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June 2013

janik with her fabulous page Into the Light. I melted away completely when I saw these gorgeous and adorable eyes. This photo is so cute!! I love the use of the mask and the framing in this page and the lovely clusters add just that little bit of extra without drawing my attention away from the photo! This really is a fabulous page so congrats Janik on winning this week’s LOTW!!

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This lovely page was created with the fantastic kit Into the light by Feli Designs.

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It’s no secret I love Photoshop Layer Styles. I love creating them, I love using them, and I really love it when I can make them do exactly what I want them to do!

Sometimes I want to duplicate a Layer Style from one element to another.  That’s easy to do, and here’s a quick review:

Right click on the layer that has the style you want to copy. A drop-down menu will open.  Scroll down to Copy Layer Style, and click on it.  Next click on the layer to which you want to apply the copied style.  Right click on that layer to open the drop-down menu, then select Paste Layer Style.

In the image below, I want to copy the Chipboard Style on the word “Chipboard” to the word “Style.”  By following the above instructions, I can do that easily.

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But there are many times when I only want to copy one effect of a Layer Style. What then?

The Chipboard Style above has 4 Effects:  Bevel & Emboss, Inner Shadow, Pattern, and Drop Shadow; but I only want the Drop Shadow.  I can open the Effects Panel, then click on the Drop Shadow to open it’s options, and make a written note of the Drop Shadow structure (the Blend Mode, Opacity, Angle, Distance, Spread, Size, Contour, and Noise). But that’s a lot of work!

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In the image above, you will see 2 frames. The top frame on the stacked paper (2nd frame in the layers panel) has a Chipboard Style applied to it.  I want to copy the shadow on that frame, to the paper frame that is covering the lower corner of the chipboard frame.

One way to get the shadows the same would be to remove the shadow from the Chipboard frame, and rasterize (or Simplify) the Layer Style on the word “chipboard.” Then apply the same shadow to both frames.

I don’t want to do that because I’m not completely sure I want to keep that Chipboard Style; therefore,  I want to keep all of the Style Effects in editable form.

To copy the Drop Shadow ONLY, I need to:

1. Click and hold the ALT key.
2. Click on the Drop Shadow Effect in the Chipboard Style.
3. Drag it to the frame layer, where I want to apply the Drop Shadow.
4. Let go of the ALT key and the mouse.

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Now I have an identical shadow on both frames, and my Chipboard frame still has it’s Effects in tact, so I can make any changes to them that I want.

I hope you find this little tip as helpful and handy as I have found it to be!

Credits:  This beautiful Stacked Paper was created by yorkiemom, using Write Me a Letter by SnickerdoodleDesigns.

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Imagine the beauty of brilliant sunset that sets the horizon aflame, then imagine Paradise Found by Aimee Harrison Design Studios. This kit is all about sunsets and sunrises that appear to set the world aflame. Paradise Found is perfect for all kinds of pages, like holiday’s, romance, beautiful landscapes, animals and of course sunsets and sunrises! Paradise Found is for all those special moments, all those moments that are surrounded with the beautiful colors of the sunset and sunrise, for all those special moments that give you a warm and peacefull feeling! Paradise Found is filled with beautiful, warm and sun colored elements and background papers, absolutely perfect for sunsets and sunrises all over the world!

Stel je een mooie zonsondergang voor die de horizon in vuur en vlam zet en stel je dan Paradise Found van Aimee Harrison Design Studios voor. Deze kit gaat helemaal over de zonsondergang en de zonsopkomst die de wereld in vuur zet. Paradise Found is perfect voor allerlei layouts, zoals vakanties, romances, mooie landschappen, dieren en natuurlijk de zonsondergang en de zonsopkomst! Paradise Found is voor al die speciale momenten, al die momenten die zijn omgeven door de prachtige kleuren van de opkomende zon of de zon die ondergaat, voor al die momenten die je dat special gevoel geven. Paradise Found is gevuld met warme, en zon gekleurde elementen en achtergond papers, perfect voor zonsondergangen- en opkomsten over de hele wereld!

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Besides the kit Aimee Harrison created some beautiful matching products, like an alpha, wordart, silhouettes, borders, cardstock and glitters. These are all sold separately so you can mix and match! I’ll show you a view of these products below, but you can find it all in Aimee Harrisons store!

Naast de kit heeft Aimee Harrison een aantal prachtige bijpassende producten gemaakt, zoals een alfabeet, wordart, silhouettes, borders, cardstock en glitters. Deze worden allemaal apart verkocht zodat je kunt kiezen wat je wilt. Ik laat hier onder een aantal van deze producten zien, maar je kunt ze allemaal vinden in Aimee Harrisons winkel!

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Of course you can also get all of this together in one buy and save some money. The Paradise Found Collection is currently on sale for a whole whopping 50% off!

Natuurlijk kun je dit alles ook in één keer kopen en zo een boel geld besparen. De Paradise Found Collection is momenteel in de aanbieding met maar liefst 50% korting!

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Finally here is a free quickpage for you. I hope you like it, I had a great time creating it! Please enjoy!

En dan nu de gratis quickpage voor jullie. Ik hoop dat jullie het leuk vinden, ik heb in elk geval plezier gehad met het maken! Veel plezier ermee!

***Download***

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Patriotic Beach by WendyP Designs

by tammy 27 June 2013
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With Labor Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day all falling in or near summer, these holidays offer a great opportunity to incorporate beach-inspired elements into a patriotic themed kits, and that is just what WendyP Designs did in her new kit Patriotic Beach.  I just love the colors!!! I can hardly wait for 4th of […]

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V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N. Time Deals and Some Freebies

by Rebecca 26 June 2013

I’m sooo ready for vacation.  It is H.O.T. in Texas right now.  By Friday we expect to see triple digits.  Combine that with 90+ % humidity and it’s just too much.  Believe me when I tell you that the “high country” is looking pretty darn good right now.  I have my list made and I’m […]

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Inspiration – June 24th

by Robyn 24 June 2013

This week’s inspiration/prompt is the word WINDOW. Have you ever thought about how you could incorporate a window or windows into your page?  Perhaps the viewer of the page could be looking OUT through a window onto the subject of the layout or perhaps the viewer is looking IN through a window.   Your choice of […]

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LOTW June 16 – 22 And the winner is …….

by renee 23 June 2013
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Tonisha with her fabulous page Joshua – Birthday. I adore the large photo, what a lovely and cute boy Joshua is!! I also feel that due to the placing of the elements and colors this page has become even more happy. I cannot help smiling everytime I look at it, so congrats Tonisha on winning […]

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Customize your Photoshop Menu

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 22 June 2013
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No matter what I am doing, I like having my “tools” right at my fingertips. This is especially true when I am working in Photoshop. I want to quickly find the options I use most frequently.  Photoshop offers us a nifty way to do this by allowing us to customize our Menu options.  It’s super […]

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Summers Promise by BooLand Designs and a free quickpage for you

by renee 21 June 2013
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I really love this new kit Summers Promise by BooLand Designs. The title is in no way exaggerated, this kit is full of Summers Promise. It is filled with beautiful and bright Summer flowers, feathers, butterflies and even a dragonfly. All fabulous Summer elements which make this kit perfect for all your Summer pages. The […]

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Let Freedom Ring by Just So Scrappy

by tammy 20 June 2013
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Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.  Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, other ceremonies, and lots of photographs.  With Just […]

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