Cosmic Girl

August 3, 2008 | Posted in * Freebies, * RAW Presets

Hi everyone,

hope you had a fabulous weekend?
We did, another quiet one and I LOVED it.
Met up with some real life friends (yes, lol, I really do have some, lol) today, had a few glasses of wine, some chats and had a really great time!
Came home feeling great!!! Aren’t friends awesome?
I’m posting tonight because I’ll be out tomorrow, we’re off to enrol Kami for grade 1 *gulps*
Am *I* supposed to be SO nervous? I’ve butterflies in my tummy!

Anyhooo, I created this layout over the weekend

{I used a template from ChrissyW, be sure to check out her fabulous templates)

From the layout above, this following kit was born….

Cosmic Girl

If you’d like the new Cosmic girl kit, you can download it here
Cosmic Girl Papers
Cosmic Girl Elements

PRESETS

I know there were some problems downloading the previous raw preset, so I will from now, be zipping them up before sharing, please let me know if this works better for you.
I also created another preset, BW with a tone -> see photo below

Download the ZIP file here - it has both presets inside ;)

I’d love to hear your thoughts on them, so please do let me know if you like them.

To load the XMP file in ACR, please see this image below - click to view large image

A blog reader asked me if I’d be willing to showcase other designers here on the DSSA blog, I am totally honoured to be even asked this
I’d absolutely love to.
So if you are a designer, or even if you give away freebies, ect, and would like to be featured here on the DSSA blog {at no charge}, please pop me an email - natasha@digitalscrapbooking.co.za
We average about 600 unique hits per day, so it’s a great way to get noticed, and I’m always happy to help.

I think this post has been a huge mouthful, so I’m going to end it here.
Hope you all have a totally fantastic week.
Take care, always!
Tash
xxx

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6 comments. Make a comment.

  1. ChrissyW posted the following on August 4, 2008 at 2:32 pm.

    i LOVE what you did with that template!!! this is fantastic

  2. lec posted the following on August 4, 2008 at 4:53 pm.

    Thank you - great colors

  3. PamL posted the following on August 4, 2008 at 10:21 pm.

    Thanks Natasha!!! I’ve downloaded ACR 4.5 and will install it and try this out ASAP. Best wishes!

  4. frany posted the following on August 6, 2008 at 11:28 pm.

    thank you !! I like so much your stuff. Your pictures are incredible. Thank you for all the effects you share with us. That really helps me to improve all of my pictures. Cheers from Paris (France)

  5. Anne posted the following on August 7, 2008 at 8:42 am.

    What a unique kit. thank you.

  6. jenjen posted the following on September 8, 2008 at 9:18 pm.

    Oh, I just discovered you. You make some of the most beautiful Photo Actions. WONDERFUL! Thank you!

    And I do some designing, for free….. As I am in charge of the SOTB blog, I just post there. Is that okay to send you notices even if it is on their blog? I post there every day…a freebie that is?

A new venture….. plus an action…

July 29, 2008 | Posted in * Actions, * RAW Presets

hiya everyone
how was your weekend?
hope your week is off to a great start?
We had a great weekend!!! A nice break from work!!

Anyone here shoot RAW?
I’ve been fiddling with the settings and have come up with some great (well I think so) effects.
At this time it’s only for Adobe Camera Raw, I’ll try convert them to Lightroom soon-ish…
here’s one for you to test, please let me know what you think…

{Right click over link and choose save target as or save link as….}

Download it here

I was asked for a vignette action, so here’s one for you. Actually two, one for a dark vignette and one for a lighter one.

Download it here

I’m aware of the vintage alpha having two Q’s and no W’s *blush*
I’ll fix it up this evening and repost the alpha for you!

Have a fabulous week.
Take care
xxx

Published by Natasha

12 comments. Make a comment.

  1. Sylvia posted the following on July 29, 2008 at 10:03 am.

    LOVE your actions!!!! Thanks so much!!!

  2. Allison posted the following on July 29, 2008 at 12:55 pm.

    When I click to download the RAW preset, just a bunch of words (the actual .xmp file content) comes up on the screen. It looks awesome though! I can’t wait to play with it once the download is fixed. LOL!

  3. jennc posted the following on July 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm.

    Beautiful as always! Thank you for sharing!!

  4. Laser posted the following on July 29, 2008 at 2:39 pm.

    Having trouble downloading first action - it just downloads text.

  5. Fenn posted the following on July 29, 2008 at 3:13 pm.

    TQ for the actions:)

  6. Natasha posted the following on July 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm.

    Right click, save target as -> that should save it as a xmp file, the import it into Adobe camera raw!

    HTH!

  7. Sinead posted the following on July 29, 2008 at 9:25 pm.

    Thanks! I’ve been thinking of playing with RAW, too!

  8. michelle posted the following on July 30, 2008 at 4:26 am.

    when i right click the TOp action, it saves only as a text file , the others save as atn files. what could i be doing wrong? shmoop@charter.net

  9. PamL posted the following on August 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm.

    Thanks Natasha! I love the photo in the preview, too…!

  10. PamL posted the following on August 2, 2008 at 4:13 pm.

    Oh, and one of my dumb questions…LOL. Any hints on how to use the RAW commands in Adobe RAW? I’m a virgin at using imported commands. I usually just use the sliders linked to the two tabs and then open it in PSE. Thanks for your help.

  11. JoAnn (Meme) posted the following on August 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm.

    Thank You! Natasha I will miss you!

  12. Vera posted the following on August 4, 2008 at 12:07 pm.

    Hi! Thanks to your actions I am now trying out editing photos in photoshop. Keep ‘em coming. Hehe. Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

Template for you

July 26, 2008 | Posted in * Freebies

Been working on this “layout” for almost a week and I’m not getting very far, so I stopped… and turned it into a template instead :)

Download the PSD file here

or

Download the TIFF file here

If you are looking for Mitzie’s templates, please be sure to stop by her blog.
I’m sure she’ll be uploading some great templates soon!

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend

Tash
xxx

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20 comments. Make a comment.

  1. mmikes posted the following on July 26, 2008 at 11:24 pm.

    This is wonderful. Thanks so much.

    I love double templates.

  2. Fenn posted the following on July 27, 2008 at 12:40 pm.

    TQ so much! Never get enough of Double pages template:)

  3. Colleen posted the following on July 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm.

    Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, I cannot tell you just how much I love this one!! Thanks so much Tash!!!

  4. Sharon Kay posted the following on July 27, 2008 at 4:29 pm.

    LOVE double page templates like this…ty!

  5. MiKiko posted the following on July 27, 2008 at 5:25 pm.

    Love these template. Thank you so much:)

  6. PhyLLis posted the following on July 27, 2008 at 8:23 pm.

    Great set of templates - thanks so much!

  7. Joyagg posted the following on July 27, 2008 at 9:51 pm.

    Thanks for the great template!

  8. Alison posted the following on July 27, 2008 at 10:31 pm.

    Thank you so much for a great template!

  9. Sonia posted the following on July 27, 2008 at 11:57 pm.

    Gee Tash this template looks like a lot of work, thanks for sharing it.

    Hugs Sonia

  10. stampin123 posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 12:05 am.

    Thank you so much…I love the template!

  11. Elnora posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 12:12 am.

    Love, love, love this template! Thank you so much, and good luck on your layout!

  12. Sue posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 12:29 am.

    This is a great template! Thanks for sharing it. :)

  13. Lynn posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 1:14 am.

    Thank you so much for a fabulous two page template! I took a long hiatus from scrapping and am getting back to it! This template will work wonderfully for a page I want to do about my foster daughter’s Easter Photo Shoot! :) (Note: my foster daughter was less than cooperative!)

  14. Melanie posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 2:37 am.

    Wonderful template. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I know I will be able to use it. Thanks again :)

  15. Brenda posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 5:14 am.

    Thanks for the template!

  16. katg1006 posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 5:40 am.

    Tash that is sooo cute!! Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

  17. Anne M. posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 9:31 am.

    Thanks so much!

  18. Louise posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 8:16 pm.

    Thans so much for the template. Great for LOTS of photos.

  19. cherylzyx posted the following on July 29, 2008 at 10:51 pm.

    I love multi photo templates - thank you!

  20. tami posted the following on July 30, 2008 at 3:42 am.

    Thank you! This is a wonderful template!

Vintage Memories - Elements

July 24, 2008 | Posted in * Freebies

Hi everyone

Hope you are having a fabulous week!
Mine started off really ikky, but my Drew is home so it can only get better from now ;) and of course it’s almost weekend, and neither me or Drew is working! WOW!!!! and YAY!!!!! :)
I’m busy sitting here trying to figure out what we can do. I think we’ll go to the museum on Saturday and on Sunday we’re hoping to take a train trip with some great friends. Hold thumbs there’s still space, we’ve left it a little late…. as usual.. lol

Anyhoo, if you’ve popped by the forums, you’ve probably seen the notice that DSSA is closing. There’s a lot of reasons for this, none of which I want to go into.
The blog will be staying, yay, and I will be updating it as often as I can, so please do stop by and say hi.

With that said, here’s the first instalment of elements for the Vintage Memories Paper Pack

Download it here

Till next time, take care

Tash
xxx

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13 comments. Make a comment.

  1. bl posted the following on July 24, 2008 at 10:54 pm.

    Thanks so much for the lovely elements.

  2. Julie posted the following on July 25, 2008 at 2:40 am.

    Beautiful elements! Love your work!

  3. mssbee posted the following on July 25, 2008 at 6:09 am.

    Thank you for the great papers and elements.

  4. MaggieM posted the following on July 25, 2008 at 2:24 pm.

    Thank you so much, this is beautiful.

  5. Monica Inspired posted the following on July 25, 2008 at 2:39 pm.

    WOWEEE!!! This is absolutely fantabulous! Beautifully and cleverly designed. Many thanks, Tash, for the gift - you are wonderfully generous and talented. Hugs and blessings. Mo

  6. Elnora posted the following on July 25, 2008 at 9:13 pm.

    Thanks for the lovely elements. Hope you have a great weekend with your friends.

  7. addicted2scrappin posted the following on July 26, 2008 at 3:10 am.

    Thanks for the lovely ellies!!!

  8. Vicki (Chickivaney) posted the following on July 26, 2008 at 5:39 am.

    Thanks so much!

  9. Sue posted the following on July 26, 2008 at 11:04 am.

    This is so elegant! The alpha is wonderful, and so is the rest of the kit. This will be fun to use. Thank you very much for sharing.

  10. snowsmoon's Design posted the following on July 26, 2008 at 1:05 pm.

    Hello, My name is Dawn aka Snowsmoon and I am from the USA. Thank you for the wonderfulgift and I am glad that I found you Awesome site. Also thankyou for sharingyour wonderful talents. Have a wonderful day!

  11. Barb posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 6:47 pm.

    Love that alpha!

  12. Barb posted the following on July 28, 2008 at 6:51 pm.

    I discovered that the alpha has two “Q”s and no “W”.

  13. scrapulette posted the following on September 25, 2008 at 12:53 pm.

    Only beautiful … thanks a lot !