It has been a long time since I have taken any type of school or course, and I remember the biggest challenge of being in class was just to stay awake! In the spring I was debating going back to school and was looking into graphic design programs at the local colleges. I decided that the time just wasn’t right for our young family and, perhaps, I will look into it again in a few years when the kids are in elementary school.
To satisfy my need for learning more about scrapbooking, design, and Photoshop, I signed up for a couple of online courses with Scrapaneers. I am just finishing the final week of my first course,Title Express with Tiffany Tillman, and I have been loving it! It covered typography basics, choosing and pairing fonts, and included many Photoshop techniques for creating amazing titles. She did such a great job with all the video tutorials that I feel 100% more confident using Photoshop Elements for scrapbooking.
The following layout shows a really cool technique for have the picture pop from the title and is a type of subway art. This was my husband’s favorite and I liked it because he thought I was a super star digital scrapbooker!
This next layout had my favorite technique: creating chipboard letters from a flat font. I really felt like a pro when I successfully created the word “Pause” to look like distressed, paper-covered chipboard. (I had to show my husband what real chipboard was for him to be truly impressed!!)
I am just working on the final assignment for the class and I am waiting to get hit with some inspiration! I will post it as soon as it is done, so be prepared to be wowed!!