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Bor-Tex DASHBOARD 3 Help

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014 12:48PM PDT
Information about the Bor-Tex DASHBOARD 3, tips & tricks, troubleshooting, and licensing.


We have come to the conclusion that it is time to throw the ol' DASHBOARD 3 a retirement party! Sadly, all good things come to an end; but luckily, GREAT things take their place. We are now focusing all of our caffeine-induced energy on our new (and quite fabulous) DASHBOARD 4. DASHBOARD 4 offers great features, free tools, and is compatible with the most recent versions of Photoshop (CS5 and higher). For you folks who already have DASHBOARD 3 installed, we will continue support for a bit, but it will be retiring to a warm, scenic island destination soon. Very soon, and it will no longer work at that time.

Kubota Bor-Tex DASHBOARD 3
The Borders and Textures DASHBOARD for your Kubota textures and sloppy borders.

Available Products
• Texture Tools Earth • Texture Tools Industrial • Sloppy Borders

System Requirements
• Adobe Photoshop CS3 or CS4
• Mac OS X 10.5 or higher OR PC Windows 7, Windows Vista or XP

Last Released Version
Version 1.0.5. To see what version you are running, please go to the Settings menu at the bottom of your DASHBOARD and select 'About.' In the window that appears, you will see what version you are running. If you are not running version 1.0.5, please contact us.


License Number
Your license number is the pin code that begins with KUB followed by a series of numbers and letters. This code will activate the products that you own on your Bor-Tex DASHBOARD. If you are unable to locate your license number, please contact our office with your name and email address.

To activate the DASHBOARD, please run the BOR-TEX installer. During the installation process it will ask for your BOR-TEX license number. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet and activate it. It is a requirement that a computer be connected to the Internet during activation of any of our licensed Photoshop products. This is an added security measure that ensures individuals are using legal copies of our software. We apologize if this is an inconvenience, however, we find this to be a protective strategy we plan to uphold. We appreciate your understanding.

License Usage
The license number for your product(s) will allow you to activate on two computers of your choice.

Tips & Tricks

Hotkey for the Bor-Tex DASHBOARD 3
On the Bor-Tex DASHBOARD, in the "Kubota Basic Tools" section at the top of the list that appears, select and play the ‘Create a shortcut for the Dashboard.' Playing this will give you instructions on setting up your hotkey.

Hotkey for a Kubota Border or Texture
1. Open any image.
2. Create a new set on your Photoshop Actions Palette and name it “My Customized Action."
3. Create a new action in that set, name it appropriately, choose a function key and click 'Record.'
4. Go to File > Automate > Copy Bor-Tex Actions...
5. Click on the drop-down menu found in the new window and start typing the name of an Action. Once selected, click 'OK.' This should apply the Action to your image.
6. Now, make any opacity or layer adjustments as desired while you’re still recording.
7. When you are done playing actions, click the Stop button found at the bottom of your Actions Palette.

Adjust Texture Color
1. Add the desired texture to your image.
2. Right-click on the Texture layer and choose ‘Convert to Smart Object.'
This will flatten the adjustments that are part of that layer. 3. Right-click on that same layer and choose ‘Edit Contents' and click ‘OK’ to the message that appears.
4. Click on the ‘Fill or Adjustments Layer’ and select ‘Hue/Saturation.'
5. In the Adjustments window, move the sliders left and right to adjust the hue and saturation of the color.
6. Once you have the desired color, flatten the image.
7. Go to File > Close and then click 'Save.' You should be taken back to the original image now, with the new color on your texture. Be patient, as this step may take a few seconds.

Batch or Customize
1. If you are batching, go to the "Settings" menu bottom of the DASHBOARD and select ‘Ignore Stops.' If you are not setting the action up for batching, please proceed to step 2.
2. Open any image.
3. Create a new set on your Photoshop Actions Palette and name it “My Customized Actions” or something similar.
4. Create a new action in the set you just created, name it appropriately, and click 'Record.'
5. Go to File > Automate > Copy Bor-Tex Actions...
6. In the new window, select an action from the drop-down menu and click 'OK.' This should apply the action to your image.
7. Now, make any opacity or layer adjustments as desired while you’re still recording. If you’d like to combine this with another Action, please repeat steps 5 and 6.
8. Create a save step by going to File > Save as and save as a jpg with your desired settings.
9. When you are done playing actions, click the Stop button found at the bottom of your Actions Palette.


Find Bor-Tex DASHBOARD 3
To get your DASHBOARD back up, simply go to File > Automate > select the Kubota Bor-Tex Dashboard Palette... The DASHBOARD should immediately reappear. You may want to see if you have the Auto Close feature turned on as wel by going to the Settings menu > Auto Close Dashboard.

Automatic Close
If you go to the Settings menu on the DASHBOARD, you’ll see the option "Auto Close DASHBOARD." If there is a check next to it, the feature is turned on. To turn it off, simply click 'Auto Close DASHBOARD' again.

Blue Question Marks
If you see blue questions marks next to some actions, this indicates that you have not purchased them yet. If you would like to purchase them, please use the 'Update' button at the bottom of the Bor-Tex DASHBOARD' to do so. If you have already purchased these actions, please contact us so that we can merge your licenses.

Red X’s
Please see resetting licensing information.

Missing Borders and Textures
It is possible that you have a license code that is not fully populated with all of your past purchases. You may need to contact the Kubota Team in order to update your license. Please include your name, email address and current license code in your email to us.

Lost Installer or Jump Drive
Please contact us.

CS2 and/or Mac OS X 10.4
The Bor-Tex DASHBOARD is not compatible with CS2 or Mac OS X 10.4.

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