August 2013 Freebie - Stitched Burlap Digital Alpha

This month's freebies is for the digital scrapbookers and Project Lifers out there. This is a stitched edge burlap digital alpha set.

Here's a closeup of the letters so you can see the texture:

These come as one 12x12 PNG sheet. It's really easy to grab the letters and drag them onto your photo (or layout, journaling card, etc).

Open up the alpha sheet file and your image (or layout) in Photoshop Elements (or Photoshop):

Click on the rectangular selection tool:

Now draw a box around the letter, number, or symbol you want to use:

Next click on the drag tool:

Drag the letter onto your image or layout:

Here you can resize it to fit your layout using the transform feature.

Just continue selecting and dragging each letter you want to use into your layout. Here's the photo I made using this alpha. I thought the burlap went so well with a photo of the kids riding in a wagon at Smolak Farms last year:

DOWNLOAD LINK EXPIRED  Happy August everyone!


  1. Thank you SO much for the alpha freebie AND instructions. Being new to the digital side the instructions help me tremendously!!
    Thanks again!

  2. Thank you! Also, thank you for the tutorial, I am a newbie to photoshop so this really helps!

  3. i keep on thanking you over and over again. I am also a newbie.... you are helping me alot.
    greetings from the netherlands :)

    1. That's cool -thanks for the "thanks!" always appreciated :)