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Friday, May 28, 2010

Scrapbook Max Free Tutorial - blending

The below tutorial is done using the below kit - My Beach by Carena's Designs - you can see the full kit - here and it's on sale. Enjoy the tutorial.
Scrapbook Max Version 2 Software Tutorial using Kit: My Beach by Carena's Designs

Scrapbook Max has scrapbooking software that makes it very easy to use. They have a new version out which allows you to extract images but it's also useful for doing blending like in the below layout. Here is what I did.

The paper and the photo used is very similar in colour - so it made it easy to blend the two together so you can't tell where one starts and the other ends. This makes for a very smooth blend in colours. Place the paper on your page that you want to use and then place photo in postition. Once there click on your photo so it's active and then click the erasor tool in the menu bar at top (version 2 software only). Now using a soft round brush - settings as seen above. Start erasing along the edge of the photo - it gives it a soft erase so it will blend in well. You can adjust the opacity (transparency) and slowly keep going over it until you get the desired result. Click OK and check how it is going as you go - if it's not right - then click erasor again and adjust further as required. My page was set at 12 inch and 300 dpi so I used the largest sizes but if you are using a smaller page size, you may require something smaller. Here is my page after erasing the side of the photo. Once you are happy with the result - then continue adding other elements and word art as you please. Below is my final result. I only used 3 elements from the kit: My Beach and word art by Suddenly Artist. Really simple layout to do and very effective.

You also can do this - it's really not that hard to do as you can see. The main key to the success to this layout I think is the closeness of the paper with the colours of the photo.

Certainly this can be done in many other programs also - such as: Adobe Photoshop and Elements as well as many others - so long as it has an erasor - then I'm sure it's possible and a similar process - so easy to adapt.

Layout Credits: Kit - My Beach by Carena's Designs and Word Art by Suddenly Artist Thanks for taking a look at my Scrapbook Max Tutorial - I hope you have found it useful and inspiring to try out something like this yourself. Don't forget if you want to share this with your friends, please direct them to my blog.
Scrapbook Max Software can be purchased from their store HERE.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CU Freebie & Beach Freebie Mini

Digidesignresort - NEW FREE WITH PURCHASE - easy as - it jumps right into your cart - all you have to do is go shopping. Enjoy
Ben and been busy working and has sponsored another freebie in store at the moment along with my beach freebie below. You can get Bens Freebie here under Newsletter Freebies - again just for a few days. Enjoy and thank you Ben - awesome.
My Beach by Carena's Designs - NEW RELEASE IN STORE and FREEBIE BELOW.
My Beach by Carena's Designs - Papers
My Beach Clusters - This kit is available as seperates or Save S's and purchase the Bundle and get everything. And now below are some layouts done with the kit by my gorgeous Creative Team. Thanks girls - always awesome.
Above Layout by Marnie
Above layout by Blondy
Above layout by sladd79054
Above layout by Irma
Above layout by blondy
Digidesignresort Down Time Please Note:
Our programmer had to switch our domain from the old server to the new one and this caused some downtime which is truly out of our hand because the company which has the domain updates this. Anyway, it´s fixed now and so are the order problems - the whole site should be loading much quicker for you because now we are on our OWN home, a dedicated server :-) This is a result of YOU and we all are more than thankful for that - you make all this happening, you make us what we are - a FAST growing community with lots and lots of great activities, products and friendly people. And now for the freebie - Sorry about the double posting of this freebie on my blog but due to the above domain change I know some may have missed getting the freebie. My Beach Sampler can be downloaded here. Limited Time under Newsletter freebies. Enjoy Freebies and bonus great value Free with Purchase kits - brought to you by Carena - Making your dollar stretch further. Happy shopping.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Beach Freebie

New Release - FREE with PURCHASE Kit: Time Stands Still by Digidesignresort Crew. That's right - you can get this kit FREE with purchase - see store for details here. Free with Purchase - It's really easy - you don't have to do anything - this kit jumps into your cart FREE with purchase - you don't have to do anything - no coupons to worry about - nothing - just go shopping - we make life easy for you at Digidesignresort.
Also have you signed up for the Newsletter yet - Don't miss another FREEBIE ever again. Sign up on left hand side of store and the below kit: Natural Breeze is yours - FREE. Sign up here.
Todays' FREEBIE is listed below but I wanted to share with you this layout I did using the Freebie. We went to a Mock World War I Battle and this photo was a stolen moment - not the usual photo for a beach kit I know - but it was fun doing it and besides, many wars were on the beaches. I hope you like the layout and it inspires you what you might like to try with the FREEBIE. Details below. Enjoy
Todays freebie is made from the below NEW RELEASE Kit: My Beach by Carena's Designs. It's been a while since I released a mega kit like this one - again great for making scenes like my previous In the Forest and In the Park range, and of course it's really big also. I'd like to share with you some more information about the kit below.
Kit: My Beach by Carena's Designs - Mega Big - You'll love it and it's on special for a few days.
Being so BIG I've done a few previews to try and show everything - not an easy task I assure you.
These are some of the bigger items included in the kit - they have been sized down in the preview as I wouldn't have got them all in otherwise.
The Kit can be brought as separate items or as a Bundle - Including the Alpha. People buying the Bundle will get a BONUS - Word Art.
And now for some layout shares from my Creative Team. This one from charliesnana.
and this one from Marnie. I'd love that fish in my fry pan.
and the above by Victoria32 - great extraction work. Love the kids playing.
and another by Victoria32. She has blended the photo in the forground with the paper in the background - great work. Love it.
I hope you've enjoyed your journey to what you all have been waiting for - the FREEBIE. I hope my layout using the freebie inspires you - and would love to see your layouts made with it. Don't forget the new release My Beach is on special and also the awesome free with purchase offer at the top. My Beach Sampler can be downloaded here. Limited Time under Newsletter freebies. Enjoy Freebies and bonus great value Free with Purchase kits - brought to you by Carena - Making your dollar stretch further. Happy shopping.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

NSD Sale

Store wide sale - up to massive 80% OFF. Many retiring kits - this is you last chance to get them before they are gone forever.
Collaboration Kit - FREE WITH PURCHASE - it's easy - you don't have to do anything other than adding either $10 to your cart and get Part A FREE or go for the entire kit - get A & B with $20 purchase. With such great sales at the moment - that wouldn't be hard and you get BONUS EXTRA Goodies with this awesome collaboration kit.
Have you signed up for the Newsletter - NATURAL BREEZE COLLAB Kit FREE with newsletter sign up - sign up here. Sign up on side - Enjoy
Challenges are posted for May - The above layout using the kit: True Friendship Collaboration - shows the technique challenge in action. You learn how to make these pencil sketches and place onto your layouts - Isn't it cool. You will love doing these - so much fun - find out how HERE in Forum. Thanks Janet for an awesome tutorial.
Silke - has kindly sponsored the Use It All Challenge - you get the kit: The Fairy Princess FREE to scrap with - you must add everything in the kit to your page. It's lots of fun. Challenge yourself - find out more here under Use it All challenge.
Janet has been busy this month - She has provided the Progressive Scrap Mini and our CT emst (Elaine) is kindly hosting it. She will walk you thru a layout in the next few days and you get the kit FREE - Yet another fabulous NSD bonus at Digidesignresort. See here. BIG THANKS to Janet and Elaine.
May's Template Challenge - hosted by myself - Something new and unique to scrap with this month. The CT girls already have been having alot of fun and have provided alot of examples - see here for inspiration. This is FREE for you - come join us in the challenge. Complete 6 challenges and get a Collaboration kit free - see here for further details on this. It's a monthly event at Digidesignresort here.
Learn how this Glitter Animation was done.
Irma really had some fun with it and turned my template into a glitter animation. You can find out how she did it - click here and have fun. Thanks Irma for the tutortial.
Sunshine - Mix M Match Kits - we have 31 for you to choose from - Just $2 - come check them out here under Sunshine Mix N Match.
YOU can earn yourself the Kit: True Friendship - FREE with participation in 6 challenges at the resort - see here.
and here are some layouts by the Creative Team. This one by Charliesnana.
and simply irresistable by Justbnsharon.
This adorable layout by Blondy
and Forever Friends by emst (Elaine) who also did the following freebie with the kit.
Thanks Elaine for another fabulous FREE at Digidesignresort - Available for just a few days. See here under Newsletter Freebies.
And finally another freebie by Maria designs - a stunning Alpha to match the collab: True Friendship. Again - just for a few days - so hurry - click here and see Newsletter Freebies - and better still sign up and get the above mentioned Collab Kit: Natural Breeze and never miss another freebie again. Happy National Scrapbooking Day. Enjoy