some help?

Loki
October 29th, 2007, 05:49 PM
MMkay, I have another question.

When installing the program Adobe Photoshop CS3, when it gets to the actual intallation...it goes like 2 millimeters...and stops.

Can I get some help?

Well, is it a downloaded version, or is it the actual thing?

If it's downloaded, try a different CS3 torrent. It could be an internal problem.

If it's the actual thing, I can't help you there.

But either way, you should triple check to see whether it prompt's you for an activation or serial code.

That's the only basic help I can give you. :< Sorry~

Marauding Master
November 5th, 2007, 12:27 PM
When I am trying to setup my Photoshop CS3, when it actually gets to the setup screen, it says it cannot setup due to:

- Photoshop CS3

And I dunno why it does this.

Help?

Make sure you got SP2+ installed.

Uryū Ishida
December 22nd, 2007, 10:44 PM
Hey i was wandering if i could get a tutorial for making back grounds you know the ones that are like in banner request shops =]

RYOUKI
December 23rd, 2007, 12:22 AM
Hey i was wandering if i could get a tutorial for making back grounds you know the ones that are like in banner request shops =]
There are lots of tutorials out there, check google, but then as a christmas gift here:

Link (http://www.prodesignhost.com/tutorials/photoshop_tutorials/photoshop_Lens_Flare_Abstract_Tutorial.php)

Uryū Ishida
December 23rd, 2007, 01:17 AM
Aww...thanks =] friends? i wish i could get you a small pressie but dont have a clue..=[

Shika
December 23rd, 2007, 08:45 AM
Actually that tutorial is easy to follow. Tell me which part you are confused at.

Hazuki
December 23rd, 2007, 09:51 AM
Hey i was wandering if i could get a tutorial for making back grounds you know the ones that are like in banner request shops =]

The only thing I can say about that is to blend lots and lots of brushes together to make a cool background. =]

Volta.
December 25th, 2007, 12:05 PM
When you mix together many filters and brushes, eventually you can get a nifty collage effect thats nice.

Backgrounds are so open-ended that you really cant describe what to do. The best thing to do is just to take some time and fiddle around with the vast assortment of brushes and colors at your disposal!

Myoko-chan
February 8th, 2008, 08:19 PM
How do make the image bigger without effecting the render?
Like, I mean make the image bigger, but the render stays the same size.
I want more space to add stuff on...

Yes I'm a n00b at this... x_x