Digital 2: Just Me and You
Step 2 in the Digi series!
Here's Your Second Stop
(If you're a Photoshop beginner, be sure to start with my free beginner course Digital 1: We've Just Begun)
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.
(Note : If you already own Up & Running from the archived classes, this content is the same as Lessons 3-6.)
Our Goal: Share 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
- Create a layout from scratch with a blank document
- Use digital patterned paper
- Install and stamp digital brushes
- Identify the basic vocabulary of design for print and the web
- Perform basic edits on photos
- Download and install fonts, and use the Type tool
- Create photo collages
- Create and use clipping masks
- Add patterned papers to templates
- Layer brushwork and shapes
- Create and use journaling
- Create curving type
- Use the rectangular marquee tool to delete from an object
- Use a pre-made alphabet set
- Use the Align and Distribute command
- Add a frame to a photo
- And so much more!
How To Prepare for Class
The prerequisite to this beginner-level class is the first class, Digital 1: We've Just Begun. You'll need a computer with internet access, and have any version of Photoshop Elements 9+ or Photoshop CS5+ installed. Adobe offers a free 30-day trial of these programs in its latest version.
I'll Be Right There With You
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!
Testimonial : "I have learned so much from Jessica Sprague! It has opened a world of possibilities to me and enabled me to create everything I need for church flyers, advertisements, invitations or scrapbooks. I tell everyone who wants to know how I edit photos or make invitations to check out your website. "
Frequently Asked Questions
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!