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Old 09-17-2006, 08:07 AM
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Palms - thank you so much for sticking with me in my idiocy!

I hope it's okay, I down loaded the same pic.

I made sure my actions setting was the buttons one.

The first step was fine (working on the small pic version)

Then the attached info box came up on my screen.

With the box on my screen, ps was frozen (ie I couldn't implement the brush actions.)

I therefore pressed the 'stop' button showing - the only thing I could do.

The box then disappeared from the screen - I think everything just disappeared relating to the action....

I found a brush and swept the pic as suggested, but actions was frozen and I couldn't go any further.

I am making such a pig's ear of this.
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:21 AM
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I hope it's okay, I down loaded the same pic.
...No problem.

I made sure my actions setting was the buttons one.
...NOT GOOD. Don't use Button Mode. Go back to Edit Mode. (See below.) Each time you click the applicable button the action to which it corresponds will start at the beginning. You don't want that.

The first step was fine (working on the small pic version)
...OK

Then the attached info box came up on my screen.
...This is an instruction from the action author to click STOP and "do something." When finished, click the action PLAY icon (the one that looks like a triangle). You cannot do this is Button Mode.

With the box on my screen, ps was frozen (ie I couldn't implement the brush actions.)
...This is normal.

I therefore pressed the 'stop' button showing - the only thing I could do.
...Correct.

The box then disappeared from the screen - I think everything just disappeared relating to the action....
...This is normal. It is at this point you follow the instructions in the message.

I found a brush and swept the pic as suggested, but actions was frozen and I couldn't go any further.
...The action will not proceed until you click PLAY.

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So...
* Put the Actions Palette into Edit Mode (choose the checked Button Mode to do this)
* Close all images except the one you're working on
* PLAY

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You are really close. Do NOT give up.

~Danny~
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Old 09-17-2006, 12:37 PM
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Canna i agree with Danny you are almost there keep at it

when the window comes up as you posted you cannot access any brushes etc till you press stop then use them and press play

As for Button mode as i said earlier i always have mine in button mode but this is my preference but i would listen to Danny more than me, his knowledge is far better than mine

Also you are not being idiotic there are certain procedures that i can not click with at all but i keep trying and learn a bit more each time, if i was completely stuck i wouldnt hesitate to ask any one here

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Old 09-22-2006, 12:26 PM
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I'm sorry I haven't got back earlier. I have been feeling Draganizer-shy

Anyway, I have been trying again this afternoon. It has helped to have the history file open (using a smaller pic, this is easy), but even so I have done something wrong.

The next step I need to do now is paste (or the action needs to paste), but I am getting a block dialogue on my screen.

I enclose a screen grab to show the state of play. (I've repeated the previous step several times in an effort to try get the 'paste' step to work, but given that it is just making another layer, I think the repetition should be okay.)

Thank you so much for trying to help me. It really is appreciated.
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:41 AM
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Re: Very basic newbie problem with actions

Canna sorry for not replying any earlier how's it going have you got any further ? ( hopefully not given up ) not sure i can help you on this one havent come up against it, but if you are still stuck i will run through the action again and see if i can find anything out

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Old 09-26-2006, 05:26 AM
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Re: Very basic newbie problem with actions

Hi Palms

I think I am going to put this on one side, and come back to it another time. It's a bit like giving up smoking - something to tackle when the time is right...

Thanks anyway.

All the best,
Caroline
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:13 AM
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Re: Very basic newbie problem with actions

Good news!

A friend has just talked me through doing Draganizer. It turns out I was doing the equivalent of trying to drive with the brakes on I thought the show/hide triangles were the play icon(s), and was trying to use them, one after the other, to play! What a mess....

Thank you friend (Stevekins) for the talk through, and thank you Danny for a fantastic article at Atn.central.com, which I finally found about 3 days ago, and have read from start to finish. It was really useful. I may yet end up writing one myself. And thank you palms 1 for the moral support!

Most of all I just done my first pic with Draganizer. I totally love it. It was worth all the mistakes!
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:35 PM
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Re: Very basic newbie problem with actions

Congratulations Canna now you will download loads of actions and have fun BUT you dont get away that easy come on post us a result ( if you dont know how you DO know who to ask )

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Old 10-15-2006, 03:42 PM
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Re: Very basic newbie problem with actions

I don't usually photograph people - but I like this action with people pix...

Here's a before and after.
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Old 10-15-2006, 03:45 PM
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Re: Very basic newbie problem with actions

No....here is the after.
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