Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My first Action and lots more goodies!!

Yeah me!! Creating an action was on my list of things to learn how to do in CS3 and yesterday was a good day to sit down with my Photoshop for Dummies book and figure out how to record a simple action. DH golfed and worked all day and the Little Girl enjoyed a day off school for Columbus Day and played with her neighbor friends so I had the laptop to myself. This simple action took all day and evening because I wanted to make one that was compatible with PSE6 so I had to tweak it and test it in PSE in addition to CS3. And there is no easy way to test an action in PSE, you have to copy it to the correct folder, rebuild the database.... but it finally works in PSE6! It was definitely a labor of love. I sure hope it works in other versions but no promises. I would love to hear your feedback if you all are willing to try it in earlier versions of PSE! This action will create a metal tag with a "paper" insert and ring. There is also an action that does not include the ring. The tag is HUGE too, I think probably too big. It is about 6.5" in diameter without the ring. Funny when I was making it I didn't realize it was that big and it wasn't until I started to do the previews that I realized how huge they are.

And of course I didn't want to neglect my non-PS/PSE users so I also packaged up a layered template of the tag and some sample tags that you are free to use however you like! Here's something I whipped up in just a couple minutes late last night:

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This is included in the sample package if you have any use for it...You can use your favorite background paper, style or pattern on the tag, or insert a photo! Here's the previews and links to the freebies...

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Download the CU PS Action Set HERE

Download the CU PSE Action Set HERE (Tested and works in PSE6)

Updated 10/19/08: I grouped the colored tag actions and paper tag actions into one set for PSE7 Guided Edit Users and for PS Users. GROUPED Set for PSE7 Guided Edit Users HERE

Edit: 5am 10/15/08 - I am told it works in PSE5 and PSE4, you will need to create .psd files from the .png thumbs included in the download for them to show up in your "photo effects" palette.

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Download the CU Tag Layered Template HERE

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Download the 12 CU Tag Samples HERE

I am not uploading to filesavr and in fact I am taking down all the links to filesavr as I get time because everything that I have downloaded recently will not open, it says the .zip is corrupt or invalid. I have no idea why this happens but if I sign in and download under my account they are fine. The downloads from the links produce these corrupt .zips. Anyone else having this problem?? I should have known that a 250g free account was too good to be true! I can't recommend Filesavr until they get everything worked out, and several emails have met with negative results. I don't look for them to last the 30 years that this account is supposed to be active.

Now, I am going to tend to some much needed housework and laundry, dinner, and some other digi projects that I need to finish. I may not post another freebie for a couple days but hopefully today's freebie will keep you busy for awhile!

28 comments:

Kristine said...

Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent!!

txbubbles said...

Thanks Deb! I will test this in
PSE5. Sure hope it works, it looks terrific!
Hugs,
Vicki in Texas

Sue said...

Thanks for the great tags and actions! You are so creative! :D

DeliciousScraps said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful actions!! I just can't wait to use them!! I just love your creations - so much talent!!

Hugs,
~Anna

Anonymous said...

great job and thanks. I have pse4 and i had to create a thumbs psd file out of the pngs, but it works great.

Angela said...

thank you very much for the templates and tags.

Tina said...

Thank you for providing the layered templates. I use PSP and not able to use actions. It's so nice of you to share your wonderful talent. Thanks again

Heidi said...

Thanks sooo much =)

Deatles said...

You are soooo amazing! Not only are you mega-talented - but one of the most generous folks it's been my pleasure to "meet"....

Thank you so much for this action. I'm just learing to use such treasures, so this gift of your hard work is very much appreciated. Thanks again.!

Sherry said...

can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks. I can't wait to try it out.

Amber said...

These are really great! Thank you SO much! :)

KatLen said...

these are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Kay said...

What fun! TYVM for these!

Susan said...

Wow you are one amazing woman who can just sit down and tackle so many things with PS/PSE. Way to go on your first action!! Thank you for sharing with us

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

WOW, can you BELIEVE IT??? "I" am SPEECHLESS!!! Deb, you are TRULY a DESIGNER EXTRAORDINAIRE and a WONDER in SCRAPLAND!!!

I've been wishing to attempt an action for nearly a year and just LOOK at YOU my dear! You put your mind to it and it IS done!!!

Thank you SO, SO very much and I hope to to give this a try later tonight!!!

Have a GORGEOUS day sweetie!

BIG, BIG HUGS,
Linda :)

caroyn said...

Hi Deb, I tried this action in PSE4 and it didn't work. There needs to be a PSD file in the folder. Do you have a PSD file that can be included?

Sugar_Skull said...

Wanted to say thank you so so much!! I recently bought a similar action, but trust me your is FAR more superior! The bunny one with the ribbon is adorable. Would you consider adding the ribbon you used as a cu freebie?
Thanks

Van

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your hard work. Love, love all the things you do & share---I make your blog a daily priority!

addicted2scrappin said...

Thank you!!

Ruth said...

Thank you so much! I can't believe this is the first time you've tried it... wow! Great work!

xashee's corner said...

you are so generous and kind to share your AWESOME work! Thank you very much! :D hope you have a GREAT day! :D

Beate said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

You are so kind in sharing all your time and talent.

Hugs Beate

Shelbi said...

These tags are great!

Charmed by Gorjuss said...

Thanks bunches!

Meagen said...

Your actions are great! I haven't used these before but am going to have a go with PSE5, so fingers crossed. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

You are Awesome!! Thanks for the fabulous actions.
Sandra

Dawn Farias said...

Thank you so much for these tag templates! They are exactly what I was looking for. :)