Cluster It {1} v2 Re-Release

PERSONAL USE VERSION: This action set has been revamped with the newer, more user-friendly method.

This set of 4 actions leads you through creating 4 element/frame clusters based on retired Studio Girl Randi Oh.

Each cluster is completely customizable. Use your own elements to create 1 frame, 2 frame, 3 frame and no frame clusters for your layouts or projects. How does it work? Simply gather your digital items together, as listed in the tutorial. Then, run the action to open, position and place each item. When you are done, you will end up with a quick and easy cluster. Each layer is left separate so you can adjust shadows or tweak placement when finished.

Now includes hide shadows action and a photo placer.

Video Tutorial Included.

This action pack comes in a designer use version also. THE KIT IN THE PREVIEW IS FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. THIS ACTION DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FEATURED KIT OR CLUSTERS.

TESTED in PSCS2-6 and PSE6-10 ONLY. Mac and PC Compatible.

 

Check out the Designer-Use version for creating clusters for sale.

Action: Subway It

Scrap up a some subway art posters in minutes with these easy actions. Choose a background paper and add the text of your choice, line by line. Finish it off with a few embellishments from your stash and you have a fabulous poster to adorn your wall or give as a gift.Plus, the actions allow for a lot of flexibility. Edit type and move things around as the action runs. Or, make adjustments later. All layers are left intact!

You get 4 different layouts of for your subway art posters, and a sample PDF is included so you can see the 4 different styles. Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial to see them in action, and get a sneak peek of my Calendar Poster action too!

INCLUDES:
4 SubwayIt Poster Actions
Video Tutorial
Installing Actions PDF Tutorial

This action set is for personal and S4H use only. Photographer use is permitted under the S4H license. Look for the DESIGNER USE version to create printables for sale.

Tested in PSE6-10, PSCS2-5.5. Kit not included. (Special thanks to the Studio Girls for use of Studio Mix Natural Elegance in the Tutorial.)

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.)

Saving Layered Tifs

I’ve had this question a few times this week, so I thought I’d post the answer right here!

Why do your actions/scripts save as Tifs instead of PSDs?
In most cases, if you use the right settings, a layered TIF will be smaller than a layered PSD. Layered TIFs use lossless compression, which means the image is not degraded at all like it is when you save a JPG. When you save a layered TIF, you can choose from several different settings. If you use the setting for the smallest file, it does take a little longer to save. In my experience, saving a layered TIF saves up to 40% over the layered PSD file.

What are the optimal settings for a layered TIF?
1. Be sure to check the LAYERS button in the first SAVE AS dialogue box.
2. On the second dialogue box, choose LZW Image Compression.
3. Choose PC or MAC (depending on your computer) in the Byte Order section.
4. Choose ZIP compression for the smallest file. It does take longer to save.

Are there any disadvantages with layered TIFs?
The disadvantage of layered TIF is that it the layers can only be opened in Photoshop/Elements. If you try to open a layered TIF in another program, such as Paint Shop Pro, it will open as a flattened file.

Let me know if you have any questions about this or anything else! Happy Scrapping!