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8th-Apr-2007 12:33 am(no subject)
hey guys i have a problem...
i tried to install brushes, but somehow it didnt work i mean i read the tutorial... but i must have done something wrong !!
help me please
2nd-Apr-2007 07:13 pm(no subject)
hey guyss !! 
I was wondering if there is any way of making a pic look like this 
 please helpp !!

picture taken from cherrycanelita !!
25th-Mar-2007 11:18 pm - solved
all of a sudden my layers palette displays like thisCollapse )
21st-Mar-2007 10:55 pm - Animation Shop Help!
中島美嘉 -- 着物
For some reason every time I make a .gif, put it at a certian speed, and then save it, the .gif always ends up saving at an extremely slow speed. I don't know what going on. I make sure all the frames are at the same speed, but I still can't seem to find out what's going on.


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When it's still a .mng file

Can someone help me out? D:
12th-Mar-2007 09:19 pm - weird error of sorts
I got an error with PSP7 while making some icons, and I was pretty weirded out by it. Has anyone else ever had this happen (sorry it's large, I didn't want to mess much with psp like that)? And if so any idea what might have caused it? I know PSP7 is extremely buggy by nature, but whatever was wrong with it, it was affecting Photoshop and my FTP program as well. Closing it out and restarting it did seem to solve it, but I'd like to avoid it in the future if possible >>
28th-Feb-2007 12:41 am - A Scanner Darkly Look
Does anyone know how to give pictures the "A Scanner Darkly" look? There's a tutorial for Adobe Illustrator but I'm wondering if it can be done on PSP7.
Here's the link to that tutorial for Illustrator users (A SCANNER DARKLY) - someone translate it into PSP7 terms.
fandom -- gentle
This is a re-do of the previous blending tutorial that I did. I'm re-doing it because the images on the first one died--this new one won't have exactly the same wording or use the same images (still using the lovely Ms. Otto though), but the effect is the same as the first tute.

The tutorial! Warning: kinda large images, sorryCollapse )
busy caesar, busy

Have you wondered how people create images that have a transparent background? It's really not that difficult to do. But what makes them 'work' is all about the way you SAVE your image!

Note: While you get a much nicer image with a smoother edge if you save in the .png format, many browsers still don't support the .png transparency -- so I don't really recommend doing it.

We'll be learning two different ways to Save transparent background images -- one using Paint Shop Pro 7 (PSP7), and the other using Animation Shop 3 (AS3).
We'll end up with images that look like this:

sample 1

sample 2

REMEMBER!!! This tutorial doesn't deal with creating the transparent background -- but only with how to SAVE it.

Be sure to check our MEMORIES and TAGS for tutorials that deal with creating transparency...

So let's get started, shall we?

Save that Transparency!!!Collapse )

Try out both methods and see what works the best for you!

Note: Obviously the second method will als works for saving transparency in an animation...

As you can see, saving transparency is much easier than people think! (grin)

==CharlieMC, assistant moderator

busy caesar, busy

Would you like to create an image with rounded corners -- that includes a transparent background? It's really easy to make!

Important Note: This tutorial covers how to to create rounded corners -- but not how to Save an image with a transparent background. To find out how to do the Save, check this tutorial.

We'll end up with something like this:
sample 1

...or this:
sample 2

Let's get started, shall we?

Round 'em Up!Collapse )

By the way, this will work with other Selection types, as well -- such as Circles, Triangles, Stars, etc. Fun, isn't it?

==CharlieMC, assistant moderator

10th-Feb-2007 04:44 pm(no subject)
Is there anyway to get an image to look like this on Paint Shop Pro 7?

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I want rounded edges like this. Anyone know?
8th-Feb-2007 10:08 am - Anyone know?
I've been using PSP7 for almost a good 2 years and I basically know all buttons and tools, (maybe not everything like on the top task bar with the file and edit and such). And when making such graphics, I usually find tutorials that are based with those with Photoshop semi-translatable, or what I can get through it.

Basically, what I'm wondering if there's some sort of similar tools in PSP7 that could get me to make some sort of graphic like the icon I'm using now? It's called the Polygon Lasso tool, from I hear from Photoshop users and I don't really know if it's possible to do it for PSP7. I know the closet thing similar to this is the selection tool but that's not the kind of look I'm going for and what I want. I tried using the selection option but I wanted a bit of a border, so I tried coloring the edges of the graphic I made this one time and it didn't really look too neat ):

Any help or direction would be appreciated!
6th-Feb-2007 09:44 pm - animation question
Hey Guys,

I'm working on an animated icon right now, and I'm encountering some problems getting it below LJ's file limit. I only have 19 frames, no crazy fades or anything like that, but even when I drop the optimized quality I can't get it below 100kb, let alone the 50kb limit! I am using JASC Animaiton shop, of course. Any suggestions?
30th-Jan-2007 07:25 pm(no subject)
Could someone give me any insight on how to get my icons especially caps as sharp as these two icons?

29th-Jan-2007 12:34 pm(no subject)
beautiful mistake
Hi, just joined. I used to use PSP all the time a few years back.. then I moved out of my parents house, we didn't have a computer, now we do and I have PSP back but I cannot for the life of me remember how to install/add paintbrushes and I feel so dumb because I used to do it ALL the time LoL my kids are eating my brain... so can somebody pleeeeze tell me or direct me to a tutorial that can?!? I know as soon as I see how I'll be like.. DUH!! THANX!

EDIT: I looked at the tutorial on this page and that isn't the way I used to do it.. I remember it being much easier. Does anyone know of any other way?
28th-Jan-2007 04:18 pm(no subject)
Does anyone knows how to make the water in a river look like it's flowing? Looked in the memories but couldn't find a tutorial on this. Thanks.
26th-Jan-2007 02:54 pm(no subject)
Does anyone know how to compress blends?
23rd-Jan-2007 01:25 pm - Re: Hm...

This is how my picture came out. Now, since i copy the rose to PSP do i do anything there with this Rose.From your tutorial the way i understood you only copy the rose in psp and then do the frame with a new image you opened. I am new to psp and Animation. But i kow how to make pixels putting name, snow, glitter on them.I also already know how to work with layers.Thanks.
23rd-Jan-2007 09:41 am(no subject)
hi i am trying to do this but cant seem to get mine to work??? i am trying to put a picture in a screen saver but it keeps asking to.....

"this bitmap must be a black and white monchrome bitmap"

could some one do it for me to my pictures or tell me how??

thanks so much
22nd-Jan-2007 12:13 am(no subject)

Can some one please tell me how i put a frame or background to this picture? Thanks.
19th-Jan-2007 09:54 pm - Need help with Background Color
I was wondering if anyone could help me out?
I have a photo (behind cut--not big pic though)and I want the "white" part behind tink to be made black.
I have tried several ways, with the paintbrush, with the magic wand and with the selection tool; however I keep doing it "uneven" so it the faded circle around her doesn't look good, it looks all squiggly like. once I change it, I can't seem to get the image edges to "fade" into the black. I dont know if that makes any sense to anyone. LOL if anything could someone please just change the white background in the 4 corners to black?

If anyone could help me out, I'd REALLY appreciate it! :)
Thank you.
Melisa aka friskerbizkit

When you click on the link it shows the pic, but please click the pic again because it will show it full size on the second click.
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x-posted to paint_shop_pro
6th-Jan-2007 10:29 pm - Userpics too big?
I finally learned to put text on animation, but now lj is saying they're too big even though I saved it at 100x100 (I then saved it as 98x98 just in case, but still no good!)

Any suggestions?
6th-Jan-2007 02:49 pm - Help?
Basically, something has happened with my brushes.
They won't paste onto my image, and I don't know why.
Can anyone help?
Screenshot link.
Thank you!
stormy road

Have you ever wondered how people add text, frames or other 'static' elements to their animations? It's actually very simple to do!

First you need an animation to work with, like this one:
add to ani base

And by adding some elements we can easily end up with something like this:
add to ani finished

You'll need to use both Paint Shop Pro 7 (PSP7) and Animation Shop 3 (AS3) for this tutorial.

Ready? Let's go!

Tutorial HereCollapse )

That's all there is to it! Easy, isn't it?

So now you know how all of us have such an easy time lining up our frames/borders and text on animations! (smile)

Remember that you're always welcome to share your results with all of us...

==CharlieMC, assistant moderator

3rd-Jan-2007 10:22 am(no subject)
I have a quick question, I checked memories and did not see anything.

I have some pictures that are animated, what I would like to do is put stationary text on them, how do I do this?
2nd-Jan-2007 02:15 am - question about animated backgrounds
Hello, I just downloaded a trial of psp 7 and basically I have no idea what I'm doing. So, I was hoping that someone could explain simply how to put text on something already animated, like a sayclub background? when I tried at Animation Shop I got this with the text jumping around. How do you get the text in the same place on every frame? I just got all this today and am clueless so I hope it's not too complicated :P

Thank you for your help!