Thursday, October 23, 2008

Charm Actions and Layered Templates!

Today I made a set of little charm actions that will prompt you to open a photo to be placed inside a little charm. The actions are for landscape, portrait, or square shaped photos. I used the square action to make this little charm:

KyExample

I used Linda's new kit, a Chance of Rain for the layout and then inserted the layout in the charm. Stop by Linda's blog, Bon Scrapatit Designs for this beautiful free kit! You can choose photos, like I did for the preview below, or you can create some word art and make a little charm for your layouts or kits:

SnowExample

I had fun with this and have included some beaded chains and the style set used for the chains and charms in the .zip. And I also included the templates for the three shaped charms for non PS users but I did not separate the .zip (it's not very big) so you can just delete the actions if you can't use them. This little action works in PSE5/6/7 and Photoshop CS3. It probably works in other versions of Photoshop but that is the only version I tested it with. Here's the preview and download link:

SC_CharmPreview

Download the Charm Actions, Chains, and Templates (psd and pngs)

40 comments:

Brenda said...

Once again, you are blowing me away. Thank you SO MUCH!

weallgottastartsomewheredigiscraps said...

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Nicole said...

This is fabulous!

Beth said...

This is exactly what I needed! Thank you so much!

Lady Shannon said...

Thanks for sharing all your hard work with us!
CU Freebies Forum sent me!

Rozie said...

Thank you so much, I love your freebies :)

angelfaye said...

This is an amazing bit of art/work!! Thank you so much - you know I come every day ( you open in my coffee cup!! *smiles*), and I don't know how you do it - give a new gift nearly every single day, but I am most grateful...*blows kiss*
Thank you!! xxx

Belanna said...

These are lovely!!! And a special thanks for taking the time to fix the link on your Free Spirit patterns...much appreciated!!!!!

mammis said...

This is really nice, thanks so much :)

txbubbles said...

You are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible talent.
Hugs,
Vicki in Texas

Michele said...

Thank you sooo much for sharing your work! And a double thanks for making them so that us non-PSE user can use them too!
Michele

Donna said...

Wow, thanks, these are so cool...now I just have to go figure out actions!

Nani said...

Thank you so much, this is SO COOL! It's also perfect for a layout I started last night. :)

I'll use the layers on this layout, but I really want to figure ut how to use the actions - thanks for packing both in th download!

You do just great work!

KcsBrat said...

Deb these are awesome.... unfortunately my PC is in for repair and I cant get anything for at least two weeks... Yep had to ship to texas.. Cant wait to get it back... I miss ya..

Hugs Kc

MaryE said...

Thank you so much! And thanks for thinking of us PSP users!

Sherry said...

thanks for helping us!

Cindi said...

This action ROCKS!! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work!!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

I am SOOOOO with Brenda on this one!!! I sit here with my JAW heading majorly south!!!

I had to do a double-take just to realize that you had included a SWEET layout using my *Chance Of Rain* blog series as I am TOTALLY in AWE over the CHARMS and the BEADS girlfriend!!! OH MY GOODNESS!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your CONTINUING shares of GENIUS with ALL of us in SCRAPLAND Deb!!! I also GREATLY appreciate that you not only share your GOODIES but that you also share STYLES and such giving us the opporunity to PLAY and be CREATIVE!!!

MWAH!

Have a MOST wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting me!!!

HUGGINS',
Linda :)

HarleyGirl said...

these look like fun. can't wait to try them out. thanks a bunch

Tammy aka bunchie said...

How wonderful and generous a person you are! Very creative and beautiful charms! tyvm for all that you do and share!

carolyn said...

These are SO cool, thanks Deb! Where in the world do you get all of your ideas? Oh, and they work in PSE4!!!

Amanda said...

You are amazing! Thank you so much!

Deanna said...

As usual Deb it looks awesome! I can't wait to play with it!

Noel said...

Wow, this is wonderful. Thanks a lot. :)

Angela said...

beautiful charms on display on your blog! thanks for the gift, will unpack it later

Charmed by Gorjuss said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Tammy aka bunchie said...

I just had to come back and ty again for the charm actions! I went to Hummie's and figured out how to install them in PSE6!

Megan said...

I just found your blog and went through a whole downloading spree! :) Thanks sooooo much for sharing your talents with us. I really appreciate your generosity! :)

Oase said...

Deb, have to tell you how excited I am I got this to work in PSE4, not many actions work there but this did and I am so excited, thank you so much, you have no idea.

Scrapping All the Way said...

OMG OMG OMG, I just made the most adorable charm from a pic of my daughter smashing cake into her face at her first b'day party. This is just great. TYSM for sharing.
Oh, and I used it PSE 4 just fine.

Scrapping All the Way said...

So I've been trying, like, forever to get my LO with the charm on my blog. I think it finally took. The LO turned out OK but the charm is PERFECT! Thanks again for all your hard work. You do such an awesome job!

marianne said...

Thanks!

Kyra said...

Could you tell I am on the greedy look around tour????
Wow girls, you have fantastic things. And I am so glad you also make most of them in PNG, otherwise I could not use them. Thank you, from the heart.

Deanna said...

How fun these will be - and those pictures are certainly Arizona! I am trying to figure out where that is....Sedona? But almost looks like Red Mountain. Home Sweet Home for me! Thanks!

Kirsten said...

Thank you so much!

tigger said...

I know I can find what I need when I come here. You've saved me a lot of work on a page for some friends. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

I love the charm action. Thank you so much.
Greetings from Sweden.
Bitte

Anonymous said...

What a great idea, thank you.

Mungo said...

This is a charming idea, thank you

Barb said...

I absolutely love these charm, chains actions. Thank you for all your shares. You are very much appreciated!