Sunday, February 22, 2009

CoffeeShop Bracket Frames Set 1!


Update! I have added a secondary downloading site on the bottom of this post if the first one does not work for you! If you have any issues downloading anything from my blog, please comment in the post where you are having the issue and I will add an additional download link.





The other day I was trying to find some plain bracket frames to use in designing CoffeeShop Blog Headers Pack 1. I was able to find some for purchase on scrapbooking sites, but I decided I wanted to learn how to create my own custom ones. I luckily found this great tutorial and I spent the evening making the bracket frames you see above. These are all high resolution Photoshop .psd files that you can use in your digital scrapbooking designs such as greeting cards and storyboards, or even use them in your blog headers or business cards. Just open them in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements like any other image!

It is so easy to customize these. If you want to change the border color from black, just click on the border with your magic wand to select, and then Edit, Fill with the color of your choice. If you want to make the border thicker or thinner, just select it and then Select, Modify, Expand or Contract to make your selection bigger or smaller, and then Edit, Fill with the color of your choice. You can also select and Edit, Stroke a color to the edges. If you want color borders inside the black border, select the white with your magic wand, Edit, Fill with the color you want against the black, then Select, Modify, Contract a few pixels and Edit, Fill with another color.

To use these as photo cutouts (or add a pattern inside), just drag them to the background of your choice. After free transforming (Ctrl-T) and moving to taste, flatten your image. Then double click on your Background layer (the only layer now) and rename it (Frame for this example). This will allow you to move the background layer. Make a new blank layer and drag it UNDER your Frame layer. Then click on the Frame layer to select and use your magic wand to select the white area in the middle of your bracket frame. Press delete and then Ctrl-D to remove the marching ants. Do the same on the outside if you wish to remove any pattern or color surrounding the frame. Click to select your new blank layer, open the image (or texture) you wish to put in your bracket frame, and move and drop it under the Frame layer. Free transform the image to fit in your frame, and then flatten your image. If you want to have a translucent background around your frame, save the file as a .png file rather than a .jpg.

Click on the image above to download the CoffeeShop Bracket Frames Pack 1, or click HERE!

Here is a second download option if the first is not working for you!

19 comments:

  1. THESE ROCK RITA!!!! The only problem is that I can't get the download link to work? It says it's a "broken link"? Ack!

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  2. Please delete your cache as suggested by MediaFire and keep on trying! The file is there and some people are able to download it, but for some reason sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I have another email in to MediaFire. This is driving me crazy!

    Just press back and try a few times or try again a bit later. Sorry this is such an issue!

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  3. THanks Rita! Off to try again...

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  4. Rita, you bless me daily. Thank you so much!!! I'm going to use these to make some thank you cards for some folks in our church. They brought us dinners the last week because all 5 of my kids had chicken pox. I'll post what I create over on Flickr for ya!

    Thanks for being so incredbly generous!!

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  5. 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 Elements Only, Papers Only post on Feb. 22, 2009. Thanks again.

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  6. Sorry if you get this comment twice.

    I have tried both links, with caches cleared, in IE and Firefox. No luck.

    Thanks for creating these!

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  7. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 22 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 23 Feb [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

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  8. Wow, the box one is so much faster...even when the media fire was working! Great job on these!

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  9. The one from box.net worked fine. Thanks so much for sharing these awesome frames!!!

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  10. Beautiful frames - Thank You!
    I wanted to let you know you inspired me to start my own blog to keep my family updated on the happenings of my 4 kiddos. I used your blog header and it looks so great! I've listed you and also Erin on my Blogs I Love list. More people are in need of your wisdom!

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  11. These are great. I did have to use the second download.

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  12. Thanks so much for the generous downloads. I've been looking for both the "brackets frames" and how to make my own.

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  13. You have a great blog. I love these frames..THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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  14. Hi, i cannot seem to merge a picture with the brackets. do you have them as a png file? I have tried everything. please help! it could be because i am such a visual person, not so much as a reader. Thanks!

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  15. You truly are an Angel. Being a mom of 2 and then a photographer, it gets tough trying to figure out all this technical stuff. You have TRULY helped my workload SOOOOO much by creating these awesome storyboard templates and everything. I was up to all hours last night, so excited about finding your blog. THX!!!!!

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  16. Rita, I So appreciate your blog! Thanks for sharing the wealth of information. I love it all!

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  17. Thanks Rita! Your site is awesome!!!

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  18. thanks alot Rita, you're awesome (Y)

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