Friday, February 6, 2009

CU Keys and Locks Custom Shapes and .pngs

As I have said, I haven't been too inspired lately but when I couldn't find any vintage keys for my last kit I figured there may be a need for some custom shapes.  And I went a little overboard but I made a bunch of skeleton keys and locks and some "keyholes" in CS3.  Just add your favorite layer styles or papers or run some filters on them to make them unique!  Here's a couple of examples I made and ran some Filter Forge filters on:
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I love playing with custom shapes because they are such a tiny file and so versatile.  But I haven't found an abundance of .csh files in digiscrap stores.  And many of them you download from Deviant Art are dingbats or clipart made into custom shapes.  You won't find near as many "anchor points" in these shapes because I hand drew each one using existing shapes (square, elipse, and a couple of decoration shapes that came with CS3) and my pen tool.  I also included the .pngs if you can use them for your program.  I hope you like them and please give me some ideas for future freebies, my brain is drying up!
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or HERE

59 comments:

AmWorkie said...

Thank you so much Deb! All of your gifts are wonderful! Trying to think of a few suggestions and I came up with....crown shapes for princes or princesses, a template for coffee mugs or seamless textures are always a good one! Thanks again, Amanda

ladybug said...

Thanks for the great keys and Locks. I thought of one that would be neat some out of the normal text paths would be cool because i cant make them is pse. But honestly i love everything you come up with.

2 Twisted Sisters said...

Thank you for sharing your work so generously! Everything you create we love.

Yvette said...

This are great. Thank you for doing them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much~S~ I love all your creations. I noticed you have PS Actions. I would love to see some PSP Scripts from PSP 9 and up maybe? Thought that might be a good idea as myself and maybe others do not use PS.
Thanks,
Cheryl

Deb said...

I'm sorry Cheryl, I don't own PSP and cannot write scripts for it. I can't imagine having to learn another program!

LadyQueen's scrap Creations said...

Goodness can't get enough of your creations hehe..Thanks for sharing these. I was going to say crown shapes to like the first person who commented on here.I'll try to think of some more later..its real late here where im at..but again thanks for sharing your awesome creations :D

Crystal said...

I've got a suggestion! I've been looking for some clothing shapes. Shirts, pants, pajamas etc. Big thanks for all you do!Oh yeah, and I still haven't found any cotton balls LOL.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 Feb [LA 08:01pm, NY 11:01pm] - 07 Feb [UK 04:01am, OZ 03:01pm] ).

Kkeegan said...

Thanks for all the freebies! I love these lock and keys! I've been looking for some really unique scalloped mattes, so maybe that's an idea for the future.
Thanks Again-
Kelly

Becky said...

Very nice, Deb! Thank you! I am with you. One program is enough. Keeping up with two might not work so well. LOL

Van said...

Great work - thank you for sharing!

smiekeltje said...

Thanks a lot. This was a great idea!
I am sure I am in search for some things but cannot come up with it now. I'll have a brainstorm and may be I will find you some ideas for freebies in future, LOL.
Hugs
Kyra

Angela said...

some great looking keys there Debs.

As for ideas - how about a journey around the world?

Tammy aka bunchie said...

tyvm for the great keys! You do an awesome job and share your talent with so many! You're an angel without wings here on earth! The only things I can think of are printable templates like for cards, boxes, wrappers,money holders, etc. and floral swirls, doodle swirls. I love your doodles. Anyway, it's just MHO.

Marianna said...

These are wonderful! Thank you so much!

amber said...

Brilliant! I can only imagine how much time you spent on these.. Thank you so much! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Deanna said...

OOhh these are seriously cool!! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Judy said...

Thank you! Wonderful key shapes!

Bonnie - The Maltese Scrapper said...

Deb - I am so glad that I'm not the only one getting a brain freeze. When I get on your site though, you've already thought my next thought and you always do it so much better. I've been on the look for texture overlays and ephemera lately. You are so appreciated by the scrapping world.

Anonymous said...

The keys are cool.
You put such a lot of work into these freebies! Thank you so much.

xashee's corner said...

You AMAZE me daily! Thank you so very much for sharing your creative talent!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!:D

Ann said...

I've made a few of my own things that I've posted on my blog and find myself running out of ideas already. You're very talented and have much more creativity than I do. Thanks so much for your generosity.

NevadaAU said...

Thanks so much for the keys, locks & key holes, Deb!! As for suggestions: hmmmmm... (1) Actions of any kind... (2) Overlays.... (3) Pins.... (4) something that looks like a plastic mesh? That's it for my brain... gotta go rest it. Thanks again. Barb in AU

Cari D. Cruse said...

You are so talented - these keys are great!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing whatever you make. I do happen to have a need for vintage keys so I really appreciate them! Corrine in WA

Charmed by Gorjuss said...

Thanks bunches

grammy201 said...

Thanks for taking the time to create these keys and locks! Thanks so much for sharing!

LEDesign said...

Thanks for all of the freebies you put out here.

Maybe some tips on how to keep all the digi files organized? I have so much stuff that I don't know about on my hardrive and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

makeyesup said...

Wow, great job on these, thanks for sharing. Your talent never seems to amaze me, sure wish that I had some of it.

Valerian70 said...

Thanks so much for including the PNG files for us non-PS users. these are such great shapes and I've been looking for something similar with no joy.

Becky said...

Thank You so much for sharing these. I really like photoshop shapes.
Hugs & Blessings
Becky

cal8007 said...

Deb, thanks for the beautiful keys and padlocks.

Carmen

Burkhart Scrapzone said...

What fun these will be to us - thanks so much for including the png files.
Buig hugs and thanks!

Deanna said...

These are fantastic! And oh my gosh - you drew every one of them! Amazing! Thanks!

Bits N Bobs said...

Thank you awesome work :O)

J9 said...

These are awesome! Thanks for making them!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

OMGosh girl, you ROCK at LOCKS!!! He, he ..

You are SO totally amazing! I often try to create my own templates as well, but you are SO fast at producing them!

Thank you SO much for sharing and I agree, there are not a lot of CSH files out and about and I, personally, LOVE using them!

MWAH!

HAPPY MONDAY!

BIG HUGS,
Linda :)

cblueyes said...

Thank you so much these are awesome

Amberpony Creates said...

Thanks for the Key Shapes and all the go with. :0)

I like AmWorkie idea of Coffee shapes! Beans and espresso realated items. Have a cup a joe and let your mind wonder all over LOL

cblueyes said...

was sitting here thinking and searched your blog for anything fantesy like fairys and castles and things of that sort would be cool. You are an awesome designer thank you for all your hard work
Laurie

Pam said...

Thank you for the goodies and the tutorials! You are one busy lady! Thanks for sharing so generously!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Thank you - these are GREAT!

Digital Craft Cottage said...

Deb, these are just great and will make some of my creating so much easier! Thanks bunches!
Lisa

thescrappywife said...

Oh, wow! These are super-fab! Thank you!

Catherine Dewbre said...

Thank you so much!

Isadora / Magik Creations said...

Thanks !

Susie Jefferson said...

Goodness, another one I HAD to download! Phenomenal! This is a set I haven't seen before: I've been trying to do my best with rubberstamps etc. Thanks so much.

sn.naqvi said...

Thanks for nice shapes .

mungo said...

I really appreciate all the files that you share, thank you

Nic said...

Thanks.

Picture Perfect said...

I added this to my blog and linked the pic back here for the DL.

These are awesome!! I know just who needs them too. I have a friend doing a skeleton key theme for her wedding and these are perfect!

http://allthingsphotoandscrapbook.blogspot.com/

deanna said...

Hi! I just found your blog an *love* your stuff! I know you are a digi scrapper but do you happen to know if your files can be used on a cricut machine?

Bambi said...

Found this on the CUFreebies Only Forum. Thank you for sharing your time and talent. I love your work.

Blessings!
Bambi

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the fantastic shapes!

tiggconn said...

Thanks so much! Can't wait to try them out!

Marie said...

thank you! I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! CU Freebies Only Forum Sent Me!
Thanks For Sharing your Time and Talent with us!