Years ago when I was looking for a program to work on graphics for my blog, wanting something more professional than PicMonkey at the time, a blogging friend of mine suggested Photoshop Elements. And I can't for the life of me, remember who told me to use it, but I remember that it changed everything for me.
Elements is extremely high-quality and professional and is THE EASIEST in the professional design software's out there to master.
With that said, learning a new software is a MASSIVE undertaking. Something that took me all of two years to learn. There's not much help out there when it comes to printables for Photoshop Elements and so when you want to do something specific, it'll take eons just trying to find something and just when you think you have, it won't answer your question or show you how to do it.
I have spent many a day pulling my hair out, frustrated, and growling at my computer because of lack of training out there. Good, solid, make it super easy for me, training.
But...graphic design is what I love. I'm passionate about it, and the more I learn, the more I get sucked up into it. Like a rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland, only, it's a hole you WANNA fall down! :)
So, day after day, month after month, for a couple years, I spent a lot of my free time, just messing around and playing around with the software.
Now that I know all the ins and outs like the back of my hand, I can teach it very easily and it's SO easy to learn. Truly. This is gonna speed up your learning curve massively!
You don't have to SPEND TWO YEARS learning a program. I've done it for you. I've invested all the time. All you have to do is sit back and follow along as I teach. :)
One of my biggest finds, the biggest treasure I discovered, was how to create coloring sheets.
For me, usually whenever I have down time, you can find me creating coloring sheets. I've mastered it and it's really SO easy to do once you learn.
Having these skills has changed everything for me.
In my personal life, I enjoy creating printables as a hobby.
As a blogger, it helps me with traffic.
As a shop owner, Elements helps me create beautiful masterpieces that people are hungry to buy.
BUT...the biggest thing you'll wonder is HOW to create beautiful works of art.
To that, I would say, it takes TIME. You're not going to learn graphic design overnight, unless you go to school for it. :) It takes time. You need to train your eyes. What looks good with what. Does this look better over here or over there.
Over time, the more you play around with design, the better you will get at it. Always go with your gut, always do what YOU think looks best. You'll start to notice you're developing your own style and flair.
So, I don't want you to feel intimidated at all. Because we all start in the same place: at the beginning. This course is that beginning. It's going to teach you all the fundamental things you need to know, along with all my secrets, tricks, hacks, and tips along the way.
Elements changed so much for me. It is literally THE EASIEST of all the pro software's to learn AND it's the cheapest.
While you certainly could go and pay $10/month for Photoshop or $21/month for Illustrator, paying a one-time, lifetime access to software, I believe, is way more economical in the long run! And you know me, I'm all ABOUT saving money!!!
So for this course, we're gonna use Photoshop Elements and if you don't have a copy of it, you can snag it on Amazon here.