Digital Scrapbooking 1: Up & Running with Photoshop Pin It


AVAILABLE THROUGH 2014! You love taking photos of events and your everyday life. You celebrate, savor, and save. In this all-new class, I'll show you how to tell the stories of your life with Photoshop!

Product: Digital Scrapbooking 1: Up & Running with Photoshop

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You are awesome. Your life is awesome, and worth recording. I'll show you how to record MORE of the awesome with a few simple techniques in Photoshop.

You love taking photos of events big and small in your life. You love writing and recording, and have an eye toward remembering. You celebrate, savor, and save. You want an easier, cleaner way to create with your memories in words and photos. You've come to the right place! I'll show you how to create digital scrapbook pages you can share with friends and family online, and print and put into albums for paging through. You'll love what you can make, and gain skills that will last you a lifetime!  Also, learning Photoshop will make you better looking. Seriously.

This is a self-paced class. Once you sign up for the class, you'll have access to all your course materials FOREVER. No need to be online at a specific time - complete the class at your own pace!

In this video-based course, you'll learn all the basic Photoshop tools and how to use them to manipulate and integrate the five materials of our craft: photographs, patterns, brushes, embellishments, and type. During our class, I'll show you how to create digital scrapbook pages from templates and from scratch.
You'll learn how to:
  • Identify the basic vocabulary of design for print and the web
  • Download and unzip files
  • Open, close, combine, create and save images of different types
  • Create a layout using a quickpage
  • Create a layout using a digital template
  • Create a layout from scratch with a blank document
  • Use digital patterned paper
  • Install and stamp digital brushes
  • Perform basic edits on photos
  • Download and install fonts, and use the Type tool
  • Create photo collages
  • And so much more!

All of the classes here at 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 We love users of Mac or Windows, and welcome students from around the world to join us!

In addition to the classroom, which contains video-based lessons and downloadable PDF companion guides to help you follow along, 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, photo editing, 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 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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