Scrapbooking: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Design: Adobe Illustrator CS5
Photo Editing: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Lightroom 3, Totally Rad Actions
Tablet: Wacom Intuos4
Camera: Nikon D50 (no longer in production)
Lenses: Nikon 18-55mm, Nikon 50mm f/1.8
Flash: Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
Computer: PC (Hewlett-Packard), 8GB of RAM
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
One Little Bird Designs
I AM HAVING DIFFICULTIES INSTALLING YOUR SHADOW LIKE ME LAYER STYLES IN PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS.
Please note that the Shadow Like Me layer styles have only been tested in PSE versions 7-10. Instructions for installing the styles in Photoshop Elements 7-10 (Windows and Mac OS) are available on my site at the following location:
As a long term solution, I have heard that Graffi’s Add-O-Matic ($19.99) is a piece of software that will install many 3rd party extras directly into your PSE program (Windows OS only). I have heard positive things about its ease of use, so if you’re the sort of person who purchases a lot of layer styles, actions, brushes, etc. then it may be worth the relatively small investment to streamline the install process for all of these files.
Additionally another PSE “power user” recommended the Elements+ Plug-In ($12 Windows/Mac) which adds a lot of Photoshop CS functionality to Photoshop Elements, much more than just the automated installation and organizing of layer styles. (This plug-in also adds the ability to move applied Effects to their own layer, for shadow modifications similar to the ones in my Mind-Blowing Drop Shadow Tutorial). See the full list of features on their website.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE METADATA FILES FOR YOUR SHADOW LIKE ME LAYER STYLES?
Prior to January 2012 the metadata.xml files for Photoshop Elements were not included in the product download in my store. If you purchased your Shadow Like Me Layer Styles prior to January 2012, you can download the missing metadata files at the bottom of the Shadow Like Me PSE Installation Guide and follow the instructions on that page to add these missing metadata files to your PSE installation. (Disregard any reference to the original .asl files, you’ve likely already installed those.)
In January 2012 the metadata.xml files were added to the original product download in a folder labeled “PSE 7-10″.
These metadata.xml files allow PSE users to install the Shadow Like Me layer styles and have them appear in their own category in the drop-down menu of the Effects panel in Photoshop Elements versions 7-10.
WHO ADMINISTERS YOUR WEBSITE?
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HOW CAN I ADD A PHOTO AVATAR TO COMMENTS ON YOUR SITE?
You can add your avatar to comments on this site and many others by creating an account with Gravatar. Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a Gravatar enabled blog – which includes the vast majority of WordPress blogs. Additionally my site has Hovercards enabled which will provide profile information (that you set on the Gravatar website) when another user hovers over your image in the comments.