I’ve been taking a Digital Journaling class from Christy of The Average American Girl. The class focus is on designing, maintaining a blog and hopefully make it more interesting. Christy’s class is being held at ArtisticAvanteGarde which is a ning site. The first lesson is learning to create a digital collage image for a blog background.
So I’ve downloaded the trial version of Photoshop Elements 7 for use in the class and I’ll tell you, the program is not that easy to figure out. It has so many functions, which is great, but I think I’ll need to buy a manual to learn how to use them all. For many years I’ve used Ulead’s PhotoImpact and have gotten quite proficient in it. However, the version of the program I use doesn’t work on Vista and it doesn’t use layers. Since the class requires the use of layers, I had to try something new. Thus Photoshop Elements.
While waiting for the second week’s lesson to start up I have been busy downloading all the cool brushes I could find. There were tons of free brushes made for PhotoShop but usable in Elements. I used some of them to create this digital collage. All the flourishes were created with the free brushes. I just love them.
What imaging program do you use?