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Is there a lot of difference between using a USB2.0 and firewire external hard drive in AE?
by Daniel Haskett 12 years ago
Hi there Basically im looking to get a new external hard drive as my current one has started going wrong, so i was wondering does it make a lot of difference using a usb 2.0 or a firewire drive when i
Re: Is there a lot of difference between using a USB2.0 and firewire external hard drive in AE?
by isotrope 12 years ago
If ever your motherboard has SATA ports, you might want to look into eSATA enclosures. They usually have a USB 2.0 port as well if ever you need to bring somewhere else. The NexStar seems to come up a
Mosaic tile flip
by Toby Van Kleeck 13 years ago
Hello, all. I am trying to create a mosaic wall of tiles that creates one big picture, then each tile flips at a little bit different time to reveal a different mosaic on the "back" of the tiles. I've
Re: Mosaic tile flip
by isotrope 13 years ago
Not a solution per se, but you should check out Card Wipe. It might be a quick and easy solution to what you're looking for (under Effect- Transition- Card Wipe). As for the Grid, maybe Effect- Genera
feathering
by Julie Lewis 13 years ago
Have a layer mask selected and now want to feather, but when I go under Select feather it is greyed out... How come I can't feather
Re: feathering
by isotrope 13 years ago
Feather applies to selections. You can CTRL+Click the mask in the layers palette. That will create a selection that you can feather. Afterwards, you simply need to fill the selection. However, I'm hav
Is it possible to copy text from MS Word into Photoshop as a text layer?
by Daniel Haskett 13 years ago
Hi there Basically Ive got a lot of text in MS Word that I need to put into Photoshop and change the font and size etc, but is there anyway I can copy it over so it is pasted as an editable font layer
Re: Is it possible to copy text from MS Word into Photoshop as a text layer?
by isotrope 13 years ago
Try it again, but select the Text tool and click on your canvas first. As side a note, it's not going to copy your formatting. Also, if you have a lot of text, you might want to create a text box (sor
huge jpg file
by Mark Rounding 13 years ago
I shot a photo that needs to be inserted in a Pagemaker document. The original file size of the jpg is 2.5 mb. It's far too large to be inserted in the doc, so I brought it into PS to somehow reduce t
Re: huge jpg file
by isotrope 13 years ago
I might be competely wrong here, but if you're using PageMaker, you're creating a document that's going out for print. 72dpi is really too small a resolution for print. If I remember correctly, print
stitch pictures together with cs2
by lucciargentati 13 years ago
hy everybody. i need to stitch some photos i shot inside a house and i need to know if with photoshop cs2 is there a way to match the border of the pictures after i have "free transformed" them. i wan
Re: stitch pictures together with cs2
by isotrope 13 years ago
If you're trying to create a panorama try this before free transforming your pictures: Open up PS. File- Automate- Photomerge... Follow the prompts. It's not always perfect, but 60% of the time, it wo
Masks - How to make the selection blend into new photo better
by Kevin LaBonty 13 years ago
I have been using masks to cut out a person and put them into a new photo. The issue is they look "cut out". What is the best way to soften those edges and is there a step by step tutorial on how to m
Re: Masks - How to make the selection blend into new photo better
by isotrope 13 years ago
You could add a bit of Feather to your mask. *If your mask is already created, CTRL-click it in the Layers. Then Select menu- Feather. Set an amount, hit Enter. Shift+Backspace, select White. You'll n
Quicktime loads but other content does not
by Brendan Thompson 13 years ago
Hi, I've got a page w a quicktime poster movie embeded. When this poster is clicked the movie is swapped w a .mp4 video file. Everything works like a dream on my mac (explorer and safari) but when I h
Re: Quicktime loads but other content does not
by isotrope 13 years ago
In Firefox, it works fine. It seems to be an Internet Explorer specific bug.
Mozilla displaying Flash correctly
by Paul Fechtmeister 13 years ago
Hi there, I was working on a website and I have a page that is an entire flash movie: http: www.kdp-ne.com Flash%20Index%20KDP.htm it displays full size in IE but stays small and won't autoscale in Mo
Re: Mozilla displaying Flash correctly
by isotrope 13 years ago
The code between the curly brackets are CSS Styles. You define them in the Head and then call them in the Body. They're a great way to position layout a web page. They're clean and work with most brow
CSS Layouts
by michael 13 years ago
Hi there, I've always used tables for layout and css for text elements etc. I'm trying to modernise and learn to use css for layout. i'm prtty clueless about this. the content for my planned site will
Re: CSS Layouts
by isotrope 13 years ago
Hi Michael, not sure if you got an answer or not somewhere else... You're on the right track. Now try adding a left margin of minus half your width and a top margin of half your height. In your case,
Animated .GIF problems
by Richard Snyder 13 years ago
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this problem, but here goes: I'm using ImageReady to animate a .gif file. No matter what I try, the animation is jumpy and really slow. I've tried fooling w
Re: Animated .GIF problems
by isotrope 13 years ago
About the speed, you might want to try and change the delay between frames. If I remember correctly, it's at the bottom left of the timeline window.
How to feather the right border of my pic?
by evrard blom 13 years ago
can anyone help me how do you feather one side of the pic so that the straight border line doesnt show
Re: How to feather the right border of my pic?
by isotrope 13 years ago
You're almost there. Make sure to end the 100% Black part of your Gradient (in the mask) inside your image. Cheers, iso
Images Won't Open
by R.L. McMurray 13 years ago
This is a small problem and probably pretty easy to fix. I just can't get files to open into photoshop unless i actually go to the file open dialog in photoshop. Double clicking a file from the deskto
Re: Images Won't Open
by isotrope 13 years ago
If you're on a PC, right-click and select "Open with..." rather than double-clicking. Then select Photoshop from the list of apps. You could also do the same thing and tick the "Always open with this
Looking for a "real life" design book
by switchcase 13 years ago
I'm currently learning XHTML CSS, and constantly running into problems with things not working when the code is laid out in way that should work according to the standards, but doesn't for a variety o
Re: Looking for a "real life" design book
by isotrope 13 years ago
I've been reading CSS Mastery. It's great. There are some paragraphs that are just pure gold. The chapters about the box model and clearing floats were quite helpful. It's not really expensive, either
my flash website is unviewable in internet explorer, but fine in safari, and firefox, why? and how can i fix this?
by Clint Nitkiewicz Hernandez 13 years ago
i use dreameaver to hold the .swf file i edit in flash, the .fla file is 52mb, and the .swf file which i upload, and webusers view is 5.05mb so my question is why cant i see this using browsers such a
Re: my flash website is unviewable in internet explorer, but fine in safari, and firefox, why? and how can i fix this?
by isotrope 13 years ago
Are there multiple video files in your .fla If so, you could try loading them into your swf from separate files. Your main interface would probably load a lot faster and would only have "Please wait"
A real newbie question! What is illustrator?
by Dave Bareham 13 years ago
I own Production Studio Premier and have used most of the core products - such as PP,AE,PS and Encore. But where does illustrator fit in and in what way does it differ to Photoshop I guess whats confu
Re: A real newbie question! What is illustrator?
by isotrope 13 years ago
Sorry, maybe I should specify something: You can use Illustrator for working with bitmap images. It is definitely something you can do. I just meant that, in general, people use it for vector-based ar
Creating Vectors from B&W Artwork
by Alex Kuzelicki 13 years ago
Hi, I have a bunch of images created in another program that I would love to 'bulk-vectorize'. Can I do this in Illustrator, without having to trace all the images. If so, how Thanks in advance, ALEX
Re: Creating Vectors from B&W Artwork
by isotrope 13 years ago
Hi Alex, if you have access to Adobe Illustrator CS2, you can simply open up Adobe Bridge. Browse to your files and you'll be able to "batch LiveTrace" all of them. Unfortunately, it will only let you
recording strokes for video
by chemix ferreiro 14 years ago
Hi there. I'm trying to compose an opening piece for a documentary about a museon in my hometown. I've blueprints of main entrance as well as video of the same area which I
Re: recording strokes for video
by isotrope 14 years ago
Hi chemix, this is not the cleanest solution, but you could find a screen capture utility (that supports video). Load up Photoshop, select your brushes and make sure everything is as you want it, crea
Using an alpha, why am I getting black edges/halos around my selections??
by gizmo1990 14 years ago
I've rendered out an image with an alpha channel. In PS I'd now like to be able to cut out, paste into another image and then resize the selection taking advantage of it alpha channel. I tried this by
Re: Using an alpha, why am I getting black edges/halos around my selections??
by isotrope 14 years ago
Hi Gizmo, if this is something that you rendered, you could go and render it against a background that is similar to the one that you'll be pasting it onto. Also, (again, if this is something you can
Linking objects in Illustrator
by isotrope 14 years ago
Hi everyone, I keep looking for this on the web and I keep coming up short. Can you link objects in Illustrator in the same way that you would link Layers in Photoshop (without Grouping) I tend to hav
Re: Linking objects in Illustrator
by isotrope 14 years ago
Thanks Mike. I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I was away. I am starting to get familiar with the Appearance palette. And yes, it does do a lot of what I need. But I would like to be able to
Transparency issue
by Benjamin Tubb 14 years ago
Hey. I'm very new to Illustrator CS2, but I am fairly experienced with Photoshop CS2. I'm trying to do a live trace on an image of a sailboat that I have. On the image you see the boat, and around it,
Re: Transparency issue
by isotrope 14 years ago
Hi Ben, Once you're satisfied with the Trace, hit Expand in the top toolbar. Now select the white part with the WhiteArrow Selection tool (I'm sorry, I forget the official term), hit Delete and you sh
Where do I start?
by Elizabeth Collins 14 years ago
Since the evolution of web design the options have increased. My instinct is to create the design in photoshop then build it in dreamweaver. It is going to be a professional sight with graphics, photo
Re: Where do I start?
by isotrope 14 years ago
Hi Elizabeth, I have one word to add: CSS Cascading Style Sheets are an amazing design tool. They're cross-broswer cross-platform safe. They don't go weird when viewed in finicky browsers like tables
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