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Monday
Mar112013

So Enough About Me...Let's Talk About You!

Almost every year since 2009, my team and I have conducted an annual digital scrapbooking survey. We gather information about everything from products to pricing, from classes to site/community features. And we LOVE to hear what you think! What do you wish for? What do you love? How can your experience as a digital scrapbooker or hybrid memory keeper improve?

I would love for you to hop over and take our 2013 survey today! It will take you about 10-15 minutes, and in exchange, I would love to hand over this LOVELY digital kit I made with my own two hands.

The survey will be open until March 24, and we are dying - DYING! - to hear what you think! Many loves and hugs, sweet friend!

Click here to take the JessicaSprague.com Annual Survey!

Thursday
Feb212013

Digital Project Life Class + Digital Project Life Kit Giveaway

EDITED: Contest is CLOSED!

The winner is: Stephanie C! Contact me to claim your prize, and congratulations!

I loved teaching Digital Project Life in Photoshop earlier this year, and the feedback we got from participants was tremendous! Everyone from beginners and seasoned Photoshop users, all wanting to learn to use Becky Higgins’ Project Life system in a digital format, loved the class. I am so excited that the class is now available self-paced – meaning you’ll have access to all of the course materials as soon as you purchase and, as all of the classes over at JessicaSprague.com, you have access to them FOREVER. No need to be online at a specific time or complete the class by a specific date – take your time and take the class at your own pace!

 

 

In this online, video-based class you’ll learn the basic Photoshop tools to create gorgeous pages in just a few minutes a week that integrate Becky’s digital Project Life templates, photographs, embellishments, and type.

You’ll learn how to:

  •  Download and unzip files
  •  Open, close, combine, and save images of different types
  • Save pages for both print and the web
  • Use digital templates to speed up your work and create a cohesive look
  • Add embellishments to your pages
  • Insert, arrange, and resize photos
  • Use the Type tool for journaling and titles

 And so much more!

 

The class also includes an exclusive two-piece background that you can use on all of your Digital Project Life pages!

Click here to learn more and to purchase the class (if you win, we’ll give you a refund!)

Today I am so excited to be giving away a spot in the Digital Project Life in Photoshop class and to sweeten the deal, the winner will also receive one full Project Life Edition of their choice from acdigitals.com. AC Digitals is the home to all of the Becky Higgins Project Life digital products along with some of the most popular brands in the scrapbooking industry - American Crafts, Crate Paper, and Pebbles. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. This giveaway will be open until midnight EST on Friday! Good luck!

Friday
Jan182013

Photoshop Friday! Create Pinked Edges

Hi there! Happy Photoshop Friday! In today’s video tutorial, I’ll show you how to create your own Photoshop brush using a Custom Shape. Then we’ll apply that as a pinked edge on a layout! You can even download the template I use in today’s video. Here’s what the template looks like (with a couple of goodies from my friends at Echo Park and Nisa Fiin):

Step 1: Download & Unzip the Template

Click here to download the Photoshop template

Step 2: Open the Template

You can use this video with ANY version of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Go ahead and open the template so you can follow along.

Step 3: Watch the Tutorial

(Remember that you can enlarge this to full screen to see the details. :)

Have a wonderful Photoshop Friday, and a great weekend!

xo

-JS

Thursday
Jan172013

Q&A Thursday

Today is your chance to ask me anything. Anything at all! I’ll be doing a podcast for next Photoshop Friday, so your questions will be a big part of that! So you’ve got until Tuesday to get your questions in!

I will say up front that I know the most about:

  • Photoshop Elements
  • Photoshop CS+
  • Printing stuff
  • Cutting paper
  • Hoarding collecting fonts
  • Shoes

So you are definitely going to have better luck by sticking to one of these, but hey, sky’s the limit, right? So tell me, what has you puzzled? What would you like to know more about in Photoshop, Fonts, Organization, Design (or shoes)? Try to be as specific as you can, ok? Just saying “brushes!” doesn’t help as much. Although I’ll still appreciate your vote, because you’re awesome.

Okay! Go!

xo

-JS

Wednesday
Dec122012

Happy 12.12.12!

For the last time this century, we have a very auspicious triple date today! Luck will change, stars will align, the universe will smile on us.

And to get that started, we’ve cooked up a great deal on one of my very favorite projects this year - Photohsop Friday 2012! Every Friday this year (and for the next 3 weeks), I’ve created an awesome video tutorial showing a specific technique in Photoshop, and tossed in a digital scrapbook template, AND a printable PDF showing 6 ways to use the technique. The year-long subscription included a GIANT (350MB) kit of digital items (papers, brushes, embellishments) that can be used in all these templates and beyond.

At the beginning of the year, this collection of awesomeness was $70.

Now that we are winding down what has been a year full of change for me, and in honor of this Day of the Smiling Universe, I’m putting the 2012 Photoshop Friday on sale for $24.

With 52 tutorials, templates, that is basically .50 a lesson, even without the 52 templates to help you complete the pages right along with me. Merry and bright? Oh, I think so.

Photoshop Friday 2012 disappears on December 31. It might resurface broken up and in other formats, we’ll see. 

But this is the last opportunity to grab this screaming deal, that will help YOU:

  • get more done
  • learn a whole lot of Photoshop, and
  • feed your digital supply collecting habit (ahem)

All in one shot. Seriously good.

Here is a little preview of some of the (52!) pages you can make:

You can purchase the entire Photoshop Friday tutorial set for instant, permanent access, OR you can tell someone you really, really love them by grabbing the gift version of Photoshop Friday!

FREE HOLIDAY TEMPLATE

AND just because the universe is smiling on YOU particularly for reading this far, how about a FREE HOLIDAY GIFT? I’ve created a free template to celebrate the season, and here it is:

Click here to download the template in a .zip file.

Pretty nice, no? I would love to see a linkback here, or in Pinterest (my board or the JS.com board), or on our Facebook page when you complete a layout with this template!

(If you aren’t sure how a template works, consider registering for my new upcoming digital scrapbooking class called Photoshop 1 for Digital Scrapbooking. You’ll love it!)