Whether you're a beginning blogger anxious to learn more about designing, setting up, and improving your blog, or you're a dedicated blogger with little experience in the ins-and-outs of Photoshop, you have come to the right place! In this intensive two-week class, I'll show you how to take a thoughtful approach to your blog's design, gather elements to support that design, and then create and add essential elements using Photoshop. I'll also show you how to resize and frame your images just right for your blog, and we'll go through several cool widgets to connect your blog to your other social media. You'll be amazed at the improvement to your blog with these Photoshop and design lessons!
Sign up now for this self-paced class. Once you sign up, you'll have access to all your course materials FOREVER. Complete the lessons at your own schedule!
In this video-based course, you'll learn how to create a cohesive look and feel for your blog
, and how to use Photoshop to create the "bits & pieces" that every blog needs. You'll learn how to:
- Identify the basic vocabulary of web design
- Use brainstorming, mood boards, and worksheets to design a cohesive look and feel for your blog
- Set up your blog on the platform of your choice with a simple, flexible template you can customize
- Create a new blog header
- Create a custom background, and the bits-and-pieces that every blog needs
- Perform basic edits on photos
- Create a watermark
- Integrate widgets into your blog
- Create ads and blog badges to share your blog with others
- And so much more!
All of the classes here at JessicaSprague.com come with gorgeous video instruction, broken down into project-based lessons and individual tasks within each lesson. This bite-sized approach to Photoshop makes it easy to understand, and you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish as you learn!
In addition to the lesson projects, I'll offer challenges, extra information, links, downloads, and other materials designed to enhance your experience and deepen your understanding of how to use Photoshop in your specific area of learning. You'll take the class completely at your own pace (you never need to be online at a specific time), and all of the course materials are available to you FOREVER from your My Classes page here at JessicaSprague.com. We love users of Mac or Windows, and welcome students from around the world to join us!
There have been so many advantages by taking classes at Jessica's site. I find her videos to be first class! Instructions are clear, motivating, and inspiring. There is something for all levels of learning and Jessica is so "down-to-earth". - Clare B.
LOVE the flexibility and I CAN NOT believe how much I learned in the very first class! It's amazing how simply Jessica can teach so MUCH in so little time. Thank you! Patti M.
The main jumping-off point for our class is the Classroom, where you'll find each lesson - complete with lesson images, downloads, the video lesson, and a PDF companion guide. Our class also features a private forum where you can ask and answer questions and participate in discussions about blogging in general, the challenges with the design and visual care of blogs, photography, and lots more!
There are no prerequisites to this beginner-level class. You'll need a computer with internet access, and have any version of Photoshop Elements 7+ or Photoshop CS2+ installed. Adobe offers a free 30-day trial of these programs in its latest version.
Jessica Sprague is the founder and lead instructor at JessicaSprague.com. She is a renowned designer, teacher, author, and Photoshop expert with more than 12 years of experience helping others to find their potential in using their computers to tell the stories of their lives. She loves Diet Mt. Dew and gets jazzed about external hard drives and RAM. Jessica is the author of four books on Photoshop, mouse-and-paper crafting, and storytelling, and is a former Contributing Editor to Creating Keepsakes magazine. She writes regularly at her blog, and posts almost daily to various social media.
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