....Affirmative Declarations, Testimonials, Remarks,
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I really can't begin to tell you how much I have been enjoying the classes here at Hummies World. I have been digi-scrapping with various programs for years, mostly self taught. I have found PSE to be the most versatile program for the money. So much of what I have done has been through trial and error. I read PSE for Dummies and tried to relate it to digital scrapbooking. Most all the tutorials I have found on PSE relate to photo editing rather than starting from scratch to make papers and embellishments. I am learning so much in course 1. It covers all the basics, much of which I already knew, but have learned that there are more than one way to do things and in many cases the way I was doing it was more difficult and a lot more time consuming than it needed to be. I have really learned a lot with the filters class. I had never bothered with them much, but I am now having a lot of fun with the new and different effects I am able to produce with them. So much more is possible than I ever realized. Hummie and the people at Hummies World have been friendly and accepting of me and my limited knowledge and have been very patient and kind in answering my questions that I fear are somewhat stupid. I am excited to move on to course 2 and some of the other classes. I didn't realize there was so much to learn and all the cool things that can be done with PSE. I like Hummie's teaching style. She shows the different ways things can be done and often demonstrates things done the wrong way too, and explains why it doesn't work. I find it more memorable to have someone show me and explain it than to stumble upon the wrong way to do something myself and then waste my time trying to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. Hummies World is no doubt the best $5.50 a month I have ever spent. Thank you Hummie and your helpers for truly great and useful website.
I have been a lurker around Hummie's World since 2008. I occasionally worked on some of the free lessons, but never took the plunge to become a full fledged member. I became a member in Feb 2012 and started working on Course 1.
I have been digital scrapping for a number of years, but decided to start "at the very beginning, a very fine place to start." I figured I didn't know everything there was to know in that course and I was right. I really enjoyed the lesson in Course 1 that helped you make a paperclip look realistic. I have used them before, but had never given any thought to what the underside of the paperclip did to the papers. I am also enjoying the lessons about balance, contrast, and textures on a page... all things that help make the pictures pop off the page. I really have never given a whole lot of thought to those things and just made my pages the way I thought they looked best. Now I am learning some of the design concepts behind creating a wonderful page. Thanks, Hummie, for a great site to learn all kinds of wonderful scrapbooking tips, tricks and techniques.
I've been coming to Hummie's World for about a month now and I've found everyone to be very friendly. I'm involved in two classes that are very easy to follow and very informative. I've been digi-scrapping for a while, but I'm new to PSE and Hummie's class has me scrapping away already in PSE. I would recommend Hummie's World to anyone looking for classes or a great digiscrap home.
I have been working for several years in Corel's Paint Shop Pro and although it was working for me, I knew that I needed to switch to Photoshop Elements, which I did (it was a Christmas present from me BFF). Until I started doing the lessons here at Hummie's World, I was "lost in a vast sea" of too many tutorials for PSE that were not done with a scrapbooker in mind. I am so please with what I have learned in my short time here, and plan to continue with the classes for as long as it takes to complete them.
Everyone has been so helpful here, I feel like I am among friends ... yesterday I encountered an issue I had not seen before, so I sent a PM to Hummie and she had answered me within a couple of hours! What service ... thanks so much for all you do. I have learned SO MUCH in just a few days!
poki S (poki04)
Hummie's has it all! When I first started digital scrapbooking, I searched and read many different websites on tutorials on how to use Photoshop Elements for scrapbooking, but it was just a list of sites that I bookmarked to someday check out. I didn't learn too much that way. I somehow stumbled upon Hummie's and I was hooked! Hummie's world has it all! Tutorials, gallery ideas & inspiration, support from fellow scrapbookers and now a designer store! Since signing up for classes, it makes me want to take the time for myself to get my scrapbooking done. Being a mom of two, this is a nice way for some Me time! Thank you Hummie and Dawn for all the work you ladies have put into each of the lessons, the video tutorials, answering all the different threads on the forums. I'm looking forward to checking out more of your classes!
First, I have to say that Hummie's World is the best scrapping investment that I have ever made. I have been floundering around for the last 2 years with PSE and continually wondering how to do some kind of technique that I saw and no clue how to even start. I actually even tried a few other paid tutorial sites in the past and they do not even compare to Hummie's. The tutorials here are step by step and always with a few extra techniques added into them. I cannot believe how much I have learned since starting classes here. If I ever forget how to do something, I can always go back to the tutorial and view it again. That is truly one aspect that I love about this site! I realize now that I have so much more to learn, as I have done Course I, Filters, and Templates ongoing. The photography class I am also doing is awesome, as I have learned more from Hummie's tutorials than I have with the manual that came with my camera.
Lastly, I just wanted to say a big THANK-YOU to Hummie for all of the time and hard work that you put into this site. I know you also have great helpers, such as Dawn who works hard to help keep it all going. I really appreciate all of you and the warmth I always feel from everyone here, teachers, students, etc. I hope to be a part of Hummie's World for a long time! I definitely love the inspiration I get from everyone on this site!
Hummie's World is taken my scrapping skills to a whole new level. I will be a dedicated member 'Forever'. Her video's/teaching skills are the best around, as well as all the help you will find here. There is always new things being added.
There has been a time or two when I was absent and I was able to start right were I left off and never made to feel bad about it. I am so thankful I found 'Hummie's World'!! I had purchased a Canon camera and didn't know how to utilize all the features, except aim and shoot. Hummie's World has a photography class that teaches you everything you need to know to look like a professional photographer. This is by far the best place to learn and become a great digi scrapper!!
Ah, Hummie's World...The place where learning is fun every day and there's always a challenge to be found. Hummie is a great teacher and I've learned a tons of stuff about scrapbooking and photography and Photoshop Elements, some of it is just the "little things" that has made working with Photoshop Elements so much easier. There are a lot of talented scrapper that share their work so I can drool over it and get new ideas for my own scrapbooking pages. Without Hummie's World, I doubt that I'd get as much scrapping done as I do. Thanks for the encouragement and teaching, Hummie!
Along with getting to know Photoshop, I have gotten to know myself better as well and find that I have already preserved many details of family life in a beautiful and meaningful way. By trying different classes I have discovered where my talents, aptitudes and interests lie within the digital scrapping world. For instance, I found that I am not that interested, or good at, the design aspect of it all. I have discovered that filters are the most fun I have had in a long time and that templates are the greatest jump start for me when I am in a lull and cannot get myself started. Most of all I love Hummieís emphasis on the importance of journaling and creating layouts for every lesson so that memories are documented with each lesson along the way. I have so many pages now for my scrapbook that my kids will be able to look back at everyday life and have photos and stories to keep the memories fresh forever. I canít thank Hummie enough for giving me the means to enjoy my hobby to the fullest.