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Dash of Inspiration – August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011

A Dash of Inspiration…A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Frame It!

Most of us are busy creating new cards or revamping old ones, and I found some great goodies this week to pass along. So keeping it short and sweet this week … Be inspired by these gifts I offer!

First, these free custom FRAME shapes by Shelby Kate Schmitz can be used in Photoshop 7 and up and Photoshop Elements 2 and up.  There are a total of 10 Sets equaling hundreds of frame shapes!  Shapes are wonderful because you can make them any size/resolution you need and add all types of styles, gradients and personal touches to make them unique to you and your design.

4 Sets of Frame and Border Custom Shapes

6 Sets of Circular Border Shapes for Photoshop and Elements

Next, I offer these wonderful action sets which are nice additions to my artist tool box, so I’m sharing with you:

Doreen Erhardt, Salon of Art

All these great Action sets are offered through FinesseFX and are really nice for creating mattes, edging and a lovely ‘old parchment’ text effect.

Photo Matte Action Set

Old Parchment Action

Set of 6 Action Edges

Last, for a little icing on the cake this week, here are three nice hand-written fonts you may not have.

Jester – Nice replacement for Comic Sans

Mural Script, A legible casual script

Rogers2 – Big, bold and legible

So, now off you go to create amazing cards!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2011 10:25 am

    A great set of toys for Photoshop! I see myself having some fun with these. Thanks for finding them for us. 🙂



  2. August 22, 2011 11:30 am

    Thank you Doreen. We always love finding free “goodies” we can use commercially on our cards. Thank you for sharing.

    Sher 🙂

  3. Rycky Creations permalink
    August 22, 2011 2:51 pm

    Great resources, Doreen. Appreciate that you’re willing to do the research to find these freebies, and also your willingness to share with all of us! Thanks!!!

  4. Gail Pepin permalink
    August 22, 2011 5:06 pm

    Thanks so much! You are amazing!

  5. August 22, 2011 5:34 pm

    You are all very welcome!

  6. August 26, 2011 8:34 pm

    wish there’s more time to play with all these freebies…THANKS

  7. susan wellington art permalink
    January 5, 2013 3:24 pm

    Doreen you’re a genius! Thanks for all the fantastic links.

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