Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This Week's Free, Live, Classes.

This Week's Free, Live, Classes from CreativeTechs

The live classes are free to as many people around the world as we can reach. Join us for this week's upcoming classes. Make sure to check the schedules! Start times for classes in December mix it up a bit. Including our first evening Seattle class for Acrobat:

Tuesday: iPhone Week 1: iPhone Biz Card (3pm Seattle time) http://creativetechs.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=af872ba88a454e16a24cbee2d&id=bb7fdb2b77&e=f5dcfa2edb

Wednesday: Acrobat Week 1: Interactive PDFs! (6:30pm Seattle time) http://creativetechs.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=af872ba88a454e16a24cbee2d&id=9b58cf8aa1&e=f5dcfa2edb

Thursday: Photoshop Fun: Smart Objects! (11am Seattle time) http://creativetechs.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=af872ba88a454e16a24cbee2d&id=3fb48437bd&e=f5dcfa2edb

Thursday: RetouchLIVE (3pm Seattle time) http://creativetechs.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=af872ba88a454e16a24cbee2d&id=df0679ae7b&e=f5dcfa2edb

If you live in the Seattle area, come join us in person! We've got some great classes this December!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Free PhotoShop Training

CreativeTechs free PhotoShop class starts in about an hour. (2:00pm Eastern Time)

Topic Today: Cloning

Jason Hoppe's Photoshop Class kicks off in less then an hour! http:


Be there or be square!

Hugs, Julie Computing

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Today: Free Photography Webinar

Digital Photography Wk 6 – Aesthetics pt1

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Time: 11am Pacific (Seattle) [Other Time Zones]
Duration: 90-120 Minutes
Cost: The LIVE Class is Free!
Use these links to log into the LIVE class:

* GoToWebinar: gotomeeting.com/register/3

* Live Video: creativetechs/live

Be there or be square!!

See you later! Hugs, Julie Snappy

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Free PhotoShop Webinar Class on Smart Objectsw & Open Type Font Secrets


Special Event: Starts 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time 1:00 PM Easter Daylight Savings Time

Lesa Snider, author of Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual kicks off our first guest speaker event with a fun, fast-paced look at Photoshop Smart Objects.

Log into today's live event using one of these methods:

GoToWebinar: gotomeeting.com/register/2

..or watch on our NEW LIVE classroom feed:

Streaming Video: creativetechs.com/live

..or if you live in Seattle, we need an audience of about 12 people in our live Seattle classroom to really make this event work. There is still time to join us in person! We'll have donuts and coffee ready for you. Our address is:

PS. Live in Seattle? Join us in person. We REALLY need an in-person audience for this event. If you live in the Seattle area, come join us in the beautiful Art Wolfe studio for today's class! Any help here would be appreciated.

Art Wolfe Digital Photography Center
1944 First Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134

Lesa Snider: Photoshop Smart Objects.

Smart Objects have been an integral part of Photoshop since CS2, but now they're more powerful ever. (Note from Craig: Smart Object is my favorite tool in Photoshop. I'm really looking forward to this session!)

Lesa Snider is the chief evangelist for iStockphoto, and author of Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual. She's created many video training titles for KelbyTraining.com and Lynda.com. She writes a regular column for Photoshop User, and Macworld magazines, and contributes frequently to CreativePro.com and Layers. Lesa can also be spotted teaching at Photoshop World this week!

Jay Nelson: OpenType Font Secrets.

Rediscover the magic of beautiful typography through advanced OpenType fonts. Jay will cover a lot of powerful tips that are built into these fonts for an extra boost of typographical creativity — in Adobe's Creative Suite applications, as well as in QuarkXPress.

Jay Nelson publishes Design Tools Monthly, and regularly speaks at graphic design conferences. He also contributes to magazines such as Macworld, Layers, CreativePro.com, and InDesign magazine. He is also the author and presenter of the training video that Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7, and the complete QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training at Lynda.com.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Free Digital Photography Class: Exposure II

I’m delighted to announce that instructor John Greengo will be leading a special 10-Week Digital Photography Course in our worldwide classroom starting in the first week of September.

Enroll via Email: Digital Photography Course Enrollment.

The free weekly webinars are free. In order to join us, you’ll need to sign-up for a special weekly email notification we’ve created for this course.
Class starts in about 60 minutes!

Topic: Exposure II

Enroll via Email: Digital Photography Course Enrollment.


Here is the tentative schedule for this class. We may be adjusting this slightly as we get closer to the start.

Week 1, Sep 2 – Introduction
Week 2, Sep 9 – Digital Cameras
Week 3, Sep 16 – Lenses
Week 4, Sep 23 – Exposure I
Week 5, Sep 30 – Exposure II
Week 6, Oct 7 – Focus
Week 7, Oct 14 – Aesthetics I
Week 8, Oct 21 – Aesthetics II
Week 9, Oct 28 – The Gadget Bag
Week 10, Nov 4 – Full Exposure

And yes, you can pass this offer along to friends, or even post it on your blog. Help spread the word. We need a minimum of 1,000 people enrolled to make this free class viable.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Meet Alphie!!!! He needs your help!!! Vote every single day! Please vote 4 Alphie & help win $ desperately needed 4 "A Place To Bark" rescue! Go to:


Register, log-in & Vote!!!!

Vote for Alphie in the "Cutest Dog Competition".


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

FREE Four Week Digital Photography Class

FREE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE: Creative Techs is offering a four week digital photography course for F-R-E-E! I've taken a Photoshop course with Creative Techs and their content & presentation are outstanding. And, you can't beat the price. Check it out!


Hugs, Julie Snappy

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This is a photo of my Mom. It was taken at a barbeque at my sister Donna's house in Connecticut last June. This was one of the BBQs that we had while my niece and nephew were visiting from Arizona. This was also the day that my nephew, Jake, rescued the toad from the swimming pool. (You remember that photo, don't you?) This photo is just the perfect photo of my Mom because it reminds me of the essence of who she is and the role she plays in our family's life. She is the Matriarch, she is a solid rock and the foundation of our family. She is the cohesiveness that holds us all together. She is the voice of reason when there is only chaos. She was a sister, daughter, wife, niece, and auntie. She is a Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma. She is a Registered Nurse, and the caring angel that helps heal the smallest sick and injured patients that come through the Pediatrics Unit of Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn in New York City. This is my Mom!

I hope you enjoyed my story and my photo layout.

I created the layout from the "Bee Mine" Scrapbooking Kit which was a collaborative kit put together by the designers at the Digital Arts Cafe. Specific designers are as follows: Scrappyshannon, Brandi, Karyn, Rhondogg, Vivayne, RachaelH, and Darhena. I actually got this particular kit free either with a purchase, or in response to a challenge. I can't remember precisely which one, though. I do really love the happy colors in this kit.
You can check out the Digital Arts Cafe @ http://www.digitalarts-cafe.com/

Hugs, Julie

Freebie: Color Management Course

Hey All!

Creative Techs is offering a course on Color Management via a Webinar tomorrow, April 1, 2009 (No, it is not an April's fool's day prank!). For questions regarding this event, please contact the host: training@creativetechs.com

Maybe I'll see you there!

Hugs, Julie

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Freebie Quick Page with a March Color Palette

Hi All!

I designed a Quick Page in response to a challenge put out by one of my favorite Digital Scrap Booking Sites: The Digital Arts Cafe puts a color challenge in their forum every month and this is the first time I've participated. They've instituted a point system and the more you create, the more points you accumulate. You can then redeem your points for some really cool digital merchandise. You can check the Digital Arts Cafe out @ http://www.digitalarts-cafe.com

All of the challenges are listed in their forum @ http://www.digitalarts-cafe.com/forum/

All you have to do is join the forum (for free) and you'll be on your way!

To create the background layer, I used a PhotoShop brush from Graphic-Illustrations (http://www.graphics-illustrations.com) to create a transparency to put over the color palette for the background. I also used the same brush to decorate the pink frame, except, this time I put a little color on the floral brush.

Without further ado, here is what your freebie will look like:

You can download a 12 by 12 inch PNG version of this Quick Page in a Zipped folder at my 4-Shared Account @ http://www.4shared.com/file/91251890/a873105/DAC_March_Color_Challenge_Original_QP.html

I hope you like it! Happy Creating! Hugs, Julie

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Free Photoshop Course

Creative Tech is offering a Free Photoshop Course! The first class was on February 26th and was a huge success. I attended the Webinar and can tell you first hand that the class was well thought out, well run, and contained valuable information for both the beginner and the experienced Photoshop user. Week one covered the basics: Introduction, Interface, and Tool Shortcuts.

There were over a thousand attendees for the first session of this ten week course and there are over two thousand enrolled in the course to date. These classes are open to enrollments from anywhere in the world and might be just the thing you're looking for to enhance those digital skills.

Week Two: Layers

A solid understanding of layers is a crucial foundation for mastering most other advanced Photoshop techniques. This is a fun and important topic.

You can use the following link to go to Creative Tech to sign up for the course. If you can't click straight through from this link, copy or cut and paste the link to your web browser and you should arrive at the sign up location http://creativetechs.com/tipsblog/free-10-week-photoshop-course/

Whether your relatively new to PhotoShop or you're an old hand, you will enjoy this course and learn a few new tricks. So join us!

Hugs, Julie Computing Blow Kiss

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Freebies: Lots of freebies @ Scrapbook Flair

Hi Everyone!

You all know how I like to share information, especially when it comes to freebies. You can find lots of freebies @ http://www.scrapbookflair.com/

I designed this layout with their free Dance Collection Kit and they are offering a free CD of this kit as well:

There are lots of freebies of quick pages, templates, alphas, papers, embellishments, complete kits, and much, much, more. They just released a Mardi Gra Collection Kit (free). The only thing you need to do to get any/all these freebies is to create a member account with your email and a password which is free. You will occasionally get email messages advertising sales events and introducing new freebies which is a small price to pay for lots of free goodies.

Have fun and Happy Creating! Hugs, Julie