Usually the reason for this is that you have several layers with different graphics and text. Whatever layer you're on when you make your magic wand selection determines what is being selected. Therefore, you need to merge the layers into one so there will be only one transparent area. BEFORE you do this, SAVE your Photoshop file with all the layers in tact. You may need to go back in and adjust a color, fix a typo, change a title, etc. You want to keep the layers for that. So, Save the file as a psd file. Then, click on the bottom layer > pull out the arrow to the right of the Layers/Channels/Paths tabs and select Merge Visible (Don't Flatten the image). This merges all the visible layers into one, thus enabling you to select the area to be transparent and make an Alpha Channel. "Save a Copy As" and select PICT file format (32 bits, compression none). Close the Photoshop file and select "Don't Save". Then import into TEPS database as usual.
Please click the link below to download a pdf document with instructions and screen shots explaining the steps to creating and saving drop shadow text. Please note: the instructions are written using Photoshop 7.
Please click the link below to download a pdf document with instructions and screen shots explaining the steps to creating and saving a vignette effect. Please note: the instructions are written using Photoshop 7.
Providing you have enough RAM to run both Photoshop and
TEPS-2000 (and the Spooler if you’re using that too), you should set up
the Jump To feature. This
FOR OS 9:
FOR OS X: YOU MUST HAVE PHOTOSHOP 7.0
From the Operation Window select “Jump to Image Editor” from
the pull down
A new feature has been added to version 8 where you can do just that. Follow the same steps to edit the template (you have to get to the template 1st before editing the node used on that template). To do that, click and hold the "Change Canvas Setup" button and select "Edit This Template." This gets you into the Template Definition window. To edit a node, hold the option key on the keyboard and double click on the node you want to edit. That jumps you to the node to make changes. Make your changes and close the Node window (upper left corner) and select Save. That takes you back to the Template window where you will see the changes you just made. Close the Template window (upper left corner) and Save. You're back in the Operation Window with the template reflecting your node changes.
Return to Main and go to the Preferences (at top of screen) and select TEPS Settings. Select "Setup Printing" on the left side. On the right side, check the box next to "Show print quantity dialog before printing." Then click OK. This will bring up a dialog box when you click the "Print Canvas" button asking for a quantity before printing. Of course you could also set up a package for that particular canvas and select 3 for the quantity. To do so, in the "Setup Packages" Utility, double click on the Canvas on the left side after you have added the item from the Canvas list on the right side. This brings up a dialog box, "Enter Print Quantity" where you can type in 3 or whatever quantity you desire.
You've made your Photoshop file huge to fit an 8x10 and you're having TEPS not only reduce down 8 photos, but also 8 graphic overlays for each. This is memory intensive. If you plan to use the graphic overlay on 8x10's as well as wallets, it would be more beneficial to return to Photoshop and size down the graphic there to fit a wallet size, or maybe a 4x5 size if you're using 4x5's as well. Return to TEPS and import the smaller size overlay and replace the wallet and/or 4x5 node overlays with the new size and save. This will expedite the sizing process and won't require as much memory while loading and printing. You should also check the amount of memory allocated to TEPS and the Spooler. You may be running right on the edge. Figure for 8x10's with overlays or a page of wallets with overlays, your preferred size should be set at least at 120,000K and depending on the complexity of the graphics, maybe 130-150,000 if you can spare it.
Where do I get SCSIProbe and how much does it cost?
It's free from the Adaptec site:
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