December 12th, 2004

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  • arenel

Small technical question

I don't think this is in the memories:

I'm not sure if this is because of my processor or memory space but these past two days, Photoshop is just being wonky. After about 5 minutes (or so) of use, editing would become totally impossible. I couldn't click ANYWHERE on the picture, but I could click on the menus and layers, do filters etc., and that means Photoshop didn't freeze on me -- but if I were to use a brush or a pencil tool, an eraser or basically anything which needs to be applied directly to the picture, it wouldn't work. It's as if I'm using the Crop tool but I'm trying to do something else -- you know how the actions are locked until you click on the "check" button? UGH! It's so annoying.

What I do now is save the file as a .psd, close the program altogether, and open it again. THEN it will be fine for the first 5 minutes. I don't know what I do to make it change like that halfway through a process. I'm quite used to Photoshop but this hasn't happened before.

I recently installed an 80g hard drive, shouldn't that be better for Photoshop? I haven't upgraded my memory allocation yet, and I remember before I had my new hard drive, prolonged use of Photoshop would cause a pop-up message saying "short on memory" or something -- but it never causes THIS problem. It just doesn't make sense now when supposedly my computer should be better equipped.

Am I doing something wrong? Or do I just need to upgrade my memory + processor?
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I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a tutorial for this kind of effect:

I'm not too sure who made it, but it's definatly not mine, and I will put their name on it when I do.

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Okay, I'm having some trouble with PSP9... Whenever I preview an icon with a "Full Screen Preview" (as in going to View > Full Screen Preview, or Ctrl+Shift+A), whatever windows I had minimized in PSP either all move down or all move up. When they move down, there's barely enough room for me to click on the maximize button so they can come back up onscreen. After I get them maximized, and minimize them again, they go back in their proper places, until such time as I want another Full Screen Preview... Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know how to fix it?
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How do you get the brushes on PSP8? I download them and everything but now I don't know how to use them. I tried looking under the memories, but I didn't really see anything... Help, anyone?

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Does anyone know how to make stripes? Like, suppose I want black and pink stripes.. all the same width and everything of course.. how do I do that on photoshop elements? Or is it possible... thank you for all the help. :)