October 21st, 2004

beat of my heart
  • mutt182

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Can someone tell me, where can I get Gradients and how do I install them? I remember reading a "how-to" which I think was in here but I didn't get anywhere on it.

Can someone give me a step-by-step run down right from the start on how to install them? What file format are they supposed to be?

(I use psp8)

Extremely new Photoshop user requests patience and information. :-)

I am brand new at Photoshop, and have been reading a while. I have a potentially really stupid question:

I have Photoshop 7 and it is an OEM version so I don't have a manual. On the CD-rom there is a folder called "goodies" with various stuff in it. For example, one subfolder is called "Textures for Lighting Effects" and is full of .psd files. There are no instructions on what to do with them or how to install them.

Inside the "optional plug-ins" folder there are more subfolders, many with .8bf or .8bi files. I don't know what to do with these either. And lastly, I have a "swatches" folder with .aco files in it.

Can anyone tell me what to do with these things?

Second question:
I have looked online for some tutorials (for weeks now) that make sense to someone who has NO CLUE what the hell this program is about. Most of them assume some level of understanding that seems to fall between "description of function" and "application of function in new ways based on familiarity." I need tutorials that describe how to GET familiar with the basic functions and how they interact. When is a new level necessary? How do you do basic things like add a background to a transparent gif? Stuff like that.

I don't seem to have the requisite instincts required to feel my way through the program and "play" with it to learn things. I'd be thrilled if anyone could even give me an idea how to go about doing *that*. It actually took me quite a while just to find the paint bucket, which was the one tool I ever really used before (years back in like Photoshop 5).

One final thing, which just occurred to me....
Can anyone tell me how I get the "Text box" to come up? When I add text (the one thing I seem to be able to do other than crop and resize) it goes directly onto the icon and not in any sort of text box first.

Thanks, and apologies for being astoundingly ignorant.
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  • onstage

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I'm not sure if this is really more icon, or more font. But I was wondering how you achieve the font border like in this icon by crits. I know the font is Borgnine, but I don't know how to get the black outline on the orange font.</span>

EDIT: I'm using PS 7, if that makes any difference
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  • mcyummy

Full Icon Tutorial

Howdy. This is my first post here, so I thought I'd introduce myself with a tutorial. Today, I'm teaching you how to make the icon below. It's fairly easy- a couple layers, some brushes, some text. Nothing too huge. But there are a lot of pictures. So, it may load slow. Now, you ready for probably the worst fake cut ever... dun dun dun!

(Get out your school books, because you're about to get schooled.)

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PowerDVD and .avis

I have read nearly every memory related to PowerDVD and tried some of the solutions, but strangely none of them seem to work.

I'm using PowerDVD 5 and I have no trouble capturing off DVDs, VCDs, .wmvs so far but I seem to have trouble screencapping off .avis

I've tried switching the "capture frame" option to "files" and everytime I press c or the camera snapshot, nothing appears in the folder its supposed to be in. The others save in just fine.

If anyone knows whats wrong or how I could fix this, please let me know. I gladly appreciate the help. ^_^
  • 020186

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This was probably already asked but I looked in the memories and couldn't find anything. Anyone know where I can get some patterns like the one used in THIS background? I know of Pattern Bomb but they don't have the ones I'm lookin for. Please help me asap, thanks so much in advance.