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Chantal



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Picture Tubes Reply with quote

Hi everyone!

I have spent years making stuff using Paint Shop Pro. But I stopped doing that and am now starting up again.

Way back when, I did use people in my creations. I even had some Johnny Depp tubes! But I was wondering.... do any of you have any RDA picture tubes? I'd LOVE to use The Man in some creations.

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MacBeth



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chantal, I'm afraid I don't understand your question. It might be the language barrier. What do you mean by 'picture tubes'? To me, a picture tube is an electronic component found in older TV sets.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beth,

I'd only heard of it used that way, so I looked it up. A picture tube of RDA would be just him with no background incorporated in the image, so you can place it anywhere you want in a picture. To make a good one yourself, you have to take the time to cut the image out of the background pixal by pixal.

banlu --> doesn't have PSP 'cuz she's too cheap
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's exactly what it is, Banlu. It takes quite some skill to make them and I don't have that skill.... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah! Got it. I looked it up myself, belatedly, and I see it's a term specific to Paint Shop Pro. I use anolder version of Photoshop.

No, I certainly don't have that kind of image. I've made them myself, more or less -- that, is I've had to take images and drop the background out. It's very difficult, picky work.

This is probably the most challenging one I've done:


It came out pretty well, but it took a hell of a long time.

More often, I do a variation. A lot of screencaps have rotten lighting -- I often have to move the figures into one layer of an image, and do different light levels on the background vs. the foreground, to rebalance the lighting. (All this for a captioned LOL. Heh.)

The thing is that I don't end up with a 'photo tube'; it's all done in layers in a .psd file, and the result doesn't export as a PSP file.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pic, Beth!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Smile

Since I have never used Paint Shop Pro, I'm surious. How do you like working with it? What's it particularly good for?
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