32 I want to make my own shapes but all the preset shapes have a .jsl extension?
Shapes are created by going through file->export->shape
Preset shapes must be vector objects - no raster data allowed. Each top level object in the layer palette (i.e. only those things indented one level underneath the vector layer) becomes a separate shape. You can use grouping to create more complicated shapes by assembling several simple shapes.
When you export the shape file, it only exports the shapes that are currently selected. If no vector selection is present, all of the shapes are exported. The name of the individual shapes is their name in the layer palette. You can rename them (before exporting) by right clicking on the shape in the layer palette and selecting "rename", or by going through vector properties. When you export the shapes you will be prompted for the name of the shape *file*. Note that this is different from the shape name -a single shape file can contain multiple shapes.
Finally, .jsl files are really just PSP files with a special extension. You can open up any of the jsl files in the shapes directory with PSP and take a look at how they are put together. -Joe
33 When I try to change dimensions of the grid by going through File/Preferences/Gen. Program Pref. they don't change. However, if I do it through the View/Change Grid it works, shouldn't they be the same?
The file preferences addresses the default setting for a new image, previously saved images store their own grid info, this is changed in the view/change grid and if you resave the image the new settings will apply to it the next time it's opened. Cheers -Ron
engage rulers so you can pull out your guides
& color them to suit you needs & whims
34 My jpg text is
1) Use a font and color combination where the artifacts aren't quite so obvious. A texture in the lettering is one way of doing this.
2) Lower the compression setting on your JPEG format. This will make your file larger, but reduce the artifacts. Sometimes a very small adjustment can make a huge difference, without making the file very much larger.
3) Break your image into rectangular pieces. Put the part without the text into JPEGs, and the part with the text into GIF format (PNG works, too, but isn't properly supported by older browsers). Display the pieces in a table to assemble the complete image.
small fonts text is too darn blurry?
May be because you have antialiasing turned on or have a stroke color assigned that clashes with the background. Remember that small fonts won't work well with anti-aliasing turned on. Certain fonts will render much better small text that others.
When I save my image the text gets blurry?
This is the reason we
recommend that you don't save in JPG format.
Artifices on sharp edges,
change of hues in the palette, even
Text has sharp changes
which JPG cannot handle. Usually, GIF is
JPG has only one good point and that is amount of compression.
If you're creating art
or new images, save in a loss-less format such
Then, from that master
image, create images for the web in .JPG
If you have PSP 6 or
later you can watch what the compression is doing to the
35 There are pixels around the transparent
image that are white?
1) Use the GIF Exporter. It can turn these not-quite white pixels transparent.
Don't feather or anti-alias. Works best when the contrast
3) Feather or anti-alias using a background color that is similar to the background color of your webpage. This works best if the background is mostly one color, or if the contrast between the different colors you use is low. -Helge
still having file association problems?
This should reset things to the way you want to use Paint Shop Pro. I'm not sure why there would be any lingering associations, but I've seen it with PSP (and quite a few other apps) before. Hope this resolves the problem -David.