Scarlet
Pirate Voyager's
Tricks
Of The
Trade


Using "Imagick Magick" Studios

Pirate Voyager Tools



IN THE MANY YEARS OF USING THE INTERNET
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**note: I'm finally back and using a 'puter. So far, when Imaging, I have not seen too much difference. If you should note something contrary to what we did on WebTV, please let me know at
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AS I AM SURE MANY OF YOU HAVE ALSO RUN INTO SOME GLITCHES ALONG WITH DISCOVERIES
I DECIDED TO DOCUMENT THEM AS WELL AS I CAN REMEMBER AS I WENT ALONG. THIS PAGE WILL KEEP BEING UPDATED AS THINGS COME TO ME AS TO WHAT I DID AND FOUND...

**this page will constantly be updated as I remember/find things to add so I suggest you save it somewhere for easy access
WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO NEED MOST OF THE INFORMATION ON HERE IS WHEN YOU ARE PROBABLY REALLY NEEDING HELP...




#1 -- MATCHING COLORS TO YOUR IMAGE

INSTEAD OF TAKING A "URL" OF YOUR GRAPHIC
OR EVEN HARDER IS HAVING TO OUTPUT YOUR IMAGE, WHILE YOU ARE WORKING ON IT, IN ORDER TO GET A "URL" TO TAKE TO A SITE FOR A "COLOR GRABBER" TO MATCH IT UP

SIMPLY:
WHEN IN "IMAGE MAGICK" GET ON THE PAGE THAT YOU WOULD LOOK AT YOUR IMAGE.
SCROLL DOWN TO "PAINT" FUNCTION
DO NOT TYPE IN ANY PARAMETERS
USE THE POINTER, POINT TO THE EXACT AREA WHERE YOU COLOR IS ON YOUR MATTE, HIT ENTER ON YOUR KEYBOARD
IN THE NEXT SCREEN, LOOK BELOW YOUR GRAPHIC/IMAGE
UNDER IT, YOUR COLOR WILL BE BOTTOM CENTER IN "RBG" NUMBERS AND TO THE RIGHT BOTTOM IN "HEX" NUMBERS
(first 6 numbers)


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HERE IS ALSO A WEBSITE WHICH YOU TAKE YOUR "URL" TO, ENTER THE ITEM, CLICK ON WHERE YOU WANT THE "MATCH" FROM.
YOU WILL GET THE INFORMATION AND THE BACKGROUND WILL ALSO BE THAT COLOR

COLOR-GRABBER



#2 -- WHEN "IMAGE MAGICK" IS STALLING

YOU CAN'T USE ANY "EFFECT" AND /OR YOU GET A MESSAGE TRYING TO USE "EFFECT" SAYING "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "TOO BUSY",ETC.
GO TO "RESIZE"
RUN YOUR IMAGE THROUGH "RESIZE" YOU DO NOT HAVE TO STATE ANY SIZES. THEN TRY AGAIN. THIS USUALLY WORKS
***ALSO DO THIS WHEN YOU ARE USING A "TTF" FONT IN "ANNOTATE", YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND AND WANT TO USE ANOTHER BUT "ANNOTATE" KEEPS GIVING YOU THE OLD FONT EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE A NEW ONE IN PLACE, GO THROUGH "RESIZE" AND THEN TRY "ANNOTATE" AGAIN


#3 -- IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR IMAGE AND WANT TO TRY SOMETHING ELSE BUT DON'T WANT TO LOSE WHAT YOU HAVE WITHOUT OUTPUTTING AND SAVING
-- IF YOU DIDN'T SAVE YOUR "URL" OR BACKED UP TOO FAR, NEED IT BUT DON'T WANT TO GO GET IT


HIT "INPUT"
GO TO BEGINNING OF "IMAGE MAGICK" AND GET YOUR "URL" FROM WHEN YOU INITIALLY ENTERED THE STUDIO


#4 -- IF YOU CANNOT "OUTPUT" YOUR IMAGE

AFTER HOURS OF WORK, YOU ARE TRYING TO OUTPUT YOUR IMAGE BUT YOU GET MESSAGE THAT YOU CANNOT OR SYSTEM JUST SITS THERE NOT ALLOWING "OUTPUT"
-- GO UP TO TABS AND HIT "VIEW"
YOU NOW HAVE YOUR IMAGE IN FRONT OF YOU WITH FTP INFORMATION,ETC
CLICK IMAGE AND "CC&P" URL
GO TO
"WEBSCISSORS"
(it is better if you have this set up on an Fkey in order to instantly procure the required page "URL" otherwise get the "URL" by just remembering webscissors.com for your "go to" in Options.)
SCROLL DOWN AFTER YOU ENTER THE "URL" TO "WEBSCISSORS"
AFTER IT SCANS THE PAGE HIT "DETAILS" AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE "URL" OF YOUR IMAGE
YOU WILL HAVE CHOICES ABOUT WHETHER TO USE "FTP" TOOLS TO PUT IT INTO YOUR ACCOUNT AND/OR ADD IT TO YOUR "PAGEBUILDER" SCRAPBOOK.
IF YOU HAVE NO ACCOUNT OR IT IS NOT WORKING, THEN USE YOUR "PAGEBUILDER" AND CHOOSE TO PUT IT INTO YOUR SCRAPBOOK THERE.
AFTER THAT, YOU MUST PUT THE IMAGE ON A PAGE YOU CREATED AND TURN IT INTO "GIF", "JPG" FORMAT TO USE
(***SEE TIP #33 PAGE 2 OF THIS SITE FOR DETAILS HOW TO DO THAT)

**if IMAGE MAGICK is having big time problems and you are only partially done with your image, get it O U T of there. you can always finish it later)


#5 -- HAVING TROUBLE USING "TRANSFORM" EFFECTS

IF YOUR IMAGES HAVE A BORDER ON THEM OR ARE OFF-CENTER AFTER USING "TRANSFORM, MAKE SURE AT THE BOTTOM IN DROPDOWN BOX YOU HAVE "CENTER" PICKED AND "RESET PAGE GEOMETRY" CHECKED OFF

#6 -- NEED TO TRANSPARIFY USING "IMAGE MAGICK"

USE THE "PAINT" FUNCTION
CHECK OFF "MATTE" NOT "COLOR
PUT THE WORD "TRANSPARENT" IN COLOR BOX INSTEAD OF A COLOR


#7 -- WANT AN EXACT SIZE USING "RESIZE"

PUT AN EXCLAMATION MARK "!" AFTER YOUR SPECIFIED SIZES
ie. 500x370!


#8 -- "ANNOTATE" WON'T CENTER YOUR FONT FOR YOU

MAKE SURE THAT YOU USE "CENTER" FOR GRAVITY AND FIGURE OUT FROM THERE HOW FAR RIGHT, LEFT, UP OR DOWN YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR "OFFSET" NUMBERS TO PLACE YOUR ANNOTATION

#9 -- IMAGES ARE BIG IN KBS

ALWAYS "OPTIMIZE" YOUR IMAGES IN "OUTPUT" BY PUTTING "25" (no less) IN "QUALITY" BOX
**if you notice that your images have changed/distorted then back up and raise number to 50


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#10 -- COLORS IN IMAGE ARE RUNNING TOGETHER (DITHERING)

YOU EITHER USED TOO BIG OF NUMBERS IN "ENHANCE/SATURATE" OR CHOSE A FUNCTION THAT TENDS TO SOMETIMES DO THAT
GO TO "ENHANCE" AND USE A NUMBER LOWER THAN 100 WITH "SATURATE" TO TONE YOUR IMAGE DOWN
IF TOO BRIGHT, USE A NUMBER LOWER THAN 100 WITH "BRIGHTNESS"


#11 -- AFTER USING "COMPOSITE/DIFFERENCE" THERE IS WHITE AROUND OUTLINES/FEATURES OF IMAGE

USE "DECORATE/COMPOSITE" TO GET RID OF THE "TELL TALE" DIFFERENCE SIGNS...
CHOOSE A NEUTRAL COLOR IN "DECORATE" WITH COMPOSITE EFFECT "MULTIPLY" AND "BORDER"


#12 -- DON'T WANT A FRAME OR BORDER

USE 0X0 WHEN USING "DECORATE"
YOU CAN ALSO USE PARAMETERS WITH "RAISE" OR "SINK" AND NO COLOR


#13 -- WHEN OUTPUTTING, YOU DON'T WANT TO "CC&P" YOUR "URL"

BRING UP YOUR IMAGE WHEN OUTPUTTING.
**DO NOT BACK UP**
GO STRAIGHT TO EITHER YOUR ACCOUNT OR YOUR "FTP" TOOL, CHOOSE YOUR DROP-DOWN BOX SHOWING "RECENTS"
"IMAGE MAGICK" WILL HAVE "work" IN IT'S TITLE FOR THE IMAGE YOU JUST FINISHED
JUST CHOOSE THE "URL" AND TRANSLOAD IT


#14 -- DON'T KNOW HOW TO HARVEST "URLS" FOR MULTIPLE GRAPHICS
OR DON'T WANT TO


(FOR ALOT OF OTHER USES BESIDES JUST "STUDIO" USAGE, YOU REALLY SHOULD LEARN HOW TO "MULTI-HARVEST"
(see Tip #16 and #17 for explanation)
FOR NOW, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO,
JUST BEFORE YOU ENTER "IMAGE MAGICK" BRING UP THE OTHER "URLS" THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE "CC&P"ed
***DO NOT BACK UP***
YOU HAVE APPROXIMATELY 10 STEPS LEEWAY WHILE IT IS STILL IN YOUR "RECENTS" KEY
USE THAT KEY TO RETRIEVE IT
ie.IF YOU PLAN ON COMPOSITING WITH IT, THEN STICK IT IN "COMPOSITE" ONCE INSIDE "I.M."
PUT THE ONE YOU HAVE CC&P IN THE "FILENAME" PARM BOX, RETRIEVE THE OTHER URL FOR "URL" PARM BOX USING "RECENTS" KEY , THEN GET ONE ABOVE AND PROCEED


#15 -- TOO TIRED TO FINISH IMAGE
CAN'T FIND ANOTHER GRAPHIC YOU PLANNED ON USING


BELIEVE IT OR NOT BUT PEOPLE DON'T EVEN THINK TO REALIZE THAT AN IMAGE CAN ALWAYS BE SAVED AND CONTINUED LATER ON
---AS LONG AS YOU TRANSLOAD IT---
(the temporary "URL" from "IMAGE MAGICK' is only good for 2 hours)
SAVE THE IMAGE, WORK ON IT LATER OR A MONTH FROM NOW
IT WILL NOT MOLD...


#16 -- HARVESTING "URLS"

WHEN YOU ARE "CC&P"ING ONE "URL" YOU:
- BRING UP THE GRAPHIC/IMAGE ON THE SCREEN
- HIT "SHOW CURRENT" ON YOUR OPTIONS KEY/BAR
- HIT COMMAND + "A" KEY TO HIGHLIGHT THE "URL"
- HIT COMMAND + "C" KEY TO COPY THE "URL"
WHEN YOU WANT TO PASTE IT SOMEWHERE YOU HIT COMMAND + "V" KEY


#17 -- HARVESTING MULTIPLE "URLS"
ie. 2 GRAPHICS GOING INTO "IMAGE MAGICK" (or anywhere else)


"CC&P" THE FIRST URL THAT YOU WANT
(see TIP #16 for "CC&P"ing single URLs)
AFTER YOU HAVE "COPIED" (COMMAND KEY + C) YOUR FIRST URL, BRING UP SECOND ONE LIKE YOU DID THE FIRST
***HIT YOUR SPACE BAR BEFORE NEXT STEPS***
(this will put a space inbetween your URLs to make them easier to spot/erase one at a time)
HIT COMMAND + "V" KEY IN ORDER TO PASTE IN YOUR OPTIONS KEY/BAR WHAT YOU FIRST COPIED, ALONG WITH 2ND "URL" IN YOUR OPTIONS KEY/BAR
- HIT COMMAND + "A" KEY TO HIGHLIGHT BOTH "URLS"
- HIT COMMAND + "C" KEY TO COPY BOTH "URLS"
WHEN YOU WANT TO PASTE THEM SOMEWHERE YOU HIT COMMAND + "V" KEY
YOU CAN DO THIS FOR AS MANY AS YOU WANT...
**IF YOU ARE PLACING MULTIPLE "URLS" IN A TEXTBOX, SUCH AS "IMAGE MAGICK STUDIO",
AFTER YOU PASTE THEM IN, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ERASE THE ONES YOU DO NOT WANT
(see Tip#45 for information on using "FTP" transloading)


"IN A NUTSHELL"
= CLICK ON GRAPHIC/IMAGE YOU ARE LOOKING AT
= BRING UP "URL" IN YOUR "OPTIONS" BAR BY CLICKING "SHOW CURRENT"
= COMMAND + "A" KEY
= COMMMAND + "C" KEY
= BRING UP NEXT GRAPHIC/IMAGE
= BRING UP "URL" IN YOUR "OPTIONS" BAR BY CLICKING "SHOW CURRENT"
= HIT SPACE BAR ONCE
= HIT COMMAND+"V" KEY
= HIT COMMAND + "A" KEY
= HIT COMMAND="C" KEY
REPEAT FOR AS MANY "URLS" AS YOU WANT TO HARVEST
= WHEN YOU WANT TO PUT THEM ON A PAGE OR WHEREVER,,
= HIT COMMAND + "V" KEY BY ITSELF, WITHOUT OTHER STEPS AND THERE THEY WILL BE


#18 -- STORING INFORMATION WHILE GOING INTO "IMAGE MAGICK"

SAY YOU FOUND A "HEX" OR "RGB" COLOR NUMBER YOU WANT TO USE,,,OR EVEN A "TTF" FONT "URL" YOU WANT TO USE LATER ON
USE THE SPACE BOX WHEN YOU HIT YOUR "FIND" KEY IN YOUR OPTIONS KEY/BAR TO TYPE OR PASTE WHATEVER YOU WANT TO USE. THAT WAY, YOU WON'T HAVE TO CHASE AROUND FOR IT
(that includes Pirate Voyager Tools page link too)


#19 -- HEX COLORS WON'T WORK FOR YOU

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A "#" POUND SIGN IN FRONT OF YOUR SIX DIGIT "HEX" NUMBER

#20 -- WANT A UNIQUE LOOKING FONT BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET IT

LOOK FOR A FONT SITE THAT HAS "TTF" FONTS
(True Type Font)

WHEN YOU SEE ONE THAT YOU WANT TO USE, CLICK ON THE FONT OR URL FOR THE FONT TO BRING IT UP.

GO TO YOUR OPTIONS KEY/BAR,

HIT "SHOW LAST".
( THE "URL" FOR YOUR "TTF" FONT WILL BE IN YOUR OPTIONS TEXTBOX

USE "CC&P" TO CUT AND COPY IT

IN "IMAGE MAGICK" UNDER "ANNOTATE" DO EVERYTHING YOU WOULD NORMALLY DO
ie. TYPE IN TEXT AREA YOUR LETTERS
DESIGNATE COLORS
STROKESIZE
OFFSET AND GRAVITY

THIS TIME, HOWEVER, SCROLL DOWN PAST DROP DOWN BOXES FOR FONT SELECTIONS THAT ARE ALREADY IN PLACE.
IN TEXT AREA BOX BELOW THAT PASTE IN YOUR "TTF" FONT
NOW YOU HAVE A UNIQUE LOOKING NAME or BANNER
SCROLL BACK UP AND CLICK ON "ANNOTATE"
**(do the same for retrieving midis)






Pirate's "Tricks of the Trade" Part 2

Pirate's "Tricks of the Trade" Part 3

Pirate's "Tricks of the Trade" Part 4

Pirate's "Tricks of the Trade" Part 5



Te Namaste,
Scarlet Pirate Voyager



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