Photoshop Elements – Does it stand alone? Genereal Photoeding ?’s?

A question I have is can I use Photoshop elements 7 as a stand alone program or do I have to actually have Photoshop CS or something like that. Is Elements an add on type of thing or can I use it by it’s self? Another thing-I I hear gimp is a good program but I was wondering does the free version have a brushes option( I know I’d have to dowload them if so.)

C++ help error c1010070: Failed to load and parse the manifest. The system cannot find the file specified?

I keep getting this error for this code:

// Beginning Game Programming, Second Edition
// Chapter 4
// GameLoop project

#include
#include
#include
#include
#include

#define APPTITLE “Game Loop”

//function prototypes
LRESULT CALLBACK WinProc(HWND,UINT,WPARAM,LPARAM):
ATOM MyRegisterClass(HINSTANCE);
BOOL InitInstance(HINSTANCE,int);
void DrawBitmap(HDC,char*,int,int);
void Game_Init();
void Game_Run();
void Game_End();

//local variables
HWND global_hwnd;
HDC global_hdc;

//the window event callback function
LRESULT CALLBACK WinProc(HWND hWnd, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
{
global_hwnd = hWnd;
global_hdc = GetDC(hWnd);

switch (message)
{
case WM_DESTROY:
PostQuitMessage(0);
break;
}
return DefWindowProc(hWnd, message, wParam, lParam);
}

//helper function to set up the window properties
ATOM MyRegisterClass(HINSTANCE hInstance)
{
//create the window class structure
WNDCLASSEX wc;
wc.cbSize = sizeof(WNDCLASSEX);

//fill the struct with info
wc.style = CS_HREDRAW | CS_VREDRAW;
wc.lpfnWndProc = (WNDPROC)WinProc;
wc.cbClsExtra = 0;
wc.cbWndExtra = 0;
wc.hInstance = hInstance;
wc.hIcon = NULL;
wc.hCursor = LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_ARROW);
wc.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH)GetStockObject(BLACK_BRUSH);
wc.lpszMenuName = NULL;
wc.lpszClassName = APPTITLE;
wc.hIconSm = NULL;

//set up the window with the class info
return RegisterClassEx(&wc);
}

//helper function to create the window and refresh it
BOOL InitInstance(HINSTANCE hInstance, int nCmdShow)
{
HWND hWnd;

//create a new window
hWnd = CreateWindow(
APPTITLE, //window class
APPTITLE, //title bar
WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, //windowstyle
CW_USEDEFAULT, //x position of window
CW_USEDEFAULT, //y position of window
500, //width of the window
400, //height of the window
NULL, //parent window
NULL, //menu
hInstance, //application instance
NULL); //window parameters

//was there an error creating the window?
if (!hWnd)
return FALSE;

//display the window
ShowWindow(hWnd, nCmdShow);
UpdateWindow(hWnd);

return TRUE;
}

//entry point for a Windows program
int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
LPSTR lpCmdLine,
int nCmdShow)
{
int done = 0;
MSG msg;

// register the class
MyRegisterClass(hInstance);

// initialize application
if (!InitInstance (hInstance, nCmdShow))
return FALSE;

//initialize the game
Game_Init();

// main message loop
while (!done)
{
if (PeekMessage(&msg, NULL, 0, 0, PM_REMOVE))
{
//look for quit message
if (msg.message == WM_QUIT)
done = 1;

//decode and pass messages on to WndProc
TranslateMessage(&msg);
DispatchMessage(&msg);
}

//process game loop
Game_Run();
}

//do cleanup
Game_End();

return msg.wParam;
}
void Game_Init()
{
//initialize the game…
//load bitmaps, meshes, textures, sounds, etc.

//initialize the random number generator
srand(time(NULL));
}
void Game_Run()
{
//this is called once every frame
//do not include your own loop here!

int x = 0, y = 0;
RECT rect;
GetClientRect(global_hwnd, &rect);

if (rect.right > 0)
{
x = rand() % (rect.right – rect.left);
y = rand() % (rect.bottom – rect.top);
DrawBitmap(global_hdc, “c.bmp”, x, y);
}
}

void Game_End()
{
}
void DrawBitmap(HDC hdcDest, char *filename, int x, int y)
{
HBITMAP image;
BITMAP bm;
HDC hdcMem;

//load the bitmap image
image = (HBITMAP)LoadImage(0,”c.bmp”,IMAGE_BITMAP,0,0,LR_LOADFROMFILE);

//read the bitmap’s properties
GetObject(image, sizeof(BITMAP), &bm);

//create a device context for the bitmap
hdcMem = CreateCompatibleDC(global_hdc);
SelectObject(hdcMem, image);

//draw the bitmap to the window (bit block transfer)
BitBlt(
global_hdc, //destination device context
x, y, //x,y location on destination
bm.bmWidth, bm.bmHeight //width, height of source bitmap
hdcMem, //source bitmap device context
0, 0, //start x,y on source bitmap
SRCCOPY); //blit method

//delete the device context and bitmap
DeleteDC(hdcMem);
DeleteObject((HBITMAP)image);
}

What am I doing wrong?

Problem with my photoshop/graphics tablet?

I use Photoshop CS 2007 and my tablet is a ‘HyperPen’ from Aiptek.

I’ve had the device for a long time and it’s worked perfectly with Photoshop ever since I bought it. (I use it for drawing). But suddenly, there seems to be a problem with it? Either it, or Photoshop.

The pen pressure just isn’t working anymore! The pen itself works in general because it does ‘click’ things and it does still draw – but the pen pressure brushes that are supposed to appear in Photoshop automatically are not there, even though I haven’t changed any of the settings. The lines are solid and there is none of the usual graduation (i.e. you press lightly and the line is small, you press hard and the line is large)
This makes Photoshop practically unusable for me, for what I would usually use it for, and I’d really like to get it fixed.

I hope I was specific enough – if there aren’t enough details just ask and I’ll add any extra information I can.

how do i make smooth lines in photoshop cs?

ok,when i try to draw in photoshop the lines i draw(with the normal default brushes) always come out uneven and ugly.i see other people who make pictures in photoshop and their lines are curved but they are smooth and not jagged like mine.i have a tablet but it still comes out the same for me.is there a tool that i can make likes like that?please tell me!

i have photoshop cs, and it wont let me change colors for my brush?

im painting a sketch on photoshop cs, and it only lets me use white-grey-black colors,
when i click the foreground or background color (the two squares) and i select red, itll be a dark grey.
but if i open a new picture, it lets me pic different colors.

help?

Smooth and accurate art softwhere, not photo editing?

I am looking for a program to do art work such as senory and anime like style, banners, backgrounds, avatars with a wacom tablet. I have used paint shop pro 8, GIMP, Corel Painter essentials.

The problem I have with all of them is that the brush strokes and not very smooth and not very acurate (especialy on corel painter) I feal like I have to use a smudge brush just to make the lines less gaget.

And On GIMP if you have a lot of layers or you are using a large brush size… the program slows down and makes acurate strokes impossible.

I work with layers.
I Use a wacom tablet (intuos) wich I love… Now I just need a nice program.

I dont want a photo editing program, I want something that is SOULY for art, banners, backgrounds, avatars.

I hear Photoshop cs is good… but is really out of my price range (not that I want somthing for free)

I am willing to pay… but not tooo much.
@ John G: This 6D is it better then the Inius? Because that cost me over 200 dollars…..

Photoshop gone haywire?

I have photoshop CS and use it all the time. But recently it’s gone weird. I can’t erase or use brushes at all. Every time I try to do so, a window pops up that says can not complete your request due to a program error. i don’t know what’s going on!!!! I’ve scanned it for viruses but nothing comes up. Any ideas?

Photoshop Crop and Watermark???

I was wondering in Photoshop CS, is there anyway I can crop a picture using a particular brush?

I have my own business, and had someone design a brush for my site, I would like to use that brush to crop my pictures to match my designs. Is that possible? If so, can someone show me how to do it?

Also, how do I watermark a picture??