Digital 1: We've Just Begun
Start here! This class will teach you the beginning basics to digital scrapbooking.
Start Right Here!
The stories of your life are precious. More than likely, you love taking photos of the big and small things in your life. You love writing and recording, savoring and saving. And also more than likely you've got that backlog of photos you've been meaning to do something with (that's actually why I got started). After all, photos only take on significance when people look at them. Time to dig them out of whatever drive or CD or phone or random spot they're in, and make something amazing!
(Note : If you already own Up & Running from the archived classes, this content is the same.)
Here's a look at the project we'll make together in our class.
Our Goal: Introduce the Benefits of Digital Scrapbooking
There are lots of reasons to love digital Scrapbooking from the instant sharing to being able to create custom art. we hope you'll love it all too!
You can use your computer and Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to create gorgeous projects that showcase your photos and words, AND share them online instantly with family and friends all over the world.
Print Albums & Keepsakes
You can print your digital scrapbook pages individually, or transform them into photo albums as keepsakes or gifts. I'll share resources to help you get perfect prints and photo books every time.
Grow Your Skills, Spread Your Wings
This is the big one. It should be written in big red letters and then underlined 1,000 times. The best thing about learning how to use Photoshop, is the learning. The skills you'll gain through the class series here will last you a lifetime, and you'll be amazed at all the things you're able to do (posters, flyers, kids' school projects, announcements, home decor, you name it). Those creative wings are just waiting to unfurl, and it all starts right here.
What To Expect In Class
Set up Photoshop (or Elements) for digital scrapbooking
Open and close photos and Photoshop documents
Create a digital scrapbook page using a single-photo "Quickpage"
Create a digital scrapbook page using a two-photo "Quickpage"
Use the Type tool to add single lines and paragraphs of text
Save your file for print
Save your file for sharing online
How To Prepare for Class
Hi there! I'm Jessica Sprague, owner and instructor here at JessicaSprague.com. I founded JessicaSprague.com in 2007 to share the creative potential of Photoshop for crafting. I've been teaching Photoshop and graphic design, photo editing, digital scrapbooking, e-commerce, and online school development for a decade. It's my goal to help you build the skills and knowledge that will last you a lifetime. Learn more about me. Are you ready to start the journey? Join me!
"It made photoshop so easy to use. going into photoshop "blindly" can be very intimidating. Having someone simplify it is awesome!" - Digi 1 Student
StartPSE Your First Digital Layout: Introduction and Downloads (1:25)
StartPSE 1.1: Photoshop Elements Setup (3:36)
StartPSE 1.2: Open & Add a Photo (9:09)
StartPSE 1.3: Type a Date (7:34)
StartPSE 1.4: Type in a Text Block (3:35)
StartPSE 1.5: Save Your Layout in .psd and .jpg Formats (6:35)
StartPSE 1.6: Save Your Layout for the Web (5:43)
StartPSE: Lesson Summary & Assignment
StartPhotoshop CC Your First Digital Layout: Introduction and Downloads (1:23)
StartPhotoshop CC 1.1: Set up Photoshop CC (1:26)
StartPhotoshop CC 1.2: Open & Add a Photo (8:20)
StartPhotoshop CC 1.3: Type a Date (4:56)
StartPhotoshop CC 1.4: Type in a Text Block (4:07)
StartPhotoshop CC: Lesson Summary & Assignment
StartPhotoshop CC 1.5: Save Your Layout in .psd and .jpg Formats (7:36)
StartPhotoshop CC 1.6: Save Your Layout for the Web (5:34)
Frequently Asked Questions
This class is designed for Photoshop Elements 9+ OR Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CC.
This class is designed for beginners - if you've never opened Photoshop before, or you've opened it and gotten frustrated, this class is for you!
What You'll Get
Detailed HD Screencasts, Delivered by a Pro
All of the classes here at JessicaSprague 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 in just 30 minutes at a time! You can see first hand what I'm demonstrating, then try it for yourself right there! The freedom to rewind, relisten, and rewatch makes this course easy to follow, even with the most complex techniques. I'm right beside you the whole way!
Techniques You'll Use Forever
As a scrapbooker, instructional designer, and graphic designer, I teach techniques you'll find most useful, most interesting, and which deliver the best results throughout every layout you make. You'll gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to create scrapbook pages that make your heart sing! I love watching pages come together, and I LOVE seeing students' work! I can't wait to see yours! Let's unfurl those creative wings together, right here!
Everything But the Photos
All you need for this class are your photographs! I'll provide downloads for everything you'll need to complete each project. 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. This is about YOU - your investment in yourself, and I can't wait to share what I know!
Permanent Access, at Your Pace
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. Our classroom also features a private forum where you can ask and answer questions and participate in discussions, as well as share your beautiful work with me and the other students!
Register now! I can't wait to see you in class!