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I just found the best setting, but to find it, I had to play around with it more. I recorded painting a glass with the recording making a mkv file, and it looks blurry, but you can still see how it is done. It is a method I am not sure anyone else would know or thought about, and it can be used for other things. So, I have been uploading that one for a while. It is an hour long and it took 1 Gb. The next video will be uploaded after that which is clear and it was 1 and a half of an hour. It took up 526 mb, so it will take half the time to upload. Currently I started uploading before 9 am, and in 2 hours it is at 75%. So, it might be finished at noon. 
I already have the link assigned to the video, so I can post that now.

The next one was just messing around and showing 2 types of stroke, and how you can use them. The second part was using the Pen tool to make vector type art and adding the Layer Style which is the f looking button under the layers window. I used stroke to draw a line and moving the shape moves the line, and a brush can't be used with it. 
Then I started drawing something I could see in real life. It was a screw driver, and the purpose for drawing simple little things, is for experience. Like you need to learn, and improve, but while you work on harder things, it will take you longer, while something simple can be finished and starting on a few more things. Since my videos are real time, you can see how long it took me to draw a screwdriver.
I hope you would find small things that look easy to do, so you get more experience from the quantity not quality. The more you do the more experiences you have.
I was sure I added the link to the last video, but there is nothing here, so I am doing this again.

I see that the quality is better with a smaller file size, so I wanted to try more quality than this last one. So I made a new video explaining the soft brush. It is about how to use the brush and how to get more details with it. It ended up being a 1.5 gigabyte video, and 2 hours and 41 minutes long. With the 9 hour of uploading this, I hope you like the quality. Normally, when I watch that you will see I see something more blurry, and when I say I see rings and I didn't know if you could see them, I saw them in the video, so it is a lot clearer. One area I was moving the mouse around and I could not see it as I was pointing out that area, so I didn't know where I was pointing, but I remembered doing that was something you can see even if I didn't. I didn't do it for me, but it is hard to point at something when I didn't know what I was pointing at.
I did say when I was painting and when I stopped, but you can see when I was painting and when I wasn't with this quality.

When my Logitech mouse quit working, it was the second mouse that was not very old, so I decided to get a different brand, and I am trying out the Blackweb mouse. I tried out the dpi button and the mouse I bought flashes once for the first setting which is slow, because that is what I set the mouse speed to. There are different levels of speed, but the dpi button is the mouse sensitivity to pixels. Like when the mouse moves an inch on the desk it moves 7 pixels on the screen. This don't change the mouse settings, because this is a feature built into the mouse and I guess if I read it right, it works with the processor. I can click the dpi 5 times, to get the light flash 5 times before it returns to the slower setting. It seem interesting to me, and thought I would mention that. If you want to know more you can look up the mouse dpi button. It seems to be a new thing for a lot of newer mice.


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Archie Chipps
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
This is a more recent picture of me, and if I look like I have big feet, big hands, and a big body, but a small head then you see it right. I have a small head and reality is not proportionate as books like to claim. Maybe I'm a hairless big foot.

I currently live in North Georgia, in Dahlonega.

I am growing old and fat, but I think I am in great shape health wise.
I started working to become an artist when I was 8, which was in 1966. I did say I was old, and I was not able to draw on a computer until 1994 with Photoshop 2.5 LE.

I always use a mouse because tablets use EM field to detect where the pen tip is. My hand has more Electro Magnetic energy than the pen tip. It is enough to mess up a tablet for 6 months, from one hour of use.
So, I use a mouse. A mouse is a good tool, and cheaper that a tablet.

Website for programming example, with some art. I still need to make a left console to use more button links

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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Happy birthday, suh!
achipps Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Centurion030 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
asinnelius Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
hey arch, is there anything i can do for you?
achipps Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really. I have benn taking it easy, and applying for jobs I don't get. It always the same old thing. 

I was working on a website and thinking about changing how the recipes are setup. Normally people just read the recipe and follow it. I did that much and I included the nutrition facts. I have a setup that I used once that can select the ingredients and enter the amount, like 3 cups of flour. You select the flour and put in how much, and when you have all the ingredients and amounts, it greats the recipe with the nutrition facts. Right now I am using nutrition facts I total up, and I think it would be good to make it divide into servings by what people get. Like you bake a cake and the nutrition facts says the cake in cut into 12 slices. I am going to change that so people can say how many slices they get, so the nutrition facts can show how much is in one slice. 
Then I am going to get the ingredients setup again to list each all the ingredients I have, so people can find what they need to setup a recipe and get the nutrition facts. 

I deleted what I had, because I wanted to have options like to use teaspoon or cups, and by selecting one the program calculates the amount for teaspoons or cups. Every ingredient is set up for tablespoons, so when it is broken down to teaspoons it divides by 3, because there are 3 teaspoons in 1 tablespoon, and a cup has 16 tablespoons, so it will multiply the amount by 16 to show cups.

All this might sound complicated, and I am doing all this programming, I just like to get feed back on what I have and if my idea of making the recipe adjustable, like using a substitute, and the nutrition facts recalculate to show the changes, or if someone sees 3 cups of sugar and thinks 2 cups is sweet enough, then the calories, and sugar drops to show that change. It is just something I am working on to improve my programming skills, and use what I can do as an example. Maybe someone can see what I can do and hire me to build them a website, or an online inventory for more than one store. 

I know some registers can change the inventory, like when people buy a shop light that model of shop light is removed from inventory, and when someone wants tile, but the store don't have it the check the other stores. When I go online to see if someone has enough ceiling tile and I need 60 cartons and they have 3, then I call to get them to oder more, because it is a waste of gas to find out they don't have what I was there for. That is a problem with a lot of online stores, and what they show is not what they have, or they have more.

People like that don't hire me to fix it, like they don't care. So, I need to show examples of how things can work with many different things I create. 

I have DVD movies listed of every thing I have, and I have digital movies and tv shows, and it includes actors information and movie information and I have a theater to show some example movies. With TV shows like Agent Carter I show any episode that is in the right folder, so if the episode is there then people can watch it. Agent Carter is the only one I have online, but the page is made to show anything that is online. 

I created a flower shop for the employee to shop for the customer, and they select or add a person and the flower arrangements they want, and then the shopping cart shows the total with tax so they can pay, and get a receipt. Then I have other website stuff like my media art and art, and 3d stuff for downloading, stories and other projects, I didn't get into, but started like making a forum. 

I din't have a cell phone, and I built all of this for a PC. I was thinking that the reason people didn't hire me when they see my examples was because it is not for a cell phone. I worked on the recipes so it can work with a smart phone. My cell phone don't show the background and I need to zoom in to do anything, but I think the recipe area works good for a cell phone. 

I have themes so people can chose how they want it to look when they visit, and it changes and stays that way when they look around the website. I created a file manager so people can upload files to the website, but I don't let anyone see more than a picture of it, because it can delete and mess up my website is anyone can change things, so the only ones that can see it needs to login and have administration rights.

So, I did a lot of building to this website, and I like to get a comment on what you think.
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