brit_columbia (brit_columbia) wrote,

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techno rant

I'm behind on my posting schedule for A New Day, but at least the next chapter (yep the one with the lemon in it) is mostly completed. But it's probably going to be another 2 weeks, what with tweaking and beta-ing and changing etc. However, I do have a nice little one-shot lemon to tide you over in the meantime.

BUT...I had the brilliant idea of drawing an illustration for it on my funpad, and ended up completely losing control halfway through the picture. It would not allow me any access to any colors except a thick red line, which when zoomed in on, turned out to be a pattern of red roses. Since I never chose the red roses, I can only assume it must be some kind of default. I couldn't get back to basic black ink freehand and I spent HOURS trying everything I could think of. I can't finish the picture until I can make this thing work again. Of course the help feature was no help at all. But it gets worse.

I tried to reinstall the damn thing, but it said my serial number was invalid! Grrrr! I phoned Corel and they sent me another serial number which worked in that a message popped up informing me that CPE3 had been successfully installed. However, now it will not open any of my files, nor will it allow me to do anything at all except reinstall endlessly because it detects 'unsupported resources' that will allegedly be restored if I reinstall. After reinstalling 4 times, I realize that is not going to happen. I'm ready to tear my hair out here. And I can't ask anyone from my RL to help (like my little computer whiz nephew or my co-worker for instance) because then they'll have to actually see the picture I'm in the middle of, which clearly features two men being intimate.

I have 'painted' myself into a corner, so to speak. I have been defeated ( and probably not for the last time) by technology.

Does anyone out there have any experience with computer drawing pads? It came with Corel Painter Essentials 3 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 4. Is there any hope for me? Or should I just pack the whole kit and kaboodle off to a computer service shop?

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