The Cat Princess Photo Manipulation Tutorial

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  1. Guest, Aug 10, 2011
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    Carrie Guest

    Carrie, Aug 10, 2011
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    Carrie Guest

    I h ave a Wakon tablet I got years ago, and never could get into using.
    Though I know they come in handy and people who just them do a lot. I keep
    thinking I will hook it up and give it another try. If I can make the space
    on my already cluttered computer table.
    Carrie, Aug 10, 2011

    tony cooper Guest

    I'm on my third Wacom tablet. I bought one and could never get the
    hang of it and gave it to a friend. I saw someone else using one and
    bought another one. Same thing, but I gave this one to my daughter.

    I took a course in photo restoration where tablets were provided, got
    used to using it for the course, bought my third unit and use it
    almost daily.
    tony cooper, Aug 10, 2011

    Carrie Guest

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm sure it's just a matter of getting used to it.
    I couldn't figure things out like setting up the pen and pressure, etc and
    it comes with a wireless mouse that is used ON the tablet. I keep thinking I
    will try it again, but have to make space first. Some of my kids have
    borrowed it, one used it to draw mustaches and funny stuff on people's
    pictures (on the computer) LOL
    Carrie, Aug 10, 2011

    Ulysses Guest

    "> Thanks for the feedback. I'm sure it's just a matter of getting used to
    During my working days, I was a computer CAD operator
    I used a tablet made by Summargraphics. The size was 15"X15"
    It was programmable. I could divide it into sections. Each section I could
    a series of squares that was programed to perform functions or commands
    Real slick for its time. Even bought one when I retired. But entered
    with mouse, and found it was easier to use. so now the tablet is sitting
    somewhere in the attic. You will find it very hard to switch back and forth
    from a mouse to any tablet. It is like switching from win XP to win 7.
    With XP, I move the mouse about without any thought.
    with Win 7, I have to think "where in the hell am I ?"
    Ulysses, Aug 11, 2011

    Carrie Guest

    I know, when I tried to use the tablet, I still used my corded mouse
    beside it (for mouse things) In a way I found it easier to use the mouse
    even for drawing around things.Not sure what size the tablet I have is. It's
    a bigger one (of the Wacons, at least from a few years ago) maybe 10X10. I
    have a lot of stuff here, on the table, like two monitors. This used to be
    my (late) mother in law's diningroom table from a set she was very proud off
    (and served format dinners on) I can only imagine what she'd think of how I
    am using it now LOL Not much room for the tablet and seems like I never
    have the spare time to get it out and practice with it.
    I have Win XP and like it, but I guess at some point I will have to move
    on. I had 98 and 98SE for as long as I could, too.
    Carrie, Aug 12, 2011

    Talker Guest

    Someone gave me a Wacom tablet years ago and I hated it. I prefer to
    use a mouse as it's easier to control. I use a high performance mouse
    and mouse pad to give me precise control.(A Logitech G5 Mouse and a
    SteelSeries glass mouse pad.)

    I also hated to leave Windows XP, but that computer started having
    problems with the OS and the Win XP disk that came with it was cracked
    in half so I couldn't reinstall Win XP. I had to get a new computer
    with Windows 7.

    I was due to get a new computer anyway, since the old one was so slow.
    I was reluctant to get a new 64 bit OS, but I had no choice, so this
    new system uses a 64 bit OS. As I feared, it doesn't work with all of
    my older peripherals, since there aren't any 64 bit drivers for them.

    Getting a new computer is a pain because you have to try to migrate
    all of your files and software to the new system, and some of the
    software doesn't work with a 64 bit system. It's not so bad
    though....with an Intel I7 Core 990X, I have 6 processors running at
    3.46Ghz, and with 24 GB of 1333Mhz triple channel RAM, this machine is
    fast. Heck, Photoshop takes 3 seconds to fully launch, and I have
    hundreds of plugins. <g>

    Talker, Aug 13, 2011

    Carrie Guest

    Interesting. Do you have to get 64 bit with Win7? I have a DELL about 5
    years old. I have a lot of "stuff" in it, and an external hd and keep a lot
    of pictures on this. I keep going over and saving current files of pictures
    to a dvd and sometimes go over the files on the computer and delete ones I
    know I won't use (since I have them all on DVD by then)
    I have a Dell from a time period when they came without a Win XP reinstall
    disc, it's built in on a hidden (and supposedly safe) partition. This isn't
    good at times like if I do disc check, it says to put in the install CD and
    I can never find a way around this (found others asking about it). Short of
    calling Dell and asking if I can buy a CD. Ive tried CDs tht came without
    someone else's Dell for this and it doesn't work.
    A few months ago I had to reinstall Windows. I had put it off, because I
    hated to have to put everyhing back in again. Though I moved things I wanted
    over onto the external drive first.
    It worked really good/ smooth. Just that it put in an unbelievable (or
    maybe believable) amount of junk in with it. I kept going over it taking it
    out. AOL stuff and ISPs and Virus Scans (free trial) etc. I kept finding
    All of which has nothing to do with the Wacon tablet. I still haven't
    gotten it out again and tried it. I think what confused me was trying to set
    it up. The pen and options it had (to pick) and pressure, and such.
    I do pretty good with the mouse. And nudging things with the arrow keys.
    Mine could be faster, I have a lot of plug ins too. I keep meaning to go
    over them and take out ones I don't think I'll ever use. It's not always
    easy to find them, the actual file isn't always named what the effect is.
    Unless there's some way of doing this I don't know, which is possible.
    Not into taking them all out and putting them in one or two at a time,
    opening PS again and seeing what they do LOL
    Carrie, Aug 14, 2011

    Ulysses Guest

    Getting a new computer is a pain because you have to try to migrate
    The very same for me. bought a new 64 bit win7 computer
    also have new photoshop cs5 and yes it is fast.
    but only a few of the plugins work
    Ulysses, Aug 14, 2011

    Carrie Guest

    I had the trial version of PS CS4 and didn't like it. I like CS3. Aside
    from it all being fast and more bells and whistles, etc. And plug ins, and
    all, it still comes down to what we do WITH it. In a way, so much to choose
    from, and so many ways to do things, and effects, etc makes it confusing.
    Like picking out what it is the best way to do something, and not over-doing
    it. Not to say I don't like the idea of having all this there, to choose
    Carrie, Aug 14, 2011

    Talker Guest

    No, you can get a 32 bit version of Windows 7, but that is the entry
    level version of Windows 7. When I ordered this system (it's also a
    Dell), I wanted the fastest of everything, so I had it built with
    Windows 7 Ultimate installed. The Ultimate version is a 64 bit OS.

    Talker, Aug 17, 2011
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