Thursday, July 16, 2009

Answering questions & another mask

If you have a rar. folder that you need to unzip. You can download a free trial of winRAR here. CNet has a very good record of safe downloads. It is a 40 day free trial. I downloaded it a couple of days ago and it worked great. When your 40 days are up, you can uninstall it from your computer and be back to normal.

Next... If you come to a texture that is just an image such as the Antique1 texture. Right click and copy it. This will copy the image to your computers clipboard. Open CS or Elements. Hit Ctrl N for a new document. Your computer will remember the copied size and make a new document to fit it. Once your new blank document is opened. Hit Ctrl V, this paste your image into the document. Now save in your texture folder.

Another thing; if you watch the video but you are working in Elements and don't have a layer mask button. Do This. Open a new levels adjustment layer. Click ok without making any changes. This now gives you a layer mask to paint on. Click on your mask to make sure it is activated and paint away. Or you can always use the blur method I mentioned in another post. Truthfully that is my favorite because then I can decide how much I need to blur. I like the control. :)

I made a few more clipping mask. Here is an example of what today's mask looks like.

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You can download it here. sorry, time is up
Please remember these are for personal use ONLY!
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~kimi~

50 comments:

Becky said...

I've enjoyed all of your tips and "goodies". I tried to download today's mask and media fire says there is no folder. Sorry that I seem to have missed the mask today.
Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and work.

Tammy B said...

love it! i just happened upon your site (don't remember how, possibly google) and i am SO glad i did. thanks for all the goodies, info & tips!

kimi kreations said...

Download Fixed!

Sandi said...

Thanks for sharing! I love your web site.

Rachel C. said...

Kimi, you are great! Thanks for the tips and the freebie!

smiles aka Shari said...

Thank you, Kimi! I have been working on making some mask, I will share once I am done! Thanks again!

Sunny Archibald said...

Nice, Kimi. Thank you.

aimeewrites said...

Gorgeous mask, thank you!

YayaOrchid said...

Thank you! It's a beautiful mask.

belle007 said...

Thanks very much for the great mask!

Barbara said...

Kim this is all such great infomation. Thanks for answering my question about the RAR file. Thank you also for the goodies.

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Awesome!! Thanks a bunch!!

Anonymous said...

thanks so much!

Karen said...

Thanks so much Kimi, love the mask! I just found your blog today, can't wait to browse and discover more tips!

flowersgal said...

This is a great mask. I'm looking forward to using it. Thanks so much for sharing it.
Any chance that you might, in the future, do a tutorial on how you go about creating your masks?

bse said...

Thanks for the tips and freebies and the photography is exquisite. Thanks for sharing.

marcie said...

Thanks for the mask and the tips!

Marcie

Lori Lewis said...

Another great mask...thanks again for sharing! :)

Kelly said...

Bummer - I just got the email as per the subscription and I'm like your first commenter - now file showing. I'm guessing because you fixed it that it has been taken down now?
I'm loving the masks and textures you've kindly made available to us newbies - thanks.

Elder Mark Putnam said...

Thanks for the mask Kimi! I love your work and I really appreciate your generosity.

Deb P.

Suzanne said...

I love your work! Thanks for sharing the masks and textures. I'll enjoy using them.

jillconyers said...

Thank you for the share and tips!

ParentesFantomet said...

Thank you so much for sharing these files :D

Jonni said...

Thanks for another great mask and great info. Kimi. You have been on a roll girlfriend!

Also, I want to add that there is a program called Unzip Them All and if you google it you will find it. It is comletely free and will unzip rar and zip. Plus, it can do a whole entire folder for you so you do not have to individually unzip each one. Hope you like it.

Have a great weekend sweetie and thank you so much.

Hugs,
Jonni

kimi kreations said...

All the downloads were taken. I have uploaded a new one. If you missed out.... please try again.

I will leave the link up until later this afternoon.

Enjoy!!
=)

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 8 post on Jul. 17, 2009. Thanks again.

Scrapthat said...

Kimi...you're the best!

Tammy said...

Thanks for sharing.

mljrbg said...
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mljrbg said...

Your site is awesome!! Thanks for all of your tuts and freebies. I have learned so much from your site and stunning photographs.

Congratulations on the gorgeous photograph of your daughter in the PET Magazine.

kimB said...

Hi Kimi! First, thank you for all of the fun tips, techniques and freebies you so generously share with us :)

Second, I am a subscriber to your blog, but I haven't been getting your emails lately and only find out about your freebies by reading your posts at the Spraground... I just saw your "Photo Mask #5" post this morning and went to check it out right away - when I clicked on the link, a message came up that the file is empty, so I guess I missed the deadline again. This happened for mask #4, as well.

I will keep trying to see your posts in a timely manner - thanks again :)

-- kimB in Alaska

kimB said...

Hi again!

I just tried the Mask #5 link once more and it worked this time :D

Thank you so much!

-- kimB in Alaska

kimi kreations said...

Hi Kim...
If you are not getting the e-mails you may want to subscribe again. All of the downloads this morning were taken, so I uploaded again. I hope you got #5 ok?

rooneymj said...

Kim
Your stuff is so beautiful! Thanks!

Jack said...

Thanks for the great mask.

Becky said...

Yea-I came back and the link worked! Thanks for fixing it.

Anonymous said...

Well Kim...I have to know what your "blue method" is for painting on masks since you say its your favorite!! (and probably the best way too!) Any chance you would share again since I am new to your great site?

kimi kreations said...

LOL!!! it's a typo! Just me trying to do too many things at one time. =)

It is the "blur method"
the instructions are posted a few post down. The one with my daughter Holly.

Debra said...

I am a subscriber and I absolutely love your blog with all of your tips and freebies!!! You are an awesome photographer and I really hope to learn some things from you.

I am taking the JS class also and I am new to photoshop and all of these downloads etc. and while I think I've been doing pretty well, I do run into things I can't figure out. I've tried to download these textures, but after downloading them it says..."Windows cannot open this file. To open this file windows needs to know what program created it."

I read what you wrote about saving to my clipboard, but honestly I can't even find a clipboard on my computer! Feeling very stupid right now! :( I really want to download the Antique1 especially....I absolutely love it! Please help me!

kimi kreations said...

ok Debra...
Go back and read the part of the post that starts with "Next".

Your clipboard isn't something your really see. It is just there. When you see the large copy of the Antigue1 image, you will right click and pick copy. The rest of the directions are in the post.

The other part of your question. You may have downloaded a RAR. file. I gave the site to get a free program. But it may be something simple... right click on the object on your desktop. Choose "Open with" now pick your software. See if that will open it? then you just save it in your folder from there. :)

GreatToBeGrammy said...

Hi Kimi,
This mask is great! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Terry

Lorena Digital Designs said...

Kimi, you have been so generous with your wonderful clipping masks. I absolutely love this one! Thank you very much!

Debra said...

Kimi, thanks so much for your instructions...I hope I did it right! After I clicked ctrl N for new doc. the resolution was on 72, so that's what I saved the textures in....is that what the resolution should be or should it be 300? Sorry to keep bothering you with this!

Jessica said...

Thanks so much! I love this mask!

Catesmeow said...

Kimi - You just rock my world with all of your awesome shares and links. I really appreciate it. However, sadly - it does keep me from doing my laundry. :o) But I don't mind. LOL!

Noelle said...

I just found your blog yesterday and have spent hours here today. I love your work - of course I signed up to be notified when you have a new post. I have visited many of the links you shared and have gotten tremendous information. I have CS3, but still do not know how to use it. I signed up for Jessica's photo editing course and got stuck on day 1. I need to and want to learn to do the kind of things you are doing with photos!

kimi kreations said...

Noelle
Come and join me here.
http://www.photoshopcreativeelements.com/index.php

It is a very small forum and most of us are working in CS3.Everyone is super friendly and happy to answer questions when you get stuck. :)

Noelle said...

Thanks! I clicked on the link and will check out some of the CS parts of the site. You need to realize that I was not able to post the first time I tried Here, so I actually spent the time to go to my old gmail box so I could post. The messages go back to 2005 and there were over 56,000 of them. I am currently deleting and cleaning it out!

Shannon said...

I just found your blog early this morning and have spent some time checking it all out. Thanks for all the great info that I have found. BTW: I am now a subscriber!! Thanks so much!!

kimi kreations said...

Welcome Shannon!! :)