SO as a little treat to myself- I attended this weekends Blogshop LA.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, since I do already know how to use photoshop (at least for my purposes at work, or crafting), and I don’t really “BLOG” why on earth would I take this class? But something about it kept calling me, can’t look at all those instagram posts & not get lured in I guess. Last year, before we sold our condo,- I told Steve, if it sells, I’m treating myself to Blogshop! Well… thankfully the condo sold, but Blogshop kept selling out before I could sign up!
Finally I was able to snag a spot. I was getting nervous this week, sort of second guessing my decision, but come Saturday all fears were alleviated- as the class was informative, fun, and extremely well run! LOVED the preloaded thumb drives, all the example tasks, and the personal attention. Bri & Angela made us all feel welcome, and the helpers quickly jumped in to answer any questions. And lets not forget the goody bags.
It was a weekend full of photoshop tutorials, with dabbles in graphic design and blogging tips. All of which seemed useful and applicable to blogging, obviously, but also to any graphic/media communication.
Having used Photoshop for years (with NO training) I could usually create the final images I wanted, but I for sure was using the LONG way. I’ve now learned much faster techniques, and several completely new to me, and total “Ah-Ha” tips. All in all, a very excellent course, and I can’t wait to put the skills to work. Be it at work, or at home.
I wanted to post some items I made. This is NOT everything we made, but while it was still fresh I wanted to get some goodies up. Hopefully I’ll keep all the skills learned today and push forward and develop more! I mean seriously- I’m so fired up. I keep looking at all the images I see, thinking about how I could edit/embellish!
Also- Rule one was about keeping all images the same width… I’m already FAILING- since I can’t tell how to control that yet on here… I will make an effort to fix that (for the next post… I’m already done with this one! haha)