Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Turn a png file into a brush -- it's easy!



One of the best-kept secrets in the digital world is how easy it is to create brushes. In Photoshop and Photoshop Elements an abr file type can be created from almost anything -- text, png files, jpg files, photos, scanned items, textures – really, almost anything you can load into the program can be turned into a brush.

In my sample I am using Celeste Knight’s Honey Cake poppy element. Because the element is a colored png file, it will make a soft style brush. I am using PSE 11, so if you are using a different version of either Photoshop or PSE, your screen might look slightly different than my screen shots. But, it will work in much the same way in any version.

Step 1: After opening the png file in your program, click on edit>define brush.


Step 2: A pop-up window will appear, allowing you to name the brush. It defaults to the name of the png file. Click ok.



Step 3: With your brush tool selected, click on the drop down arrow next to the word “brush” in the tool options screen. You will see the brush you just created at the end of the list of last-loaded brushes. Click on your new brush.


Step 4: Make the foreground color the color you want to stamp your brush, then click down on the screen on a new layer. There is your new brush! 


Pretty cool, huh?


Friday, May 24, 2013

Noted | New Releases

This week we have 2 new products in the Noted Collection, first up, the elements:

25 elements include frames, twine, stamps and stains, ephemera and those awesome clothespins.

The Alpha pack includes a black alpha for a traditional stamped look, and the white alpha is perfect for using on dark backgrounds and for a chalkboard effect.


If you missed picking up the noted papers and journaling cards, you can pick up the bundle and save!


Newsletter subscribers received a coupon to save even more on the bundle. Don't miss out on future discounts and freebies, sign up today!

The Creative Team has created some fantastic layouts using the Noted Collection


Friday, May 17, 2013

Silver Lining Release and CT members

Silver Lining released today at Pixels & Company.  This beautiful collab with Deena Rutter and Gennifer Bursett was available at MSA and has now come home to P&Co. 


You can pick up individual pieces of the kit, but the best deal will be to buy the Collab


I am also proud to announce the newest members of the Sweet Caroline Studio Team

Tiffany Wheeler
Beatrice Skinner-Loren
Welcome to the Team!


Here is some inspiration from the CT using Silver Lining

by Lorell

by Tiffany

By Liz