Today, I thought I'd share with you a couple of photo/blogging links that I find useful. If you're like me (not fluent in the language of HTML), you probably find it difficult to break free from the basic photography editing tools and the generic blogging templates. If that's you too, below are a few links that I have found extremely helpful in these areas.
First of all, while it's important to have a good photo editing software program, it's equally important to also understand everything your software is capable of doing. I have Photoshop Elements 6, and I've found the Learn Elements Now online tutorials to be very helpful. You have to pay for the tutorials, but it's money well spent (for me at least). Fortunately for me, these tutorials were clear and thorough with their instructions. Here are some links to both Photoshop and Elements tutorial programs:
Digital scrap-booking is a great way to dress up photos, make photo albums, and make a blog banner. I used Shabby Miss Jenn digital scrap-booking gear to dress up my banner. Here are three links to my most favorite digital scrap-booking shops.
All of the shops offer blog banner gear. Also, be sure to check out their tutorials. I learned how to photo tent (used in the above pic) by using this tutorial by The Shabby Shoppe.
Storbist has a great tutorial on how to make a light box for under $10. This can be useful for both a blog and an etsy shop. It's always nice to capture good lighting when you're trying to show off a product or craft.
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Lastly, these next two sites have everything you need in regards to customizing your blog, from how to make your own background to turning your 2 column blog into a 3 column blog.
I hope these links make blogging and photography just as enjoyable for you as they did for me.
AND if you have any suggestions for me, I'm all ears, as I am still a newbie =).