If you like my freebie Christmas Flairs, but you’d rather make your own flairs, here is a layered flair template for you. The template has separate layers for color fill, pattern fill, layer to insert your own art, glossy top layer, drop shadow, instructions, well – everything you need to make your own flairs. You can use the finished flairs you make with this template in any way you’d like: use them on your own layouts, give them away or sell them. The layered template, however, is for your own personal use. Enjoy!
Chevron and herringbone patterns are hot right now. I’ll save you the hassle of making the pattern yourself with these 3 chevron and herringbone pattern tiles (.psd files). The tiles come with separate layers, so color them as you wish! Then use them to define a pattern in Photoshop. Done!
Note for digiscrap designers: this freebie is okay for CU. No credit required, but appreciated.
Years back, when Digiridoo Scraps still existed and I headed the designer mentoring program, I developed an action to help the apprentices fix quality issues in their elements. They raved about it and soon, I made the action available to all of our designers. They raved about it too …
Digiridoo Scraps closed, I got busy otherwise and the action lay dormant on a hard disk. Until a former Digiridoo Scraps designer contacted me about it and asked if it was for sale somewhere. This got me thinking and I asked around. It turned out that all designers who had that action were still raving about it. In fact, here’s some of the things they had to say …
“This action is just fabulous”
“This is my most used action”
“I’ve been using this action ever since you developed it and didn’t think you could improve on it, but you did”
“This action is the only one that I keep loaded in PS, I use this action every day”
“You created the most awesome action I use!”
“My most used action, can’t live without it”
As I’m not currently selling digiscrap related products I contacted Lou of LouCee Creations, who sells CU products (and nice ones too, if I may add) at SugarHillco and asked if she’d be interested in an exclusive license to sell the action. She said yes and the rest is history, as they say.
So, ladies and gentlemen, we are excited to announce the arrival of Wilma’s Fix Jaggies & Smoothen action for Photoshop!
The action will help you fix quality issues such as:
- unwanted shadows
- jagged and rough edges
- stray pixels
and it does so really really fast!
You can’t really show what this action does in a preview, you’ll have to work with it to understand its power.
It’s on sale right now on the occastion of iNSD … what a great opportunity to add this action to your designer toolbox. It’ll soon become your to-go-to action, you’ll see!
… with these 2 sets of each 10 beautiful texture/embossing plates, your backgrounds will take on a much more realistic aspect. Play around with the blend modes in Photoshop, with the opacity levels and you'll be amazed with the effects you can achieve. Combine 2 or more texture plates for even more beautiful results.
They are saved at 300 dpi, jpg.
For starting designers as well as more seasoned ones, here's something
that'll help get your creative juices flowing or come in handy when
you're in a rush: a layered, fully editable .psd (Adobe Photoshop) file
with 8 multi-layered button shapes + 7 pattern overlays, 21 fully editable
samples with styles already applied and last but not least, a Photoshop
.asl file with all sample styles for you to load into your styles
On some shapes, you may have to scale certain styles to make them work better. The shapes are vector-based.
Either use the styles provided or adjust these styles to whatever you want it to be.
Starting designers will find this Designer Resource very helpful in
becoming more familiar with styles, whereas more seasoned designers can
tweak and adjust to their heart's content.
This Designer Resource is intended to get you playing around but you're
free to use the included samples in your designs for sale too, and
credit – although appreciated – is not required.
You will find "Creativity Starter: Buttons" at Digiridoo Scraps with 25% off the regular price (offer ends 5 July 2009).