30 January 2008

Spring / Digital Photography / Photoshop Elements


Awe the little bunnies remind me of Spring! This card went out as a RAK to a young lady who is currently passing time in Basic Training, I hope Tara enjoys it! I added White Fun Flock to both tails of the bunnies and added Crystal Stickles to the flowers to give them a little sparkle.

I'm taking these Digital Photography courses and the instructor has been recommending Adobe Photoshop Elements software to use for editing photos. I currently use Coral Paint Shop Pro X and I've been thinking about purchasing Adobe and then taking the Wizbang Course (Wizbang Course: the instructor demonstrates how to set/use your preferences, layer, tilting techniques... basically showing us how to use our software and what it can do for us). Since I can find my way around Coral I'm hoping I would be able to work with PS without getting too stressed! I just hate taking the time to learn new programs, especially when I could be spending that time stamping! If you use Photoshop Elements, please let me know what you like and/or dislike about it.

Through all my research I’ve came across some very talented ladies that use Photoshop Elements to create awesome digi scrap pages. Since I'm not in scrapbooking, I may have to take the leap into digi-scrapbooking, it looks like fun! Now I have to ask, for those of you that make digi scrap pages, what you do with the digi pages! Are they printable or how does that work... I know nothing about it!? I would really appreciate any info you can share with me. Thanks for reading – Jovi

Stamps: Food for Thought (Happy Hoppers / Stampabilities) ~ Paper: White, Blush, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate (all CTMH), Life Delights Patterned Paper (CTMH) ~ Noir (Palette) ~ Other: Light Pink Grosgrain (SU), Markers (CTMH), Pebbles Chalk, Crystal Stickles, White Fun Flock, Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol

11 comments:

  1. this card is just so lovely!! I can't wait to see more!! love love love this card!!!
    Tracey (Racey-SCS)

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  2. Cute, cute card! :)

    I'm now using the professional version of Photoshop courtesy of my day job. However, for several years I used Elements for personal use (photo touchup and blog banner creation) as well as for my day job, and loved it. If it weren't for my job paying to upgrade, I wouldn't have switched. It's not a difficult program to maneuver, and it's powerful. Don't they have a trial you can download, also? You can email me if you have specific questions. :)

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  3. I use PSE 5 for digital scrapbooking..I love it. I print out my layouts in 8x8 format and then put in a 9x9 album...I have to trim a little off the top and bottom,but I love the bit of white left around the layout..it pops the layout page.
    There is a 30 day trial download for PSE 6...try it!
    Hope this helps. Hugs, Dee in Oklahoma

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  4. I just began using PSE. I need to take a class in it, though, otherwise I'll just learn what I need and not get beyond that. I bought it partially to learn the digi stuff. PSE has a newsletter to help learn to use it for digital scrapbooking ad cardmaking. My problem is I'm a "hands-on" learner and reading manuals just doesn't quite do it. I think you'd enjoy the software.

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  5. I have PSE and CS3 thanks to taking a class at a local community college; I got the student price. I don't know either very well because I have not taken the time to really learn or play with. I am a little intimidated actually and would love to take an on line class or something. So, if you find one,let me know. Thanks, Hope

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  6. oh, can't wait to see the responses to this. We are looking at having to get new computers and it comes with this program. YEAH, i was wondering if it is the same program! Thanks for posting this! I love your card, as always!
    Please post if you find any online classes or tutorial for this program!

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  7. Jovita, HOW ON EARTH did I miss that you made this card for my daughter??? wow, that is the sweetest thing ever, I am positive she will simply ADORE it, especially with the flock on it..and trust me, she will notice it! I love it, thank you so much, you are a total sweetie!!

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  8. Hi Jovi, I was doing a google search for something (can't remember what now) and found your blog and just wanted to say I love your work! I have been digi scrapping for a couple years now and I love it. I use both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Elements being the cheaper of the two is still in my opinion a very powerful program and I really love it. For anyone interested in learning I highly recommend tutorials offered by http://jessicasprague.com/ or Linda Sattgast's CD's at www.scrappersguide.com. As far as printing goes, I print mine 12x12 size at shutterfly. I print individual pages and have complete albums printed in books.

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  9. Oh ... it's me again ... I wanted to apologize for mispelling your name! Also wanted to say that I am not affiliated with any of the sites I recommended ... they are just sources I have used that I feel I can strongly recommend :)!

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  10. Simple yet stunning! U Rock!

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  11. This card is Adorable..I love it!!
    I'm a PSP user too. I have PE 3..but I'm afraid I just haven't used it enough...I'm just so used to PSP.

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