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Dash of Inspiration – October 3, 2011

October 3, 2011

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A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Have a Heart!

Along with the Holiday Season, one of the largest selling greeting card occasions is Valentine’s Day, and this day of love is what we should be focusing our design efforts on for the month of October.  So I pulled together some goodies for Photoshop, PSP, Elements & GIMP users so there is a little treat for just about everyone to help inspire new designs for the upcoming season of love!

It’s always fun and inspiring for me to find out something I didn’t know (or didn’t remember) about an occasion of which I’ve not only celebrated for many years, but have created designs for year after year.  It’s a good way to trigger ideas with a new perspective. This Valentine’s Day Around the World site has lots of fun details which might get your creativity pumping!

Roses are one of most endeared icons of love, especially on Valentine’s Day.  For the photographer, also one of the most photographed flowers in the world. The challenge for  the photographer is to find a way to capture and represent the beauty of roses that will stand apart rest.  Enjoy these Beautiful Examples of Rose Photography.

Roses & Chocolate, Cupid & Hearts – these are things we think of on this special occasion.  Here are some goodies for your artist toolbox . . . I hope you enjoy them!

Photoshop Users:

12 Hi-Res Valentine’s Brushes by Anton J. Rozairo  at deviantART

GIMP Users:

Love Potion Brush Set by MarmiteMamie at deviantART

Paint Shop Pro Users:

Arranged with Love Brushes by Pange at deviantART

Photoshop Elements 2+ Users:

Hearts II Photoshop Brushes by RedHeadStock at deviantART


Quill – Free – Commercial Use Script Font

Happy creating!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2011 5:26 am

    Thank you, Doreen! These will be a lot of fun to work with. 🙂
    Looking forward to it.

  2. October 4, 2011 2:36 pm

    You’re welcome Cindy!

  3. October 6, 2011 3:12 am

    Thank you Doreen for sharing these with us.


  4. October 6, 2011 3:17 am

    You are very welcome Sher! Hope they come in handy 🙂

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