Alright, alright. I know I said I was done with the storyboards for a while . . . but I can’t stop myself! :)
It’s madness, I tell you!
Here’s another fun set for you to play with,
including one new style with frames and shadows!
(I was feeling saucy.)
Price: $7
So if you’ve been playing with my storyboard templates (aka clipping masks),
you’ll be familiar with using all of them except this one style:

(I added an additional composite outside border and shadow just for visual sake here on the ol’ blog.)
It kind of has a magazine feel to it.
The concept with this one, however, is still the same.
It’s just looks a little different.
Here’s what it looks like when you pull it up.

Take a look at the Layers palette and you’ll notice a few extra things going on.

  1. The Layers are named by position within the template, rather than “Layer 1” etc.
  2. Some of the Layers have a ‘Border’ layer too. This keeps your border–and shadow (if included)–separate from the layer you will clip your photo to.
  3. The Border Layers have been Locked just to keep it from accidentally being used (indicated on the layer with a padlock image). You can easily unlock a Layer by clicking on that Layer in the palette and then clicking on the padlock image at the top of the Layers palette.
  4. The shadow is indicated by the “fx” letters on that particular layer.

So when I add all my photos, here’s what it looks like:

Take a close look at the Layers palette and how the images are clipped. The image is only clipped to the grey square. The border for any square has been left untouched.

Now I just have to say that I am not a Photoshop master. I know there may be another way or two to do this, but this is what made sense to me and what seemed the easiest for y’all to work with.

Okay, so now I’m-a thinkin’ y’all are wondering who the winners are from the Lucky You contest. Well, let’s get to it then!

The winner of the $50 Spending Moola is:
amsynicole said…

This giveaway ROCKS! I feel lucky for my sweet family and to see the smiles on my boys faces everyday! Also lucky to have the chance to win this!!


March 17, 2011 11:12 AM


The winner of the year’s worth of This & That kits is:
Susan said…

Feeling very lucky to be a mom to two wonderful sons, living here in the US where we are so very blessed, and best of all enjoying the blessings of the gospel in our lives!


(Thanks for sharing yourself with us.)


SusanMarch 18, 2011 4:33 PM 

Congratulations! Email me at and I will get those prizes to you!

And I just have to say, I loved reading all your comments . . . loved. So many touching words about health, new employment, stay-at-home moms, spending time with family, appreciating simple moments, great dads . . .  you all have an amazing perspective and positive attitude! Love it!

I particularly loved Cassie’s comment about how her husband got to call from Afghanistan that day. Sooooo exciting! I can kind of relate with not being able to talk to my son but twice a year. It’s tough.

Anyway, thank you for sharing all your wonderful thoughts!

Also I just want to say stay tuned for a sneak peek at next month’s kit in the next couple days!