Photoshop wizards, sharing spells

15th June 2008 by Denise

We announced MOO’s API the other week – which allows people with just a little tech knowledge to create cool apps that integrate with MOO’s process. If you don’t have the tech knowledge but still fancy making something cool, you could try using Photoshop instead.

Two talented MOOsters, Dawn Mikulich and Aral Balkan have posted their creative Photoshop templates online. Each produce very different, but very cool results.

First up, Dawn. A talented children’s photographer based in Chicago , Dawn recently made this set of MiniCards:

With beautiful bright images, the cards are split into sections, perfectly showcasing several photos at once. Dawn has kindly put the template online – and it sounds like it’s going down a treat! If you use it, do let us know in the comments, we’d love to see how your cards turnout.

Next up, Aral. You might remember him from last year. He made MiniCards featuring the code needed to get the 100 most recent photos from Flickr into Flash, using SWX. They’re very cool – take a look

This time, he’s been making mosaics. (MOOsaics? Gah!)
Here’s a photo, taken by Relly so you can see what I mean:

Aral’s online template is pre-set to the correct dimensions, and is ‘sliced for your convenience’. All you need to do is import your photo, make sure it fits in the document correctly and ‘Save for Web’.

jenschr has already tried it out – and got a great result:

Again, if you make cards like this, let us know!

And finally, many congratulations to MOO customer, Yves Snoeren. The Snoren’s have recently had a new addition to the family, in the shape of a beautiful baby girl. There’s been no time to waste since the birth however, as Yves has been racing about creating the birth announcements! With custom M&M’s and a cute little teddy, all that was missing was something small and funky, with the details. Luckily, MiniCards did the trick:

and they didn’t do it just the once – but many times!

Congratulations, from everyone at MOO :)

Ps – our Flickr pool recently got it’s 6000th member! Congrats to Katie Strang… Now, who’ll be the 10,000th?

Comments (9)

  1. Aral Balkan:

    Thanks for the mention, Denise :) And I’m itching to try out the new API for Singularity — congrats on its release!

    Keep on moo’in! :)

  2. yves Snoeren:

    oh its blogged nice!! Everyone from the family and friends found the Moo cards very nice!

  3. Denise:

    @yves Snoeren – how could we not blog it! Congrats again, glad the cards went down so well.

  4. Yves Snoeren:

    The bears are for the adults, childeren get a transparant globe with a Moo Sticker (same print) on it.. gone take pictures also of that :)

    My stats are going up because of the blogpost :)

  5. Dawn Mikulich:

    Thanks for sharing my template. I hope lots of moosters have found them useful. They work great for children’s work and I’ve seen quite a few people using them for their pets! :)

  6. Dustin:

    What is the dpi you print the Minicards at? I would like to know how big to design them.

  7. Denise:

    @Dustin, hello, there are format guides here for all the products:

    we print at 300 dpi, and you’ll need a 2mm bleed – but that is included in all the templates.

  8. Dustin:

    Ok, thanks!

  9. kristina:

    Love these templates, esp. Dawn

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