Pixel Scrapper is having an August 2013 "At The Beach" blogtrain challenge in the works right now that I am participating in and anytime I am starting a kit, the first thing I do is start making templates to use and layer styles to help in my designs....I LOVE layer styles, LOVE to make them and LOVE to share them. So, with this blogtrain theme being "At The Beach", I needed to come up with something, well, beachy! I thought, sand, water, weather worn wood (like the old pickett fence in the sand you always see at the beach), and maybe something to make distressed elements and stickers. So I got to work and managed to make them all this week, and believe me, it was WORK, because I had no idea where to start, lol! I started with sand. I wanted as realistic looking sand as I could find. So I found a tutorial on how to make a sand pattern, it was good, but not realistic. I searched high and lo for a good tutorial, but could not find one. At least not one I liked,lol. It wasn't until I found a tutorial on how to make a drawing in the sand that I found my break! The texture that this tutorial used was a prickly bush texture and I thought it was weird, but I could not believe the difference that it made in the texture I was soooo wanting in my sand. I used that same texture (comes with photoshop) with my sand pattern I made using filters and clouds, and then played with the layer style settings for two days until it finally looked AWESOME to me and I was like "VOILA", as I heard angels singing "hallelujah" in the background, lol......ANYWAY, so here they are. AND, I made them in several different sand colors. There are 6 sand styles that come in .asl and .psd formats. I also added the .jpg's for those who do not have photoshop. These are CU4CU so you may use them in your designs to sell or give away and license however you want:) Just please be a sweety and don't sell or give away the actual layer styles themselves:)
I am super excited and I hope you like them as much as I do. And stay tuned for the next layer style I was off to make, the WATER style!!! It will be added in my next beachapaloosa post:)lol!
DOWNLOAD ASL FORMAT at mediafire.
DOWNLOAD PSD FORMAT at mediafire.
DOWNLOAD JPG'S at mediafire.