Favorite plugin

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  • #4976

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    What is your favorite plugin to use with PSP, and what do you do with it?
    You might be using something we don’t know about… yet!
    Show us some samples!

    #5226

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

     

    Hi Cassell. I have far too many plugins that I probably will never use but you know what its like, you just got to have whats available especially if  its free. I have done a simple frame with a corner tube top left. To get the placement of the other 3  right I used the plugin Simple, top left mirror and hey ho, they all get done for you. The other one was a challenge image and I used plugin VM Natural, Sparkle before animating it. I like Filters Unlimited a lot because you can play with loads of them before or if you settle on one for your project. I have KPT collection but really need to get to grips with it.

    Hope you can see them ok.   Sheila H

     

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  Cassel. Reason: removed the uncooperative link since the good ones are on the next post
    • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  Cassel.
    #5228

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

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    Yipee, there here. Thought PB was having a hissy fit.

     

    Sheila xx

    #5230

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    Thanks Sheila. I added some links in your post to download those plugins.

    I didn’t add the link to the KPT Collection as it was part of one version of PSP. I could not find a reliable source for that plugin. Same for Simple. I found one source, but I would not be too sure of its reliability. If anyone else has one, please share.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  Cassel.
    #5237

    I too have lots of plugins and really can’t pick one.  There are so many good ones.

    It irritates me when plugins won’t work in PSP… 🙁

    #5242

    mireille
    Participant

    Hi Maureen,

    For the filters which do not work with PSP, verify if in Windows / system folder the following dlls:

    plugin.dll
    Msvcrt.dll
    Msvcrt10.dll

    Otherwise, download them:

    http://punkinstuff.tripod.com/zips/Plugin.zip
    http://punkinstuff.tripod.com/zips/Msvcrt.zip
    http://punkinstuff.tripod.com/zips/Msvcrt10.zip
    Unzip into:  Windows/System Folder and reboot PSP.

    Mireille

    #5243

    mireille
    Participant

    Hi Cassel,

    Plugs of PSP:

    Halftone
    Kaleidoscope
    Seamless
    Textures
    Chrome
    Hot wax
    3D effects
    My favorite filters other than those of PSP are:

    Simple
    Texturizer (plug Photoshop)
    EYE CANDY
    VM ( all )
    Mura’s cloud and copies
    filters Unlimited

    Mireille

    #5244

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    Does anyone have safe and reliable sources for some or most of those plugins?

    #5254

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

    I would willingly share the zipped file plugin Simple I have but don’t know how to place it here. Can someone tell me how to go about it. Thanks, Sheila x

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    #5885

    Bev Mazurski
    Member

    I notice lots of plugins aren’t available anymore as they used to be 🙁 I have some plugins but don’t know where to put them in a plugins folder. i forgot lots now after years of not playing.. still missing 7.4 patch for old version.. it is ok i still have version 8, 9, 11 and 17….

     

     

    #5886

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    Many older plugins are no longer compatible with newer machines, or newer PSP versions. That is too bad that the plugin authors are not updating them. Some are really old!

    Usually, plugins needs to be placed in the Plugins folder of PSP, or another folder where PSP will be directed. If they work, they will show up. However, some plugins will need an installation process, like if they have a .exe file (like Super Blade Pro, or EyeCandy i think).

    On the site, i have patches starting at version 8, but i can look into patches for versions before that. Stay tuned.

    #5887

    Bev Mazurski
    Member

    Thank Cassel,

     

    #5912

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    Bev, I posted a link to a PSP7 patch. That is the only one i found and that is the only one i had, so I can just assume there is only one. Check under Resources > PSP Patches to download it.

    #7518

    I’ve been using PSP7 since early 2000 – lol! I have hundreds if not a thousand plugins and for most part they all work in windows 7 on PSP7. They do not however work in the X versions of PSP. I have both PSP7 & X7 open all the time when I’m doing graphics. Each has it’s good points. I would be happy to share any older plugins.

    #7521

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    Christine, would you have a list of your favorite plugins? And we can also see which ones work with newer PSP versions and newer OS too.

    #9594

    eileen deliot
    Participant

    I just got psp X8, I was the lucky one that got it on the contest a few weeks ago, (thanks again Cassel, I am really very happy with it)

    So I’m trying to get used to it and work in it. Got my workspace set up with my favorite tools. Did all the file locations to be sure to be able to have all brushes etc.

    Now I’m trying to get my plug ins working, but X8 doesn’t see any of them.

    I love MuRa’s Meister, but X8 doesn’t see it. it works great in X2 but I would like to know if it’s possible to get it work in pspX8 (64 bit), same thing for filters unlimited.

    Is it possible to also intal Eye Candy 5? I already have it installed in X2, can I also instal it in X8 or will that give problems?

    thanks for your help

    #9595

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    Eileen, remember that when you install X8, you are likely to be installing two versions: one 32 bits and on 64 bits. Most plugins are only working on the 32 bits version of PSP (because the creators never updated them). Once you point the preference to your plugin folder, many of those plugins should show up in the 32 bits version. For Eye Candy 5, I don’t know. I don’t have it, and i have heard some people say they installed EC without issues with X8, while the manufacturer says they don’t support PSP. So, i would suggest you give it a try.

    #9597

    eileen deliot
    Participant

    Thank you for your answer. Yes I do remember, the stupid thing is, I have no idea how to run the 32 bit version, I don’t see any shortcut or can’t find it in the corel file.

    #9599

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    Are you sure you installed both? They should be easy to identify: Start > All programs then navigate to Corel Paintshop Pro X8 and there you will see one with the mention of (64 bits) and the other has no mention. That is, obviously the 32 bits.

    If you don’t see both, maybe you didn’t install both. That is a common mistake for someone who has a 64 bits machine to think they need to install only the 64 bits version.

    #9600

    eileen deliot
    Participant

    I did find that, I just thought it was the same version, but now I see a little 32 in the corner of the thumbnail. So I opened that one, and in fact that one is seeing one more plug in altough I have no Idea what it is, named KTP collection. Changed the preference to my plugin folder. And now it’s seeing Mura’s meister and some other filters, like filters unlimited. No Eye candy yet (only an old version 3.1 I have too) but normally I have to install Eye Candy 5. I did it for psp x2 so maybe I have to reinstall it for this one, will try that out.

    I do see my own workspace there too. Some of the preferences I made in the 64 version are there, others not and I have to repoint them.

    Is there any other difference between the 64 and 32 version? Or is it exactly the same?

    #9601

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    There is no basic difference between the two versions. The only thing with the 64 bits is that it should be able to handle bigger images requiring more resources, but for normal use, it does not make any difference at all. All the tools and functions are the same. Most long time PSP users just use the 32 bits version so they can access their favorite plugins.

    One thing though: not all plugins are going to be compatible with X8, especially the oldest ones.

    Whatever preferences or customization you set for one version of X8, it will carry over to the other. Isn’t that cool?

    #9614

    eileen deliot
    Participant

    thanks for the answer. Pretty cool if all custimization is done in both a the same time. So I’ll go for the 32 bit version and see if I can get Eye candy installed. If not, well I’ll use that one in PSPX2.

    I still didn’t use all tools. I just started to design some images like journal card etc. Will go and try the text tool next.

    Some tools gives me surprises as the windows with that opens with the settings are a bit different.

    Have to get used to the little pictogrammes in my toolbar too as most are slightly different from the old version.

     

    #9616

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

    I have had a bit of a problem getting the filters within EC 5 Impact to show up but a spark of brilliance occurred and I directed PSP X8 to go to where I had it installed, which was on the c drive but I didn’t just use the direction to just that but went down the picking line as to where it was on the C drive, picked that and now it works fine. Seems some plugins that are programs wont work just by putting them in your plugin file alone. Also, the Bubble and Balls plugin that is within PSP always seemed to crash and hang until I discovered after a week of gradually going bald that it wont work if you have anything apart from bmps in Corel 02 file. Everytime I have had to reinstall any version of PSP I immediately go to that file on the drive where it is installed and delete any jpgs or pspimages that seem to be there in 02. Of course if there is any jpg or pspimage there that you like you can always take them into PSP and resave them in bmp format. Sorry if this is as clear as muddy water.

    Sheila x

    #9624

    eileen deliot
    Participant

    oh thank you, tried that one, and it’s working, PSP is seeing filters unlimmited and Eye candy 5 now.

    Very happy, all set up to use my new paint shop X8 now.

     

    #9627

    eileen deliot
    Participant

    unfortunally MuRa’s Meister is crashing psp X8 32 bits.

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