It’s a whole lot of product all at once – the following kits were available elsewhere but are now returning home to Oscraps. It’s fun to visit new places, but there’s no place like home!
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In addition to the kit, I’ve teamed up with Crystal Livesay to produce Quick Pages (Tale-Feathers, in bird speak) featuring my baby kit, Menagerie. Crystal’s templates are for sale in her Oscraps store, and she’s agreed to lend her talents to this humble little bird to create a product that allows you to put together quick and beautiful pages for your albums or as gifts for your loved ones. Just add your photo and your story.
Best of all? They’re only $1 each
(sorry, no New Release discount on these for newsletter subscribers!)
I have three kits that I’m bringing home to Oscraps tomorrow, newsletter subscribers will receive exclusive savings on all three.
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New today – a simple, one-click way to add realistic drop shadows to your layouts. Shadow Like Me is a set of Layer Styles (.asl files) that work in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. After you add your drop shadow you can continue to customize it by adjusting the opacity, distance and size to suit your individual layout needs but they’ll start the process off for you, saving you a lot of “fiddling time” on your layouts. Work smarter not harder!
And Photoshop users can add further realism to their shadows by following the steps in my Mind-Blowing Drop Shadow Tutorial here on the site.
The product contains two .asl files, one with a 45-degree light source (shown in the preview) and another with a 120-degree light source. I personally shadow with a light source from the top right (45 degrees) but I know that 120 is “standard” and it’s the default in Photoshop, so I didn’t want to force anyone to change their ways. There is also a text file containing basic installation instructions for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
The image links to the Personal Use version of Shadow Like Me. For the Commercial Use version of Shadow Like Me, click here.
I really hope that these save you a lot of time and headaches on your layouts. There’s no true one-click answer to drop shadows because so much is dependent on the colors of your page, the position of your elements and your own personal taste – but these should send you off in a good direction.
Look at me, combining a sneak peek AND inspiration. Is that considered great multi-tasking or exceedingly successful procrastination? You be the judge! See the end of this post for a sneak peek of my new Shadow Like Me layer styles that will debut at Oscraps tomorrow. But first…
All New Tomorrow!
I’ll be popping these into my store tomorrow – they’re one-click layer styles with my most-used shadow settings. The example elements are not included, however they’re all available in various kits of mine. When you combine these with the manual tweaks explained in my Mind Blowing Drop Shadow Tutorial, you’ll be able to achieve total world domination.
I’m really excited to release this kit because it’s turned rainy and gray here lately, and for some reason a few bright red splashes of color always cheer me up.
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