Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4
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Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4

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Save 25% (buy 3 get 1 free) with the Beginner Basics Bundle 1: Lessons 1 - 4. Build your very first digital scrapbook layouts using Adobe Photoshop® or Adobe Elements®. 

In Lesson 1: Get Started, you'll become familiar with the Photoshop®/Elements® workspace, its basic tools and build your first layout. Our simple first page will introduce us to templates, layering, adding photos, a title, journaling and decorating our page with papers and embellishments.

In Lesson 2: Get Stronger, the simple second page will help you dive deeper into the Photoshop®/Elements® interface, customize a basic template, develop embellishment clusters, work with the Character panel and create your own simple shadows.

In Lesson 3: Photo Editing, I’ll show you how to use the Adobe® Lightroom® software to transform poor photos into photos perfect for the cover of a scrapbook magazine.

And while Lightroom is THE superior photo-editing software, Photoshop® & Elements® are still best for creative photo editing. We’ll jump back into our editors and perform more basic functions that will help our photos stand-out.

And in Lesson 4: 2 Pagers, you'll be introduced to nuanced page development including how to work with a 2-page layout, building and working with swatches, recoloring elements using adjustment layers, customizing the justification and line height of text and more.

We'll accomplish the following objectives:

  • Tour the PS CC interface and customize the workspace (Photoshop version)
  • Tour the PSE interface and customize the workspace (Elements version)
  • Download and unzip digital files
  • Recognize different file types for digital scrapbooking
  • Open, duplicate and save a layered template
  • Review the individual components of layered templates
  • Add photos and papers to a layout using clipping masks
  • Convert a color photo to black and white
  • Decorate a layout with fonts and embellishments
  • Save the layout and ready for web sharing
  • Rotate and straighten a skewed photo
  • Create basic and dramatic Drop Shadow styles
  • Develop a layered background by repurposing kit elements
  • Develop two different, simple embellishment clusters
  • Load a font
  • Create a layered title
  • Align two layers together
  • A brief introduction to the Lightroom interface and most used panels.
  • How to quickly move your image through processing.
  • How to fix common photo solutions.
  • Lightroom presets and where to find more.
  • How to crop your photo and remove unnecessary background.
  • Understand the difference between self-blend layers and dummy-blend layers and when to use each.
  • How to pop the color and definition within the eyes using the Dodge tool.
  • How to remove bags from underneath the eyes using the Spot Healing brush.
  • How to boost the lighting and contrast of a flat photo.
  • How to convert a color photo into a strong black and white photo using a Gradient Map.
  • How to apply a color tint to a photo using a Photo Filter.
  • Review and repeat basic tasks learned from previous lessons
  • Work with a 2-page set up by creating unity between two different pages and balancing contrast
  • Add additional shapes to a template using the Rectangular Shape tool
  • Decorate the background using a PNG
  • Build a swatch group from a kit
  • Use swatches colors to colorize additional elements on the page
  • “Borrow” elements from other kits
  • Recolor pieces using the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
  • Make text “fit” a lined journal card
  • Use the Paragraph panel to justify journaling

Includes:

  • Felicity, Connelly, and Midori digital papers and elements an exclusive scrapbooking kits by Mye de Leon
  • 56 page PDF handbook with detailed, step-by-step instructions (Photoshop version)
  • 55 page PDF handbook with detailed, step-by-step instructions (Elements version)
  • Lesson video downloads and streaming links to watch videos online or offline

Important Notes:

  • Photoshop version runtime: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Elements version runtime: 5 hours 36 minutes
  • Recommended Photoshop® software: Adobe Photoshop® CS2016 and versions above including CC (Creative Cloud)
  • Recommended Elements® software: Adobe Elements® 2017 and versions above