The initial three volumes of the new collection are graphic and themed "Frames" that artists can use to enhance photography, border a layout, or add an interesting accent to the printed page. Because these frames are layered, the individual parts of the frame can also be isolated and used in an unlimited number of creative ways. "The variety and high detail in these layered graphic elements means they work easily for any number of uses beyond the traditional photo frame." says Jacqui Dawson, Senior Creative Director at Digital Juice. "One of my favorite tricks is to highlight important text or sidebar information with just the corner or edge of a frame which bleeds off the side of the page. Because of the frame's large size and high resolution, I can do this and still maintain the detail and high quality I need for print projects."
The 3 New Volumes are as follows:
- Print Design Elements Vol. 001: Square Frames focuses primarily on the more traditional metal or wood square-shaped frame. However, the more than 60 frames in this volume are anything but stodgy, ranging in style from slick polished futuristic to delicate floral to grungy metal and beyond.
- Print Design Elements Vol. 002: Round Frames gives the user the option of framing their graphics with a smoother softer circular edge. Whether it's shiny metallic, puffy lace, liquid glass or abstract neon – each of these more than 60 frames has its own unique style and unlimited uses in any project requiring high resolution graphics that attract the eye.
- Print Design Elements Vol. 003: Shape Frames goes beyond the usual round or square geometrics of the traditional frame collection. It branches out into abstract and themed shapes which can frame graphics with an unusual or specific look. With the more than 60 frames in this volume, the user could open a feature layout about a war hero with his photo framed in a combat medal and then they could accent a Valentine's Day billboard with a glowing gold wire heart-shaped frame around a model's photo. These are only a few possible applications but the potential uses for these frames are infinite.
Digital Juice® provides a free Windows® and Mac® utility, Juicer™ 3, that makes it easy to browse, search, and select from any of the Print Design Elements™ volumes. Juicer™ 3 layered preview technology allows users to preview the layers within the Juicer™ 3 browser without having to load the full resolution file into Photoshop to see the layers. In addition to using the layered Photoshop™ (PSD) files right off the disc, Juicer™ technology allows users to render an image from disc to hard drive into most major file formats including JPEG, PNG, TGA, TIF, PSD, and BMP.
The new Print Design Elements™ volumes 1 through 3 can be ordered through Digital Juice's online store (www.digitaljuice.com) or by calling the company's customer service center toll-free at 800-525-2203. Individual volumes retail for $99 each but can be purchased in bundles for up to 75% off. Check the website for details on bundle pricing and specials. The company's free Juicer™ 3 software can be found at www.digitaljuice.com/juicer/.