(written tutorials can be found here too)Designing
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What classes are available?? - There is a list of all classes here. The available classes are also listed on the sidebar of this page. Review the guides to choose a class.
When do classes start? Classes begin the first of each month. Enrollment is open through the 7th of each month. You can see the schedule for enrollment on the class list page. You will also see notifications on the home page, the blog, and in the newsletters.
How much do classes cost? All classes (with the exception of the designer subscriptions listed below) are in the Subscriber Area. You may access the Subscriber Area for a reoccurring subscription of $5.50 per month.
The Designer Lessons are available for a cost of $25 for a six month period of time. This is not an automatic reoccuring subscription and, therefore, at the end of the six month period, you may on your choosing subscribe again for access.
You may choose one, both, or either of the above areas as each has separate access.
The Designer Mentoring is open for three months at a time, when announced, and is a separate subscription payment of $20. You must have access to the Designer Lessons to participate as there will be references made to the videos. It is suggested to begin the Designer Lessons ahead of the mentoring to grow your skills before participating in the mentoring.
Where do I sign-up for a class? After you pay the subscription fee, you may find a sign-up thread for classes in the forum here.
Where are the online guides? Look to the left on the sidebar. . .
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Scroll down for the links to each guide. Each of these guides contains links that take you back to the forum where the video and lesson are located for subscribers.
As a subscriber, you can work through the lessons as a lurker, but we encourage you to join a class so that we can follow your progress and award you with forum icons. In a crazy way, it is motivating.
How does it work? Once signed up for a class, you will be placed in a credit thread (on the first of the month) where you can watch us follow your progress to earn icons by your name. Just follow the online guide, do the lesson, upload your image to the gallery, link your image from the gallery back to the thread where the video is located, and wait for us to see it and comment in the gallery. (Of course, we encourage you to comment on other's lesson submissions in the gallery to and work to develop a community of people encouraging each other.)
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Lessons have videos. Before subscribing, we ask that you test this video thread to make sure you can view the videos. Each browser may need a different type of plug-in for the video to work.
If you should have trouble viewing videos, please see the help page.
THE FREE LESSONS
I love helping people! However, I grew so weary of always repeating myself. It was so much easier to just point someone to a website and, therefore, this site was born.
Course 1 - Getting started with PSE
Course 2 - Playing is Fun
Course 3 - Designing
Course 5 - Photography & Fixing Photos
Photoshop Elements Plug-Ins Installation Instructions (actions, styles, filters, shapes, etc.)