Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Im SO frustrated!

I have a tutorial book. Ive looked at several sites tutorials and Ive spent over 3 hours trying to figure out how to just start a scrap booking page in Photoshop Elements and nothing is working! First of all is Photoshop elements the slowest program this world has ever seen? Second of all I cant even do simple things like select and copy. For some reason it wont let me even though I'm doing things step by step following several different instructions. Maybe its because I have 6.0 and the others are for 5.0 but seriously it shouldn't be this hard. When I would make a new layer with a little ribbon, it was coming up twice the size as everything else that I did the exact same way and it cant be resized. Elements keeps popping things up saying its doing things like merging layers even though I never clicked a button. So after hours of work and me reduced to tears I gave up since my kids cant handle me on the computer for that long and they are reduced to tears too. I may give up on digital before I even start. I don't know if I can handle frustration like that since I have nothing to show for my work other than it taking 10 minutes for the dumb program to shut down without even saving anything!!!! Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Okay so I took some time and cooled off. The boys and I made kettle corn and had a picnic before dinner with our kettle corn and fake food. After dinner John took the kids and let me have a second go at it. I'm not saying that it was easy but I did kind of get somewhere. I still have a long way to go but I put two pieces together with a ribbon across and got the photo on with a tag and brad. So I'm going to bed happier but exhausted from the effort!

5 comments:

Mark and/or Lisa said...

There is a steep learning curve but after awhile it will be like riding a bike. I'll call you later this week.

Shannon said...

I do my digital scrapping in Power Point. It works really well for me. I just insert pictures and elements that I have downloaded. Then I highlight the whole thing and save it as a picture. That's how I insert it into blogger.

Charis said...

I have elements too and I have to agree it is so slow. Perhaps it's my computer, but still the program is frustratingly slow. I ended up buying an external hard drive to try and free up some space and make the program a little faster. Some days it works, other days not so much. Any case if you need help I am more than happy to help you. Let me know :-)

Henderson Family said...

I may be in trouble because I tried to ride a bike in college after not riding one since probably junior high and ended up biffing it bad!

The Queen said...

Oh my gosh Lisa, you're bike riding comment = hilarious! lol Sorry you are having problems, believe me I know all about how you feel!!