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New script – Ice Texture

Ice Texture script for Paintshop ProAlthough it is summer, you probably have some winter photos that you need to enhance with some icy elements.

With this script, you can convert any shape into an icy element. You can choose simple elements, arrows, frames, or even convert an alpha of your choice into a cold one.

The script will take the shape of your element, whether it is a raster or a vector layer, and work on a copy of it, so it won't affect your original. The end result will be a bit translucent to simulate real ice that lets you see through, somehow.

Due to a random feature integrated into the script, you will get a slightly different ice texture every time, even if you use the same shape to start with.

You can get this script in the store: Ice Texture

What element or shape would you convert to ice? Tell me in the comments below for a chance to win this script. The winner will be announced, next week, in the newsletter. Not a subscriber yet? Not a problem. You can register here and it is free (and you only get one email per week).

Icy AlphaHow about an icy title? Check out this fun alpha i created with this script. To make it simple, i just typed in my alphabet on a 3600x3600 pixels image. I used a 350 pixels size, and a kerning setting of 300 to space out each letter. Then, i ran the Alpha Sheet Separator 2 script to create individual files from each letter.

Each letter of this set is 325 pixels high.

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So, what layout will you do using this alpha?

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New script – Film Strip

Film Strip script for Paintshop ProFilm strips are common ways to display photos, whether they are a series of photos taken in a rapid sequence, or completely different photos.

It is fairly easy to use a template and insert your photos manually into each slot, but with this Paintshop Pro script, the process will be much faster and you will have more options available than with ready-made film strip templates.

This script will always create a strip that is 3600 pixels long, which will fit traditionally sized scrapbook layouts. It is also big enough for you to size it down to any other size you need.

You can have between 4 and 12 photos on that strip, and the script will adjust each individual slot to still have a 3600 pixels long strip.

In the end, you will still have the option to tweak the exact placement of the photos (in case you don't want to cut Aunt Lucy's face on the edge). You can also apply various effects to the individual photos, like turning them into black and white, adjusting the brightness, adding various effects.

You can get this script in the store: Film Strip

I am sure you would love to use this script and you are already thinking of some photos to use in them. What kind of photos are you thinking of using with this script? Tell me in the comments below and i will announce a winner in the newsletter next week. Not a subscriber yet? Not a problem. You can register here and it is free (and you only get one email per week).

Film Strip template in PNG formatOf course, i cannot give you a sample of this with my own photos (even the wedding photos) since they won't mean anything to you. So, for that reason, i will just give you a sample of a blank template. I used the same strip as the one with the wedding pictures, and just saved the film strip layer in a png format.

As for all those strips, it is 3600 pixels long and this one has 12 square spaces for adding photos.

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New script – Custom Banners

Custom Banners script for Paintshop ProLast week, i attended to my daughter's wedding, and at the reception, she had a cookie bar where people would pick their own treats to bring home. She had a set of banners that said "Love is sweet".  I remember her asking me where to find the individual banners in the colors she wanted, and i didn't know. She ended up having the decorator do them for her, but that sparked the idea in my mind that Paintshop Pro can easily be used for hybrid projects. And that is how this Custom Banners script came to be.

This script will create individual banners with each character of your text (including the blanks) and the color you want. You can choose one of the 9 preset shapes for the banners or use your own if you have others. You can also pick a simple or elaborate font for those banners. All in all, you get the option to create your own banners.

Do you have specific patterned papers you want to use to create the banners? Not a problem: the script will ask you and if that is the case, it will only create an outline that you can cut out and the number would be printed.

And if you want to keep it digital, that is quite ok too as you can create the text message of your choice and size down each banner to suit your layout.

You can use this script to write any message you want!

Get this script in the store now: Custom Banners.

Do you want a chance to win this script? In the comments below, tell me what is the first text/message you would like to write with these banners. I'll announce a winner next week in the newsletter. Not a subscriber yet? Not a problem. You can register here and it is free (and you only get one email per week).

Custom Banners for Fahter's DayFather's Day is coming soon (at least here in Canada), as it is next week. For this occasion, i created all the banners to write the phrase "Happy Father's Day". Since you would need to print out the individual banners, i didn't duplicate the letters like A and Y which are repeated in the message. You can just print them twice or three times. There is also a blank one for you to place between the words or to add your own design.

I created them in white fill so that if you want to use a colored or patterned paper, it would still be possible to do without printing all over it.

Once you have them printed and cut, attach them together with a string or other fastening system, and hang it something (and remember to take a picture).

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And now, why wasn't there anything in the store last week? Because i was busy with my daughter's wedding, which was taking place out of town. Here is one picture of the happy couple.

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New script – Button Machine 2

Button machine script for Paintshop Pro Who can say they have enough buttons in their stash? Who can say they always have a perfectly matching button for their project?

The Button Machine script allowed Paintshop Pro users to create a variety of buttons with the perfect color they wanted. So this time, 4 more button designs have been added to the store in the Button Machine 2.

You can choose any color, gradient or pattern to create the buttons and the script will randomly generate them. In fact, even if you end up with 5 buttons of the same shape, they will be already rotated randomly (so the light/dark areas will always be consistent), and there will also be some random variations of brightness on each button too, making sure you never have the exact same button twice, which is nice because you can then use them as if you literally had 10 individual buttons (which you really will have!)

You can get this script in the store: Button Machine 2

Do you like the idea of getting this script for free? In the comment below, tell me what kind of button you like to use in your digital project. I'll announce the winner in the newsletter, next week. Not a subscriber yet? Not a problem. You can register here and it is free (and you only get one email per week).

Button machine sample in pastel colors and PNG formatAs a free sample, i created 16 buttons, one for each shape and each of the basic colors. In fact, i only used the "Rice paper" pattern for the white buttons, and the "Blue pattern" that i colorized in pink and yellow so that makes them all matching and usable together without looking like they came from different sources.

I left them at 500 pixels, which is the maximum size for the buttons using this script. This will allow you to resize them all, or resize only some and have even more variety.

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These buttons should be a nice addition to a spring theme layout. Do you have one to show us?

New script – Paper Flower

cass-PaperFlowerIf you were to create your own flower, out of papers from a kit, how would you do it? You might choose to cut out one petal and simply duplicate it multiple times and rotate them around the center. But you know what? This looks "amateurish" because a real flower made of paper would NOT have 100% identical petals, would it? You would see some variations in the texture, the shading or the pattern.

This script will give you a much more realistic look because each petal will be cut from a different location on the paper, as if you were to cut out from a real paper with scissors.

You can choose any paper you have, whether it is a solid, a patterned, or a gradient paper. Any texture would work and it would even give that slight variation on each petal.

You can choose to have 1, 2, 3 or 4 rows of petals, using the same paper or different papers, or a combination of papers. Each petal will have a slight shadow to give some depth but still allow you to add other shadows to create a lifted effect if you want as each of them is also left on a separate layer.

Add any center you want, from one of the paper, or from another element like a button, a gem, etc.

Grab this script in the store: Paper Flower.

If you want to get this script for free (or another one if you already bought it), tell me how many rows you would prefer to have when creating a flower. Add your answer to the comments below and i'll draw for a winner that will be announced in the newsletter, next week. Not a subscriber yet? Not a problem. You can register here and it is free (and you only get one email per week).

cass-PaperFlower-Sample-PinkAs a sample, i created a fun pink flower for you.

As a paper, i simply opened a blank image and flood filled it with a pink felt tile i had (from the Felt presets #1). I used that "paper" for the first row of petals.

For the second row, i chose the option of NOT using the same paper, so i duplicated the paper i had, tweaked it to get a brighter color and ran the script as if it were a new paper.

Once the second row of petal was done, i added a shadow to each petal, every time, on a separate layer then, tweaked it to create a lifted effect, on the smaller petals.

Finally, to make the row look better, i selected one part of the top petal and using the Interlacing technique, moved that half petal under the bottom one (i bet you can't see that cut, can you?)

For the center, i created a pink gem using the Gemstone script.

New script – Alpha-Beads #3

Alpha-beads script for Paintshop ProYou now have another option to create beads with the letters, colors and font of your choice with this script.

You get individual beads that are about 300 pixels wide, and you have the option of having letters, digits, punctuation marks, and since you can use any character with any font, you even have the possibility to use accented characters that you can't find anywhere else.

You also have the option to add a drawing or a design: use a vector shape, or a hand drawn design if you prefer. And of course, you can also create a blank bead.

There is even an option for an additional metallic ring around the bead for another look.

Get this script in the store: Alpha-Beads 3

What type of beads would you like to create, that maybe you have had a hard time finding already made? Share your comments below. I'll pick out a winner and will announce it in the newsletter next week. Not a subscriber yet? Not a problem. You can register here and it is free (and you only get one email per week).

cass-AlphaBeads3-Yellow-DigitsHow about a little bit of sunshine with these yellow beads with digits? You can use them to display a date or an anniversary number.

They are plain, without any metallic ring around them so you can still customize them to suit your taste or your project.

What will you "date" with them?

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New script – Datestamp #2

Datestamp script for Paintshop ProDatestamps have been used for years in a way to indicate a particular date on a document, most often an envelope, but in graphic design and scrapbooking, these have become much more than just a way to add a date.

This script will allow you to create a custom datestamp that will really fit your need and your current project. You can choose any text you want, whether it is a date, a location, a name or a phrase. You can choose any font you want, as long as it is accessible by your PSP. You can choose any color, gradient or pattern and you can even add a texture if you want something original. Then, in the center, you can add another short text element, like a year, a name or another word and still use yet a different font.

Just like the old datestamps that had long lines to cover a certain number of postage stamps that would have been on the envelope, you also have the option to add those lines, either straight or wavy, on either side or on both. That makes this script extremely versatile and you can make so many different looking elements!

Grab this script in the store: Datestamp #2

With all the options available, what would you use this script for? What would you write on it? Post a comment below and i will pick a winner next week and will announce it in the newsletter. Not a subscriber yet? Not a problem. You can register here and it is free (and you only get one email per week).

cass-Datestamp2-MonthsHow about a little sample. Of course, i can't put the name of your sister, or the location of your last vacation in a sampler but i can give you a standard date datestamp. If you want to add a fun label to your layout to indicate when the particular event took place, you can use these stamps. They are in greyscale so you can change the color to your liking to match your project.

Each stamp is 500 pixels high so it is easy to size them down if needed too.

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Although those stamps do not have the lines on the side, it would be super easy for you to add them yourself using the Brush tool (or the Pen tool if you prefer to work with vectors). Will you show us what you make with those? How do you use them in your layout?

New script – Glitter Gel

Glitter Gel script for Paintshop ProIf you ever did some paper crafting, you have seen those puffy paints or glue or gel. Some will just be translucent or opaque, some will have glitters or not.

This script will turn any line drawing you can make into a gel paint, with or without glitters. You can choose the amount of glitters, and the color. You can use a line drawing or a solid shape, in which case the script will just use the outline.

This is perfect to add a handmade look to a project with a color that will match everything.

If you prefer something more regular, use a preset shape and you can use the outline only too.

Get this script in the store: Glitter Gel.

You can get this script for free (or a coupon for a future new release if you already bought it) by adding a comment below. Tell me what you would use such glitter gel on a project. I'll pick a winner and i will announce it in the newsletter, next week. Not a subscriber yet? Not a problem. You can register here and it is free (and you only get one email per week).

Glitter Gel samples with Summer themeSince spring is finally getting here now (believe it or not, we got another 4 inches of snow on April 26th!), i decided to hand draw a few spring themed elements for you.

Each element was hand drawn. For the flower and the umbrella, i ran the script on the two parts separately. To make the color a bit brighter, i simply selected outside the gel part with the Magic wand, inverted the selection, contracted the selection by 1 pixels, and flood filled with a solid color on a new layer that was placed below.

For the umbrella, i used almost the same steps, except that i selected the whole area of the umbrella instead of just the gel part.

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And remember to show us what you do with those free samples or the script itself!

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New script – Word Tag

Word tag script for Paintshop ProIf you want to add a fun word tag to your project, you can use this script now. Although i am sure you can do the same manually, it is always nice to have the same result faster and more consistently, especially if you plan on having a set of similar tags.

You can use those tags to add a short phrase like "Happy Birthday" or "Get well soon", but you can also have a date "Christmas 2015" or "August 10, 2014" to commemorate a particular anniversary.

Combine this tag with other elements or effects and you can create a button, a leather tag, or a stamp.

You have the control of the text, but also the fonts and the colors so you can really match your project or your kit.

Get this script in the store: Word Tag.

How would you like a chance to get this script for free (or win another one if you already bought it)? In the comments below, tell me how you would use such tags. Would you combine them with something else to create a new element or a new effect? I'll announce a winner in next week's newsletter. Not a subscriber yet? Not a problem. You can register here and it is free (and you only get one email per week).

Word Tags Days freebieAs a sample, i created four tags based on common DAYS, that you can use for your projects. You probably have at least one layout for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day or Christmas Day, right?

Add those tags as a way to "date" those layouts. The tags are very large (800 pixels) but that is on purpose: it allows you to size them to what you need. Of course, if i had created them at 300 pixels, you could not have sized them up properly. Better have them too large and size them down, so you don't lose quality.

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And remember to show us how you use those tags too. We have a pinboard where you can pin any of your projects made using these freebies, or anything you purchase from the store. Here is the link:

https://www.pinterest.com/scrapbookcampus/psp-scrapbook-showcase/

You can follow this board but even better, i can give you access to you can PIN on it. Just ask and i'll give you that access.

 

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Do you like the scripts and tubes from the Creation Cassel store?

Did you know that if you purchase (or upgrade to) Paintshop Pro X7, you will get an additional bundle of products worth over $70? Yes, that is like getting twice the value you will pay for.

Best of all, did you know that the PSP Creative Effect Bundle is actually a collection of scripts and tubes from the store? Yes it is! As i have teamed up with Corel for the last year, you will get several popular products from the store like Sparkles, Glittered Edges, Custom Playing cards and the Quick Scrap Bundle! Yes, they come FREE with your purchase (or upgrade) of PSP X7.

What are you waiting for? Get your PSPX7+ bundle now!

New script – Lifted Photo

Lifted Photo script for Paintshop ProYou might already know about the curved photo script that is available in the store, however, that was only for one type of curved effect. This current script has many more options.

You can curve horizontally, vertically or diagonally. You can also curve only one corner if you prefer.

The shadow is always added to be consistent with the lift and the light source being traditionally on the top left. The shadow is left on a separate layer, in case you want to tweak it, or create a different one for your own needs.

Not only can you lift a photo, but you can also curve an element too; just imagine you have a paper flower or a sticker to lift. This will be the perfect tool to achieve that result.

You also have the option to add a frame to your photo if you want: it could be a regular even frame or a Polaroid type one.

In addition, the script will add some shading to the image to fit the curve given.

Get this script in the store: Lifted Photo script.

Not only you can lift photos and images, but have a look at lifted alpha elements. Isn't that cool too?

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How would you like to get a copy of this script? In the comments below, tell me which type of lift you would most likely use (horizontal, vertical, diagonal or corner lift) and i will pick a winner next week that will be announced in the newsletter. Not a subscriber yet? Not a problem. You can register here and it is free (and you only get one email per week).

Lifted Photo FramesFor this week's sample, since i could really not give you a lifted image, i figured you might find a use for some lifted frames. Although i know that adding a lifted frame to a flat image MIGHT not be a perfect match, it will still give you a good idea of the effect you can expect from the script.

Hopefully, using these frames, the images themselves won't need to be curved too much so they won't seem too much like a mismatch, which would happen if you have a very curved frame and a very flat image!

You get three different frames, lifted in different ways. The files are in .psd format, with the shadows on separate layers so you can tweak them as needed.

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