Styles in PSE10 on a Mac

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Posted 12/4/2012 by StreetScrapper in Digital Scrapbooking
 

StreetScrapper
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Posted: 12/4/2012 10:27:51 AM
Last June I traded in my PC for a MacBook Pro and I recently discovered that the NUMEROUS layer styles I had been using on the PC were not loaded on my Mac. I was able to find most of them again and I did get them loaded BUT the problem I'm having is that they are not "categorized" the way that they used to be. For example, I could have all my "Metallic" styles grouped together and named in a way that I could easily identify them. But now I've they are loaded in a way that I can't tell what the heck they are without going through each and every one of them. Is there a way to group them together as I had done in the past so they are easier to find and use?


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emily a
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Posted: 12/4/2012 1:57:12 PM
can you use the presets manager to arrange them? i don't know if you can or not...just my w.a.guess. mine are all helter skelter on my mac. some load automatically, some do not. i do not have any kind of "system" or organization. why is that not surprising? haha.

wait for stef. she can tell you. she knows everything.



StreetScrapper
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Posted: 12/4/2012 2:03:28 PM
From what I can tell from searching the internet, you can't load styles into the preset manager... I actually think I may have figured it out. I have to change the metadata (xml files) that have been created for the styles to something more generic. That way will categorize the styles in the way that I want them... Of course I'll have to wait to try this but hopefully I've come up with the answer... if not, I'd love someone to let me know!


Canon 60D
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5
Canon EF 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Canon 430EX II
Photoshop Elements 10 - Lightroom 5

lizj
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Posted: 12/4/2012 2:24:27 PM
This is not going to help you much with version 10, but they resolved this issue somewhat in version 11. Each style or effect you load in v11 is "housed" under its own tab, by its title. You still can't organize styles into categories, but it helps a lot to have the styles separated. You can also view all if you don't want them separated.



stefdesign
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Posted: 12/4/2012 5:47:53 PM
Emily!
On this one, I think I would have been wrong, I would have thought you could organize in the presets manager. And for what it's worth, mine are all disorganized and higglety piggety on my computer!



stephtrettel
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Posted: 12/4/2012 5:59:50 PM
Can I ask..... what are styles? Are they the circle things some designers sell? And what are they used for?


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lizj
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Posted: 12/4/2012 6:11:41 PM

Can I ask..... what are styles? Are they the circle things some designers sell? And what are they used for?


Styles are used to make something look different than the original. Drop shadows and bevel styles come with most programs (drop shadows add depth to an image, and bevels add an indentation to an image). Designers sell additional styles to go beyond the basics that come with a program. Dianne Rigdon has a bunch of styles in the store here for acrylics, for example, or glitter. So, imagine you have a snowflake png image, and you want it to look glittery? You'd apply a glitter style to it and like magic, your snowflake glitters. Styles are WAY cool and very fun to use. I have styles for denim-look, or to distress/ink the outer edge of an image, or to make metal looks. There are TONS of styles out there, many of them free.



stephtrettel
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Posted: 12/4/2012 6:24:12 PM
Cool thanks!!! I have lots still to learn.


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lizj
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Posted: 12/4/2012 6:42:13 PM

Cool thanks!!! I have lots still to learn.


What program are you using? And what version? We can probably help you test out the styles that came with your program, so you can get an idea of the GLORY of styles!



emily a
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Posted: 12/4/2012 7:15:25 PM

And for what it's worth, mine are all disorganized and higglety piggety on my computer!


stef, that makes me feel sooo much better!!



StreetScrapper
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Posted: 12/5/2012 8:50:56 AM

This is not going to help you much with version 10, but they resolved this issue somewhat in version 11. Each style or effect you load in v11 is "housed" under its own tab, by its title. You still can't organize styles into categories, but it helps a lot to have the styles separated. You can also view all if you don't want them separated.

This was the problem that I was having - each style had its own unique name but I had no idea what it meant. For example, each style had its own name but didn't identify what it as. I had glitter styles that had a title of "sks_06_20230" and metallic styles called "sks_06_129128"... WHAT??? BUT, I did finallly figure out what I had to do. It's in the xml file (the metadata). Previously the xml file for each style had a name associated to it (i.e. sks_06_20230) that wasn't recognizable. So I went into each file and changed the information so that it made more sense to me, i.e. Glitter, Glass, Metallic and so on, and now all of my styles are categorized properly and when I'm looking to add some glitter, I can use the drop down menue and pick glitter! It's working beautifully... just took a bit of time to do it!


Canon 60D
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5
Canon EF 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Canon 430EX II
Photoshop Elements 10 - Lightroom 5

stephtrettel
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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:08:56 AM
I'm using My Digital Studio.... although right now as we speak I am downloading the PSE 11 trial because I am really intrigued and want to play with PSE. Sounds like it just has much more to offer, and a little more challenge. Can't wait to try styles..... does anyone have before/after pictures of something they used styles on?


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StreetScrapper
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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:36:05 PM
This link will show you examples of what styles do.

Examples of Styles


Canon 60D
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5
Canon EF 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Canon 430EX II
Photoshop Elements 10 - Lightroom 5
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