Joanne's Digital Designs
It is not often that I go out of my way to promote a designer, but in this case I feel I have to. First, let me say that I learned to create scrap kits using Photoshop Elements 5 [still my favorite of all the "Elements" versions and I own several different versions]. After awhile I "graduated" to using Photoshop CS3 and CS4. Yes, there is a learning curve and I don't think I will ever learn all that Photoshop can do, but I am very comfortable with it now and for those things that I don't know and want to learn, there are many tutorial sites freely available on the web.
After designing for a while, I began to notice all the offerings by those that created using Paint Shop Pro. PSP's version of Photoshop's actions are called "scripts". These are little automated design tools that scrap kit designers [and other graphic designers] use for a wide variety of things but for me, it takes hours out of the work I did creating items. There are many, many script designers out there and many different uses for these scripts.
I never felt the need to change which graphic program I used as I could usually find what I wanted for Photoshop --- until I stumbled upon Joanne Martell and her designs. SHE is the reason that I bought a copy of Paint Shop Pro [and I am up to version X4].
Each designer is different. Some are more talented than others. [Creative] styles vary. For me, when I saw her "scripts" for florals, I was floored. I love her style, her attention to detail, and the VARIETY she offers. Joanne goes BEYOND the expected and her scripts always leave you more than satisfied with the end results. Joanne creates her scripts so that they end in layers - which means that you can add, delete, embellish any way that YOU choose. On top of that, her creations are not something you are going to see every other designer create. The variety is amazing. For example, there must be hundreds of both PSP and PS designers that have created roses [one of my favorite flowers], however, Joanne has scripts that will create flowers that no other designer has. Below are some of my favorite flower scripts that Joanne has created.
Florals are just the tip of her creative iceberg. Joanne is so talented that I don't think there is anything that she can't design. Be sure to check out her store, you will NOT be disappointed. Best of all she is having a sale this month that is "beyond the beyond". Her products are 50% off this month AND are a BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE as well. You can't beat that with a stick.