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Polka Dot Downloads


I’ve been hinting about this for a few weeks, and I’ve even had it up and running for the last several days.  You may have noticed, if you’ve been poking around or if you read my blog on Facebook, where I gave everybody a little sneak peek.  It’s official now, though: welcome to the Grand Opening of the new Polka Dot Downloads shop!

On a regular basis (initially bi-weekly, but eventually monthly), I will introduce a new downloadable here, be it a crafty tutorial in pdf form, photos for use as desktop backgrounds, paint shop pro scripts, or whatever technique I happen to be fixated on at the time.  The downloadable will be free, until a new one is posted, and then it will go into the Downloads Shop for sale.

Sound like fun?

Allow me to introduce the first download: 
“Turning Foliage” Paint Shop Pro Script


What does it do?

Turning Foliage is most dramatic on drab images that feature touches of red and orange – like a forest at the very beginning of fall.  Through this script, all of the colors are deepened & warmed up, contrast is enhanced and the reds & yellows are given an extra pop.

The examples show the SOOC image on the left, and on the right you see how the image changes when the script is applied.


What’s included in the download?

You get the script file itself, instructions for its installation and use, plus a detailed description of how the script works, so that non-PSP users may attempt to translate the script into their own photo-editing software’s language.


What software do I need?

This script was designed for use with Paint Shop Pro.  However, if you are familiar with another piece of software, and you are comfortable enough with it to manipulate layers, color balance, and saturation, you should be able to use the given details to get similar results (although it’s not a guarantee!)

I’ve found PSP to be a very powerful (and much less expensive) alternative to Photoshop. You can order a downloadable copy direct from Corel, the company that makes the software, or you can find it on CD at Amazon.

Specifically, this script was developed using Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate, but it should be compatible with other versions of PSP in the X series. If you find otherwise, please let me know and I will do what I can to make it work for you!



You can use the link below to purchase the script at any time.

Or, wander over to the downloads page where for a limited time, it will be Freebie of the Week. If it is FotW, then go ahead and download it there for free.  Enjoy!

And please be sure to let me know if you encounter any problems, both in terms of this script, and with the shop itself.  I’ve tested as best as I could, but there’s always the chance that something was missed!

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6 thoughts on “Polka Dot Downloads

  1. I want to update my editing software, currently photoshop elements 5. How user friendly is Paint Shop Pro? I can’t seem to get past the very basics of mine without taking a class, and, well, i’m too lazy to 🙂

    1. I had Elements and I had PSP (like version 2)-I just upgraded last year to X2 (I think X3 is the newest) and I like it, there is a bit of a learning curve, but there are so many dedicated Paint Shop Pro users that offer tutorials and cool scripts like what Miss Lisa just posted that learning is easier and fun.

      I think anything that Adobe creates should come with a economy size bottle of Advil.

    2. I don’t have any experience with Photoshop or Elements, so I can’t really say how they compare, but I find PSP fairly intuitive. There are YouTube tutorials online, if you get stuck on something, though, and like Molly said, there are some fun downloadable add-ons to play with once you get comfortable with the basic functions.

      I’ve been using PSP for *years* but I only recently started really exploring its capabilities. I’m sure there’s more yet to uncover, too.

    3. thanks ladies for the help! and i do agree with the bottle of advil 🙂

  2. Love this. And I had never played with scripts before I got this so now you have created a monster. A BIG HUGE PHOTO EDITING MONSTER.


    1. Well, then. My work here is done.

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