Monday, September 17, 2007

premier excitement

I am *so* looking forward to the premier of Prison Break tonight. I love that show... and Wentworth Miller & Dominic Purcell are just too yummy. No scrapbooking goodness for today. Mondays are always the busiest day of the week for me. But, here is a passage from a favorite, Wuthering Heights, that reminded me to smile today so I will share it with you:
'A beautiful animal!' I commenced again. 'Do you intend parting with the little ones, madam?'
'They are not mine,' said the amiable hostess, more repellingly than Heathcliff himself could have replied.
'Ah, your favourites are among these!' I continued, turning to an obscure cushion full of something like cats.
'A strange choice of favourites!' she observed scornfully.
Unluckily, it was a heap of dead rabbits.
Hope you find reason to smile today too!


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Free Downloads

Here are some free digital products for you to download and enjoy. The first is a digital paper pack, six 12x12 papers at 300dpi. The second is a Photoshop Brush file containing 16 different brushes (you will need Photoshop CS2 to use these brushes). If you make a layout using them please link me up!




Sunday, September 9, 2007

PS Tut as promised!

Okay, here is a simple way to fade out the edges of a picture. As with most things in Photoshop, there are at least half a dozen ways to do this but this is the easiest. Here goes:

1. Drag your photo onto a new document (12x12, 300 dpi, RGB)

2. Select your Rectangle Marquee Tool. In the options bar at the top, change the feather to around 50. Feel free to play with this to get the exact look you are looking for.

3. Click and drag a rectangle inside the boundaries of your picture. If you select outside the boundaries then the fade will not be smooth.
4. Hit Ctrl+Shift+I. This is the keyboard shortcut to inverse your selection.
5. Hit the delete key and voila! You have a photo with nicely faded edges. Hit Ctrl+D to deselect.

Hope this helps you!


Saturday, September 1, 2007

Eclipse was brilliant!

That was a hard one to put down. The characters are so easy to identify with, so human (yeah, funny, I know). Who would have thought it of vampires and werewolves?! Well, I will be waiting anxiously for Breaking Dawn next fall. I actually hate it when I discover series books that I like this much while they are still being written. Something about patience and not having any I suppose. Okay, I think I am done with the book reviews for a while. Maybe the fog can lift from my brain now and I can start getting back to scrapbooking business. But not first without a good nights sleep.
goonight :)