July 2nd, 2009

Inception - shadowboxed

Capslock? - SOLVED

So, question for you all:

Everything I type in Photoshop is stuck in CAPSLOCK. I've tried tons of button commands, changing fonts, rebooting, the whole she-bang. Nothing is working. I've been reading online and the consensus, for those with a regular version of PS, is to go to Window>Character and fix the 'All Caps' button.

The only problem with this is the fact that I have Photoshop Elements 6. This option does not show up in the drop-down menu.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

PS. This may/may not be relevant to the problem, but earlier, before this started happening, I opened up a file. PSE asked me something about updating the text so the file saved with the vectors in it. Thinking I needed to do it, I clicked yes. The problem showed up a little later when I opened a new document and tried to type.

Any help is much appreciated!

problem opening photos in photoshop

for some reason, for the past little while photoshop will not let me open photos that i've put on my computer. i use a mac and all my photos are kept in iphoto, but i used to be able to open those photos in photoshop to edit/resize/etc. nothing at all happens on them when i click on the image in the menu. did i unknowingly mess with some sort of setting or something?
Hana no Mizo Shiru- Not So Long Ago

.png or .gif?

This is a very quick question, so I'm really not sure if it's allowed in here. Please feel free to delete if it isn't. ^^

I've been making quite a few icons with transparent backgrounds, something like this:

The first two are saved in .gif and the last is a .png. It seems to me that some browsers or computer systems block up the transparencies in the .png file with black or grey, which was what happened on the Macs at my school. Do .pngs naturally save the icons in its entirety or are .gifs really the best way to go? I try to stick to .png because the file quality is better.

Is it browsers or computer systems that block up the transparent bits? Or is it neither and it's only in my head and it's just me? O_o Any help, advice or opinions are very much appreciated! Thank you so much in advance!

I don't think it really matters for this kind of question, but I use Photoshop CS2 and my main computer is a Windows Vista. I'm also not sure what to tag this as. Sorry. >_>

EDIT: For better clarity, I guess I should mention that I use a Compaq laptop with Mozilla Firefox. My parents' computer, on which I can see all the transparencies also, is a Gateway from about three years ago, running on Windows XP. It uses Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla Firefox, and they all work. ^^
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Hello, this is an overview of typography aimed at the icon-makers of LJ. Whether they abuse text, don't have a clue as to how to use it, or simply can improve by learning more about it and picking up a few tips, then perhaps this guide will be of use!

This is devised of X parts (won't know for sure until this is complete) as to avoid being too image heavy!

Please note that I am not claiming to be an expert, I just have notes from 3 years of graphics class, and a meeting with a typographer to aid in my knowledge of typography.

Sections within this guide include:
• Type Anatomy
• Type Classification
• Type Crimes
• Creating a Mood with Text (P2)
• Technicalities of Text
• Type Placement / Hirearchies
• The Dos and Don'ts with Type
• Text in Icons: tips and the final run-down

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Cross-posted at my journal, where preferably comments are directed, but y'know, either way. :)
Taylor. color me happy

New Tutorial: Kristen and Robert

Haha, nice, this one came to me by accident, actually!
There are two results to this tutorial, depending on which ever you like. One result has a more 'dreamy' look to it while the other has more reds in the icon. Let me know what ya think!

From This: To This: Or This:

Program: Photoshop CS4
Translatable: Includes selective coloring, curves
Difficulty: Mediumish
Steps: 4 or 5 or 6

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Okay, this has been frustrating me for a while, and I can't seem to figure out why Photoshop is doing this. For certain typefaces, despite having the full family, the full family won't show up. So if I want say, Didot italicised, I have to end up using the faux italics, which are not at all like the "true" italics.

How can I get Photoshop to recognize the full family, or am I just SOL? I'm using CS3 on a Mac, if that helps.