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The EarlK Design blog consists mainly of entries that show how to do things using Adobe Photoshop that I hope you will find helpful and give your creative mind more tools to work with.
I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, and sometimes Adobe Illustrator CS5, Lightroom 5, and Corel Painter X. However, I believe that much of what I show can be done using Photoshop Elements.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
There is a freebie 11 X 8.5 inch, landscape, template for you to download. The template has two film strips on which you can place your photos. If you like the film strip idea, I have also provided a video that you can watch to see how to make your own filmstrips tailored to what you want. They are really very easy and fast to make just the way you want them.
The FREEBIE template is another in my series of 11 X 8.5 inch Landscape templates. This is EKDesign_Template_003Landscape. It is a fully layered .psd file and has 300ppi. There are some adjustment layers and their visibilities are not all turned on. Turn on the visibility of the ones you want to use and turn off the visibility of those that you don't want to use.
I have also included in the download a .psd file and a .png file of a film strip that is 14-inches long. Using this film strip on your layout will allow you to rotate the film strip quite a bit even on a 12 X 12 inch layout. I highly recommend that you insert your photos into the film strips before you rotate the strips. This makes it lot easier to have the photos in the correct orientation in the film strip.
If you wish to download the template Click Here.
This will take you to 4shared.com. You can download the file from there. This file is in a ZIP file and you will need to unzip the file to get to the PSD template file and the film strip files. If you haven't used 4shared.com before, when their page opens, on the left-hand side of the page there will be a blue rectangle with a white arrow pointing downward with white text saying "Download Now." Click on that blue box. This will take you to a new window that will have a box that says "Your download link will appear after wait." There will be a circle with the wait period counting down. After the wait, where the words "Your download link will appear after wait" were, you will see the words "Download file now." Click on those words and your download will begin. At least this is how it works on my iMac using the Firefox browser. Also, 4shared.com only allows one person to be downloading the file at a time. So, if you have trouble getting the file to download, you may want to try at a later time as someone may already be downloading it when you tried to do so.
The following video shows you how to make your own film strips to suit whatever layout you are making.
You will need to enter the Password in order to see the movie. Use the following password to enter the video.
The Password is: filmstrip
Make a Film Strip for your Scrapbooking from Earl Kreins on Vimeo.
Sometimes it takes Vimeo a few seconds for the movie to begin after you click on the play button. Be a little patient for it to begin. If it doesn't start after several seconds, click on the play button again. To see the video in Full Screen, click on the Full Screen button in the Vimeo control area. Press Escape to get out of Full Screen.
I hope you liked the little twist on the sprocket holes that I showed near the end of the video.
I hope that you enjoyed the movie and that you will enjoy making your own film strips for your layouts. The video is a little long, but I hope that you found it worth your time to view.
Live life and enjoy!
Posted by EarlK at 4:45 PM