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09-23-2005, 02:17 PM
When will the next 225 be held after Oct?
(a) Is a Wacom needed or used in this class?
(b) Can the look of a stencil be made? (from what I see, it can)
(c) I have Elements3 and CS, although I haven't used CS much, but
have taken DSU 160. Can I still take this course?
09-23-2005, 08:52 PM
I am sure others will respond to your question too, but I will try to answer some of your questions.
We are just finishing the last week of our September 225 class and it is awesome. I am very new to PScs2 and I have learned so much. Lisa is a wonderful and very patient teacher.
You do not need a tablet. I did not have one.
I have only been able to take the beginners class in Photoshop Elements, so I am sure you will be able to take the class.
I am not sure when the next class after October will be, but I am sure someone will get back with you on that one.
You will be able to design stencils after taking this class.
If you take this class you will be very glad you did. It is great!
09-23-2005, 09:03 PM
Thank you so much! I just love the pics I am seeing and the creativity that can be done! I just hope this class is repeated before the end of the year because I also want to take 270 also! :D
09-23-2005, 09:25 PM
This is an awesome class. It is literally worth twice as much money as they are charging for it. You can't find this information in a book or anywhere else on the web.
The square (and rectangular) stencils are covered. The curved stencils I did I figured out for myself after a bunch of hard work, but the theory behind them WAS covered. I just didn't see it until I stumbled around for a bit first.
I would suggest however that you take one of the elements classes first. Why? just because it probably would be easier to do this class if you were more comfortable with the software, using various tools, and with making things first. They listed this class as a 200 level class and it ought to be a 300 level class.
Saying that, if what you are seeing in the homework area is what you want to learn, go for it.
09-23-2005, 09:46 PM
Thank you, Starling, appreciate the information. Love to see what you guys are doing! ;)
09-24-2005, 08:00 AM
The class will be offered again before the end of the year. Whether it is in November, December or both will be determined by the amount of students who sign up. If we have a large class this month, then I will offer again in November. Supply and Demand. But when class numbers begin to fall we will begin to offer either by-monthly or quarterly.
Yes this class is a 200 level class, (for now). It seems that those who are a little more advanced in their knowledge of Photoshop seem to "get it" a tad bit faster. I tried very hard to write the class for 200 level but you have to remember that this is NOT an easy subject. Although I must admit that my students seem to have caught on very very quickly. I knew that they would "get it" but I am really amazed at how quickly and well they did....EVEN THOSE LESS EXPERIENCED. The MAIN thing to know is your layers and workspace.
NOW...that being said. The difference between the 200 level students I have and the 300 level students I have is that the 300 level students because of their knowledge of the OTHER tools have been able to incorportate the pen and path tools into those to create MORE things on their own. I will admit that although this class COMPLETELY covers the pen and path tools, it does not teach you how to make EVERYTHING you could with these tools. There is just too many possibilities. What it does do however is teach you how to use these tools so that you can play around a little and get the "neat...look what I did" factor. I do however help when asked HOW do I do??? For example, someone wanted to make a custom Stamp shape, I gave them two options for that. But once you get further into the lesson, I will challenge you when you begin to ask such questions by instead of telling you how...just giving you hints of how to do it...this way YOU, yes you, figure out how to do it using the knowledge you have learned about these tools in class. That is the point of learning a tool afterall...being able to take what you have learned and make what YOU want to make. I hope to see you and many many others in the class. Although I may be bias, I believe that it is well worth the money. Not to mention that you have videos to watch to help you along. And I do understand that each class and student will be different, so you can ask this class...I WILL make new videos if I feel they are needed to help you all. If you don't learn the tools then as a teacher I have failed, not you, and I don't want that. I want to be sucessful in teaching you to use one of the most useful and POWERFUL tools avaliable to you in Photoshop. :D
09-24-2005, 09:24 AM
Thank you, Lisa, sounds like you have an awesome class!
09-24-2005, 09:33 AM
It is an awesome class and Lisa is an awesome teacher. I have learned so much.
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