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Posted 10/26/2013 by DrDiva in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 592,126
August 2013
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Posted: 10/26/2013 7:41:35 AM
Yes. Me. Non-photoshoper.
Everything else. Photoshop inclined.

So, I see that you can manipulate png files with photoshop, size and color-wise.
Is there anything I can do with them, considering I don't have the fancy software?

I am interested in learning something that does some snazzy editing. I do have a Mac and iPhoto but I feel like it's not good enough when I see all the wonderful things people do with PS and PSE...

Not that learning my Cameo isn't still high on my priority list...I just...don't like being able to not recreate what I see... (lot of double negatives, I know).

Where is the techie photo fairy that can shed some light on me?
Sorry for babbling on.

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PeaNut 22,864
October 2001
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Loc: Connecticut

Posted: 10/26/2013 9:33:40 AM
Do you have Mac Pages on your Mac? You can manipulate images in that word processing software - change size, color, opacity, contrast, etc etc.

I have best luck by first changing the image to a jpeg (just by using Preview on the Mac). Then go to "adjust image" and you'll be able to do all sorts of things with it.

You'll then have a custom printable for yourself ....


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PeaNut 553,267
May 2012
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Posted: 10/26/2013 10:15:32 AM
If you have the Studio designer software (in order to import PNG files) you can manipulate images right in your Silhouette software....
I've been taking some of Kerri Bradford's classes and my eyes have been opened! There is an amazing amount of things you can do right in the software....

There is also a free downloadable, graphics editing program, Inkscape, that will allow you to manipulate images and convert them to other file types.....


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PeaNut 592,126
August 2013
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Posted: 10/28/2013 6:53:19 PM
Pharmgirl and Ali,

I will try these and see what happens. I think I have pages...

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