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Friday, March 6, 2009

New Page/Photo Masks and Paperborders @ Studio Birgit Kerr

Hi everyone!
I just put a new pack of the Extra Large Page/Photo Masks in the store! This time the theme is splattered!
I also included bonus overlays of the masks in this pack to give you even more versatility!
Full tutorials on how to use the jpg masks in PS, PSE and PSP are also included!

Here are some examples:

And did you know that photo masks are not only decorative but can also be a time saver?
If you have ever blended a large picture into your background you will know that depending on your blend mode, it can be quite time consuming to get the edges or the background of the picture to blend nicely into your background. You likely spend quite some time erasing parts with a soft brush, softening the edges, so it doesn't look like you blended a rectangular picture etc.
Sometime it can really help to use an extra large mask on your picture first. Then the edges are already taken care of and all you have to worry about is what blend mode you like best and maybe erasing parts of the background that you don't like.
In this layout here, I used one of my XL page masks from Vol 5 before blending the picture and I didn't have to do any erasing or softening.

And now without further ado, on to the new Paperborders! This time the theme is the Love of music! The pack comes, as always, with crumpled paper borders AND clipping templates included!

As always, both new items are currently at their cheaper introductory rate, so don't miss out!

And here's a layout by Mel, using both the pagemasks and the paper borders:

Thanks so much everyone! Have a wonderful day and happy scrapping!

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  1. I have two sets of your photomasks, but cannot get them to work using the directions included. I'm working in PS CS4 on a Mac. I can't get the mask to copy so I try moving the mask, but it covers my photo in either black or white.

    I've done a lot of moving objects into layers, but never used masks in this way. This has me baffled.

    Any suggestions?

  2. Hi Sondra! Since I neither have CS 4 nor a Mac I don't know what to tell you, but I have asked my designer colleagues and hopefully they'll come up with something helpful. I'll let you know what we can figure out :)

  3. Emailed you this morning, Sondra :)


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