Friday, May 21, 2010

Retro Pink Rose Scrapbook Photo

Retro Pink Rose, originally uploaded by AnnaleeBlysse.

At they have a 1960s effect that recreates digital photos in a retro style. Fun idea for creating unique scrapbooks. This idea and others at my Creative Images with Picnik lens at Squidoo.

I use the interface at flickr to access my Picnik account, but that isn't needed. Both flickr and Picnik offer relatively easy ways to print photos online ... though you can save the files and print locally.

Black & White Business Cards

Black Business Card

A simple solid color design on a ready-made business card. You can easily change the background color to your favorite color. There are over 100 options available. You can easily add more information or an image to the back of this card.

Posted via email from Annalee Blysse @ posterous

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Picnik Hair Color Fun!

Today I was having fun with the Tint option at Picnik ...

This video where I learned the technique isn't enabled to embed in a blog, you'll have to transfer over to YouTube to watch it. But, the creator "curiouskiwi" is definitely a pro at Picnik so you'll have to check out her other videos anyway.

I used the techniques to create blue roses. Though, as you can see in the video you can use Picnik to create those funky rainbow colored roses with a few minutes of editing.

Blue Roses - Tint

Kangaroo Crossing Warning Sign Invitation

Make personalized announcements and invitations for every occasion! Customize both sides of this flat card for free.

  • 5.25" x 5.25" – A square alternative!
  • Choose from six paper types.
  • High quality, full-color, full-bleed printing on both sides.
  • Each invitation comes with a white envelope.

Kangaroo Crossing Invitation

Get in the zone with this mock sign square invitation that is meant to be displayed at a 45 degree angle. The background color displayed is yellow (FFCC00), but you can change the background to your favorite color.

Posted via email from Annalee Blysse @ posterous

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Blue Tree Mousepad

Created By Ppeppermint: Blue Tree Mousepad
Image of an inspiring impresionist blue tree.
PhotoShop User

This was the last of the nine PhotoShop mousepads that I picked to update my Paint Shop Pro versus PhotoShop Squidoo Lens lens this week. I'll endeavor to update the lense from time to time with new mousepads that artists used primarily PhotoShop or Paint Shop Pro Photo to create. If you're a Zazzler and have some artwork you'd like to nominate send a message or post them in the forum here so I can find them in the future.

Blue Tree mousepad
Blue Tree by Ppeppermint
Create mouse pads online at

Cat and Mousepads

Cat Lover mousepad
Cat Lover by erniesvoice
Buy cheap mouse pads on

Cute cat mousepad by PhotoShop artist... I know I posted a little more than normal, but I'm trying to keep track of the people I posted to my  PaintShopPro versus PhotoShop lens so I can perhaps use their artwork again when I update.

Gothic Girls Steampunk At Heart Mousepad

Gothic Girls Steampunk At Heart A sweet Steampunk Victorian doll strikes a pose in front of various gears and things. Inspired by old and vintage photographs. Artist uses PhotoShop.

Green Fantasy Mousepad

Created By wizardmarilyn using PhotoShop: Green Fantasy Mousepad
Legend of the Butterfairies
Butterfairies in the garden of fantasy Elephant Ears

You give me butterflies Mousepads

Created By heartlocked: You give me butterflies
Romantic vector scene created with PhotoShop

Owl love you
Adorable couple of owls perched on a tree branch. "Night" and "Day" designs available. Art © HeartLocked Designs

ja Brew Coffee Collection Mouse Pad

Created By AudreyJeanne: Deja Brew Coffee Collection Mouse Pad
COFFEE - 4 Favorite Food Groups
Featuring hand water colored art work, by Audrey Jeanne Roberts. The text on this reads " My four favorite food groups are: Espresso, Cappucino, Mocha Latte, and Frappuccino!"


peace, originally uploaded by Steve took it.

An absolutely gorgeous photography of a dove sitting in a beach tree. The pink and green hazy background is wonderful!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Madame Butterfly Fantasy Art Mousemat Mouse Pad

A lovely mousepad created By WitchysCauldron using PhotoShop: "And this one was created from a bald naked 3D model! fabric, jewelery, hair, makeup and background were all digitally hand painted in PhotoShop, as were refinements to the original model." I've been posting them all day as I'm updating one of my Squidoo lenses and I'm keeping these items for future reference.

Alstroemeria Mousepad

Alstroemeria Mousepad created By Bebops using PhotoShop Elements. A colorful abstract pattern of deep pink alstroemeria blossoms adorn this mousepad.

Alstroemeria Mousepad mousepad
Alstroemeria Mousepad by Bebops
Create your own custom mousemats at

Hibiscus Digital Art Flower Photo Mousepad

Hibiscus Digital Art Flower Photo Mousepad
Stunning digital art image of a hibiscus flower photo computer mousepad. You can personalize this item using the design tool - it's fun! Great gift idea!

I'm keeping track of Zazzlers that use different programs that I feature on my Squidoo lenses. I'll be using these posts for reference point in the future. SmilinEyesTreasures is a Paint Shop Pro user...

Beautiful Pink Orchid Mousepad

Seymoursimages: Beautiful Pink Orchid Mousepad ~ Beautiful pink orchid. My macro photograph of a beautiful orchid, I put a textured layer (from Pareeerica on Flickr) over it on Photoshop.

Wildly In Love Animal Print Squirrel Valentine Mousepad

I've asked other Zazzlers for sample mousepads that they created with either PhotoShop or Paint Shop Pro for inclusion on my Squidoo lens contrasting those two programs. I'll be posting samples on the blog here so that I can find them again for future updates to my lens.

Scripture Mousepad from

Scripture Mousepad from ~ Peaceful golden sunset with Bible scripture Psalm 113:3, "From the rising of the sun to its going down, the Lord's name is to be praised." What a lovely photograph, and the scripture is perfect. Definitely a favorite at Zazzle. I found this mousepad asking for mousepads to include in one of my Squidoo lenses. The artist at LivingLife uses PhotoShop Elements.

Some Lovely Postcards from The Bahamas

I keep a Bahamas page in the gift shop on my Website with products I'd created and today one of the sales included one of my tees and these two great postcards at Zazzle. Someone buying their souvenirs online. I can see why they bought these two lovely postcards.

Fstasu50 describes this absolutely beautiful photograph of the beach at sunset at Paradise Island: "Paradise Island is an island in the Bahamas, north of the island of New Providence which is home to (Nassau). Paradise Island is connected to the island of New Providence by two bridges that cross Nassau Harbour. The first was built in 1966 and the second in the late 1990s."

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Patriotic Mickey Mouse Tshirt from

Patriotic Mickey Mouse Tshirt from

Patriotic Mickey Mouse shirt
Patriotic Mickey Mouse by disney
Many more t-shirts online at zazzle

Creating a Starburst Effect with Paint Shop Pro

The simple way to create a starbust effect using Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI is to start with a vertical stripes pattern. In this case I'll use two colors.

Start with File -> New... and create a image that is 100 x 100 choosing one of the colors of your starburst pattern.

start with blue square

Then go to Image -> Add Borders... and add 100 pixel border to right only using second color in your starburst pattern.

add border of second color

Now create a New image of larger size (2400 x 2400). Use the Flood Fill Tool to fill the larger image with your striped pattern by changing the Background and Fill Properties in the Materials Palette.

flood fill with your pattern

Now go to Effects -> Distortion Effects -> Polar Coordinates... and apply "Rectangular to polar".

apply rectangular to polar effect

And, you get your starbust pattern...

starburst pattern

To create a concentric circle pattern ... apply the "Rectangular to polar" Polar Coordinates effect to horizontal stripes.

concentric circles pattern

The Beatles - Across The Universe

Found this video on one of those players at Glama Ray's blog today.