Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Digital Collage Class by Gail Schmidt



Do you know how frustrating it is to have a graphics program and not have A CLUE how to use it? I had PSP and never really understood how to use it correctly. Then my PC crashed and everyone online I talked to was using Photo Shop. So, on my birthday in April, my sister and Brother-in-law got me Photo Shop Elements 7. YIPPEE!!! I installed it immediately to find that my Vista did not like it. Of course it didn't! Nothing is ever easy with me and PC's....

So I came across Gail Schmidt and her Creative Workshops Ning group. I have never seen such amazing talent in my life.... So I signed up for the Digital Collage class....that was a month ago...LOL After reading everyone's posts, I found that my Vista was not going to allow me to use her videos....

I was elated when Gail sent an email stating she was having issues with the downloads and decided to put her videos on the ning group. YAY and Praise God!!!

So today, I did the first tutorial which is getting to know the tools and layers....My first attempt was the Ghostly Horse....here is my first try....



Well I was hooked, so I spent the rest of the evening on the second lesson called "Cherish" my collage is up above. I really liked the way she turned out although it looks nothing like Gails...LOL

Anyway, I hope to continue making some collages for my altered art and would appreciate any feedback from you all.

If you are interested in tutorials, Gail's group offers many different kinds, and not just digital images....click on the box below or on the right to find out more about her classes.



If you have any tips or stories to share or artwork you want to show off, just post a reply. God Bless You my Friends....Becs

5 comments:

Ann said...

omg..i must try it..i so don't get photoshop 6, do you think i should even attempt it?
these are fabulous..!

overthetopstudios said...

We are kindered spirits, my husband Tim is the digital guy in the family and he sits with me and does everything I tell him. I know CRAZY! but he likes to do it. I often tell him I would like to learn myself. You have inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and try this. Thanks Becs!
Amada
P.S The images are great.

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Bec's! That's pretty neat! I like the ghostly horse....I'm not great with computer stuff either it takes me forever to figure things out......Have fun creating! hugs, Jennifer

Cassandra said...

Great job Becky! You are doing great! :)

Bec Clarke said...

So glad to hear your comments on this class. I have been considering taking it for a while but now I am certain i will.