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tmcbydawn
03-01-2010, 11:26 AM
Hi,
I would like to learn to design kits, but have no idea where to start, so is there any classes you can take or education that is useful? Graphic Design? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
Dawn

marshmella
03-01-2010, 11:52 AM
There are some great classes offered here at GDS.

See HERE (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=62).

DavisChronicles
03-01-2010, 01:10 PM
There are some great classes offered here at GDS.

See HERE (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=62).

There's still time!! Andrea's classes don't start for 2 more days!
I also want to design. Seriously... it's like a craving!!
I just signed up for the classes today. Take the class with me!!! =)
:gogo:

SparkysGirl
03-01-2010, 01:31 PM
There's still time!! Andrea's classes don't start for 2 more days!
I also want to design. Seriously... it's like a craving!!
I just signed up for the classes today. Take the class with me!!! =)
:gogo:

Dawn .... you are such a sweetie! You make me want to sign up for a class! :wink:

Surfs Up
03-01-2010, 03:19 PM
This is so funny...my name is Dawn too and I have been an artist my whole life!! This is just a new avenue for me. I Just don't have time to take the classes right now, but I too want to design digi scrap one day and have so many great ideas!! :wink: Good luck to all that do!!

southflascrapper
03-02-2010, 03:50 PM
I highly recommend Andrea's classes, she knows her stuff! I have taken all of the Photoshop classes except Adv #3. Have fun everyone!

tmcbydawn
03-02-2010, 04:50 PM
Thank you all! I have enrolled in Andrea's class, just wondering what else would help.
Dawn

Andrea
03-02-2010, 06:41 PM
Besides my classes, my suggestion would be to start making some kits with papers and elements and find a designer or digital scrapbooker who is willing to give you an honest opinion of your work. Take suggestions and work at it and perfect what you are making. :)

scrappintwins
03-02-2010, 06:57 PM
Andrea's classes are awesome!

missty
03-08-2010, 03:18 AM
Strangely enough that is a large part of why I have started taking the classes, because I would love to try to design and know I will have a better chance if I have as much knowledge on how to use photoshop as possible. I know a lot of the basics but know as I advance there is also many areas where I have little to no knowledge yet and am working and fixing that.

landofoz
03-16-2010, 05:02 PM
I Misty i see you are from Australia, What software do you use ,and are you a Newbie to all this . some people can fly before they walk, i use CS4, and before you take classes you need to know how to make a layout in Photoshop or PSE as lessons step into other parts of the programn that you normally would not use (I Think) Take Andrea's advice
Hope this helps , i am from Port Macquarie

missty
03-16-2010, 06:17 PM
Yep I'm from Sydney, Australia. I use a mix of GIMP and CS3 when creating my pages, mostly cause the main computer I use didn't have enough memory to add my photoshop when I got it but hubby's laptop does so it is on there. I have been creating digital LOs for a few years now and have sort of dabbled in designing a little. I'm strting with the beginner class as you are suppose to do and haven't seen anything too bad yet (though I am quite a bit behind ATM). As for taking Andrea's advice of course I will be doing that, and that of anyone else who offers it, I am happy to be a long term student at this point in time.