Check It Out! Quality Check It, That Is

I worked with Steph from The Daily Digi to put together a comprehensive guide to quality digital design. It’s free and now available for download! Head over and check it out. It’s perfect for scrappers who want to learn what to look for in quality designs, as well as for new and seasoned designers who want to ensure they are providing the best possible quality products to their customers.

TEMPLATE: Pocket Pages

Want a faster way to scrap? An easier way to catch up on all those piles of photos? Want to escape from the guilt of unscrapped photos? Or, maybe you just have project that you’d like to work on digitally! These actions help you scrap pocket-style pages using any photos, papers or journal cards in your stash. And, even better, they also work with Becky Higgins’ Project Life digi supplies.

This is the Templates Only edition which comes with 7 pocket-style templates. Clip your papers, photos and cards to the blocks, toss on a background paper and a few embellishments (don’t forget to add your story) and you’re done!

So, if you’ve been held back from creating Pocket Pages because you really wanted it to be digi, now’s the time to try it!

INCLUDES:
7 Layout Templates (PSD and TIF formats)
(6 are 12×12, 1 is 10×12)
Cheat Sheet (PDF format)
Video Tutorial (Introduction to the actions; WMV, MOV formats)

Special thanks to Steph at The Daily Digi for her inspiration with this set.

Available Separately: Pocket Pages Actions for those who want to Scrap It Fast. And, coming soon, Pocket Pages 2!

Action: Round It Up {Add-On}

Now you can scrap your Round Up Collages onto a Letter-Size page instead of 12×12! Create your collages with the original Round It Up actions. Then, run this add-on to scrap them. Choose from horiztonal or vertical options. Scrap both the collage page and the journaling page.

NOTE: This is an add-on to the Round It Up Collab and requires a premade collage.

YOU GET:
4 Scrap Actions (horizontal & vertical; collage layout & journaling)
PDF Tutorials (Installing Actions)

Personal use and scrap-4-hire use okay. Tested in PSCS2-5.5, English & German; PSE 6-9.

Action: Round It Up with Katie the Scrapbooklady

This set of actions and templates was created to help you “round up” your month of memories. In a few clicks, you can create a collage of your favorite images of the month for a layout or for posting on your favorite blog or photo sharing site. Choose from 6-pix, 9-pix, 16-pix, 25-pix, 36-pix and 49-pix. You choose the photos and crop them as the action runs.It also comes with actions for scrapping a layout about the monthly collage and journaling your round up. The questions supplied are based on Katie the Scrapbook Lady’s famous Round Ups found on her blog. Be sure to check out Katie’s class at Big Picture Classes too!Video tutorial included on using the actions.

YOU GET:
6 Collage Actions (Adds photos and lets you position them.)
2 Scrap Actions (One layout using collage, one journaling)
6 PSD/TIF Collage templates with a variety of photo options
2 PDF Tutorials (Installation, Action Walkthrough)
Video Tutorial (On using the Round It Up Actions, .mov/.wmv)

Personal use and scrap-4-hire use okay. Tested in PSCS2-5.5, English & German; PSE 6-9.

ACTION: Blurb Double-Page Toolkit

Convert 24×12 layouts to a Blurb-ready double-page layout. One version adjusts the entire spread (CS only); the other adjusts the left and right sides separately (CS and PSE). Small and Large Square sizes. Page templates included.

In addition, you get Photoshop PSD/TIF layered templates for their premium and standard covers.

INCLUDES:
Small Square Double-Page Resize Action (entire spread) CS Only
Large Square Double-Page Resize Action (entire spread) CS Only
Small Square Double-Page Resize Action (separate sides)
Large Square Double-Page Resize Action (separate sides)
Page templates (PSD & TIF format)
Cover templates (premium and standard options)
Video Tutorial (mov/wmv format)

TESTED IN PSE6-10 and PSCS2-5.5 ONLY. (Actions may work in other versions, but they have not been tested.) Mac & PC Personal Use/Scrap-4-Hire only.

(Specs taken from Blurb’s website. Photobooks not included.)

TOOLKIT: Blurb

Everything you need to add bleed for Blurb’s Large Square and Small Square Photobooks. You get the resize actions and templates for the left and right side pages. (Blurb has extra margin built into the spine side of the page.) In addition, you get Photoshop PSD/TIF layered templates for their premium and standard covers.

INCLUDES:
Small Square Left Page Resize Action
Small Square Right Page Resize Action
Large Square Left Page Resize Action
Large Square Right Page Resize Action
Page templates (PSD & TIF format)
Cover templates (premium and standard options)
Video Tutorial (mov/wmv format)

TESTED IN PSE6-10 and PSCS2-5.5 ONLY. (Actions may work in other versions, but they have not been tested.) Mac & PC Personal Use/Scrap-4-Hire only.
(Specs taken from Blurb’s website. Photobooks not included.)

Special thanks to the Studio Girls for use of “Twilight Brew” in the video tutorial.

Action: Flare It

By customer request, this set of brushes, plus action, helps you add a bit of umph to those sunny photos! From adding a lens flare to a flash or reflection to painting color back into sunsets, this handy set can help you recapture a little of what your camera may have missed. Check out these before and after shots….

INCLUDES:
5 brushes (abr format)
1 action
Video tutorial included
This action set is for personal and S4H use only. Photographer use is permitted under the S4H license.Tested in PSE6-10, PSCS2-5.5.

Action: Scrap It Album 1

Scrap a complete photobook album quickly with this complete set of actions! Use any kits and photos you want. Just like my other Scrap It actions, this set will lead you through making each page, step by step. There are 20 page actions and 3 alternate designs. In addition, you get a cover and back cover actions, add 2- and add 4- element actions, resize and crop actions, save jpg with and without sharpen actions. Video Tutorial, PDF Tutorial, and Supply Cheat Sheet also included. You can scrap an entire album as simply or as embellished as you want. Just prepare your photos and get started!

Plus, most actions allow for a lot of flexibility. Move things around as the action runs in some cases. Or, make adjustments later. All layers are left intact!

Lovely Miss Kait said, “Thank you for the action. I wouldn’t have made this album if it hadn’t been for you. Not this quick anyway.”

INCLUDES:
18 different layout actions
Add 2- and Add 4- Element actions
Resize and Crop actions
Rasterize Action
Save JPG (w/ and w/o sharpen) actions
18 Layered PSD/TIF templates
Video Tutorial
PDF Tutorial
Supply Cheat Sheet
Installing Actions Tutorial

This action set is for personal and S4H use only. Photographer use is permitted under the S4H license. Create stunning albums for your client quickly.

Tested in PSE6-9, PSCS2-5. Kit not included. (Special thanks to the Studio Girls for use of “I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside” and to LovelyMissKait for her sample pages.)

Toolkit: Shutterfly 8×11

A while back, Shutterfly changed their 8×11 (Classic) book size to add more bleed. I finally found time to update my toolkit and it’s been re-released. It’s on sale for one week for just $2 to allow anyone who wants to upgrade to get it at the special pricing. There is just one caveat. And that is Shutterfly cannot tell me how the changes affect their “peek-a-boo” window for this book size. I did my best and added the extra bleed the same way I did it on the other pages. However, please know that this is my best guess and not official. I do not claim it is accurate. It’s always a good idea to take special care looking at your proofs when creating your books. And, if possible, leave some extra room in your design for any discrepancies.

If you have any questions, let me know! Here’s what’s included in the 8×11 Toolkit:

Version 2b: NEWLY UPDATED 09-11. This 8×11 size book was changed by Shutterlfy in 06-11. This download includes new 8×11 templates. (See note on Peek-a-boo template below.)
Version 2.0: NEWLY UPDATED 10-09 TO INCLUDE NEW HARDCOVER OPTION.

These innovative products by Wendyzine Scraps have been designed to help you design and prepare your 8×11 (formerly Classic) Shutterfly Photo Books according to Shutterfly’s specificatons.

INCLUDES:
Blank layered 11×8.5 page templates in PSD and TIF format
Blank layered template for new hardcover option in PSD and TIF format
8×11 (Classic) Action for resizing your 11×8.5 layered Photoshop file to Shutterfly’s specs
Square Action for placing square layouts onto a Classic photo book page, with credits or journaling
Peek-a-boo template (shows through optional Die Cut Window) in PSD and TIF format (NOTE: This template is my best guess. Shutterfly could not supply the actual specs. “As for the die cut cover specs, we do not have those at this time. Our All New Custom Path is a new product for us and we are working on focusing the slight variations that may occur with our new method to be sure that your image would appear in the window of the book cover.”)

NOTE: These products have been tested on PSCS2-5, PSE6-9. This product is available in a Personal/Scrap-4-Hire Use version as well as a Professional/Designer Use version. If you purchase the Professional/Designer Use version, you may use these items in the creation of products you sell. You may NOT sell this product AS IS, or as a kit containing only these items. A Professional/Designer Use TOU will be emailed to you, so be sure your profile is up to date.

PHOTOBOOK NOT INCLUDED, BUT CAN BE ORDERED FROM SHUTTERFLY.COM.

 

Keepsake Template

This sweet and simple template set will help you preserve that special moment in time when a new baby arrives into the world. Record historical events, cultural happenings, and other fun facts related to the day and year of birth. Scrap a page in 12×12 or print one out to be framed…a special gift for that new Mom in your life!
INCLUDES:
12×12 Boy Template (TIF & PSD format)
12×12 Girl Template (TIF & PSD format)
8.5×11 Boy Template (TIF & PSD format)
8.5×11 Girl Template (TIF & PSD format)
7 doodles (PNG format)

Personal use or S4H only.