**Newbie? Confused? FAQ links here on printing, PSE, organizing and more **
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writermom1
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Posted: 2/3/2007 3:27:49 PM

Is there a thread of frequently asked newbie questions?



There is now!

As a newbie myself (3 months digital!) I don't presume to know it all (or even "know it half") but there are some GREAT threads that proved invaluable here.

In absence of "stickies" I'd hate to lose some great threads where experienced digital users gave great advice just because this board only archives for a short period of time. Make sense?

So these FAQs seem to come up a LOT - please feel free to share others (and links) here too and please btt as necessary?

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Edited to add: sorry but apparently the big board burp of early '07 has completed ingested the older "newbie" threads leaving not a scrap behind. I'm removing links to the now dead threads and will try to replace with new ones as we find them.

Finally, just FYI for any newbies to the "whole board" - when you find a thread/subject you want to save for future reference you can click on either the green "+" to save it in your "Book of Scraps" or the magnifying glass to "Watch" the thread (accessed via the "My Home" tab at the top of the page when you are signed in to 2Peas. HTH!

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Getting Started

Printing 12x12 Layouts

Is fear of digi holding you back?

PSE vs. all others

Did you say free kits? insert happy dance here

Digital Scrapbooking "THE" magazine

Organizing Digital Elements

Using Templates

Photoshop (PS) v. Photoshop Elements (PSE)

The Basics - how do I make a layout?

How do you print your digital layouts for your albums?

More printing - do you put digital pages in an album (aka yes Virginia, digital IS "real" scrapbooking

Printer opinions

Paper opinions





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Posted: 2/4/2007 5:17:40 PM


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Posted: 2/7/2007 4:29:24 PM
..what a great idea! ....



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writermom1
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Posted: 2/20/2007 11:23:11 AM
Excellent! Thank you! I needed that "spot o' color" info!




AcidfreePea
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Posted: 2/20/2007 2:43:48 PM
Thank you so much!! I ordered my PSE5 on Friday! I can’t wait for it to get here. I hope I can learn how to use it. It’s my first PSE !


Tammy (aka Nana)




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Posted: 2/20/2007 3:24:49 PM
Wonderful idea! I just got my PSE5 last week and am just starting to get around on it - mostly because I keep referring back to this message board for tips! We get our cable internet installed on Mon. and then I am in business! Yay!



writermom1
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Posted: 2/20/2007 3:45:41 PM


Text in the shape of a circle, or a wavy line, or...?

and it's brother:

Text inside a shape



I've checked out the first one before. Does anyone know if that ONLY works in Photoshop and not Elements? That was my impression but I'm a newbie. I'd love to learn it. Thanks!




AcidfreePea
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Posted: 2/20/2007 4:17:27 PM
yes, you are right, those do only work in photoshop...sorry. But I did come across a cool tutorial for making circle text for PSE...off to find it.

**I'm a weeny...I couldn't find it in 5 secs, so I gave up.
Do this. Open PSE, open your workspace to 4x4. Type your text so it goes across the page, from slightly inside one side, to slightly inside the other side. (Play with fonts, font sizes to make this happen. Horizontally flip this layer so that it is upside down. Go to filters>polar coordinates. TADA! there is your circle. Play with it until you get it just right. Peamail me if I said something not exactly right...which may be the case because I don't have the program open, and I've only had one cup of coffee today.



writermom1
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Posted: 2/21/2007 6:42:53 AM
Thanks Acidfree! I'm the same way on 5 sec googling and I really appreciate your explaining the PSE steps to me. Thanks!




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Posted: 2/27/2007 9:25:03 AM
What's the best way of saving all that info? Think I could just save this to my favorites and then it will always be there or will it eventually fall off the end of the earth??? Or should we click on each item and save them?

Also, Q. about moving on to PSE5... I have PSE3... can it be upgraded to 5? I don't have 4. LOL




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Posted: 2/27/2007 9:28:29 AM
BTW, I wanted to comment on how great an idea this is also.

Thanks,

~Claire



writermom1
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Posted: 2/27/2007 9:33:08 AM
Nanaclaire,

You should be able to either "Watch" this thread (click the magnifying glass next to the title) (which will keep it under your "home" area here) or add it to your Book of Scraps (click the green plus sign).

You can access watched item via 'My home" when logged into 2Peas.

You can access your Book of Scraps (BOS) via "My Book of Scraps."

HTH!




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Posted: 3/20/2007 3:27:36 PM
BTT


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sweetboysofmine
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Posted: 3/20/2007 9:14:54 PM
I am a newbie. I was trying to open the "Getting started with PSE" thread but I am getting an error message saying I do not have access to that thread. Does anyone know why I would get that message? Am I doing something wrong? TIA



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Posted: 3/20/2007 9:18:00 PM
Hi sweetboysofmine,
I'd say it was one of the threads that was lost when the site was down last week...so sorry!
Hopefully someone knows what the original thread was and they can repost it...
anyone?


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Posted: 3/21/2007 2:30:16 PM
Wonderful info...thanks for everyone posting this!
I've toyed around with the idea of going digital for the last couple months. I'm sure I'll still do "paper scrapbooking" but I just have so much stuff and I stay so busy.

It would really help me to catch up, especially since I'm on my computer all the time anyway

Thanks again...I'm a "newbie" to this board but hoping to start learning more about this!


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Posted: 3/22/2007 12:47:00 PM
Thanks for the info!


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Posted: 3/28/2007 9:11:50 PM
btt


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Posted: 4/2/2007 12:06:50 PM
I'm looking for organizational info and the links are giving me an error message.


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Posted: 4/20/2007 7:25:46 PM
BTT


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Posted: 4/20/2007 11:16:00 PM
I've been thinking about this thread, Angel, so thanks for bumping it up. I am also curious as to where writermom went. Seemed we were hanging here this winter together and she was getting it and I wasn't. Miss her!



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Posted: 4/21/2007 2:37:17 PM
Writermom1 - Just wanted to let you know that I tried to open the links that you have and they all gave me an error message. I would love to read those threads about organizing digipapers so if you could look into fixing your links I would greatly appreciate it
THANKS!



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Posted: 4/21/2007 3:51:35 PM
Hi Katty and thanks for asking about me!

Unfortunately, I couldn't fix the links. I think those threads probably were lost in the horrific Board Burp of early '07

I added some replacements and hope that new "newbie" threads will be added as we find them.

HTH!




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Posted: 4/21/2007 5:30:26 PM
THANKS! I'm saving this one! My PSE is in the mail and due to arrive Monday!


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Posted: 4/24/2007 6:08:16 AM
Thankyou so much for this fantastic thread! It has been very helpful to me.



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Posted: 4/24/2007 8:14:12 AM
This thread rocks! I just installed PSE5 and have been dabbling a little, but my 'puter is running excruciatingly slow. I've ordered more RAM that my hubby will have to install sometime this week, then maybe I can start having some fun. I did manage to complete one layout, but it took my hours! Keep posting hints, I'm saving them for future reference! Thanks!


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Posted: 4/27/2007 5:32:47 PM
BTT


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Angeltown
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BTT


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Posted: 5/1/2007 6:29:35 PM
Wow wow wow!! You have no idea how much this has helped me!! Thank you soo much..what a fabulous idea!!


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Posted: 9/6/2007 8:28:52 AM
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread - it's very helpful! I'm off to try "polar coordinates" on text.


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Posted: 9/6/2007 9:50:24 AM
Great idea to BTT- hopefully it will stay around a LONG time!



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Posted: 9/6/2007 10:34:49 AM
I thought this had died!

Thanks for the BTT. I need this refresher too. I've done NOTHING all summer digi-wise.




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Posted: 9/6/2007 12:52:50 PM
Here's a link to all kinds of useful information...like how to get your avator working, post pictures, adding a signature line. I have this in BOS from the NSBR board. It has come in very handy.

Post pictures, avatars, signature lines, etc.


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Posted: 9/8/2007 6:07:50 PM
btt


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This is just a test.










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Posted: 10/20/2007 9:38:23 AM
BTT for a very useful thread

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BTT


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BTT


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