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March 2014

Foxinsocks with her wonderful page Sam: Love & Life.
I adore the large photo, it is so unbelievable cute and it makes me so happy just to look at it! I also find the border very beautiful, just as the little photo and cluster in the corner. It absolutely contributes to the main photo! So congrats Foxinsock for winning this week’s LOTW!

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This amazing page was created for the March {Mini} Madness contest with the lovely kit Blue Bits of Love by WendyP Designs.

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Did you know that you can apply a shadow to a Group in Photoshop? I didn’t for the longest time! Here’s how!

Below is an image showing 2 groups.  Each group contains  letters which spell one word.

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(If you are wondering how/why some of the layers have a colored label, read Giving Photoshop Layers a Color Label on our blog.)

I would like to add the same shadow to every layer. Typically I would select the first layer I would like to shadow, hold down the Shift key, then select the last layer I would like to shadow. Doing so would select the first, the last, and all of the layers in-between.  When I next clicked on a drop shadow style, it would be applied to all selected layers.

An alternative way, when you have items in groups, is to just click on the Group Name and click on the style you would like to apply. All of the layers will be shadowed, just as in the above noted manner, but in a simpler, faster way.

In the image below I have selected the Group 1 – Monkey layer, clicked on my shadow style, and the task is complete… without any selecting of layers.

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This is just a very quick tip to make applying shadows to multiple items save you a few seconds.  And in the course of the day or a week, saving seconds can definitely add up!

Note: Groups are not available in Photoshop Elements.  Photoshop CS6 was used in the screen shots for this tutorial.

Credits: The alpha in the images above was created by Lou Cee Creations, and will be included in a new collaboration with SnickerdoodleDesigns. Think feisty, think mischievous, think fun!

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LouCee is back and we are so happy to have her home! Her store is filled again with lots of beautiful products. To celebrate her homecoming, LouCee has a fantastic sale.  Don’t miss out on it, the sale will last 1 week only!  LouCee Creations has lots of new kits for you, and yeah, they all are as good as ever!! Please take a look below!

LouCee is terug en we zijn erg blij dat ze weer thuis is! Haar winkel is weer gevuld met een heleboel prachtige producten. Om haar thuiskomst te vieren heeft LouCee een geweldige aanbieding. Mis het niet, de aanbieding is slechts 1 week geldig! LouCee Creations heeft een boel nieuwe kits voor jullie en echt waar, ze zijn weer even goed als altijd!! Kijk maar eens hieronder!

Chillax

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Reminiscence : January

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Reminiscence : February

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Life’s Moments

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Nellie’s Nursery

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Eventide Rhapsody

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Lay A Little Egg

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I’ve picked the first kit in this list, Chillax to create a quickpage for you. I hope you like it, please enjoy!!

Ik heb de eerste kit, Chillax, van deze lijst gekozen om een quickpage voor jullie te maken. Ik hoop dat jullie het leuk vinden, veel plezier ermee!

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March Mini Madness Contest

by tammy 27 March 2014
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We are excited to announce that our March (Mini) Madness Layout Contest has started and continues through until April 5th. There are lots of rewards for your participation and just to tempt you even further we are having a  MINI KIT $1.00 SALE!  Check out the fabulous selection of mini kits that we have lined […]

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March 26th – what’s new in our CU store and a freebie!

by Robyn 26 March 2014

I’m a little late with this blog post………..well a lot late really, but real life has intervened recently! I have some great new products to show you.  Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes has created some extra start files to compliment her very popular Paper Flower Action available in both PSE and PSCS versions.  Currently these Add-on […]

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LOTW March 16 – 22 And the winner is ….

by renee 23 March 2014
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Shaz515 with her amazing page Welcome Spring. I love the fabulous bouqet Shaz created, and the frame comes out of the bouqet so beautiful! I also love how the red hat of the girl pops out. This page really gives me a Spring feeling, so congrats Shaz515 on winning this weeks LOTW! This beautiful page […]

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Adding Shadows to Lace in Photoshop Elements

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 22 March 2014

Last week we explored ways of Adding Shadows to Lace in Photoshop.  Today let’s take a look at how to accomplish this in Photoshop Elements. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am using Photoshop Elements 12. Pictured below is a lace flower template, which has been stylized with a lace style.  (Flower Lace Templates, […]

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Spring Break by Vero – The French Touch and a free quickpage for you

by renee 21 March 2014
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After such a hard and long winter, we need warmness, sun, bright colors and fresh flowers, don’t we ?  Spring Break by Vero – The French Touch is the answer! When you feel it’s time for a break, then go to Vero’s store and purchase Spring Break, a perfect kit to scrap all your Spring […]

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Hit the Road Jack by ADB: Over the Fence Designs

by tammy 20 March 2014
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Diane {ADB Designs} and Patty {PattyB Scraps} bring you the third in their No. 1 Hits Series! “Hit the Road Jack“ was written by rhythm and bluesman Percy Mayfield and became famous after it was recorded by singer-songwriter-pianist Ray Charles with the Raelettes vocalist Margie Hendricks. The song hit number one for two weeks on the […]

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Tante Marianne

by Toiny Westberry 19 March 2014

There is sunshine and light and laughter in every one of my days.  Even my dark days.  On the days when life has me down, things are not going my way, when I just need to cry. There are always my kids (and sometimes other peoples kids) and they always manage to put a smile […]

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