Saturday, August 9, 2008

Make your own Block Alpha - Photoshop Action - CU (and cute baby tiger...)

Photoshop Action
Commercial Use
Block Alpha - Make Your Own!
-FREEBIE-
 
Hi, everyone!  For those of you who thought I might have dropped off the face of the earth, I haven't!  :)  I am so sorry it took me so long to post this, but there was a lot of tweaking to do on it, and I have also been very busy this week, having just started homeschooling my daughter.  
So, today, here is my first Photoshop Action freebie - available for commercial use.  This action will create a wooden block alpha in either light oak or white wood, with the letters made from a color of your choice, OR from a paper of your choice!  If your paper has a larger pattern, the action also includes a sub-action to reduce the pattern size for you.
 
The action was created in Photoshop CS3 Extended on Mac - I believe it will be compatible with PC's, and likely with Photoshop CS2 and higher (it does involve the use of scripting).  I would sincerely appreciate any feedback or comments, so I can work to make it compatible for as many of you as possible!  Please be sure to read the instructions that come with the action - you will need to install the included script so that the action will run properly! :)

 
Click HERE to download Part 1.
Click HERE to download Part 2.
 

 
Notes for the day:
 
Lydia and I started homeschooling on Monday. She and her little sister Elena are enjoying it greatly, as am I.  Lydia's first three weeks of Social Studies focuses on ancient Hebrew culture, so we are learning a lot - we even visited a Jewish temple last night, which was a wonderful experience.   
 
Two days ago, we went to our local Town & Country Fair, and had a great time despite the heat and humidity. (It's been running about 100 degrees here lately.) This year, there was a Big Cats show, with the chance to have pictures taken with a 2 1/2 month old tiger cub - he was SO soft and adorable - but SUCH big paws!  
 

 
Hugs to everyone,
Jeanie

24 comments:

Cauleen said...

What a wonderful picture! Sounds like things are great with the homeschooling adventure. Glad to hear it's working for you and Lydiabug too. :) Hugs to you both!

latetedanslescrap said...

Thank you so much! I love your alpha blocks :)

terri - hawaii said...

The picture of your girls with the baby tiger is AWESOME!! WOW,what a moment to capture on camera. Oh, and thanks for the block alphas. I'll try it on PSE...we'll see. Aloha!!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 10 Aug [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Deb said...

Thank you so much for sharing this great action! I have CS3 for PC, will let you know when I get chance to try it out if it works or not!

Lara said...

Thank you soo much, gonna try it right now!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the block action! I really appreciate it! So glad to hear that the homeschooling is going well! Sounds like you all are off to a great start! The girls look so happy in the picture! You can tell those girls are sweet as sugar just by looking at them! Hmmm, must take after their mother!

Hope you are feeling ok! I assume you have all the children back. I may be behind the times, Bill and I went to Virginia to do some genealogy research and even though we had the laptop, I didn't get as much digital time as usual.

Aunt Anne (adsd group)

pinktoque (Lesley) said...

Thank you for sharing the block actions! I have CS2 on PC, I'll give it a try and let you know :) And the photo of your girls with the tiger is amaaaaazing!

Lynne said...

I tried your action on CS3 Extended. It runs all the way to the very end where it shows the large image of Block A and I can see the psd behind it with all the letters but then I get a failure message and it won't save. Have no idea why but appreciate your sharing even if it didn't work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work in making and sharing this great alpha action! It is appreciated! And also congrats on starting home schooling! Wishing you great success!

LadyV said...

Thanks for the action freebie, I love it.

You will have to keep us posted on the homeschooling endeavor. I plan to homeschool my son (who is 8 months now) when the time comes.

Be blessed!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

TOO cool Jeanie!!! The photo of Lydia and Elena and HOMESCHOOLING!!!

First thing I tell everyone about my six years of schooling my six children is that it was, and still remains, THE BEST education that I've ever received!!!

Wishing you GREAT success and LOTS of FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

Thank you for what looks to be a MOST incredible action. I shall try to give it a go in the next few days.

THANK YOU JEANIE!!!

XOXO,
Linda

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for sharing such an awesome action! I only just found your blog through a CU search. I will definitely be stopping back by!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the blocks...I have tried making my own blocks and quite frankly they turned out horribly...*chuckling*...Sandy

Jodi said...

Thank you! I love your Alpha blocks and was happy to see a CU one that you could change the colors of! I tried the script (in PSE 6.0 PC) and it did not work. I might have done something wrong though. But it's ok because I just used the .PSD template and made them the colors of my kit that way.

Xandra said...

Awesome picture!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone! We all appreciate it soo much even if not everyone says it!

Anonymous said...

I love your site.

I would like to test out your action on PS CS2 or PSE 4 or 6 when ready.

Geri

gaf713@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

You are BRILLIANT!! BLESS your BIG generous heart!! Appreciate all your time and effort!! HUGS to you!!

Anonymous said...

Your girls are beautiful and I am sooooo jealous LOL I absolutely adore Tigers!! Gosh what a wonderful opportunity and a great memory for them.
LC

deerwilderness said...

I love the alpha blocks. Thank you for sharing them with us.

patchas said...

I can't wait to try the action. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talent.

Whispering Writer said...

This is awesome, thank you!!

Natalia Resende said...

Thank you for wonderfull Alpha. Im making a birthday card for my boyfriend and I loved this one. Thank you.

Jen said...

is EXACTLY what I was looking for! Thank you so much!

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