Lesson 5 (First Layout Tutorial)
Hopefully, you have installed Photoshop Elements.
Did you downloads some freebies? Did you begin to get them organized?
Now you are ready to begin creating your first layout!
Are you as excited as I am! I am anxious for you to begin learning this great hobby.
Lesson 5 - First Layout Tutorial
(pdf) (Link to Comment)
This tutorial is written as a hands on learning tutorial in order to teach you the basic tools in Photoshop Elements. It will teach you everything you need to know to do a basic layout on your own, while you are creating your very first layout.
Choose your photos for your first layout, open up Photoshop Elements, and begin watching the first video. If you prefer the written format, have the .pdf available.
After watching me do something in the video, pause the video and do it yourself. When you have successfully discovered how to do the task, un-pause the video and move to the next step.
Move the video back in time to re-watch a step if necessary.
Ask questions if you get stuck and I will be along shortly to help you.
This tutorial includes:
Creating new file
Putting photos and elements on your page
Linking layers for group resizing
Resizing by nudging
Moving Layers & the Layers Palette
Please visit here for additional helps. For your use in internet safety, please utilize the "Face Bleep" file if it makes you feel more comfortable in sharing your layouts in the gallery. For PSE8 and above, there are the wonderful tabs which are important to learn about. On this page is a video about drop shadow basics. Also on this page is the new interface in Photoshop Elements 11. All versions have the same tools and you can use the below videos to learn, but you just need to learn your interface. If you need help, do not hesitate to contact me.
READY FOR THE LESSON?
This is a very important tutorial. It is carefully written to teach basic skills necessary for many of the other tutorials.
Don't forget those drop shadows! It is the most missed task by newbies! It is one of the most important to creating a realistic layout.
Stuck? Ask questions!
Above is the new video recorded in Photoshop Elements 11 interface which should be applicable to versions 12, 13, 14, and more.
Below is the original recorded video in parts. It may help to watch both videos, no matter which version you are using.
And for a fun laugh, watch the video which inspired this layout and tutorial!
Warning, not for the faint of heart--the bird is eating something "red."
THIS LESSON REQUIRES A LAYOUT FOR CREDIT.
When you complete your first layout, please upload it and share with me.
If you have already scrapped some pages and are taking this course to pick up more new techniques, please take a moment to share your VERY first layout! It is good that we all share our first layouts to make everyone else comfortable and to help them see where they can go. Some students have shared their first layout and then a new layout following the tutorial.
BIT OF INSPIRATION
All life is scrapbook related.
Every day is a page waiting to be created!
"I've been working my way through the tutorials and have really enjoyed them. ...... Personally I believe you are one of the finest instructors I have ever had and that's saying a lot." 11/18/08
I do hope that this helps everyone feel more comfortable in sharing as they learn. This site is about learning....and even I am really no better than you!
Here is my first layout ever! Yep. So many things I would change and oh how I laugh at it.
According to the properties of my files, this is my second ever layout!
Go ahead. Tell me what is wrong with this layout! Start with the drop shadows and how unrealistically large the brads and staples are!
And when I tell people that I initially thought bevels were drop shadows and did not know the difference, you can look at this and feel comfortable!
Here are some of your layouts! We hope these make new scrapbookers comfortable to jump in and share. We all have to start and take the first step. Come on, you can do it! Can you tell which ones were done following the tutorial?