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Great New Actions for Elements!

November 14, 2008

Panos over at PanoxFX has done it again!  He has created a great new action for Elements called The OOB+ (Out of Bounds plus) it “is an advanced tool which simplifies the steps needed to create the impressive and popular OOB effects.

The action is very flexible; at the beginning it lets you define the area of the photo and its shape; it then lets you define the size of the white border; in the next step you define the out-of-bounds areas. The action makes use of layer masks and this allows you to edit the final effect at the end.

It is available FREE for PSE 5.0-7.0 and a tutorial on how to use it is also included.

And while you are over there be sure and check out all of this other actions which are now available for PSE 7.0.   Including several new items like “Anaylsis” which has a lot of great scraping applications, and “Comics” which turns your images into comics.

And of course he continues to offer fabulous Photoshop actions as well.

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Sentimental Style

September 22, 2008

The beautiful designs at Sentimental Style are for personal non profit use only and they have been created in Paint Shop Pro X. All of Melissa’s creations are mainly created for taggers so her designs are on a much smaller scale than the average industry sized scraps.

Despite their smaller size, there quality makes it worth checking them out. Her freebies include alphas, embellishments as well as whole kits.

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Wordle

September 17, 2008

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like.

Wordle is a Java applet, and Java applets are not permitted to write anything to your disk, so it can’t be saved as a png or jpg file. But you can take a screen shot or convert to PDF. PDF’s can be opened in either Elements or Photoshop and you can edit and add to a digiscrap layout.

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Identity Theft

September 12, 2008

I have never highlighted an individual layout on this site before, but I was sent a link to this one and it touched me, so I wanted to share it with you. If you have ever lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s or one of the many forms of dementia this will touch you too.

Identity Theft

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A Blog on Steroids!

September 8, 2008

Susan Hobbs has completely redesigned her site – Heart2Heart Designs.   Susan said, “I’ve combined my website with my Blog. With so many sites/blogs out there I figured… what the heck! why not combine them. You’ve heard of hybrid scrapbooking. Well I guess you could call this hybrid blogging.”

One stop now does it all. Tutorials, articles, journal prompts, challenges, FREEBIES!, blog posts, and, yes, even her store! One of the changes is that it is now easier than ever to get some of her very nice freebies.

There is also a sale going on to kick-off the new format:
Buy $5 Get 5% off! 264326W1
Buy $10 Get 10% off! MQI455RU
Buy $15 Get 15% off! 538P2Y71
Buy $20 Get 20% off! 4727365W

The above coupon codes are only good through Wednesday (September 10th) so get shopping!🙂

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Retirement Sale

August 29, 2008

Designer Royanna Fritschmann of Divine Digital is offering her entire “store” for $29.95. That includes ALL Commercial, Personal & S4H/S4O Products. Over 575 Products available for download on a 3 Day Shopping Pass. Once payment is processed and cleared, you receive your 3 day shopping pass to download all that you can in the 3 days.  She is retiring these products to make room for my new product lines.

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Trish Jones Retiring!

August 27, 2008

Australian designer Trish Jones has decided to “change her focus” and is retiring from designing.   Until August 31st you can purchase her entire store for $19.99. With over 400 items it is a very tempting offer, especially when the designes are so creative!