Project 1: Deconstruct Layer-by-Layer

 

Mixed Media for Digital Scrapbookers

 

Lesson Info

Project 1: Deconstruct Layer-by-Layer

Okay so let's talk about the files that we're going to use for this project, so you know guys where to start and what to open. Now you should have, this large zip file that's gonna have all of these elements and all of these papers. So the elements are gonna look very similar to this which I have on my screen. I've just laid them out so I can see them better. And then I also have some papers for you guys. Whoops, where's the right layer? There it is. And I have some papers. You can use any papers and elements and stuff that you want on your own pages of course. But I have specific ones that I'm gonna be using and I've named them all in the, in our workbook. So that you know what I'm specifically using. Also, to kinda keep the amount of space open on my laptop while I'm working, you're gonna notice me pull it from this, right from my screen. That isn't to say that you guys cannot do that at home, but you don't have this file. But you have all the extra smaller files. But for taping purp...

oses and making sure the laptop (laughs) doesn't go "I have too many files open" it makes much more sense to just kinda pull it from here. And maybe one day digital designers will see this and go "Wow, a preview that has everything in there and all you just have to do is drag and drop." Wouldn't that be a great idea? (audience member chuckles) I thought so. Okay, so. So that's the kit. You also have, the color swatches which should be loaded from the previous segment. So those color swatches we will be using them. We don't need the practice files. The transfers we are gonna use those to add them in. Of course all of your elements that you have here that are labeled. And like I said, blue brad. (laughs) There he is. Your papers, the papers are kind of separated as far as how they're named. You're gonna find that you have papers with, just painted papers that I actually did just kinda paint digitally and create. You'll also find gesso papers. That one I think is, the one I'm looking at literally on the screen which I will open up and show you. I do believe is the same one, yeah, I think that is. Might be close. It's either one or two but it's pretty much the same paper that was scanned in. So, so you're gonna have a couple of different papers that you can choose from. The main thing is that you don't have to use the exact same elements, or the exact same papers that I'm using over and over again. You can choose your own stuff, this is really choose your own adventure, for you guys who are watching at home, okay? And then we're gonna be using the cat working files. So you should have the working file. Now, you don't have to open this, okay? This is just so that for any of you guys who feel like you're totally lost, and you wanna go to the layer that I'm working on, you can just go to the layer and just look at it, okay? So that means you do not have to recreate this project. You can actually sit back and watch and enjoy the ride if you really want to, okay? And then of course the tiger, which we're gonna be using a lot of blending on.

Class Description


Switching your medium from paper to pixels doesn’t mean you’re giving up the highly tactile, artsy, eclectic nature of scrapbooking. Bringing your scrapbooking into the digital age lends the artform even more versatility and vibrance than it already has. You can add personal objects to digital pages, and once you’ve digitized your objects, you can reuse or pull from finished pieces as often as you want. Save money, time and satisfy your drive to create unique art on digital platforms.

Join Tiffany Tillman-Emanuel for this intermediate-level class, and you’ll learn:

  • How to scan flat objects and photograph dimensional objects.
  • How to digitize objects to look their best.
  • How to digitally alter the objects so they stand out on a finished page.
Mixed media digital effects are difficult to create without a solid understanding of the hardware involved. Tiffany will teach you how to use a scanner and a camera, and how to make your objects stand out on a finished page by using a photo editor. Don’t be intimidated by new technology! Take your art into the digital space and discover new scrapbooking frontiers. 

Purchase to get the in-depth Mixed Media for Digital Scrapbookers workbook. The workbook includes step-by-step instructions on digitizing media, extracting individual elements from a photograph, and so much more!


Reviews

Jane Millar
 

This class is FABULOUS! Tiffany is very knowledgeable and was extremely well prepared. (I watched the entire class from 9 to 4 today, August 18, 2016.) She speaks clearly and is easy to understand. She does move quickly through the material, so I would recommend buying the class so you have unlimited access to the videos. The bonus materials are great! This class is well worth the money. However, the class is probably for those with at least intermediate skill in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Beginners would probably find it overwhelming. I will add that the class is well suited to anyone interested in digital art as well as those who do digital scrapbooking.

a Creativelive Student
 

love love love this class...Tiffany is an awesome teacher. She has really organized this class to provide maximum value to the audience. Being a paper crafter and digital scrapbooker, the instructions/ideas Tiffany has shared will definitely help me to take my work to the next level.

Anita
 

What a fun class! I've been doing digital design for over four years but learned so much today! Tiffany Tillman-Emanuel is a very competent instructor, was very encouraging, and stressed that there is more than one way to do something in Photoshop and the importance of discovering our own style...highly recommend purchasing this course along with her class on compositing for digital scrapbookers...I got a great deal on both. BTW, I am not a scrapbooker but create and sell digitally painted background and art journal papers, so there's something for everyone in this class!