Photoshop CS6….Notice. No abbreviations from me I do like ADOBE but my head aches.
It’s my sons birthday in four days and I decided to make a wee GIFF card. CS6 supports multi layer video and in any format I know so stills Text files and Tiffs are no worries and in addition to these layers one can pop scrolling text at any speed, With flashing lights on the text, you have to do the flashing seperate if one is an animal like what I am. I am an animal. I dropped the test into 3D inverted it and popped my lights on but bugger me I had to go to ….Smart layers and Rastorization, I got lost. I got lost in the infinite sub menus. They are available at the click of a button. It makes a difference but I’ll be blowed if I know what the difference is. I have yet to learn how to switch it on or off. I get presented with screens like this…………….I wasn’t even working the owl…he’s supposed to pop on at the end. I was hoping to just pop him on a mask and delete the background. Bless My Tiny Soul! The job went belly up.
I must admit I’m easily impressed. The Eagle Owl I have saved He is supposed to go into a Pattern layer that has been distorted and flows behind him. I did it, lovely little lozenges they were, with a gradient and distorted with a distorting tool, I’ve forgotten which one. They flowed like dream left to right even matching the medium tones from him. I’m afraid I don’t know where they went. The happy birthday bit is in 3D and bangs in on top. Don’t know where that went either. I can shift the layers up and down and somewhere else ..It’s the somewhere else that has much to answer for…. It can be next years card. I’ve lost the plot. This unsuccessful creation was only ten seconds long. It’s already been over five hours in creation. Bet it’s not me….I guess all fillums are the same. I bet some take longer.
Somehow I think I have bitten off more than I can swallow. At least more than I can work in a week. Bloody programme does basic and posh editing to a ‘T’. It’s great fun…..What the little preview panel is doing I can’t explain. It wasn’t there when I started…Happen I pressed a button by mistake! Or clicked in error. I usually use a graphics tablet for editing and I know PS Elements backwards going forwards; this is ten times the price and stunning. Well worth ten times the money. I’m back to my mouse. I will get to appreciate it’s power even if it means a new laptop.
I have had enough for one day so will pop tea on and have a drink.
Horst why isn’t there a quick keyboard for Flatten Layers? I am not knocking ADOBE just asking. I tried to assign one but it wouldn’t have it. It is a command I use a lot, only CTRL+ SHIFT + ALT…stamp visible do I use more.
Tell you something all this makes a wee Toshiba hum. Good job I’m backed up.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Think of Bob He is interring his dad tomorrow.