I bought Photoshop a year ago and have been threatening ever since that I will actually learn how to use it. I usually got as far as opening it up and panicing before giving up.
So a few weeks ago I signed up for Gail Schmidt's - Creating Custom Digital Brushes - over on Creative Workshops. And wow did I learn a lot. I have to say Gail is a great teacher, and so helpful when I got stuck (and I did get stuck ;-) although not as much as I'd thought.
The workshop is in the form of an online video which you can stop and start and work through as you play along in photoshop.
I created these 2 background papers, which are designed as 5x7 inch, from what I learned in the work shop using my own images.
Please feel free to help yourself to these backgrounds, and if you make something please share, I'd love to see it.
Gail is running another workshop at the end of the month in Digital Collage for Photoshop which I can't wait to start now ;-) Thanks Gail!