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  • #3272

    prancingpixel
    Adventurer
    @prancingpixel

    My name is: prancingpixel (actually Sherry London)
    I teach: Photoshop, Illustrator, and surface pattern design
    Why I signed up for The Great eCourse Adventure:

    Interesting question! I have been teaching online since 1999 and I have a done graduate work as well as worked as an instructional systems designer, so writing courses is certainly not new to me. I have 7 courses currently running at ed2go.com on Photoshop and Illustrator and two huge video courses running several times a year at http://patternobserver.com on Photoshop for Designers. I have a course in the works for Skillshare as well.

    What kind of e-course I want to create: I want to create courses for *myself* rather than for someone else so I have full control over the content, presentation, pricing, and income. I have some contractual issues that prevent from me having totally free rein over what I can offer and “my best course ever” will be the ones up on Pattern Observer (sigh). But I would like to do a series of less expensive courses that shorter and more accessible for designer to learn Photoshop (and a bit of Illustrator). Almost all of the courses online are for photographers and this does not serve my audience. They need instruction that teaches toward what they do.

    What makes me come most alive is:

    * Creating something (design, bead, spinning yarn)

    * Getting someone inspired and excited about the creative  possibilities of Photoshop.

    To get back to the ‘why I am here’ –probably because I like to keep learning things and hearing new perspectives on what I do. I am old, but I am still able to learn new tricks (grin)

     

     

     

    #3330

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Wow Sherry, it’s so great to have you here on the adventure. Given the amount of experience you already have in the digital universe, you’re gonna have a blast with the suggestions we make for creating the best course ever.

    I’m excited to learn from you as well. I watch my team breezing through Photoshop like it’s nothing and I wanna create the magical things they create.

    Looking so forward to stoking your creative fire and to helping, serving and inspiring you on this journey (with some laughs along the way)!

    Bradley

    #3338

    prancingpixel
    Adventurer
    @prancingpixel

    Bradley, thanks for the warm welcome. Photoshop is the best sandbox ever (grin). My particular grandstand there is what I call “Photoshop with no apology”–learn to use non-destructive methods so you never need to start over or explain why something can’t be changed. It takes a bit more work to learn layers and masks and smart objects but world opens u[ one you do!

    Should I be waiting until the class ‘officially’ opens to get a buddy, etc?

    –Sherry

     

    #3558

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    I bet you could have a blast playing around in Photoshop. I look forward to learning it. I’ll have to start after we get to the top of Launch Summit. Which is perfect because that’s when your eCourse will be available to purchase!

    #3560

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Oh and YES, please go put your name on the Adventure Buddy wall. All those in it for the long haul I’m sure will join you  🙂

    #3571

    Awi Heidelmann
    Adventurer
    @awi

    Hi Sherry, I am a fellow Photoshop geek tooooooo!!! It’s a magic tool that’s why I call myself an image alchemist. Nice to meet you here! Sparkles from Germany, Awi

    #3623

    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide
    @andyfreist

    Hi prancingpixel AKA Sherry 🙂

    I am really excited for you to discover how to build something that you have full control over and is totally YOU.

    Photoshop has been an amazing tool for me over the years, and there’s still SO MUCH I don’t know. I still feel like a toddler with fingerpaints sometimes, but somehow the result is always good. I think I’m due for a breakthrough..

    Rest assured, I will likely be one of your first students, especially considering the genius creativity that will be required of you to create something that doesn’t conflict with your contracts! 😉 I can already taste the possibilities..

    As for the buddy system – If you know you are going to take the full journey, definitely start your buddyhunt thread. It’s never too early!

    Enjoy!

    #3645

    prancingpixel
    Adventurer
    @prancingpixel

    @awi, great to meet you! It will be fin to compare notes as the class goes on. I do teach some general-purpose classes already but most of the “audience” that I want to reach with my classes are the folks who design for textiles and home goods. I would love to learn more about what you do and what you want to teach!

     

    –Sherry

    #3647

    prancingpixel
    Adventurer
    @prancingpixel

    Andy and Bradley, thanks–I will get myself set up on the “buddy board”

    –Sherry

    #3667

    Awi Heidelmann
    Adventurer
    @awi

    ho… all my training years I rarely made notes but a ton of scribbles and doodles 😉 See what happens in this class! What I do? Oh check out my intro here… I am doing many things creative! So far I’ve been guiding people on intuitive art journeys – which is fun and easy!

    And as I have a business helping people to become more visible online with their heart business/project… creating visual brands basically incl. photoshoots, brand images etc. Feel free to hop over to my website http://www.fullyseen.de

    I love to create a eCourse as a Journey to get more clarity on what your heart calling is and how to embody it in your own business to find that sweet spot in the marketplace/community that makes you magnetic. Or maybe I focus on how to create a coherent visual brand… or that be another eCourse!! Many possibilites!

     

    Where do you live, Sherry?

    Sparkles from Germany, Awi

    #3674

    prancingpixel
    Adventurer
    @prancingpixel

    AWI, I live in NJ, USA right near the Atlantic Ocean.

    Your web site looks great! Mine is http://prancingpixel.com and it still needs lot of work.

    I am not sure which course I will start writing first, but I want to creates my first two courses on creating fashion and product mockups and and on reducing colours for various printing processes. (not real exciting–but hugely important to the audience that I serve)

     

     

    #3763

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    I love watching all of you jam out on Photoshop. {sigh}

    One of these days I’ll be in your cool club!

    #7074

    Waymatea
    Adventurer
    @waymatea

    Hi Sherry,

    So nice to meet you here. You are a veteran in this field – and I wish you the best in deepening your new e-courses.

    Blessings,
    Way

    #8055

    Deb Robson
    Adventurer
    @robson

    Okay! Another handspinner! Right?

    And my thing is Illustrator. When I figured out (1) how to make knitting charts with it and then (2) WHOA, getting control of the pen tool!

    One reason I have repetitive stress issues right now is that I’ve done too much drawing in Illustrator on the trackpad of my laptop. I have a Wacom tablet with the desktop, but I have got to get one to travel with me. I’ve traveled a lot to teach, and the laptop was there, and I wanted to draw. . . .

    I need to know more about Photoshop. AND Illustrator.

    [Not sure why the llama’s nose is cut off, but will not stop now and fix. Not enough time.]

    #8060

    prancingpixel
    Adventurer
    @prancingpixel

    Deb, great to meet you!!!! We do seem to have a lot in common (including repetitive stress issues…sigh). as I type this with a brace on my right hand…

    I can’t use a trackpad–ever… My laptop is docked into my large screen monitors but if I used it as a laptop, a mouse was always part of the arrangement.

    So tell me about your knitting, and spinning, and the courses you want to create!

    –Sherry

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