LionsDragon

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  1. The origin of the text shouldn't make a difference. When you open up the effect, you see all the sliders? Those will control the appearance of the final image. (I usually grab the top of the effect window with my mouse and move it to the side so I can see the canvas.) Try moving the sliders for X, Y, and steps factor to see how it looks. And we've all been noobs at some point. How are you gonna learn if you don't ask?
  2. Hmm...my first thought, after tinkering with text a bit, is to double-check the steps factor in relation to the X/Y offsets. I accidentally lopped off the end of a letter!
  3. Well, I finally found my dead-tree copy of my favorite book (accidentally crammed it into storage when we moved). I have it on my tablet, but there's something about the smell of a book.... *happy sigh* Precious Bane by Mary Webb is the book in question. It's an unusual retelling of Cinderella, which happens to be my favorite fairy tale. It's also a good time of year to re-read Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, or Ellery Queen. If anyone can recommend more deductive-style mysteries like Conan Doyle or Queen, I would be forever grateful. I just can't handle all the melodrama in some of the modern authors. (Note: Bee Keeper's Apprentice series is a hard pass.) Still trying to read Brian May's doctoral thesis, and then I have some archaeological bits to catch up on. And yes, I'm re-reading my favorite cookbooks.
  4. Well I...golly, I'm just gonna HAVE to use it for Woodsy's sake. *sniffle*
  5. Okay, something cheerful now! I'm not sure about worldwide, but here in the US there's something called "Happy Heart Hunt" going on. People decorate their windows or porches with hearts, and it's kind of a Facebook scavenger hunt. I figured we could all use some happiness. (A roomscape I kept to under 20 layers. Will wonders never cease?)
  6. My appointment got canceled. I hope you and @Pixey have been able to make all of yours!
  7. At this point, I will be happy if it doesn't get any worse. *hug*
  8. Gaussian Blur at 50??? Yikes! Glad the surgery was able to help! You as well!
  9. No, although the pressure in that eye caused a cataract as well. Lucky me, I get the aggressive form. My doctor ended up canceling my appointment. How did yours go? *hug*
  10. Well, I try not to think about it too much.... *hugs back* You too!
  11. OH YES! *nudges @Maximilian * The ravens are pure 😍. I don't even know which one I like best! (Will catch you on the reps when I reload.)
  12. Brats! You're a bunch of brats! (And I love you stinkers just the way you are.)
  13. First Joe Diffie, now Adam Schlesinger. Eff the coronavirus.
  14. Right...so, I'm supposed to have my every-four-months eye checkup in mid-April. Goodness only knows if it will happen at this point; we may still be in lockdown! Here's the picture I will be showing my eye doctor whenever I see her next. Glaucoma is not fun. Right side is my visual field out of just my right eye. Left side, just my left eye. I do miss depth perception.
  15. I've had two people at my day job go into self-isolation already, and another who is considering it...we're starting buy online/get curbside pickup for orders, just like the restaurants nearby. I work at a freaking JoAnn Fabrics. It's gonna be all I can do not to ask what dressing the customers want on their salad. (I just might with some of my regulars; they know how warped my sense of humor is already.) Todd's new job is building satellite components and computer mainframe hardware. I don't think the US government will *let* them shut down. *sigh* No visiting Todd's parents, our elderly aunts and uncles, or our immunocompromised niece for a while. Annnd that niece in a major hotspot and works with kids, no less. Everybody stay safe out there! Or indoors, preferably...ngl, everyone here has been on my "worry list." @Pixey has the right idea. Let's all stay in and PDN!
  16. @lynxster4 and @welshblue... Oh. My. GODS! Two of my favorite people and favorite artists, talk about a dream collaboration. And the result...ya got me breathing into a paper bag over here. It looks so REAL and gorgeous! Seriously, I had to click on the full-size version and zoom in to see everything. Every time I look I see more to squeal about. I don't even know where to start. I'm gonna try, though. First, @lynxster4, how did you get the "marbled" look in the glass? That's a Tiffany trademark, and you nailed it! @welshblue, the burnished look on the metal is breathtaking. I'm thinking it involves height map manipulation, am I right? Also, I would totally buy that wallpaper! I gotta add, though...the table reminds me of @Woodsy. He'd be impressed too.
  17. When you try to paste in the image, do you get a message saying that it's larger than your current image? If so, click on "keep image size" and then you can squeeze your texture down to fit.
  18. @Vagabondi, those look fantastic!