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post #91 of 449 Old 09-18-2004, 11:27 AM
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The PSD base also allows me to add unique things like the sound format logos along with the watermarked backgrounds.

Would you be willing to share your base PSD file?

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bugman,

Those are absolutely GORGEOUS!

htomei

but I digress......
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Nice, bugman. Were you having troubles with the quality after a cut-and-paste, with the exported GIFs, or both?

BTW, the Photoshop graphics look nice. I use Photoshop all the time. (Been working for over 30 hours this week in it). It's a very nice tool. If I ever port the Ticket Maker over to Macromedia Flash, I expect to be able to achieve similar quality/results as the PSDs.

By a "PSD Base", I assume you don't need the Ticket Maker any more... you've created a separate PSD file with all the necessary text boxes, layers, etc., and you just have to edit the text boxes.... Is that correct?
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Mark, I will see what size the file is. If it's not too big, I'd be more than happy to share. The only thing is that when I developed the file, I was using Photoshop LE, which does not have re-editable text layering. I have 7.0 here at the house, but haven't had the chance to bring the file home and convert.

Mike, that was the problem that I was experiencing. When I would cut-and-paste from Excel into Photoshop, the text became rather pixellated. I also tried using the "export to gif" option, but the results were the same. And yes, by PSD base, I basically have the basic format set up in Photoshop. But, as of right now, my only problem is due to my use of Photoshop LE, as I mentioned to Mark. Once I bring it home and redo the text boxes to editable text layers, I should be good to go.

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I just tried this. It's excellent. Thank you!
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Wow, major credit goes to you for such an amazing job!
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Thanks, Mike, Crescent, and everyone else for your comments (and thanks again to Rick and the beta testers).

I just thought I'd mention that I'm planning on using my Excel Semi-Automated Ticket Maker for the very first time next weekend with my annual Oktoberfest party. This is the first year I've had the rear projection running in the HT, so we're going to sit the kids in front of the 110" diagonal babysitter, while the adults drink!

I'm going to print out tickets for all the kids and let them give their tickets to my son before entering the theater. Should be fun.
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You're welcome Mike. I really enjoyed working on the project. Please keep me informed if you need help / testing on version 5!

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post #100 of 449 Old 10-24-2004, 05:52 PM
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I just found your ticket maker and I want to say thanks so much!

My first HT party will be Dec. 18th. And I can't wait to start designing the tickets.
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Originally posted by bugman72
Mark, I will see what size the file is. If it's not too big, I'd be more than happy to share. The only thing is that when I developed the file, I was using Photoshop LE, which does not have re-editable text layering. I have 7.0 here at the house, but haven't had the chance to bring the file home and convert.


How do you make re-editable text for this design? i was thinking to use photoshop cs to make a "template" of this type so one could very quickily make a new themed ticked. did you make these tickets from scratch or did you you the excel ticket maker and export to photoshop and redesign?
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I'm not sure if you can actually make editable text layers in CE. If I remember correctly, CE is much like my office's license of LE. Editable text layering is one thing that was omitted on the "lite" versions of Photoshop.

As for creating the PSD base, I used Mike's Excel ticket as a visual reference. I created the actual file from scratch, though. Check the thread for David Broome's post on uploading my PSD file to his server. You might have some problems bringing it into CE and using the editable text layers, but it's worth a shot.

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Checked his homepage and fourm could not find anthing about the file.
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Try here, HTguru.

http://ccc.rivals.com/ticket.psd

I forgot that David had posted the info in another thread. That should get you the file without any problems.

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Great job Mike. I'm making this a sticky with the revision and rev. date in the title. PM me if there are updates and I'll change the title to reflect the new revision. That way you can just keep the first post updated instead of starting a new thread.

Thanks for the hard work. (More importantly thanks for the excellent results )
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post #106 of 449 Old 10-25-2004, 07:49 PM - Thread Starter
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Gosh. I feel so privileged to be sticky.

Thanks. Maybe you can let it run a slow death, then unstickify it.
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Wow! great job on the ticket maker. I just finished making some tickets for Super bowl XXXIX 2005. Thanks for the effort you put in this.
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cool software.i have a problem, i get a warning box that reads, Macros in this workbook are disabled because the security level is high,and the macros have not been digitally signed or verified as safe.To run the macros,you can either have them signed or change your security level.
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That's a standard warning whenever you import a worksheet that has macros in it. Somebody could write a macro that could intentionally screw up your computer.
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how do i get rid of it? can't do anyhing but change the text
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ithrill: go to the tools menu, macro selection, security option, set it to medium or low

Anyone else with any hair-brained ideas... or am I the only one?
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thanks you for the help,i love this program works great
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I used it to create Shrek 2 screening tickets which my daugther gave to her three best friends at school. Now her entire class wants to come.

Great program by the way
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Great program, Mike! U da man!

I have Excel 2003. I cannot find the "Paste image into tickets" button that is referenced in the instructions. Everything else is working fine.

Suggestions?
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Rsante had the great find of the Office Depot ticket paper.

Any chance on making this program print out on those?

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I have Excel 2003. I cannot find the "Paste image into tickets" button that is referenced in the instructions.

Guided-- JasonHilton and some others have reported problems with Excel 2003. Can you see other buttons on the pages? I'm assuming you can, since you were able to navigate far enough into the program to get to that page. All of the functions are macro-based. I might be able to fix it by assigning a keystoke combination to the macro, so it'll work. I'm not sure if I can get to it anytime soon though! :-/

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Any chance on making this program print out on those?

It wouldn't be hard to do, but it's just a matter of me finding time to do it.
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I have Excel 2003. I cannot find the "Paste image into tickets" button that is referenced in the instructions.

Guided-- JasonHilton and some others have reported problems with Excel 2003. Can you see other buttons on the pages? I'm assuming you can, since you were able to navigate far enough into the program to get to that page. All of the functions are macro-based. I might be able to fix it by assigning a keystoke combination to the macro, so it'll work. I'm not sure if I can get to it anytime soon though! :-/

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Any chance on making this program print out on those?

It wouldn't be hard to do, but it's just a matter of me finding time to do it.
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It wouldn't be hard to do, but it's just a matter of me finding time to do it.

Guess we do have a life outside the forum....


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Anyone still having problems with load image button in excel 2003? the button will not show up on the page.
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