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Several general and PSP8 questions

Right. Well. I am embarking upon one of those "make 100 icons!" thingers, and I'm in need of some serious guidance. Therefore, the massive question post of DOOM.

I use PSP8, so that's where most of my questions are coming from, but there are a few generals ones too.



1. How do you get one of those nifty icon tables?
... I checked the mems for this one, and I can't find it. Is it just a paid account feature? Can us lowly regular people still get one?

2. What's the best way to get a light texture to work in PSP8?
...I've recently begun experimenting with brushes and textures and such, but I can't seem to get any of them to work as they're supposed to. I've tried working with the layer belnd, and setting the layer to different properties (dodge, burn, etc.), but they always come out looking really demented, like a neon light blew up and all that's left are the really bright bits.

3. How do brushes work?
... Like I just said, I'm just now getting around to working with these. I've tried placing brushes in the PSP main folder, but I just can't fiugre out how to get them to work properly. That, and I seem to have misplaced my "use a brush" button. I've been erasing the background on brushes, and this does the job, bus is inordinately time-consuming and drives me mad.

4. What is the best sort of font to use over an image?
...I'm trying to use more than just Sylfaen, which I've become addicted to, but I don't have many on my compy and not many of them are very good for this sort of thinger. I've looked around a bit, but I can never really tell if it's any good. What should I be looking for, and where are som good places to look?

5. Is there any way to fix a wonky line-drawing function?
...A while back, when I first started incoprating lines into my pictures, I would be able to draw lots of squigly lines. Now when I try to free hand a line, it draws a straight line from trough to trough and fills in the rest. The only type of line that works is a straight line.

6. How does one turn off a script?
...Some time ago, I was messing about with the premade scripts in PSP8 (they produced better results than I could ever come up with on my own, why not?). I don't use them much anymore, but I've noticed that now, whenever I copy a selection out of an image and paste it somewhere else, the selection gets a little line around the outside of the image which is always the current color of the bottom color bow (the one that determines text color). Has anyone else had this problem, and can I fix it?

7. How does one take a screenshot?
...I'd love to be able to.


Thanks much!

[ETA]: omg, I LOVE you all. You're all a big bunch of rockstars.
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