Sunday, September 10, 2006

Learning - Tutorials

Our blog debuts October 1, 2006. In the meantime here are some great resources.

What is Digital Scrapbooking? Podcast
A session from the Digital Talk Radio site featuring Cathy Zielske (mp3)

How to start digital scrapbooking
Article written by unknown designer for 2peas with information on what equipment you need to start.

Beginning Tutorial by Rhonna Farrer
Rhonna Farrer, a legend in the scrapbook community, shares easy-to-follow tips for creating your first layout using a free kit from the 2peas website.

Beginner Tutorial for layout with custom chipboard letters (PDF file)
Julie Ann Shahin walks you through a digital layout with screen shots and useful directions.

Photoshop Elements Tutorials
Article compares pros and cons of PSE as well as offering tutorials written for 2peas on how to do drop shadows, re-sizing, using rubons and digital alphas, digi toolbox FAQs, drag and drop method, lightening photos, layers, paper tearing, easy b&w conversion

Adobe Photoshop
Article from 2peas includes overview as well as the version differences (CS and CS2), and the pros and cons. Tutorials listed include: Getting Started in Photoshop; Text on a Path; Bezier Curves; Loading & Unloading Brushes; Using the clone tool; Lightening Photos Using Threshold & Levels; Brushes; Paper Tearing; Eraser Tool; Color spotting B&W photos; Shadows & Highlights; File Size FAQ; Actions FAQ; Styles FAQ; Resizing photos or elements FAQ; Lasso tool FAQ; Tool Box FAQ; Calibrating your Monitor FAQ; Understanding resolution FAQ.

Adobe Illustrator
This 2peas article includes an overview, information on vector vs. bitmap, tools, pros & cons, and a few links to off-site tutorials for text and illustration.

Memory Mixer
Information about this starter program includes overview, cost and features, tools and functions, as well as the pros and cons written for 2peas.

Microsoft Digital Image Suite/ Digital Image Pro
This article talks about the user-friendly program with an overview, screen shots, and pros/cons on the 2peas site.

Paint Shop Pro
2peas article talks about the overview, tools and features, and the cons.

Tags: tutorial
Keywords: Adobe Photoshop, Beginner, CS2, Digital Image Pro DIP, Paintshop Pro, Photo Editing, Photoshop Elements PSE, PS7, resources


Anonymous said...

don't forget,

and Jen Strange's Digiscrap blog

These have thorough, step-by-step instructions and have everything that someone new needs to know.

Carla said...

Wow, what a great list of resources! I bookmarked this blog and will be coming back when I finally sit down to learn digi scrapping!!