Wednesday, September 03, 2008

dipping my feet in the digital scrapbooking waters...

i have always been in resistance to the digital movement. i am a "gotta feel and touch it" kind of gal. i need the tangible. i would not call this a scrapbook page, per se, but i did play with some digital elements with this collage. it was frustrating. it made me grumpy. i snapped at my family as i was deep in concentration making it. some of the elements i wanted to add are not on here. i couldn't figure out that dumb move tool. sigh. argh. hmph. a bit defeated, but i guess it's something, and it's a start. i need someone to show me. plain and simple. i can't read adobe help. it only adds to my frustration. i am a immediate, instant-gratification type. hence, needing a warm body to be here showing me, helping me. so HELP!! i know there are a few of you out there that are digi-masters. i want to step inside your elite circle. i'm not promising to join your team permanently, but i will dabble. any willing, brave souls???? i promise to play nice, and not be grumpy or snappish! :)

5 comments:

Natalie* said...

so sorry - my prowess extends no further than the ancient photoshop version i have, so i'm no help what so ever.
i do, however, need some help with the bookmarks and my first adult jewelry piece - look at me, all needy! :D

Ashley said...

Hey Girl! SO when I bought photoshop only a few months ago I also purchased two books with it. THEY WERE A LIFE SAVER! I bought one by Scott Kelby "the adobe photoshop Cs3 book for digital photographers" and then I also purchased the adobe photoshop Cs3 Instruction book. Reason being that I knew that Scott's book was vague on some issues but the adobe one was so technical, the two combined were a perfect instruction manual! Anyway not sure if that will help. The Move tool is very very simple once it is explained in very plain english I hope you feel less frustrated soon! You pages are still so cute!

Olivia said...

It can be ultra frustrating if you don't know how to use the tools--I've been there. I'm no expert, but I do a lot of digital scrapbooking, and I'd be happy to have you over sometime and show you what I know. I might have a different version tahtn you (CS2, I think) but the concepts will probably still be the same. You could bring over a CD of pics and we could make a couple of pages together! Let me know when works for you :)

Stacey said...

that is really cute!!!! If you have any questions let me know!!!

Toria said...

good luck! I think I could have written that post myself. I have felt your pain and your reluctancy to switch for the same reasons.