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Thought Bubbles

Postby MikeV99 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:26 pm

How would one paste a thought bubble with text onto a slide using PSP (can it be done with PSG)? Any examples anywhere?

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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby Chuck Engels » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:10 pm

While you are waiting for a PSP user to help you out Mike,
Here is a thread on how to do it in Premiere Elements, it might help.
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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby MikeV99 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:10 am

Chuck Engels wrote:While you are waiting for a PSP user to help you out Mike, Here is a thread on how to do it in Premiere Elements, it might help. viewtopic.php?p=14873#p14873

Thanks Chuck. I have been doing a tutorial using Elements/Premiere Elements, Lightroom/CS3, and am now trying the slideshow part in Proshow just to see the pros and cons of all. I can pretty much do all the editing and organizational things using Lightroom/CS3 that I can do in Elements, although Elements seems simpler sometimes. The slide show editor in Elements is fairly straightforward as well. I want to see what PSP provides compared to E/PE. I figure if I do a couple of tutorials in all of them I will be able to see which ones I want to use.

The link was helpful to show how to get art out of elements as a psd. Nice.

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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby Bob D » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:41 am

MIkeV,

As someone who has toyed with the idea of getting and using PSG or PSP, I would love to hear your review of the products when you are completed.

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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:03 pm

Hi Bob,

I looked at ProShow, Memories on TV and Pictures to Exe. I decided on Pictures to Exe.

You can download a trial version here

http://www.wnsoft.com/apr/index.html

and this link is to the manual

http://www.wnsoft.com/apr/PicturesToExe ... ual_en.pdf

also here are some sample slideshows

http://www.beckhamdigital.co.uk/freestu ... idesw3.htm
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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby MikeV99 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:12 pm

John,

I would be curious to know why you picked that software.

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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:21 pm

Hi Mike.

A few reasons really. I toyed with the trial versions of ProShow Gold, Memories on TV and Pictures to Exe (P2E).

I found P2E much more intuitive than the other two (definitely a plus point for me :???: ) the manual is plainly written and I was impressed by the quality of the shows that others had produced. Basically, for me, I felt that I was able to get up to speed faster with P2E. Also I was influenced by this:-

VernonRobinson wrote:Mike,
I agree that the docs for ProShow is not a strength.

The manuals are crummy,

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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby Bob D » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:38 pm

It's alway good to see different products. As most will say in this forum, different tools for different projects, or parts of projects! After you complete one of yours with P2E please post some up in the gallery. I'd love to see some output from it.

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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby MikeV99 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:58 pm

John,

I see you have PrElv2, CS3 as tools as well. What is your typical work flow when creating a slideshow using P2E? Do you use both PrElv2 and P2E? One of the things that I like about PSP is its ability to process DNG and PSD files. I see that P2E has fewer input file options.

Do you monitor the Proshow forum here to get ideas or are you still thinking about Proshow?

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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby Alley » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:09 pm

I use Pro Show Producer and love it. Glad to see there is a Forum here for this. :-D

Open a photo program and select a thought bubble shape. Give it a transparent backtround and save as a png. Then add it as a new layer in PSP. Then add a text layer.

Or

Add the text in the photo program first. Then you just add the text bubble layer.

Photoshop Elements and Microsoft Picture-it - pretty much any photo program would probably have a thought bubble. I've got a bunch of them, collected them over time.

ADDED - I could do a quick tutorial - which part is not understood. You already have the thought bubble made and how to add it??
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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby Chuck Engels » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:43 pm

Alley,
Any tutorial you would like to do on PSP would be more than welcome.
If you could do one on creating and adding Thought Bubbles and Text that would be great.
You can post them in the Gallery so everyone can see :)
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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby Alley » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:53 pm

What is the best format for uploading - .wmv?? and not over 50 MB, right?
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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby MikeV99 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:24 pm

Alley,

I made a psd of a bubble using Elements. I then opened an image in PSP, added a layer using Add Image, and brought in my bubble. I had not put my text in the bubble in Elements. You say add a text layer; not quite sure what you mean by that. I can create a caption in PSP and drag/drop it on the bubble, but would prefer something contained in the bubble. I guess that means I should edit the text in Elements. Somehow I keep going back to Elements.

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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:37 pm

Mike,

My workflow for slideshows is basically using Photoshop CS3 to tidy up still images, saving as JPGs then importing the edited images into P2E.

For video editing I still use PrElv2. The thing is I know my way around PrElv2 so I find that 90%+ of what I want to do is easily do-able. But I really need to move over to using PPro CS3 more than I do at present and I am still trying to find the time to begin learning AE CS3.
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Re: Thought Bubbles

Postby Chuck Engels » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:05 pm

Alley wrote:What is the best format for uploading - .wmv?? and not over 50 MB, right?

Yes, that would be fine, FLV will work also but WMV is good.
The limit is 50mb per file in the gallery.
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