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New script – Circles and Spirals

Circles and spirals script for PaintShop ProYou can place elements along a circle or a spiral manually, but it is quite tedious.

This script will take care of all the calculations for you and create that perfect circle or spiral with any starting element. Use beads, pearls, flowers, greenery, hearts, stars, flower petals, etc.

Use the circles for frames, and the spirals for accents.

Get this script in the store: Circles and Spirals

In order to win these tubes, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us what you would place along a spiral shape (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).

Halloween circle frames and spiralFor a sampler, I created two large circle frames and one spiral with bats coming at you. Each element is in png format and about 3000 pixels wide, so you can resize them as needed.

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New script – Paper Fringe

Paper Fringe script for PaintShop ProIn order to create a paper fringe with PaintShop Pro, you will need to cut your element multiple times, and then, warp each piece one by one. But there is a problem: how do you warp one piece of paper without warping the next one? Well, there is a way to do it, but it is tedious, which is why this script will be a time saver.

With various options in the orientation, length, width, and regularity of the slits, there is also randomness integrated into the script to allow for a different result every time you run it, even if using the same settings and the same starting image.

Get it in the store: Paper Fringe

And see what you can do when you repeat the script using multiple strips of colored papers.

In order to win these tubes, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us if you have ever created paper fringes with paper and scissors (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).

As a sample, I created this square frame from four strips of paper that were run through the script, one by one, and then put together to make the frame. I added a little contrasting border to add some interest. Now, you can showcase your favorite photo.

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New Script – Paper Strips

Paper Strips script for PaintShop ProSometimes, it can look interesting to have a series of paper strips of different colors or patterns to serve as a background for a project. However, that can be tedious and time-consuming.

This script will just do that for you in a very short time, using your papers, and your options, sprinkled with some randomness too. Every run of the script will yield a different result, even if you were to use the same papers and the same options.

Get it in the store: Paper Strips

In order to win these tubes, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us if you have ever used series of papers as a background for a project (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).

Paper Strips template for PaintShop ProAs a sample, I chose to create a series of strips, aligned to the bottom, and turned them into a template so you can use it with your favorite papers. These strips are grouped so you can copy and paste them onto your project in one step (instead of copying them one by one!).

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New script – Doppler

Doppler effect script for PaintShop ProThe Doppler effect is that difference in sound you hear when a vehicle runs in your direction, and then away from you. It is a sort of echo of the soundwave.

This script will create that "wave" on top or on the bottom of any text you provide. You can use a solid color, a gradient or even a pattern. In the end, the main text and the "echo" will be on separate layers so you can apply different effects to it, separately.

Get it in the store: Doppler

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us how you would use this effect (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).

Doppler effect on individual digitsAs a sample, I ran the script on individual digits starting with a black text. This will allow you to colorize the elements to match your project. To maintain the transparency on these digits while adding color, lock the transparency of the layer, fill with the material you want, and unlock the transparency.

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New script – Ice Cream

Ice cream treat script for PaintShop ProWhat is more refreshing than a delicious ice cream treat during those hot summer months?

This script will convert any shape into a calorie-free ice cream treat. You can choose any flavor (even if they don't exist). You can add ripples in a different flavor. Then, you choose what coating you want, what texture it will be. You can even have it melting a bit if it is really hot. Then, if you want to be fancier, you can add sprinkles or crushed nuts on top. Hum...

Get it in the store: Ice Cream

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us what flavor combination you would like to create (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).

Ice cream treatsFor a sampler, I created three treats for you using the July Blog Train color palette from DigitalScrapbook.
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New script – Word Frame 5

Word Frame script for PaintShop ProYou can now create your own frame to showcase your favorite photo. No more hoping to find a ready-made frame that has a word suitable for you. You can choose any text you want, and even a specific location or date that is personalized to tell your story.

This script allows you to create a variety of frames, with text or empty sections. You can choose any font you want and the frame will be adjusted to the exact dimensions to fit the word. You can get one or two sections with text or blank. You can decide on the thickness of the frame.

The frame will be on its own layer so you can add effects, bevel, shadow, etc. and you can even use it separately, without any photo.

Get it in the store: Word Frame 5

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us what you would use such a custom frame for (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).

Word frames in png formatAs a sampler, I created three frames starting from a 1400x1400 pixels blank image. I added the text on top and created an empty section on the bottom. I simply filled that section with various designs to match the top part. Each frame is black, but you can colorize them however you need to fit your project.

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Twisted Text – Sampler

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Using a kid like font and three primary colors, i created this fun series of digits using the Twisted Text script.

This series is about 900 pixels long, so you can repeat it over and over again around a photo or a layout for a kid related theme layout or even a school themed layout.

Each digit is well separated so you can also cut some out and use the individual digits separately if you prefer. Why not?

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Do you like this strip of digits? There are two more strips with alphabets (lowercase and uppercase) in the newsletter.

Register for the newsletter now, so you don’t miss them.

New Tubes – Chain beads

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How about some metal beads to create necklaces, bracelets, frames, or any other element you can think of using “ball chain”look? You can now do it with those great Paintshop Pro Picture tubes. These sets of beads are not going to make a boring row of totally identical beads, but they incorporate some slight differences in the beads so it looks more realistic. You have some gold beads, silver beads, brass beads, and more. You can place them one by one by simply clicking here and there and everywhere. You can “draw” with them as they will follow your mouse movement as if you were drawing a line. Or you can also place them evenly along a vector path you could have drawn with your favorite tool. Use the Pen tool to create a base “thread”, and then use the Vector Tube script to place the beads along that path, for a great free flowing chain look.

Use the default settings, or change the size or the step for a different and custom look.

You can get these tubes in my store : Creation Cassel.

And how about a chance to win them all? Check this thread in the DST forum. Tell me what is your favourite set of beads and you might with them all.

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Time for a nice little freebie. I created those chains for you to incorporate into your layouts. There are 2 long chains and 2 small ones. The small ones can easily be used to attach a tag or other elements. They are in PNG format, so they should be useable in most graphic program.

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News from the Campus

Last week, we had a webinar on using shadows. The most fun part was to show how to use layered shadows in clusters to make a fantastic end result. Most participants commented on that technique that was new to them. The webinar was recorded and should be available soon (hopefully this weekend), in the Webinar section of the Campus. It will be accessible to all registered members of the Campus (registration is free). The next Webinar will be organized this weekend, so you keep an eye on that page.

Did you want to register for the Basic Scrap Course? Did you postpone that decision? You might want to keep a close watch on the Campus as there will be another promotion coming up soon. You might want to join our many other members in the classroom. I can see several members having a blast with what they learn with the tutorials.

 

Big special for Paintshop Pro X4

Corel is having a big promotion for a limited time only. You can get a FULL version of PSPX4 for $39.99. We are not talking only update, but a complete version (the update is the same price too). This promotion is only until October 16. And if you have an old version of PSP, there is NO NEED to upgrade since you can run both versions side by side; you can get the newest tools and features, and still use the interface you are used to. And yes, you can have multiple versions installed on the same machine: i have versions 8, 9, X, X1, X2, X3 and X4 installed at the same time (occasionally, i even RUN 2 or 3 simultaneously when i am testing scripts).

 

Get PSPX4 for $39.99

(although i am an affiliate for Corel, this special is NOT through my affiliate link)

8 Secrets to quick photo fixes with Paintshop Pro

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Do you have some photos you would like to use in scrapbook projects, but you feel they are just… bleh. Maybe the colors are faded, maybe some of them include unwanted elements, too much noise, etc.

If you like those photos and you still want to use them, you can fix them quickly. And when i say quickly, i mean in less than 30 seconds, using Paintshop Pro.

You want to know more? simple. Just visit the Campus and add your name to the mailing list. That’s it. Nothing more. The ebook will then be yours, FREE. No strings attached.

If you want to display your favorite photos, why not make them the best they can be.

Click HERE to go to the Campus. (excuse the dust as it is still in the building stage).

 

While you are visiting the Campus, have a look at the beginner tutorials, in the Quick Scrap section. And you can also visit the contributing designers’ blogs! Stay tuned as the Campus will have more and more as the videos and equipment are unpacked. Adding your name to the mailing list will assure you to get the news as fresh as can be!

New script – Worn Edge

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The idea for this script is an old one. In fact, i had a similar script in a grab bag about 2 years ago, but this time it is much more advanced, and has more options. It also works with Paintshop Pro 8 now.

This script will “chew up” all around the edges of any element or shape you want. You can have a little wear, or more. Then, you can decide if you want to add a light, dark, colored or no border all around. This is already giving a lot of flexibility to match any kit or layout. But wait, you can also choose to have a thin, medium or thick edge, so that is even better!

You can get this script in my stores: Creation Cassel and DigiScrapWarehouse.

Would you like a chance to win this script? Check out this thread in the DST forum and just go add your name. A winner will be announced on Monday night.

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How about a little sample of what this script can do? You can get these free tags in png format for you to use in kits or layouts.

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Now, are you anxious to hear about the February promotion winners? The draw has been made, and was recorded. The official announcement will be made tomorrow, in the newsletter, and then, i will post on this blog. But of course, if you are more curious, and want to know the result the earliest you can, just make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter. If not, you can still subscribe here.

 

And the CHAT? Did you remember our monthly chat? It will be held tomorrow at 3pm ET in the DST chatroom. (that makes if for around noon on the west coast, and evening for Europe) Tomorrow’s topic: Brushes. See you there!