Even more Designer Bits

I have 2 new packs of Designer Bits instore now.
Designer Bits are resources for designers.This pack has 10 wavy edges in png format. They are 12inches at 300dpi
The wave is on one edge. You can use these to edge your papers – just clip the paper to them. You can also use them to add waves of color to your backgrounds or to create elements. These will save you heaps of time making your own.

The second pack has 10 circles in both png and as a photoshop brush [abr]. They are varied thicknesses and styles. Great for coffee stain effects They are approx 4.2inches at 300dpi

These are ok for commercial use
I don’t require credit and you can read my full TOU here.


Halloween CU Doodles and brushes

Just Doodling 2 is a pack of 16 Halloween themed doodles in individual png format.
Also included is an abr file [photoshop brush file]
There are 3 crazy bats, some skulls with interesting expressions, 2 ghosts, witches hats, a cauldron, pumpkins, a hand and 2 tombstones. There are extra previews instore that show some closeups and the last 2 show the size of the brush relative to a 12inch paper.
These are ok for commercial use.
Exclusively in my store at GoDigitalScrapbooking.com

Viewing and Converting Photoshop Brushes

There are so many wonderful brush sets for photoshop in the web.and they are a great resource. It is easy to build up a big stash but organising them can be difficult. You also need to be able to see what they are or if you are not a photoshop user convert them to use. If you are a Paintshop pro user you can use this to convert to PSP brushes.

The basic idea is to export the brushes to png format and you can use Freeware software called – AbrViewer.
AbrViewer is software that converts all the brushes from .abr file into .png files with a transparent background.

Download the software to your computer and run the self extracting file. This will make a folder with an exe file in it that you run to use the program. You can use it to view any brushes or to export to png format.

How to export the brushes from .abr to .png

1. Start abrViewer
2. Click on load brushes and select the folder that contains .abr files (Photoshop Brushes)
3. Double-Click on the brush set that you would like to convert
4. Go to Export -> Thumbnails and select the location for new .png files

You will now have your brushes exported at their original size as a .png file with a transparent background.

How to open the .png files in paint Shop pro and save them as a brushset.

1. Start Paint Shop Pro
2. Go to File -> Open and select the location of your .png files made with abrViewer
3. Paint Shop Pro can not handle brushes bigger than 999px so you’ll have to go to Image->Resize and make sure that the longest side is 999px (also keep the aspect ratio locked)
4. Go to File->Export->Custom Brush
5. Name your brush, leave the Variance and Step as default, enter the Author, Copyright and Description.
6. In “Edit Paths” make sure you export the brush into your default Paint Shop Pro brush folder.

I think you will agree this is a great tool for something that is open source and free.