Posts Tagged ‘ants’

The Post – I won the Battle of Photoshop!!

January 1, 2011

I was struggling with putting my images up on the Cafe Press site for my nature art products.  I wanted the image of my fiddler crab, Admiral Byrd, as the main pic for the site and for its own product line. Sounds good.

Loading the image went fine but even though I used 72 pt font to type in Hey Baby!  you could barely see it on the products or even the site’s picture. I tried everything – layers, putting the text in a canvas border (boy did that look stupid) , trying to downsize the picture (even though that’s an even stupider idea than putting text in the canvas border). How was I going to get big enough letters to show up on a high resolution image?????

FINALLY I decided to go back to my book, Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac.  I had spent a couple of hours going through the book earlier, with no help. But this was like God sending St. Peter back out to keep fishing after a whole night of no fish. You go back and try one more time and WOW! Talk about God sending a lightening bolt. Lo, THERE, on page 390, which my book just HAPPENED  to open to, was the answer: “How Resolution Affects Font Size”.  Did anybody here know you could get a bigger font size than what was in the drop-down menu????  I didn’t. As it turns out, you can just type in your own font size. And based on how tiny 72 was, I went for 150.

GUESS WHAT?  YES!  My words, Hey Baby!, not only showed up but they showed up as the right size!!!!  So I now have my site’s main picture, and a product line design picture, BOTH with the appropriately sized and looking text!!!!  YES!  One battle down, 3, 276.25 battles to go! 🙂

Soon to come….why Admiral Byrd as the icon of my Cafe Press shop and why, “Hey Baby!”  🙂

PS  Looking over posts unfinished from last year, suffice to say the ants died and that project ended quickly, at least for then. I’ll revisit at some point. As as for the Muses – they and Admiral Byrd are no longer with us. But Admiral Byrd is buried outside next to my statues of Buddha and Mary. He deserved to be honored and they will watch over him.

The Post: ANTS are coming!

March 17, 2009

Okay people.  A while back I mentioned that for fun, my husband and I decided to do one of those Uncle Milton Ant Farms again, you know, see how “big kids” like it. When the ant farm got here from Amazon a few weeks ago, I sent in the coupon for the ants. Of course, it being Feb/Mar…the ants aren’t always shipped right away. Well, today’s email held this little missive, so……arrival of ants, is imminent, or as the mails notes: “the ants are in transit!”

From the email:


Thank you for your order of ants from Uncle Milton Industries.  We are emailing to inform you that the ants have left our facility and are making their way to your location as we speak!  Please try to limit the amount of time the ants spend in transit by checking your mailbox everyday.

Thank you for choosing Uncle Milton Industries.

The Post – Ant Farm arrived

February 6, 2009

Just a quick note. Yesterday the Uncle Milton Ant Farm arrived.

Today, the little coupon and a $3 check went out in the mail to request my ants. It says it takes 2-6 weeks for ants. So stay tuned. 🙂