My personal favorite photo editing app, Snapseed, is celebrating the release of their new version 1.5 with FREE downloads for a short time only. This fantastic app is usually $4.99, so this is an incredible deal! Jump on it quickly so you don’t miss out.
Android users rejoice! Snapseed’s now available for your mobile device for the first time ever.
And once you’ve downloaded Snapseed, there’s no better way to learn to use it than with my Snap To It! workshop. In 13 video lessons (plus new lessons coming soon to cover Snapseed 1.5’s new features), you’ll learn how to use this powerful, flexible app for all your on-the-go editing needs.
On a brilliant, sunny Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001, the worst terror attack on the U.S. mainland in modern history took place. Two hijacked planes slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, a third crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in Pennsylvania.
It forever changed us as a nation. We salute the valiant first responders and morn the innocent victims of that cowardly attack.
Please take a moment and share your memory of that historic moment with us.
Hello fellow storytellers! I’m so proud to announce my participation in a brand new idea book—Everyday Storyteller: 33 Practical Ideas from Real World Scrapbookers. Go behind-the-scenes with real world memory keepers to learn practical ideas for skillful scrapbooking.
Come to the Party
I’m personally inviting you and a friend to be my guests at the Everyday Storyteller Launch Party on Friday, May 4 at 8:30pm CDT. All you need to do is register at the Everyday Storyteller site to make sure your name is added to the VIP list—and to be one of the first to know when Everyday Storyteller is released. Oh! Did I say there’ll be prizes at the party? There’ll be prizes at the party!
See you there.
We’re really excited about what’s going on in our illustrator community. There’s an ever-growing number of self-paced Adobe Illustrator Workshops available from our resident Illustrator Diva Laura Coyle. As an added benefit for her students, Laura conducts regularly scheduled monthly Illustrator live video chats.
These monthly hour-long chats, affectionately called “Laura Time,” are full of Adobe Illustrator demonstrations and tips. They give her students the chance to interact, ask questions, and to stay inspired and engaged in the learning process. As a registered student of any Adobe Illustrator class at ReneePearson.com, you can attend the chats live or watch the recordings later. There’s also a lively Adobe Illustrator forum at ReneePearson.com where you can suggest topics you’d like Laura to cover in the live chats.
Laura has just posted a video of her time-lapse Adobe Illustrator drawing of a Siamese Fighting Fish, condensed from March’s live chat demonstration. This video will give you a feel for her live chat demonstrations. You can watch it and other Illustrator themed videos on Laura’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com/coyleart.
We have a growing community of Adobe Illustrator enthusiasts. Sign up for an Illustrator class and join us! We’d love to have you.
The Digital Scrapbooker’s Toolkit
As the popularity of digital scrapbooking has grown, so has the need for easy-to-follow instruction. In this fun and informative webinar, Renee Pearson will lead you through fun, fast and yet stress-free paced webinar. Using her raw talent and trusty Wacom pen, she will show you methods and techniques for piecing together history that are difficult, if not impossible to achieve with a mouse. Renee will cover material appropriate for the beginning digital scrapbooker as well as reinforce the more seasoned memory maker’s knowledge of the tools at hand. Using a Wacom tablet and the software that comes with it, Adobe Photoshop Elements, you’ll be whipping out digital designs and embellishments in no time.
It’s inspiring. It’s educational. NOTHING CAN STOP IT!
True Scrap is a unique, live, online papercrafting event. You’ll learn, interact, and experience the excitement and inspiration of a live event, all from the comfort of your own home and computer! The fun starts Thursday and culminates Saturday with lessons, interviews, giveaways and more.
With True Scrap, you receive 17 classes for one low price of $127 (that’s less than $8 per class!). Included in your registration fee are virtual make-and-takes, recordings of all the events, a digital goodie bag with exclusive designs and more.
Join the private web room where you can mix and mingle. Teachers will come in live to introduce classes, then you’ll watch a streaming video presentation, followed by Q&A. The schedule is jam-packed with classes running Thursday afternoon and evening, all day Friday, and half-day Saturday. There’s even a live interview with Cathy Zielske! Everything will be recorded so if you have to miss a class, you’ll still be able to catch the info again and again!
Oh! Did I mention that I’m one of the 17 teachers? I’m on at 6pm Friday, October 21st. And our own Tiffany Tillman is leading a virtual make-and-take. We’d love to see you there. This is a not-to-be-missed event.
Learn more at the True Scrap site.
Yesterday, Adobe announced the immediate release of Photoshop Elements 10 for both Windows and Mac. In typical Adobe fashion, there are lots of enhanced photo editing tools.
New Guided Edits, like Depth of Field and Picture Stack, provide step-by-step guidance to create awe-inspiring photos. Also, Facebook enthusiasts will now enjoy the ability to tag photos based on their Friends List, making the tagging and sharing process seamless.
The Biggest News
Photoshop Elements 10 also adds more ways to work with photos creatively, like the ability to add text that automatically follows the outline of a subject or a custom path and crop guides for the best compositions. Also, users can now apply 30 new Smart Brush effects by simply brushing over an area of the photo.
Yep, you read that correctly. Photoshop Elements 10 now includes text on a path, a feature that was previously available only to Photoshop users.
You can learn more about Photoshop Elements 10 (and sign-up for notification when the downloadable trial version is available) at the Adobe site.
If you purchased Photoshop Elements 9 after September 2, you’re eligible for a free upgrade.