July 1st, 2007

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Problems with downloading PS CS3

Hey there all,

I checked in the memories/FAQ post, and there didn't seem to be anything on this, so I come with a question about downloading PS CS3. I'm downloading the 30 day free trial version, until I can scrounge up enough money to actually buy it (>.<). Downloading the setup went perfectly fine, however, I've seemed to come upon a problem while installing it.

I closed all programs/browsers before starting the setup, however, when the setup window popped up, it said:

Initialization cannot continue until the following applications are closed:

*Internet Explorer

Thing is, I never have Internet Explorer up in the first place, so now I'm thoroughly confused. Any help at all is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

EDIT: I'm working with Windows XP
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Better quality?

Okay, so when I'm making icons, banners etc. I use screencaps like THIS and to me they seem not that great in quality...

I use GIMP and save my images as .png

Can anyone help me to improve the quality?

Thanks in advance :)
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This is probably an odd question and I might be completely insane. I remember from somewhere on a graphics program a palette that showed each individual colour in an image. It looked like a swatches palette, and showed each colour from darkest to lightest. I dunno if it was in PSP (which I used to use forever and a day ago) or Photoshop, which I use now. Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about?

Help please :)

Hi I'm sorry, I know this is an icon tutorial thread and this isn't an icon, but I don't know where else to post it. I am trying to make a banner that looks like this. And so I made a banner and selected what I wanted to be still seen, inverted it, feathered it to 20 (or whatever its called)and it came out alright. Copied and pasted it into Animation shop to try and save it so that the background is still all cool and semitransparent but when I do it turns brown. What am I doing wrong? Here's the banner if you want to test it out for yourself. Also...all my fonts come out really pixelly. What I can I do to fix that? Thanks for help in advance :)

Larger graphics from screencaps

Can someone direct me to a tutorial or give me tips for making larger graphics (like banners) out of screencaps? Some screencaps aren't quite big enough to be smooth when I crop and resize, so the end effect is a picture that's somewhat grainy and not very high quality, and just not as smooth and crisp as I'd like it to be.


ok,i know how to make brushes from pictures and was wondering if this is the same way to make brushes from words?  and what is the best size to make them? also, where do the brushes that i make go to so that i can get them to make a brush zip? i can do it ok with pics but not the words and stuff. sorry if this has been said before but i cant find it in toots and i would love to have a go at making my own word brushes. thanks. :-)
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