Design Star with Traci Reed
Are you an aspiring scrapbooking kit designer? Maybe you’ve been designing for a while and still question design basics or have yet to find your design voice? 9-year veteran kit designer Traci Reed understands exactly how you might feel. She shares, “When I started designing 9 years ago, no one was able to help or show me what to do!” But all that can be different for you!
Traci’s Design Star is an 8-week, mega-course packed with introductory video lessons and live-training demonstrations that will take you from beginner’s kit inspiration to outstanding kit completion. From color theory to typography, repeating patterns to extractions, you’ll learn how to use them all to craft gorgeous kit designs while using Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop — Traci’s software of choice!
Design Star includes informative video tutorials, software demonstrations, PDF handouts, plus weekly question and answering sessions with Traci via video chat. At the end of class, you’ll sit down with Traci virtually in a one-on-one session identifying your strengths and skills with constructive criticism every aspiring designer desperately needs. This opportunity to talk privately with an industry insider does not come often!
With Traci as your mentor, you’ll find your design voice and learn all the right skills to create a portfolio of captivating kits and designs!
Video Sneak Peek
- Weekly introductory video lessons
- Design demonstrations via 11 hours of pre-recorded webinars
- Full color PDF lesson handouts
- Private message board access for peer and instructor feedback
- Weekly Q&A video chats
- Private, one on one critique session with Traci
|Duration||8 Weeks | Instructor-led|
|Dates||April 7 – May 30 2014|
|Recommended Software||Adobe Photoshop CS5+ or Adobe Photoshop Elements PSE10+|
Q. I have Adobe Photoshop Elements. Can I take this class too?
A. Yes. The course material was recorded using Adobe Photoshop CS6; however, most of the techniques demonstrated can be recreated using Adobe Photoshop Elements version 9 and above. Traci will discuss PSE work-arounds during the weekly Q&A video chats but she strongly suggests signing up for the Creative Cloud to really start off on the right foot as a designer.
THIS JUST IN: For a limited time, you can join a special Creative Cloud plan, which includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus additional bonuses all for $9.99 a month for a year! Click here for details and don’t delay because their promotion expires on March 31.
Q. I’m relatively new to digital scrapbooking and using a photo-editor. Will this class teach me the basics of using Adobe’s photo-editors while learning how to design?
A. No, Design Star is suitable for digital creatives who are comfortable with the Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements interface. New to digital scrapbooking? We recommend Sans Paper Scissors for the beginning digital scrapbooker.
Q. Will Design Star also focus on marketing strategies and social media resources that will help me build my digital design business?
A. Design Star will help you design digital kits other digital scrapbookers will want to buy. For marketing strategies, we suggest Traci’s Crafty Marketing Made Easy workshop, a self-paced 6 module course that will walk you through how to maximize your sales potential.
Q. How long will I have access to the class?
A. Scrapaneer workshops you have purchased will be available for the lifetime of site.