Give the perfect gift! Gift Cards and instant e-Gift cards From ACherryOnTop.com. Click for details

Getting Started in Digi

Moderators: MamaK321, ACOT Employee

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby ksbella » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:53 pm

great idea Jenn! I hope we do start to see people trying out digital scrapbooking!
::Kirsty::


ksbella
Cherry Blossom
 
Posts: 150
Layouts: 45

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby melaniegraver » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:23 pm

I actually found some great free video tutorials on www.300dpi.com just click on the Tutorials tab on the main page. They were really easy to follow and helped me start my first pages! Love any FREE tutorial since there are so many out there that charge you. Thanks for the previous tutorial sites too!

melaniegraver
Cherry Tart
 
Posts: 1

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby joeybrat2 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:18 am

Ut OH! A drug dealer! Be careful ladies, digiscrap is addicting!

Oh I have something to add that really helped me: Scraplift! Look around at the galleries, and pick something you like that you can attempt with a kit you already have. It really helps, oh and make sure you give credit to your victim, er I mean original designer, hehehe :bluelol: :bluelol: :bluelol:
×÷·.·´¯`·)»Joey«(·´¯`·.·÷×

joeybrat2
Cherry Blossom
 
Posts: 493
Layouts: 21

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby MimaScraps/Lori » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:14 am

:-D Thank you so much for the info.! I finally took the plunge and had a blast!
Lori aka "Mima"
Cherish Every Moment; Then Scrap Each One!
and
Sweet Spot Designs!!

MimaScraps/Lori
Cherry Bomb
 
Posts: 3799
Layouts: 1153
Location: Louisiana

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby LyndaKay » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:24 am

Great post, Jenn!


Lynda

LyndaKay
Cherry Jubilee
 
Posts: 14931
Layouts: 23

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby Retiree3 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:34 am

Thanks for the info.
[
Donna-Retiree3-Proud Grandmother of Three Boys!





 

Retiree3
Cherry Cropper
 
Posts: 11303
Layouts: 2969

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby FairyMouseMom » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:47 pm

....I love how a post from more than a year ago....comes back to top!!!....

I wrote the 3 part "STEP BY STEP" tutorial....in the fashion of writing it for someone using the program (Adobe Photoshop 3) the first time. Hopefully some people get inspired by the tutorials that are left in the resources section under the "community" tab here!!!
Egle ~ Let the things you love be your escape. ~
I am addicted to alphabets!....and papers.....and....


FairyMouseMom
Cherry Addict
 
Posts: 27765
Layouts: 943

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby Ayla » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:44 pm

FairyMouseMom wrote:....I love how a post from more than a year ago....comes back to top!!!....

I wrote the 3 part "STEP BY STEP" tutorial....in the fashion of writing it for someone using the program (Adobe Photoshop 3) the first time. Hopefully some people get inspired by the tutorials that are left in the resources section under the "community" tab here!!!

I glanced at them, but didn't have the time earlier to spend any time with it. I have PSE8, and am very illiterate with it. Are they enough similar that I will gain some sort of clue?
  
You don't quit playing because you grow old....you grow old because you quit playing.
 

Ayla
Cherry Addict
 
Posts: 27666
Layouts: 1078
Location: Auburn, Michigan

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby Jenn Kellams » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:31 am

FairyMouseMom wrote:....I love how a post from more than a year ago....comes back to top!!!....

I wrote the 3 part "STEP BY STEP" tutorial....in the fashion of writing it for someone using the program (Adobe Photoshop 3) the first time. Hopefully some people get inspired by the tutorials that are left in the resources section under the "community" tab here!!!


Me too! I had no idea what it was at first, when I opened the thread and saw my post I was like "What is this?"....lol I had forgotten I wrote this! So cool that its back though. Hopefully a new group of folks will find it useful! :-D
Jennifer K.
Personal Blog

Jenn Kellams
Cherry Garcia
 
Posts: 4749
Layouts: 402
Location: Near the Beach, Florida

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby Dianedi » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:57 am

Wow, fabulous thread! Glad that someone brought this back up!

Dianedi
Cherry Garcia
 
Posts: 4288
Layouts: 491

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby JDs Mom » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:34 am

JDs Mom wrote:You are my new BFF! I told myself I was going to make myself proficient in digi and so last Sunday afternoon, I downloaded a trial copy of PSE. By 8:00 that evening I was in TEARS because I felt to stupid and inept--I couldn't get it to do ANYTHING I wanted! My DH felt to bad, he went online and surprise ordered me a how-to book that comes with video lessons but until then, I am just puttering around and very unhappy with my efforts. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER!!!!!


Ok, everybody who's afraid of digi go back and read my original post from last fall again. I wrote this almost exactly one year ago. Yeah, I've kinda changed my tune a bit, huh?!! I was so frustrated and angry at myself that I actually cried--but I didn't give up. I read those tutorials and looked at others' layouts here and kept at it. Digi is like learning a new language. You won't understand much at first, but with each mouse-click, you learn a little bit more...and more...and more. There is nothing to be afraid of. Digi "glue" is totally un-do-able with the press of the back-button. You can't mess it up and you're never going to cut your favorite paper the wrong way. The cat will never eat chew on your most expensive flower embellishments. Your rub-ons won't stick together. You just have to jump in and keep trying and learning. Watch the tutorials and read all you can here, look at the layouts in the digital galleries. Ask questions on the boards. So what are you just sitting there for--dowload some of the free stuff in the digi-shoppe here and get cracking!!! We'll be waiting here on the Dark Side...and the cookies are fresh out of the oven. :winkb:
Carol

ACOT May 2010 Digi Guest CT

formerly CT for Merkeley Designs, Sus Designs and E-scape and Scrap...




JDs Mom
Cherry Bomb
 
Posts: 3555
Layouts: 424

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby WendyBirdDesigns » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:33 pm

I use Photoshop CS2 and am more than happy to answer Photoshop questions!

Another free program is Pixlr. I've only played with it a little bit, but it seems to be set up similar to PS and PSE. One nice thing about it is that it's all online - nothing to download!

WendyBirdDesigns
Cherry Blossom
 
Posts: 205
Layouts: 27
Location: Glendale, AZ

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby DebiAsh » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:15 pm

Hi! I'm new here.

I tried a little digi-scrapping about 8 years ago. I did one page then my computer crashed so I lost it. Now here I am with a new computer (used Apple laptop) and ready to give it a try again. I bought the motorcycle kit from ACOT and last night I created a Facebook Cover (using a layered template freebie I found online). Took a while to get the hang of photoshop but I think I did ok. I'm wondering if someone can tell me if I need to resize it or save in a special way so I can post it to the gallery??

Can't wait to work on another page. I have about 4000 photos on my iphone! Lots of pics from motorcycle rides. And who knows how many pictures I have in my camera! I'd also like to start making my own supplies and hopefully join a site like this one as a designer some day.

Thanks for any help!
Debi

DebiAsh
Cherry Tart
 
Posts: 2

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby MimaScraps/Lori » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:10 am

MimaScraps wrote::-D Thank you so much for the info.! I finally took the plunge and had a blast!
How fun--finding this post that marks my second anniversary for digi scrapping!!! lol
Lori aka "Mima"
Cherish Every Moment; Then Scrap Each One!
and
Sweet Spot Designs!!

MimaScraps/Lori
Cherry Bomb
 
Posts: 3799
Layouts: 1153
Location: Louisiana

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby DisneyInsider » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:48 am

I have never done Digi scrapbooking so I don't even know what Photoshop program to use? What is best for a newbie?

DisneyInsider
Sweet Cherry Pie
 
Posts: 1124
Layouts: 35

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby debamas » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:15 pm

MimaScraps wrote:
MimaScraps wrote::-D Thank you so much for the info.! I finally took the plunge and had a blast!
How fun--finding this post that marks my second anniversary for digi scrapping!!! lol


I'd never guess you've only been doing digi for 2 yrs. Your LO's are always so amazing! Glad you took that plunge!
Debbie




debamas
Wild Cherry
 
Posts: 15472
Layouts: 228
Location: Milton, FL

Re: Getting Started in Digi

Postby letumom » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:41 pm

Luv2Shop wrote:I have never done Digi scrapbooking so I don't even know what Photoshop program to use? What is best for a newbie?


You can download a free copy of Photoshop elements to use for 30days. That way you can test the waters? Besides the links in this message, you can also check out this forum that Marci created and hosted la st year. She is one of the best digital designers I've worked with in my journey.

viewforum.php?f=342

letumom
Cherry Jubilee
 
Posts: 13842
Layouts: 846

Previous

Return to Digital Talk



Free Newsletter
Inspiration. New Techniques.
Sales. Events.

Additional Options

Chat