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?