I thought I'd put together this tutorial to help
my new students... We always get together and us go over this.. the
captures here ought to help.
Go to FILE/Preferences/General program preferences
On the Miscellaneous tab UNCHECK the show splash
screen *that always bugged me* :-)
On the Display and Caching tab on the left under
presentation.. have all of those checked. Every thing else is left
on default settings.
On the Transparency and Shading tab.. this is
where you can set the color of your transparent grid or checks..
default is grey.. and I HATE grey.. so... I made mine pink.
This is just your personal preference. Click OK..
Go back to File/preferences/ file format Asso.
Select ALL then click OK
File/preferences/Autosave settings.. Check to
enable then set it to 2 mins.. this way if you loose power or PSP
freezes and closes and when you open it again MOST times it
will open what you were working on...
File/preferences/File Locations. This is important
to know... When you install PSP it puts a folder in your
documents... called 'mypspfiles' a folder with lots of folders
inside of it... you need to make ONE more folder inside of it..
called plugins. These folder inside the mypspfiles folder.. is where
you put all your 'goodies' you collect for PSP. Like brushes,
gradients, patterns, plugins, scripts, etc... there IS a picture
tubes folder but the Jasc software tech warned me *back when they
owned PSP* to never put your tubes you collect inside the picture
tube folder.. keep your tubes in another tube folder either in
documents or another hard drive or on desktop.. that way your PSP
isn't bogged down so bad with loading all those tubes.
As you see below.. you click on the left side what
ever file your wanting to add to, for instance
Plugins. Now on the right side ADD
*browse to* the new location of the new folder you just made inside
Docs/mypspfiles named Plugins.
In other words you can store
different things for PSP like masks,
brushes etc in
other locations or on other hard drives. JUST so you tell PSP
where to look for it.. so it can use them. Do this in FILE
Here is a zipped file of empty TUBE folders
already named for organizing your TUBES. When you download the
zip.. just EXTRACT HERE.. don't try to use your unzipper to see
inside.. it will look like its empty if you do that.. just put the
zip where your gonna want to store your tubes and right click and