Discussing resources for new designers

Jennifer Wilson

I’m your guide here at Simple Scrapper. Our community helps people find what fills you up and fits your life in memory keeping.

January 23, 2010

I get asked frequently to provide tips and tutorials for new designers. Readers want to know how to create papers, extract images and draw with a tablet. I am committed to providing the information you crave, but frankly, I have no idea how to do these things!

So we’ll start with a discussion on great resources for new designers. I’ve heard that Hummie’s tutorials and forums are a good option and there is a lot of support to be had in DST’s designer forum. I’ve also had two unique products mentioned as go-to references:

1. Inside the Scrap Artist Studio with Amanda Rockwell: A forum with tutorials, exclusive downloads and a coupon to Amanda Rockwell’s CU shop.

2. An Insider’s Guide to Designing by Studio Wendy: A PDF e-book, grab bag of designer resources and a coupon to Studio Wendy.

Designers: What’s your take on these resources? What other information or education sources would you recommend for someone interested in digital designing? What is the best way to get started?

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  1. EBPitcher

    Not a designer, but I know that JessicaSprague.com is starting a class on Wacom tablets on Feb 1st in case anyone’s interested. There’s still time to sign up.

  2. Amy

    I second Wendy’s e-book! It’s a fantastic resource, particularly for those new to designing!

  3. Hummie

    You made my day! And it’s the first thing in the morning…so the whole day is ahead of me!

    • Jennifer

      Yay…that’s my goal…to make someone’s day, every day!

  4. Dawn

    I can attest to Hummie’s tutorials. And not just in the designer area. There is a wealth of information there and you could get lost for hours just learning things that you never thought it was possible to do!
    Hummie truly is a wonderful teacher! I feel that I have grown in leaps in bounds, and I know it is because of her!!
    You get access to soooooo much for just a mere subscription fee of $5.50 a month. You won’t find that anywhere else!!


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