Here are past layouts for Across The Universe... I don't think the screen shots do them justice, but forge ahead...
Version 8: This is the eigth layout for Across The Universe featuring as always my ever so sexy John Love (John Lennon). I just felt the last layout wasn't good enough and it bugged me a lot. The font used for Across The Universe is called Australian Sunset size 36, Layer properties are set to luminance... I love the effect gave and I absolutely love the colors and I hope you do too!! ^_^
Version 7: This is the seventh layout for Across The Universe featuring as always my sexy guitar hero John Love (John Lennon). First new layout for the new year, it's not the best, but it will have to do for now. I have too much to do, to make a new layout at this point. I do like the way John looks and the colors. The font used for Across The Universe is called Kaushan Script size 28, the color used is: #7D485B. The font used for Usagi's personal domain and collective is called Caligula size 13, I changed the opacity to 67 so it looks like Usagi's personal domain and collective. Most of colors I used I took from John's jacket and pants. And there you have it, I hope you like! :)
Version Happy Christmas (2013): This is the sixth layout and second Christmas/New Year layout for Across The Universe featuring as always my beautiful John Love (John Lennon). I wanted something different and unique, not your typical Christmas layout, I was trying to be artsy. But like usual I don't think many people liked it, or got it... I liked it and so did Aaron and Minako, so honestly I don't care if people didn't like it -- I made it for John and me, and to me, that's all that matters. I incorporated some of John's drawings into the layout (the christmas tree and mistletoe people), a long with the words/lyrics written in John's own hand writing, for his song Happy Xmas (War Is Over). For Across The Universe title I used the font color #9C111C, and the font used, is called DreamerOne - size 24. For the footer: Happy Christmas (looked gold) in John's hand writing -- I used a font named, JohnLennon Changing the layer properties to exclusion, which made it look green "Have a very very merry Chistmas and a happy New Year, we hope it's a great one!" - across the universe - size 20, and the font color #9C111C. My Christmas was fantastic thanks to Aaron, Minako, my family and friends (online friends too) to mention, Elizabeth and Ericka. Due to a medical issue I have, that I don't want to get into, I was in massive pain for most of January and quite a bit of February. I couldn't do much of anything, not even work. After the pain began to subside, I ended up getting a horrible stomach virus. It's been a very rough and painful start into the New Year for me, so this layout was up a lot longer than I had ever intended it to be.
Version 5: This is the fifth layout for Across The Universe featuring as always my gorgeous hunka burnin' hottie John Love (John Lennon). It was time for a new layout, the header image in the previous layout was kind of bugging me, even though I loved that image of John a lot the quality wasn't all that great. The font used for Across The Universe is called Bira PERSONAL USE ONLY size 60, the color used is: #F8F430, using an outline color #673529 I changed the layer properties to luminance, and shadowed the letters, so it looks the way it does. The font used for Usagi's personal domain & collective is called always forever size 20, layer properties changed to hardlight, shadowed with white. The sun flower behind my John Love I scannned from one of my mom's magazines I can't remember the name of it. I found the sun flower drawing I used in the footer on google, it's hard to read, but it looks like the signature says Ms Clura, but I'm not sure.. The little doodles - heart, flower and butterfly in the footer is called VBdingsTwo.
Every time Minako (my best friend) saw me working on this she would laugh and say "John looks like he's in a centerfold" And I'd say "Yep, he's my angel in the centerfold". I really do hope everyone likes it!
Version 4: This was the fourth layout for Across The Universe featuring of course my extremely sexy John Love (John Lennon) the new layout for the New Year 2013. The image of John was scanned from the George Harrison book Living In A Material World -- (The picture of John was taken by George Harrison). The beautiful flowers used in the layout were given to John and I, from my best friend Minako in celebration of John's 72st birthday and pictures of the flowers were taken by my little sis with my camera. I changed the layer properties of the flowers to Exclusion to make them look they way the do. I haven't had a chance to put some images of them on John's site, hopefully I will soon. The font used for Across The Universe is called LittleLordFontleroy size 48, and the color used is: #9D74D1.
Version Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - we hope you have a good one! 2012: When I realized I had this image I really wanted to make a layout for the holidays! I found a pretty christmas scene on Bing that I liked and redrew part of it where I wanted to place my Santa love infront of the tree... I cropped John from the original image and placed him infront of the tree in the christmas scene and changed his angel to fit in better and look natural as possible. Then I erased any background left over from the original image of Santa, then fade corrected and changed the highlight, midtone and shadow, recolored/touched up the suit, hat, and beard in spots and then redrew John's eye (your left of the screen) to get rid of the flash glare. There was an ID card pinned to the santa suit (I guess that's what it's called), so I got the idea to turn it into a christmas tag, I colored it in and and put Do Not Open Until Christmas!! and added a red bow... Then I cleaned up around John's sneakers and added shadow around the entire image where needed. When I was finished with it, and saw my John Love in that santa suit in his black socks and sneakers with that look on his face, it cracked me up! I was hoping when people saw it up it would do the same for them, so I made sure I got it up and finished on December 08 the anniversary of John's death to make people remember him and think of his sense of humor with a smile and laughter, not sadness... For anyone wants to know, the font I used for Across The Universe.Net title was Beyond Wonderland and the color I used was #ECDCA5 and the font for sub title Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - we hope you have a good one! I used a font called BlackJack and the color was #FCDFF8.
Version 2: This is the second layout for Across The Universe featuring the beautiful John Lennon. The title font is named Magneto. Other fonts used through out the site are Georgia and Arial Narrow. I used tables and divs and the background texture is from GrSites textures archive. The roses used in the layout were given to John and I from my best friend Minako in celebration of John's 71st birthday. It's a yearly tradition done each year on John's birthday. If you would like to know more about it please visit John's site. The candle in the layout is mine and was lit all day on the day of John's birthday.
Version 1: This was the very first layout for Across The Universe featuring the gorgeous John Lennon. The title font is called JohnLennon (it's supposed to be John's hand writing, its close to it, but not quite close enough ^^). Other fonts used through out the site are Georgia and Arial Narrow. I used Divs and I made the background pattern.