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NewsMaster
6/11/2008 8:44:13 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
Voting

In several past forum threads members suggested and asked for contest voting to start only after submissions end, and we have finally implemented it.

Since today, all contest voting starts AFTER submissions are closed. This will allow for more objective voting, since members edit their submissions, and votes will be cast on finished entries.
(Of course, there's still a chance a member edits an entry after submissions close.)

More changes to our voting/karma system are coming soon - stay tuned!

This comment was edited by NewsMaster at 6/11/2008 8:46:23 PM.
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HoHouse
Republicans
6/11/2008 9:18:40 PM


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I can't handle this, to much Change going on, in this world.
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NewsMaster
Independents
6/11/2008 9:21:34 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
Stick around, HoHouse, you might like it

[Edited by User on 6/11/2008 9:20:15 PM]
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HoHouse
Republicans
6/11/2008 9:24:37 PM


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Looking for magic pill to learn CS3 Change
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NewsMaster
Independents
6/11/2008 9:26:54 PM


Status: Commander in Chief

On 6/11/2008 9:24:37 PM, HoHouse said:
Looking for magic pill to learn CS3 Change


When you find these pills, can you spare one for me too
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AZRainman
Independents
6/11/2008 10:21:42 PM


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CS3 can be a pain in the butski with too many geewhizzer doodads. Clone stamp acts sort of funky too. I still miss some of my old PS 6 filters that won't work with the new version.

Red one is for CS3, blue one is for samo samo:


When I port FN into the FBI's carnivore super computer, then you will see some real changes..lol.


[Edited by User on 6/11/2008 11:12:47 PM]
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NewsMaster
Independents
6/11/2008 10:38:13 PM


Status: Commander in Chief

On 6/11/2008 10:21:42 PM, AZRainman said:


Upgrades, upgrades...
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AZRainman
Independents
6/11/2008 10:47:03 PM


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Okay, okay, I found the downgrades though:


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Canvas
Independents
6/11/2008 11:07:04 PM


Status: City Council Representative
I use PS6. I'm a happy camper....for now.
Maybe I'll upgrade in a couple of years. Right now I am comfortable with the tools I do use and I still need to explore some others.

AZ, I checked out those masking tutorials you posted. One was for standard mode and the other was a quick mask thing.
I got confused with the first one. I need to upload a pic here in this forum to show you where I got confused with the little box next to the eye box. Sometimes it was that masking box and other times it was the paintbrush tool. I don't know if that sounds understandable but a little pic would do it.

So, to add an image here would I wrap the url with tags? Does the pic have to come from a site? I don't see bbc codes in this forum or a place to load an image. I just have this little 'Submit a Comment' box.

Don't even tell me I broke my reply box either! I've already admitted to breaking the damn Karma thing.
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AZRainman
Independents
6/11/2008 11:29:44 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
You can use BBCode:


You can upload your images here:

http://imageshack.us/

Uncheck the checkbox by "yahoo hotjobs", or it takes you to an ad page. Then browse to the image, and click "host it".


[Edited by User on 6/11/2008 11:27:25 PM]
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allanpanisa
Democrats
6/12/2008 9:29:59 AM


Status: Commander in Chief

On 6/11/2008 8:44:13 PM, NewsMaster said:
In several past forum threads members suggested and asked for contest voting to start only after submissions end, and we have finally implemented it.

Since today, all contest voting starts AFTER submissions are closed. This will allow for more objective voting, since members edit their submissions, and votes will be cast on finished entries.
(Of course, there's still a chance a member edits an entry after submissions close.)

More changes to our voting/karma system are coming soon - stay tuned!



Great Jobs Newsy!. Keep it Up!.
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allanpanisa
Democrats
6/12/2008 9:33:10 AM


Status: Commander in Chief

On 6/11/2008 10:47:03 PM, AZRainman said:
Okay, okay, I found the downgrades though:





Are those guys really a FreakingNews members?. WoW, we have lots of Chea... here.
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Canvas
Independents
6/12/2008 11:41:50 AM


Status: City Council Representative
AZ, here are a couple of screenshots of what I was talking about with the tutorial masking. (the link provided to this site)

I outlined a Barbie pic and everything looks fine. (like in the tutorial)



Then I tried to mess around with the paintbrush with the black and white. Sometimes it looked like nothing was happening on the pic but I saw the image change in the view window. The thumbnails seemed to switch off in positions too. It was very confusing.



I went back and tried playing with the masking tool again and tried some different things. One mistake I made was I was clicking the little B&W boxes on the color palette instead of changing the colors on the bottom left of the main tool panel. I was confused with that.

Another thing I find confusing is that when I moved the layer mask in the main window, the whole picture was moving - with the background. I did mess around with the opacity of the brush too.

I think I am going to have to understand working on a layer in this way. I need to keep practicing until it all comes to making sense.

I did go along with the Quickmask on the other tutorial once. I think I will try to get more comfortable with the first tut before delving into the Qmask tut just to keep the focus and keep the confusion down to a minimum.

Also, what is that little chain in between the two thumbnails on the layer mask? And would I be able to move the masked selection over to another pic and then control the tools from there? I haven't tried to move from original pic to another pic only because when I moved it in the original the whole background was there too. I started erasing some of the background on the mask too. It's still kind of weird.

Anymore helpful suggestions to understanding this stuff?
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AZRainman
Independents
6/12/2008 12:49:00 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
I noticed you have duplicate layers. You won't be able to see what is going on, if your masking the top layer and the lower layer is showing the same thing. If you want to see how your mask is working you can do one of these:
1. Click the eyeball (deactivate) on the background layer, so it isn't visible. Eyeball showing means it's a visible layer.
2. Delete the background layer or fill it with color.
3. Double click the background and make it a regular layer and don't use a duplicate layer.
4. Make another layer just below the mask layer and fill it with a color.

The link mask layer icon(chain) when activated or linked means the image moves with the mask. If it is not showing (deactivated), the mask will move but not the image on that layer. I haven't tried moving a mask to another layer.

Here's a video I reviewed and seems fairly good on how to use layer mask in a practical application:
Photoshop Using Layer Mask Tutorial

Basics: Click on the layer's mask icon to activate it. Select your favorite brush and paint on the image. The black color erases part of the image and white color adds it back.

[Edited by User on 6/12/2008 12:46:26 PM]
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Canvas
Independents
6/12/2008 3:24:26 PM


Status: City Council Representative
I looked back at that first tut and noticed they had a whitened background but they did not mention to wipeout the background. No wonder I was so confused. I was moving the brush around and nothing was happening on the pic - yet the thumbnail would change.
I thought it was weird - ya'know, like I broke the photoshop program.
hahahaaa

I did use a duplicate layer and then applied the mask. It would be better to Select all/Copy/Paste huh?

I will be checking out that video shortly. I just pulled it up in a new tab while I'm typing this.

Am I supposed to remove the chain or leave it?
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AzureSky
Independents
6/12/2008 5:46:22 PM


Status: Commander in Chief

On 6/11/2008 10:47:03 PM, AZRainman said:
Okay, okay, I found the downgrades though:






What is this talk of cheating on Freaking News? It started on the nannering etc. thread. Do you have evidence of it? or are you just making a jest?
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AZRainman
Independents
6/12/2008 7:33:56 PM


Status: Commander in Chief

On 6/12/2008 3:24:26 PM, Canvas said:
It would be better to Select all/Copy/Paste huh?

Am I supposed to remove the chain or leave it?



Easiest for me is to double click the background layer to make it a regular layer that can be masked.

I would leave it linked, since there's not many reasons to have a mask that doesn't stay with the image.

[Edited by User on 6/13/2008 6:50:04 PM]
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