The theme for the album is Four Square and takes several topics for which the pages display four selections for each. We were invited to come up with our own ideas but heck, I liked Cathy's book perfectly and copied it page by page, adding my own minor tweaks.
Now for the photos - be warned, theres a lot of them...
And now I have a confession. I cheated! well, not so much cheated, as made life simpler for myself. The course is designed to teach folks how to use Photoshop to create digital designs. After all, Photoshop Elements is the most affordable of Adobe's software options. It wouldn't be feasible to create a course expecting people to have access to the professional's choice of software.
But for work, I have the full Creative Suite at my fingertips which includes Adobe InDesign. And InDesign is much easier for this kind of project. In fact, it is created for these particular type of project; albums, magazines, posters etc.
So rather than try to fathom out how to engineer Photoshop to produce these layouts, I used the much simpler InDesign. And my guess is that if there's anyone else following this course who has access to this software will be using it too.
Now, if I can just squeeze the time in, I'm itching to actually make something crafty and cut into my frustratingly large stack of patterned paper. Feels like such a long time since I picked up my scissors, paper and glue. :)