Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a happy and safe New Years Eve!
What better way to start the New Year than with the Blog Train sponsored by DigiScrapTalk?
This month’s theme is “Refresh.” You can:
*Pick up my part HERE
* Go to the next stop HERE Missys_bits
* Read all about what you can expect from the Blog Train HERE
* Please scroll all the way down to read information about how I have made working with Photoshop Styles EASY for the Photoshop Elements user – and for the opportunity to pick up my latest Style for just $1.00 until January 5th.
I know we’re all busy today, so I just want to leave you with a few quick thoughts before you hop on over to Missys_bits.
My store at SnickerdoodleDesigns is on sale for 40% off until January 5th. I invite you to head on over if you would like to pick up some great deals!
I am participating in the Backwards Progressive Sale over at theStudio. Check them out ASAP to get your best deals!
*****Have you seen my new PSE-friendly Style Strip? *****
If you are a PSE user and love using Styles, please take a few minutes to take a look at how I have made it easier for you!
All of my new styles will now come with a PSE-friendly Strip. I am in the process of adding this Strip to all of my Styles, and 90% of that job is complete.
What is this Strip I am talking about?
Here is the description that will come in each Styles package!
Instructions for use of PSE Strip
Photoshop Styles will always come in the format of an asl file. Photoshop users can simply drag and drop the asl file onto their work space and it will be available for use.
Photoshop Elements users must install asl files in order to use them. (There is a round-about way to use them; however, it can be confusing.) While having to install styles is not difficult, many users are somewhat intimidated by the process. In addition, the rebuilding of the PSE database can take a while. If a PSE user has too many styles installed, Photoshop Elements will run slowly.
Because I love both creating and using Styles I wanted to devise a way that would make them more PSE-friendly. The result is my PSE Strip.
The PSE strip is simply a PSD file which includes a sample of each layer style within this package.
To use the strip, you will need to open the PSD file as you would any PSD file. Let the strip reside on your workspace. As you work on your layout and want to use a style, simply bring up the PSD file, right click on the style that you want to use, Copy, then Paste onto the element you would like to apply it to.
What is the difference between using the PSE strip and using the Style Sheets that are sometimes included in Style Packages?
When you use a Style Sheet, you clip your element/text to the sheet. Your element/text will take on the look of the style pattern. However, it will not retain any of the Style characteristics that might be available in the asl file. For example, if there is an inner shadow on the style, this will not be available when you clip a style sheet. It WILL be available if you copy/paste the style.
Any questions? Please feel free to contact me at: Karen@SnickerdoodleDesignsByKaren.com
If you love Photoshop Styles like I do, but don’t want to install them in PSE, or have your software bog down, I invite you to try out my new system! Those who have tried it are thrilled and tell me that this simple system has now opened up a whole new world for them!
If you would like to try out the PSE-friendly Strip, I have priced my latest Style, All Wrapped Up, for just $1 at SnickerdoodleDesigns until January 5th! (The normal price of this style is $2.97 although the store is showing it as $1.65. I had to set it up this way because of the Storewide sale, but want you to know that the $1 sale price is actually a reflection of 66% off this Style.)
As we head into the new year, I would like to leave you with one of my favorite quotes!
“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day – perhaps with a little magic waiting somewhere beyond the morning.” – unknown
I wish – for all of us – that magic!
Happy New Year!