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  1. Helios

    Swapping out GFX cards

    Hi all! So last night I somehow completely failed to install a replacement graphics card in my system. I'm wondering if anyone here might be able to tell me what's wrong: I'm replacing an Asus AMD Radeon 7770 HD on an Asus H97M-E Micro ATX motherboard - with: An MSI nVidia geforce 970 GTX. I...
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    Challenge #45: New Year's Resolutions

    Hello everyone! Once again, a big thanks to all who took part in last month's challenge, and for voting my silly christmas card the winner. I hope you all had a lovely holiday and a good time last night - Happy New Year! On that note, I have decided that our 45th Challenge will ask: What are...
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    Challenge #42 - The Wild West

    It's that time again! Thanks all for participating and voting in the last challenge, and to Chris for thinking it up. The theme of this month's challenge is: THE WILD WEST Anything with a Wild West theme is acceptable - what does the genre mean for you? Is there a book or a movie you love...
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    Stylus advice and recommendations?

    Hi all, It has been my desire for a while now to have a Windows tablet running my favourite painting software, and to get a pressure sensitive stylus to use with it - much like one does on a normal USB graphics tablet, but you're drawing straight onto the screen of the tablet and getting the...
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    Challenge #36 - PSG, the album!

    Good morning PSGers, it's competition time again! Thanks again to everyone who took part in and voted in last month's contest. :thumbsup: Without further ado, I will announce that this month's contest theme is: If the Photoshop Gurus community was a band, what would our album cover look like...
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    Challenge 33 - Winter Without Snow (Advanced)

    First of all, thank you once again for choosing me as the winner of challenge 32. I must say it is difficult to top a theme as cool as 'Tube World', especially as I've never had to think of one before, so I hope this gets everyone's creativity on the go. Here in the northern hemisphere, winter...
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    PaintTool SAI, Mischief and other painting programs

    Hi all, I have today been looking at this cheap and basic digital painting package as a potential replacement (along with GIMP) for my buggy old Photoshop CS2. I was wondering if any of you guys have ever used it (free trial or paid for), and what your experiences were with it. I'm curious but...
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    Helios' gallery

    Hi guys, I've not been here long, but after a warm welcome I feel happy posting this for you all. Looking around I can see a friendly community that thrives on sharing ideas, helping others and praising achievements, which is really lovely to find. I mostly paint and draw, as I've said...
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    CS2 Dialogue boxes and canvases disappearing

    Hi there, Since I started using Photoshop CS2 in Windows 10, this glitch has started occurring after working in the program for some time - anything from 10 minutes to 2 hours. (It is much improved after I reinstalled CS2 in its own directory on my C: drive, instead of in the program files, but...
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    Hello from the UK, I'm Helen, a photoshop user for many years - mostly drawing and painting with a bit of basic photo editing and graphic design. I look forward to nattering with you all. :)