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New script – Photo Circle

Photos in a circle script for PaintShop ProPlacing photos in a perfect circle is an interesting way to display them, but it can be very tedious to take care of resizing each photo to the correct dimension for their number, then spacing them, aligning them and rotating them perfectly to form that circle.

This is what this script will do for you, with very little effort on your part. You can display as many photos as you want, and the script will take care of all the calculations for you.

Get this script in the store: Photo Circle

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us whether you ever placed photos in a perfect circle in a display (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).

photos in a circle templateAs a sample, I ran the script with 8 photos and simply replaced the photos with grey squares (you don`t need to have my photos, do you?). Everything is left in unmerged layers so you can change the color of the borders if you want. You can insert your photos inside the mask groups. You can add various papers or elements to decorate the page.

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New script – Circular Slats

Circular slat script for PaintShop ProIn order to showcase your photos, there are many different ways. You can use slats in different shapes but in order to create those slats evenly, it is a tedious process.

This script will let you select the subject you want to showcase, and then you will pick various options for the slats, whether you want them on one side or both sides, evenly or decreasing, upward, downward or centered. You get to choose the color of the outline.

The end result will be on separate layers allowing you even more customization.

Get it in the store: Circular Slats

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling if you have ever used a watercolor effect on a photo (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).

Circular slat template for PaintShop ProFor a sampler, I created one mask and left it on a full-size project so you can simply add your favorite photo to it and customize it further. Change the color of the outline if you want.

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New script – Pencil Sketch

Pencil Sketch script for PaintShop ProWith this script, you can showcase any section of your photo and turn it into a pencil sketch.

You can use this effect to create an interesting background for your project. You can even use badly colored (or discolored) photos to still showcase them beautifully.

Each run of the script will yield a different result as there is a random feature integrated in the script.

Grab the script in the store: Pencil Sketch

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us if you ever tried to use a pencil sketch 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).

Artsy Frame for PaintShop ProFor a sample, since this script should be applied to a specific photo, I used the same brush that is included in the zip file to create an artsy mask. The whole page is full-size, and includes a mask and a frame that you can tweak, recolor, move, etc. Use it to showcase your favorite photo.

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New script – Starburst Template Maker

Starburst Template Maker script for PaintShop ProYou can display your photos in regular square or rectangular shapes, but you can also use a starburst shape to make it a little different.

Creating your own template is always a bit time-consuming so this script will help you work faster. You choose how many photo spots you want to have, and the script will create a template exactly for that number. And furthermore, each photo spot will be turned into a mask group so you simply have to drop your photo on the correct layer and adjust the placement of the photo. No cutting involved.

Get it in the store: Starburst Template maker

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling if you have ever used a starburst shape to display your photos (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).

Starburst layered templateAs a sampler, I created a template, just for you, with spots for 8 photos. Replace any of those photo spots by images but you can also replace them by patterned paper. Or you can play around with it as a template is just a starting point anyways.

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New script – Ornament Template Maker

With the Holiday season coming, you might want to get ahead with your Christmas greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and more.

This script will create some randomly shaped templates that you can use as a base to decorate, cut out, or use any way you want. Perfect for digital and traditional projects too

Get this script in the store: Ornament Template Maker

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us how you could use those templates (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 samplers, I am offering you 6 fun templates that you can decorate and use in different manners. Each template is in PNG format so they can be used in most graphics programs.

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New script – Slats

Slats script for PaintShop ProUsing slats on a photo is a unique way to showcase it, but it can be tedious to create manually. Furthermore, if you want to showcase a particular area of the photo without cutting it off, you can no longer use a ready-made template as it might not suit your specific image or size or preference.

This script will create slats but you will start by setting the "untouched" area and the slats will be added left/right or up/down that main selection. And you get more options for the creation of those slats. Finally, the script will also add a set of frames that you can keep or not, or customize with a different color, with additional effects, etc.

Get this in the store: Slats.

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us whether you have ever used slats before (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).

Slat template for PaintShop ProFor a sampler, I created this template for you. It will help you showcase an element that would be off center. You can mirror it too, if your element is on the right.

You can change the color of the frame, add a bevel or other textures. You can add shadowing if needed.

For the background, you can simply use a solid color from your image or a pattern that matches. Or you can duplicate your photo and move that duplicate to the "background" layer and play with the opacity, the color, etc. for another unique display.

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New script – Framed Mask

PaintShop Pro script to create layered framed maskI have seen various masks made from apparent chaos of random frames while allowing the display of a single photo through all those frames. I knew how to create those manually, but figured it would be simpler for PSP users to have a tool to do all the work for them.

This script will allow you to either start with a "blank" project where all the frames will cover the center area of a full-size 3600x3600 image or use an existing photo, sized and placed in a specific location of the project and have the script create the frames over that photo. The options are numerous as you can create between 1 and 36 frames to cover that area. In the end, you get a layered template with a Mask group where you can just put your photo. No measuring, no drawing.

Get this script in the store: Framed Mask

In order to win this script, add a comment on this Facebook post telling us if you ever used or created a similar type of mask for your 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).

Layered template in .pspimage formatAs a sample, I am giving you the same template created in the preview. It has unmerged layers so you can add shadows on the frames if you want, you can merge them all before adding shadows or add them individually. You can also change the frame colors, add a bevel, or tweak them as you wish.

What will you do with that?? I hope you show off your project.

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New script – Cluster Template Maker 3

Cluster Template Maker 3 script for Paintshop ProCreating clusters can seem like a daunting task when you just end up staring at the screen, wondering what element to use, where to put them, resize them or not, etc.

This script is a tool that can help you get passed that step by generating a cluster template that you can then tweak to your liking. Like for any other template, you are not required to follow it exactly, but instead, customize it and make it your own.

This script will create a "strip cluster" that you can use on a full size project, as they end up around 3200-3500 pixels in width. Use them horizontally, as they are created or rotate them vertically, or, why not, use them as an angle!

Grab this inspirational tool script in the store: Cluster Template Maker 3

cass-ClusterMakingToolkitIf you are into clusters, you can get all three Cluster Template Maker scripts AND the Speed Scrap Scripts as a Tool kit bundle for more than 30% discount.

That bundle includes this week's Cluster Template Maker script but also two other scripts to generate different types of Clusters. In addition, you get the 3 scripts included in the Speed Scrap Scripts that will help you replace the elements in your template by elements from your kits, all in a fraction of the time you would need to do it manually. A REAL time saver!

Do you want a chance to win this script?  Tell me, in the comments below, how you usually manage to create clusters (if you create them). Do you use pre-made clusters? Do you use cluster templates? Do you work a long time to place the elements manually? I'll 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).

cass-ClusterTemplateStripsFor this week's sample, I am actually including THREE cluster template strips that were generated using this script.

Each template would nicely fit on a 3600 pixels project. Use them as is, tweak them, rotate them, add or remove elements, change the layering, etc. Basically, make them your own.

The shadows are only for the previews since there is no way to tell what type of element you will use for each shape.

Can I challenge you? Would you take one of those templates and create a project to share with us?

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News from the Campus

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Join us for our live presentation, this Sunday, at 5pm Eastern time.

We'll look at various ways to use and manipulate ribbons in your digital projects.

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New script – Eyelet #4

Paintshop Pro script to create eyeletsThere are many designs you can find for eyelets. Some will have an edge, some will have multiple small round holes, others will have flowers and more. In the store we already had 3 other eyelet scripts, and today, we offer you a fourth one.

This design uses a slightly different pattern, with an edge made from little "eyelets", and 6 petal flowers. You can apply the edge only on one edge, or have it symmetrical to create a ribbon.

There are various options where you can choose to have only the outer edge, but you can add one or two rows of flowers and you can add another edge inside. The script is "smart" enough to know where to put that inside edge, based on what other designs you have already picked.

You can choose to apply this Paintshop Pro script to a paper or a ribbon. Both can yield very interesting results.

You can get this delicate script in the store: Eyelet #4.

Do you want a chance to win this script? Tell me, in the comments below, what you would do with the script. What element would you create or where you would add those eyelets. I will 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).

Free sample of an eyelet edge paper and ribbonFor a sampler, i created a full page "template" that you can colorize.

I started with a 3480 long ribbon (because each pattern is 290 pixels wide and i wanted the ribbon to be symmetrical), and i ran the Mitered Corner Frame script, which made an almost full size frame. With a little tweaking, i adjusted the flowers in the corners, and filled the center with the same solid color as for the base.

You can colorize this greyscale paper to the hue you want to match your project.

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New script – Distressed Edge

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Do you like the look of distressed edges? Maybe for a worn or vintage look? It might be easy to select pieces to remove all around the edges, but it can be tedious, and making the unevenness regular is a chores. This script will do the work in just a few seconds. You can apply this script to elements, shapes, frames, alphas, tags or photos of any size.

You have the choice of three degrees of distressing and the option to add a darkened edge around too.

Best of all, you will NEVER get the exact same result twice. This means that if you want to grunge up your papers, you will be able to have different borders for every paper you run the script on. It will really look like you spent a whole lot of time grunging those papers one by one! (but we know your secret!).

You can get this Distressed Edge script in my store.

As usual, you have a chance to win this script by adding a post to the RAK thread HERE in the DST forum. I’ll be back next week with a winner. Mendy won the Gemstone script from last week. Congratulations.

cass-DistressedEdge-sample-templatesOne neat use for the distressed edge is that although you can use it directly on the element you want to have irregular edges, you can also create your own templates for shapes you might want to use in the future. In fact, that is what i did for you. Since i could not show you a sample on YOUR elements, i made some grey templates. They are for 4x4 and 4x6 photos. If you are into pocket scrapbooking, or Project life or using Instagram, you will surely find some use for those. Use them for photos or journaling cards.

As you can see, i use them on photos, but you can use them to cut pieces of papers for a mat too.

Available for FREE when you register to our mailing list HERE.

Will you show me what you do with them?

 

Are you an Adobe user?

If you have CS4 or CS5, and you want to get Paintshop Pro to add to your arsenal of tools (for a very reasonable price), you can do so as Corel is offering you a great deal: you can get a full version of PSP for the upgrade price only.

Not only you can apply this offer to Paintshop Pro, but to AfterShot, CorelDraw and more Corel products.

Are you unhappy with the Creative Cloud option being the only one offered to you by Adobe? That is one additional reason you can want to switch to Corel.

Are you on a Mac? Yes, i know: Paintshop Pro does not have a native Mac version, but do you know that the Product Manager for Paintshop Pro at Corel works on a Mac? Yes, he uses a Parallels software (you might have it too?) and has had no problem with it. Do you have it? Download PSP trial version and have a look!

But you better hurry. This offer ends on August 31st.

Read more about it here.