Cassel – my sharing what I do is the trainer in me. Before retiring, I trained people (engineers, sales, etc) in motor and automation control. When teaching software, I always encourage people to ‘play’ with software. That’s even more so with graphic and art programs (and even when I taught PowerPoint). As I told my students: “If what you do doesn’t work…there’s always CTL-Z.) Let me know if I go too far with sharing.
Good catch (or bad throw on my part?) on the picture shadow. Here’s re-post of image with the shadow. As part of my work flow I add effects affecting multiple layers as a last set of steps. I must have missed the layer with the photo.
As a tip for others, if you add a shadow to an element and then rotate that element, the shadow also rotates and doesn’t match the other shadows. That’s why I do things like shadows and other effects to layers as a group of steps so they all look the same.
As for conversion: ABR format. Many times I just need one (or two) PNG files from a brush set to import into PowerPoint, PSP, DAZ Studio, etc. I came up with my process years ago (long before finding your tutorial – which covers the same process I use). You got me curious, so I googled the software. I see abrMate has been updated. I’ll look to see what’s improved. I think it is a nice conversion utility.
BTW, thanks for the shout out on your blog.