This site, formerly used to host and share about my Online Classes has moved house.
You can find us at
We have a brand new class starting on April 20th, 2012 so please won't your pop on over and visit use there.
Posted at 02:43 PM | Permalink
Here's wishing all my Digital Magic readers a Happy Christmas Season and all the best for the New Year, 2012.
I've been making funky Christmas Trees using free icons downloaded from the the internet, defining them as patterns and then using my Pattern Stamp tool to fill the christmas tree shapes.
Lots of fun .... why don't you have a go?
Leave me a comment if you do and I will go check them out.
Posted at 11:15 PM in Patterns, Photoshop | Permalink
If you have signed up for the October 29th Photo Magic Class, I have sent out Class Login information and details to get you started.
If you have not received them then you need to contact me ASAPEmail me at marie at lostaussie dot com
Class starts on October 29th - I look forward to seeing you there.
If you have not registered yet, you can find further information HERE.
Posted at 01:00 PM | Permalink
I am hosting the second session of Photo Magic which will start on October 29th, 2011 and run for 4 weeks.
This Class is designed for students at all levels using Photoshop Elements or Photoshop CS.
The Class is delivered using videos and written PDF instructions which are made clear for both PC and Mac users.
For a complete description of the class you can go HERE
To register for this class you can go HERE
Posted at 02:10 PM | Permalink
What do you do with fun and fanciful patterns?Well I like to paint with them.
Experimenting with blending modes, desaturating the patterns and using different brushes with your Pattern Stamp tool can have amazing results.
Have fun and explore!
Posted at 02:30 AM in Painting, Patterns, Photoshop | Permalink
I have been having fun creating Photoshop Patterns of late.
Here is a set of freebies for you to enjoy.(Click on freebies to download the pat. file)
If you use them I'd love a link back to your work!
Posted at 01:50 AM in Freebies, Photoshop | Permalink
Our Photo Magic Class is in full swing and one of the questions that I will be addressing in Week 4 is how to append Metadata and add copyright information in CS, sort and rate images...
We are also going look at how to do some batch processing .....
Sounds like goobeldy gook? Not really ....
If you're interested then you need to sign up!
Posted at 02:27 AM in Classes, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements | Permalink
For students enrolled in the Photo Magic Class, you will have the opportunity to chat with me LIVE on Skype each Monday during our Class session.
Information on how to connect with me will be provided to each student who is enrolled for the class.
I will be happy to answer questions pertinent to the Class and any other Digital/Photoshop/PSE questions you might have.
Gotta love the technology!
Posted at 03:41 AM in Online Classes, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Skype | Permalink
For those of you who have Photoshop Elements 9 and are new to the world of their fabulous program I have posted a quick introduction to the Tool Box and basic Menu items to help you out.
I know that the wealth of buttons and doodads can be confusing initially, so hopefully this will help.
You can find the video across on the FREEBIES page!
Posted at 02:22 AM in Freebies, Online Classes, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements | Permalink
In week three of the Photo Magic Class we will be exploring some fun effects with texture and how you can use it in more creative ways - like letting lose and creating your own stenciled wall.
These digital techniques will easily translate into your mixed media projects and can have a life of their own when incorporated in your journals and other print projects.
Your digital tool kit is a powerful one and I encourage all my students to think "outside the box".
If you have not already signed up for Photo Magic, I encourage you to do so ....
It will be great to have you along for the ride....
Posted at 03:08 AM in Online Classes, Photoshop | Permalink