This year’s seasonal seance has brought my Halloween Menagerie back from the dead. (Sadly, can’t say the same for Ulead’s PhotoImpact, since Corel gleefully drove a stake through its heart!)
In case you’ve missed the annual visitation, I started this Menagerie back in 2003 using PI v8 and have enjoyed creating each new creature from leftover body parts from the year before (Vanessa’s hand is up there in my site’s header). So don’t lose your head, but if you work with any version of PhotoImpact, make sure to take apart these UFO files. They’re hiding a few surprises. Click on the image caption above to download any or all of the ZIP files containing the full-figure UFO (not just a head-shot). But just like a good Halloween Trick-or-Treat, these files will disappear on November 1st.
Every time I view my stats it amazes me to see how many people arrive here from searches on WordPress.com or Google for PhotoImpact; amazes me even more since Corel has seemingly dropped development of PI in favor of PaintShopPro (formerly owned by Jasc), now called PaintShop Photo Pro. Oddly, there aren’t more PI-centric (or PSP or PSPP) WordPress.com blogs out there, but I guess in the long run it’s better to be a big fish in a little pond than vice versa.
It also amazes me that in spite of the many PI-related visits, you’ve left almost no feedback on what you’re looking for when you arrive here. To that end I’ve just opened up “PhotoImpact Talk“, a place where PI users can hang out and talk about their favorite app. Come on over and say “hi!”
This is a new set of much-requested Vintage Cutouts, available for you to download through the end of this month. Again, these cutouts were created using Caroloyl’s excellent tubin’ tutorial with the exception of my preference for using a Wacom tablet and a small paintbrush to tidy the cutout rather than the Path/Bezier tool in selection mode.
In addition to the Vintage Cutouts Library UOL, I’ve also included in this download a toolset to help you make your own cutouts:
A Custom Brush preset for cleaning up your objects (no drawing tablet required, though preferred)
A” Zoom to 600%” SMP for easy zooming.
Click on the image to download and save the 3.9M zip file to your computer’s hard drive. Apologies for the file size, but these are fairly large image objects. If you have any problem with the download, please leave a comment. See also the ToU included in the file for any additional limitations on use of these Vintage cutouts.
Fontaholics will recognize the font here as French Script MT, available on most computers running an MS product.
For the fontaholics among us, the font used here is Dinc‘s Cinema Aisles.
A second set of special PI Goodies for Valentine’s Day will be available tomorrow, so stop back then. Don’t want to miss out on new PI Goodies? Sign up for updates by email or subscribe to my blog’s RSS feed. You can do both over on the right in my sidebar.