Important Information for CS6 Users

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NOTE: Adobe has fixed the following problem with the CS6 08/12 update.
CS6 Update for Vista/Windows 7 Users
I’ve had some recent reports from Vista/Windows 7 users who upgraded to CS6 that some of my actions are no longer working. I’ve been in touch with Adobe and it seems to be a bug with CS6. They are working on a fix. In the meantime, they suggest tweaking the view settings as follows:
Un-check “Enable Floating Windows Docking.”
Un-check “Open Documents in Tabs.”
Hopefully it will be fixed when they release the 13.0.1 upgrade. Again, this only seems to affect Vista/Windows 7 users who are running CS6. If anyone comes across any other tips for getting the actions to work, feel free to email me and I’ll pass the information on to Adobe!
CS Update for Alpha Cutter/Alpha Saver
I recently released a new updated version of my Alpha Cutter/Alpha Saver script set to make it compatible with CS6. I sent out a coupon to everyone who purchased previously for a discount on the upgrade. If you didn’t receive your coupon and would like it reissued, contact me. If you aren’t upgrading to CS6, you don’t need the upgraded scripts. There are no new features.

Action: Frame It

 

It’s super easy to add your favorite photo to your favorite frame with this action pack! You get actions for 1-photo, 2-photo, 3-photo and 4-photo frames, plus an add-a-photo actions for larger frames and a trim/crop option for trimming excess canvas and saving your framed photo. From there, it’s easy to drag and drop to your layout. You control the placement of the photo. And, for unique frame shapes, just paint on the clipping mask layer for a quick cropping adjustment. (Watch the included video tutorial to see how it works!)

INCLUDES:
1-photo frame action
2-photo frame action
3-photo frame action
4-photo frame action
Add-photo frame action
Crop/trim action
Video Tutorial

Personal use or S4H okay. Tested in PSCS3-5.5, PSE6-10. Mac and PC.

Photos and frames not included. Special thanks to the Studio Girls for use of their Studio Mix frames used in the preview and video tutorial.

Action: Cluster It {2}

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Cluster It {2} by Wendyzine Scraps and Lifestyle by Studio Rosey Posey Were Made To Match!

Cluster It {2} is the second in my series of clustering actions! This collaborative collection created along with Studio Rosey Posey will help you create clusters in her amazing style quickly! The method has been completely revised for this version, allowing better placement and sizing of the elements.

How does it work? It will ask you for each element as it runs, allowing you to size it to fit. Then it will place it on the cluster, allowing you to tweak as you go. When you’re done, you’ll have an expertly crafted cluster to add to your scrapbook page! Choose from 4 different cluster layouts. Includes an action for adding 3 additional elements, and for trimming/cropping the cluster to remove excess canvas.

As an added bonus, you get an assortment of elements that coordinate with Studio Rosey Posey’s Lifestyle kit (1 paper, bracket, leaf and 2 flowers)! PLUS, you get the set of 4 clusters that the actions were based on (png format).

INCLUDES:
4 cluster actions
1 add 3 elements action
1 trim/crop action
4 clusters made from Studio Rosey Posey’s Lifestyle kit
1 coordinating bonus (1 paper, 1 bracket, 2 flowers and 1 leaf)
1 video tutorial

Tested in PSCS2-5.5, PSE6-10, PC & Mac. Paper is 12×12, 300ppi jpg; elements are 300ppi pngs; video tutorial is .mov/wma format.

MADE TO MATCH OFFER!

If you purchase Rosey Posey’s Lifestyle Add-On Bundle, you’ll also get the set of shadow styles for personalizing your clusters. Quickly add shadows of a variety of depths to any layer.

MADE TO MATCH: Lifestyle kit by Studio Rosey Posey
Personal & S4H Use Okay. A commercial use version of the action only is available separately.
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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.)

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.