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New script – Metal Beads

Meteal Beads script for PaintShop ProBeads can come in all shapes and colors and if you want to use them in your project, you might want to write messages or titles with them. What will you write?

This script will create the beads for you, using any font you want (although some fonts will yield better results than others) and you can choose to have gold, silver or bronze beads. If you want to have something other than alpha-numerical characters, you can choose to have a custom design too.

Get this script in the store: Metal Beads

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us which metal you prefer (remember, add a comment, not just a Like!) The winner 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).

Metal beads in png formatAs a sampler, I ran the script to create gold beads using Oswald as a font. I find it is bold and simple enough to make it easy to read. You will get the full alphabet.

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New script – Marble Beads

PaintShop Pro script to create marble beadsYou can easily create solid color beads with the Balls and Bubbles effect, but in order to add a random marble texture to those solid colors, you need to add a few more steps.

This is what this script will do with any color you want to use. You can use gradients too (and even patterns if you want) to create your beads. The script will add a new marble texture for every bead so every one of them would end up being totally unique even if you are using a single color to start with.

Get this script in the store: Marble Beads

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us what color(s) you would like to use to create these beads (remember, add a comment, not just a Like!) The winner 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).

Marble beadsAs a freebie, I am sharing the pink beads that I created for the preview. With Mother's Day coming in May for parts of the world (I know, in UK it is already passed), you can create something for that special woman in your life. Just save the .pspTube file in your Picture Tubes and it will show up for you.

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New tubes – Seed Beads 3

Seed Beads picture tubes for PaintShop ProSeed beads are fun elements that can be used to add some pizzazz to a project, but adding them one by one is quite tedious if you want to have a lot of them. And if you are looking for "ready-made" sprays, they might not match the color you want, the size you want or the shape you want. But using these picture tubes, you simply have to drag your cursor where you want the beads and they will just appear.

And if you want a continuous string of beads, you can also do that by using the directional version of one of those 6 colors.

Get them in the store: Seed Beads 3

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us whether you would more likely use the random tubes or the directional ones (remember, add a comment, not just a Like!) The winner 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).

Mom Mum charms in gold and silverSince it is Mother's Day (in North America) this coming Sunday, I created these two gold and silver charms for a special mother in your life. I created in two different spellings to accommodate different ways people call that special woman. The charms are about 1500 pixels, so they can be sized down as needed to fit your project.

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New script – Cube beads

Cube beads script for Paintshop ProThere are various ways to add letters or digits or fun symbols on a project. If you were a traditional paper scrapbooker, you might actually use some small beads, and you can do the same with Paintshop Pro.

This script will create various cubic shape beads with your choices of settings. You can choose the color of the bead, the color and the font for the text, the direction of the beads, the custom design you want to add.

Each bead will be about 300 pixels wide so you can easily resize them to fit your project. You can "thread" the beads if you want with any string (including some from the store). If you need to thread a bead facing left or right, just add a "hole" with the brush tool where the string would enter.

Get this script in the store: Cube-Beads script.

For a chance to win this script (or a future new release), tell me what message you would write using cube beads. Would it be a single word? a short phrase? a date? Tell me in the comments below and i will pick a winner next week to 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).

Cube beads with digits in PNG formatAs a way for you to sample the result of running this script, i created a set of digits (with a hyphen and a blank) beads. I made them neutral white so you can use them in just about any project to write a date. I used a rope tube from this set to "attach" the beads on the bottom, and rotated the beads slightly to match the string curve (I find it easier to draw the curved string first and adjust the bead orientation than the reverse).

You can use those to write a date or any other number you need (the address of your new home, the year for a birthday, the date on a calendar, etc.)

What can you write with those digits?

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Paintshop Christmas

PaintshopChristmas-400Join us tomorrow, December 6th, for our monthly live presentation.

We will look at various projects you can do with Paintshop Pro. I already got a few interesting suggestions for projects i will illustrate and demonstrate. Come and add yours too.

Attending is always FREE, and you get the chance to ask questions, comment, and chat with the other attendees.

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Remember that you can promote this presentation to your friends, in a Facebook group, in forums where you hand out, etc. The more we are, the merrier it will be!

New tubes — Seed Beads 2

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This week, i am bringing you some more beads, but this time, they are opaque, and in a softer palette.

You get those bead spills at your fingertip as you can just draw with your mouse and the beads will be spilled along that path. No need to click dozens or hundreds of times to have that many beads on your project.

You get 5 colors: ivory, rose, plum, emerald and aqua. And you get two sets for each: one to spray the beads all around and one to have regular strings of beads. And you also get one set of multicolored bead spray.

Do you want more colors? Keep an eye on the store as more are coming.

You can grab this set of Opaque Seed Beads picture tubes in my store. Sorry PS users, but this is unique to PSP!

cass-SeedBeads2-SampleAs a free sample, this week, i decided to use these tubes in a different way than last week.

I opted to create a locket. How did i do it? Simple:

- i created a vector heart shape and used a gold tile as an outline and no fill. That outline was then converted to a raster and added a bevel.

- with a copy of the same vector shape, i set it for a solid fill and no outline. Once i converted it to a raster, i ran the Colored Acrylic script to give that particular “glass” look (even if i used only the plain one without any color).

- on separate layers, i sprayed pink and read seed beads. I reduced the step value so the beads would be closers, and i used several layers of beads so i could add a drop shadow on each layer.

- i deleted any extra bead that ended up outside the locket.

- finally, i added a chain with the Gold Chains directional tube.

 

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New script – Alpha-Beads 2

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Unlike the previous Alpha-Beads script, this one will generate a different type of beads, but the basis is the same: you choose the font, the text, the color of the bead, the color of the text, the transparency. You can also choose whether you want the colors (of the beads or the text or both) to be all the same, or using multiple colors and if using more than one color, if you want them in sequence or randomly picked.

You can type in any word or phrase, and the script will create a bead for each character, whether it is a letter, a digit, a symbol or a space. You can also create blank beads, or a bead where you will add your own design that is not in a font format.

These beads give the impression of being slightly indented. Attach them with a string, a pin, a toothpick, a chain, or glue them on their own to create dates, names, phrases, titles, etc.

You can get this script in my store: Creation Cassel

In the Happy Place, there is a draw for this script. You can win this script on Monday if you add your name to the thread. But that is not all. EVERYONE who posts in the thread will win something. Place your order of what kind of beads you would want, and on Monday night, i will draw for one order and EVERYONE will get that order. So even if you are not a PSP user, you can enter and you WILL win something. Go for it!

 

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This week, i created a simple and versatile set of alpha beads with digits, a blank and a few symbols that can let you create dates.

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A full set of beads for the whole alphabet will be available to our newsletter subscribers, so you can complete this set.

Our newsletter is released on Sunday morning, so you still have time.

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New script–Alpha-beads

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Did you ever play with those little plastic beads with letters, making bracelets with your name or your friend’s name?

Now, you can create your own set of beads, in any color, using any font, and adding any character, digit, symbol, etc. And not only you can create individual beads, but you can get a whole word, phrase, or even the alphabet. This is a script that Paintshop Pro users will love; it is so versatile and easy to use.

With this script, you can always have the perfectly matched beads: use the colors from your photo, your kit, or your palette. If you want to be a little wild, you can choose more than one color for the letters (you can pick them from your palette) and the script will randomly use them. This is cool if you want to write a word or a phrase and want some variety in the colors used: you don’t even need to create 3 alphabets to use 3 colors. You don’t even need to run the script 3 times either! All done in one run.

cass-Alpha-Beads-extraAnother great advantage of this script is that you can use any font, and also any character. If you want math symbols you can create them (honestly, how many alphas include those?), you can add accented characters in your language (providing that the font supports those characters), and you can even create some beads with designs that are not in fonts: just draw them by hand or use a preset shape.

What can you do with those beads? Just about anything you want. Use them for dates, for names, for fun phrases, even for titles. Attach them to a string, a ring, a ribbon, a staple, a pin and more. Place them side by side, or vertically. After all, there is no hole in those so you can pretend they are in any direction.

If you want to create your own thin string, check out the Rope Tubes here and here. Use them at a small scale and you can have a string as long or as short as you want, in any shape you want.

Now is the time to go grab this superb script and start adding unique alpha elements on your projects. You can get it in my store: Creation Cassel.

This week, not only i will have a random draw for someone to win this script, like i do every week, but you are asked to “place your order” for a complete alpha. Check out this thread, tell me what shape, and colors you would want for a bead alpha and after drawing for one person to win the script, i will draw a second time and this person’s order will be filled AND EVERYONE who posted will get it. This means that you don’t even have to have a copy of PSP: just post and you are sure to get a free alpha, and if you are lucky, it will be made from YOUR specifications.

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Do you want to play with some of the beads created with this script? Here. I made a set of digits with various symbols so you can create dates in various format. Attach them any way you want, vertically, horizontally, on a string, a pin, or maybe just “glued” on something. Simply click on the preview to start the direct download.

 

If you use these beads in a layout, i would love to see it. With your permission, i can even post it in here or in the newsletter. Show us your creativity! Don’t be shy!

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News in the Campus

 

BasicExtractionOur next workshop will be held this coming Sunday, and we will look at the basic, most common tools and techniques to do extraction. Someone asked me what an “extraction” is. Extraction is removing a particular element from its background using different methods. Once the element is “extracted”, it can be used on a different background, or used in totally different ways.

We will look at the basic techniques this time. Another workshop will address more advanced techniques, later on.

There is still time to register. If you are new to those online workshops, you will not just hear me, but you will see me work directly on my Paintshop Pro at the same time. If i make a mistake (and it does happen), you will see it live (and you can laugh).

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Today, August 31st is the last day to get the most popular Master Class of the Campus, “Realistic Shadows in Scrapbooking with Paintshop Pro”. You can get it for $8 instead of $19.99.

You need to use this code:

GRAB-0824-492

You can checkout directly from this page, but if you want to read more about shadows, you can check THIS PAGE. But the code will self destruct on Sept 1st so you better hurry!

Our new special offer will go live tomorrow (September 1st) in the Campus.

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Yes. TOTALLY FREE. EVERYTHING is included (except the graphic program and your photos!). Supplies are included. Video instructions are included. Written handouts are included. Even a discount coupon to get it printed. And here is what Teejay has to say about this class:

I put 2 hours aside to view and play with this class… Now it is 4 hours later... lol. Your videos are really really good, easy to follow, even the hard stuff like separating the dates was made VERY easy to understand… the selection and cutting was made easy too. I think its because you ‘speak ‘ what you are doing when you do it, and you have given lots of stuff do make these calendars so special. That’s why it’s taken more hours of playing,… no cooking, cleaning or shopping!

So, check back in the Campus tomorrow (or later today, depending on your part of the world).

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