How many of you out there have ever dabbled in digi-scrapbooking? How many of you have wanted to design your own patterned papers or embellishments? How about pocket page cards and cut files? Have you ever wanted to design those?
Do you have a basic grasp on how to use Photoshop? (Most important concept-do you understand layers?)
You do? Excellent, because there’s a class coming up that you will absolutely LOVE.
The Design Star with Traci Reed class (affiliate link) over at Scrapaneers is now open for registration, and begins Aprll 7th. She first ran the class last fall, and I was lucky enough to take the class.
Before I took the class, I had only used Photoshop Elements, and I was able to complete some of the assignments in Elements. However, there are certain things you can do in Photoshop that you can NOT do in Elements, so for the end of class, I took advantage of Adobe’s free trial and used Adobe Creative Cloud.
By the end of the class, I was able to make this:
(If you want to download it and take a closer look at it you can find the info here: Doing a Digi Dance)
The Design Star class (affiliate link) is jam packed with information, and Traci walks you through the entire design process, from creating a mood board and color palette, to creating your own patterns and word art and embellishments. Not only is there great introductory information pre-recorded for each week’s topic, but there are also office hours, where Traci demonstrates tricks, shortcuts, and techniques that will really help you learn the ins and outs of digital designing. There’s even a peer review and a one-on-one video chat with Traci at the end of class to go over your strengths and weaknesses!
I can not recommend this class highly enough. No matter what your skill level is, you will learn a lot that you can use to create gorgeous digital products, be it for your own personal use, or as a professional designer.
If you have any questions about the class, drop them in the comments, and I’ll forward them on to Traci and get some answers for you. Maybe we’ll even have a Q&A post later this month for you!
This is one class that is worth every penny, and then some. If you harbor even vague dreams of becoming a digi designer, this class will get you on your way!