Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Learning Photoshop Elements...and other summer goals!

I am still learning how to use my MacBook...and I'm still attempting to learn how to use Photoshop. I decided to go with a trial of Elements, it it more user friendly for a beginner such as myself. I just updated my header and blog button today! I think it looks WAY better than before...but I'm still not satisfied.
So I'm enlisting help to make over my blog. Diana just got back from vacation (as did I) so I'm ready for our collaboration to begin! I hope to keep my color scheme the same...we'll see what happens! (Side note- I'm obviously having issues with linking Diana's button to her website above. I feel like I've accomplished so much today that that will just have to wait :)

I also figured out how to make a chevron background...I am aspiring to make graphics as well as products for teachers. I got the product thing down...I have a ways to go for the graphics thing though. I had lots of airplane time to figure this chevron thing out...I've seen better, but I'm still proud!

I am currently making some writing process posters/ writers' notebook stuff so I can use my new background. I think another big challenge I will face is putting a bunch of different graphics into a zip file...I don't want to even think about that yet! Thank God for other awesome bloggers who post tutorials...I'm hoping someone will come through with me when it comes time to zip files (is that even the right terminology??!!) 

So while last week I wasn't feeling like I've accomplished a whole lot this summer, today I feel more positive! I finished some Back to School stuff and uploaded it to my TpT store so go ahead and check it out and let me know what you think. 

There's exciting things happening over here!!! 


Jessica Goodrow said...

I think zipping is pretty easy but I can't remember the last time I did it, I'm sure it is different on a Mac but I think on a PC you just put them in a folder and right click and click zip files. You should try out Pixelmator for Mac. You can also get a free 30 day trial and when you want to buy it, it's only 35 or 30 dollars. I was reading reviews and while not AS good as Photoshop, the reviews say it does anything an average person would need. I can't figure out how to do a thing, but since you've been using Photoshop maybe you can. To do the link, click the picture and click link...nothing happens, it is stupid, then click the picture and click link again. Now you can put in the link.

Literacy Spark

Jessica Goodrow said...

Oh and I think your header and button look better too and yay for getting a blog designed for you!

Literacy Spark

Corinna said...

I have been using Photoshop Elements for years. Last summer I bought a few books to help me, but I hardly ever use them. I watch lots of tutorials online and just play around with the program. I do all my digital papers with it. Once you have a set you like just place them all into a folder. Then click on the folder and find Compress Folder. That is what my Mac says :)

Hope this helps. Have fun with your blog makeover too!

Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
Surfin' Through Second

Vanessa Crown said...

Thank you for the advice!! When I get to that point I will try it out....I LOVE your blog- super cute! Makes me miss the beach (though for me the closest is Galveston...not as pretty as Hawaii!)

- Vanessa

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