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Subject:FW: A comment on Tech writers From:Terence Kierans <TKierans -at- TRANSIGO -dot- NET -dot- AU> Date:Mon, 22 Dec 1997 09:44:25 +1100
I had this forwarded to me by our Configuration Manager - he hates TWs
too, particularly Irish /Australian ones..
>From: Peter Brundish[SMTP:pbrundish -at- transigo -dot- net -dot- au]
>Sent: Monday, 22 December 1997 8:59
>To: 'Terry Kierans'
>Subject: A comment on Tech writers
>From: judithj -at- interlog -dot- com[SMTP:judithj -at- interlog -dot- com]
>Reply To: judithj -at- interlog -dot- com
>Sent: Saturday, 20 December 1997 11:01
>To: painter-list -at- majordomo -dot- netcom -dot- com
>Subject: Introduction(transparent layers)
> This is my humble introduction, just call me "Userguideogynist"!
>I'm coming to truly hate the "Painter5 User Guide"! What is it about
>technical writers, they seem to have a nack for going on at length about
>information I don't need - and then just assume that I know something that
>I don't that is fundamental to the procedure that I trying to figure out! I
>just get so frustrated.
> In all honesty a lot of my frustration comes from my intimate
>familiarity with photoshop. Transparent floaters should be just like
>Layers, right? Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! I really want to learn to use painter
>with the same ease that I use photoshop! I'm just going to need a little
>help over the hump (this camel is big!)
> Now that I'm finished whining, let me introduce myself. My name is
>Judy. I have been educated in both the Fine Art , and Graphic Design
>disciplines. I am a professional Designer, specializing in multimedia and
>print. I am really excited with painter and find the natural media aspects
>very exciting. I get frustrated cause I can't intuit my way through. I'm
>hoping for some guidance.
> Can anyone provide some insight into transparent layers? On page
>215 of the "Painter5 User Guide" I'm told how to use the "Transparent
>Layer Brush". I just don't get it! Number 2 is particularly problematic.
>How do you expand the brushes palette to show the method and subcategory? I
>just want to paint in a transparent layer as if it were photoshop.
> Any insight into this would be very much appreciated!
> Judy the "Userguideogynist" aka "The Whiner"