Monday, November 11, 2013

Using Blend Modes and Filters

Just before I left Florida for California I took a class on blending with Linda Sattgast at Digital Scrapper.  It was a great class, focusing on blending textures into photos to create artistic looks.  Her class has now been broken into two parts and is offered as self-paced.  If you are a fairly experienced digital scrapbooker or a photographer interested in using blending on some of your photos, this is a very worthwhile class.

Here are some layouts I created (hastily, due to the upcoming move):

 This used a heritage photo from my collection and some kit materials.  I just realized I need to hunt down the credits and add them to the post.  Will do it later - got to run to an exercise class...

Another designer-teacher who is offering a class on blending with a 20% discount that ends  today is Tiffany Tillman at Scrapaneers.  I signed up even though I learned quite a bit in Linda's class.  It looks like Tiffany will be doing more with blending in layouts and less with photos.  Both Linda and Tiffany include videos and pdfs and both give you lifelong access to the class and materials.

Linda and Tiffany each offer a free class.  This is a wonderful way to see if one of their more costly classes is for you.  I recommend both.  Linda is probably best for beginners with her very comprehensive self-paced beginner class.  Tiffany is younger and a less experienced teacher but lots of fun.  Tiffany is the more artistic of the two.