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I am currently saving toward a new version of Paint Shop Pro. If you wish to help me out, then please donate.

Larger versions of images can be seen by clicking on the image. Also, thank you for your kind and encouraging comments. I love reading the comments. If you use my any of freebies, I would be overjoyed with a comment containing a link to your item. I love seeing any of my freebies in use.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Square Overlays 2

Here is a second set of square overlays which can be used in layers or alone for making patterned papers.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rolled Cylinder

I made an effect for Filter Forge.  I made it because lots of people complain that Mura Meister's filters do not work with newer versions of PSP or their OS.  So, if you have Filter Forge, you now have a semi-substitute for Stripe of Cylinder and you can now make the rolled paper preview.  I can only do 2 angles, 0 degrees and 90 degrees, but if you have any suggestions for improvements to the filter, feel free to leave a comment.  You can get the filter at the Filter Forge library.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Trimming Extra Space from Images

Today I saw a script that would let you trim excess space from PNGs. It was selling for $4.  If you want to remove extra space from around your images, this is a very simple step.  I couldn't believe that someone could actually sell a script to do this for $4.  This tutorial will show you how to trim excess space.  Then you can record your own script, for free!

1.  You need an image with a transparent background which you want to trim.  This can be a PNG or it can even be a PSPImage file you are working on that has multiple layers.  Just make sure that all the layers are visible.

2.  Select the crop tool and click the button for Snap crop rectangle to Merged Opaque.

This will force the crop tool to be exactly the size of your image.

3.  Click the check mark to complete the crop.

Your image is now trimmed.

You can record this step as a script and then use the batch tool to apply it to a bunch of images at once.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Candy Cane Lane

I made this kit last year for SNL56.  The theme was Christmas in the Kitchen.  Hopefully people can use it this year for the holidays.

This kit comes with:

2 papers
2 frames
2 brads
2 bows
1 candy cane
1 alpha