August 9th, 2004

rhps

Saving GIFS Poorly

I know something like this is in the memories, but it didn't solve my problem.

All of a sudden, when I go to save .gif animations in Animation Shop, I can't get them to be under 40K, yet *still* nice-looking files. They get all grainy and stuff.

Here's the settings and also a single frame from a .gif animation I made so you can see what it's doing.

It's doing this [when I want it to be crisp and clear]:


Under these settings:
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I've tried combinations of different things checked/unchecked, sizing down the dimensions of the images, deleting frames, but no matter what I do...the animation is grainy.

Photoshop CS

Hey, I just got Photoshop CS and had a few questions regarding it. What exactly is the difference between Photoshop CS and Photshop 7.0 (except for the fact that it is an upgrade of 7.0)? New features explained would be wonderful.

Also, when I bought Photoshop CS it came with a bunch of things called PLUG-INs. What exactly are plug-ins, and what do they do? Can I use them to make icons?

Thanks in advance for all your help, and reading this entry. ^_^
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Faith

JPG Graininess

A friend of mine is having a problem with icon quality when she saves an image as a JPEG in PSP8. Her original cap quality is high, but when she saves the icon gets grain on the faces and around sharp edges, like they would with highly optimized JPGS. Is there some kind of automatic image quality setting on PSP8 that you can change so the quality isn't decreased upon saving?
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Newbie Alert

Hi,

I just very recently got Paint Shop Pro 8 because I wanted to learn how to make my own icons so I'm in the process of learning. Anyway, I know this question is going to sound really dumb and I checked the list of memories and don't think I saw the answer exactly. What are brushes? I keep hearing all this talk about downloading brushes and using brushes. What are they?
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you too [me]

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i have the trial version of PSP8 and i have been trying to make my text overlay or something along those lines but i cant seem to find where to go to change that. im really sorry if someone has asked this recently but im typing this really fast because i have to somewhere! any help would be sooooooooooooooo appreciated!
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