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09-28-2005, 12:29 PM
Hi! I am new here. I purchased a set in the Shop and downloaded it, however, I am not sure where to put everything. Where in PSP9 do I save everything? I am very new at this!!
09-28-2005, 03:17 PM
If you are talking about a kit from the store that has backgrounds, elements, ribbons, etc. You will need to create a new folder for it. It does not get saved with your PSP files. I created a new folder (sub-folder) in the My Pictures folder named Scrapbook Stuff (real original huh?). Then in that folder I have sub-folders, named papers, elements, word art and overlays, alphas, ribbons etc. Also if a kit unzips and it is already together in a folder, I leave everything together in that folder and put the whole folder as a sub-folder in Scrapbook Stuff. That way the readme file is there so that the designer can be credited when/if you post layouts and the kit stays intact. If you download plug-ins, preset shapes, frames (not the kind that come with kits), scripts, etc., they go in your PSP folders of the same name.
09-28-2005, 03:28 PM
Most scrapbooking downloads come in zip files. So I first download the zip files to a folder on my C drive called scrapbook downloads, then when I extract the files out of the zip file then I save them in the above named Scrapbook Stuff folder. That way you do not have zip files mixed in with your scrapboodk stuff.
P.S. I am paranoid about losing stuff, so when I have collected enough zip files, I move them off my C drive onto a DVD (some people just delete them). That way if my hard drive crashes, I still have the original zip file. I also backup all of my scrapbook stuff after it is extracted to DVD (or CD), so really it is double-backed up.
good instructions: in a nutshell, you save the files onto your hard drive, create a folder for scrap downloads. Then in PSP go to File>Open and browse to your unzipped files.
The First Page in PSP tutorial has instructions for getting the photos and elements onto your layout image. Just Ctrl-C on the graphic, then on the layout do Ctrl-L to paste as a new layer.
Let us know if that helps, or if you need more info. Welcome to DSP!!!!
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