Sunday, January 31, 2010

Project 365 - Week 4 All Digital

Just watched the videos for Erica Hernandez Digital 101 class at Two Peas in a Bucket this weekend.   Although I've been using Photoshop Elements for nearly 2 years, I never fail to pick up some tips, particularly shortcuts.  The 'key' to using Elements, I'm learning, is to learn the keyboard shortcut keys.  When I first started using this application, I thought it was the most tedious software I'd ever used. My hand would get so tired from all the mouse use. Seems odd to learn keystrokes when we have been conditioned away from keyboards for so many years.  Erica even includes a PDF of shortcuts with this free class.  What a deal!

I did this layout using last week's photos.  I'd planned to add a little bling in my embellishments after printing.  I'm much more of a hybrid scrapbooker.  I love buying stuff way too much to ever go completely over to digital.  However, everything rhinestone and ribbon competed for attention with the photos of my pin and the decorative glass decanter.  I guess 7 photos focusing on glass is enough without any outside sparkle.

The assignment for class was to use a free kit.  This one is appropriately called Give Freely and it is available at Two Peas along with many others.  Here's a link to Erica's class:  http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/education_class.asp?cl=16

(Also, if you are new to Photoshop Elements, I highly recommend doing the first few videos of Sandy Krieger's class from last year to get you started --> http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/education_class.asp?cl=7

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