• Last Chance to Learn Photoshop with the Digitizing Artwork + Calligraphy eCourse

    The Digitizing Artwork and Calligraphy eCourse has been an amazing resource for many people looking to learn Photoshop. Take it from Lauren, who used it to learn how to design her wedding invitations; or Danielle, who used her Photoshop knowledge to build her business! Unfortunately, the course — released in 2016 — is aging, and…

    Digitizing Artwork and Calligraphy eCourse | The Postman's Knock

    Ten years ago, “learn Photoshop” was not an item on my goal list. I was proud of my analog skill set, so why would I have to fuss with digital stuff? The answer came to me — quickly — when I founded TPK. Photoshop proved indispensable in designing invitations for clients, making printables for blog readers, and editing photos! My only criticism of Photoshop? It’s very frustrating to learn. I hardly ever cry … but teaching myself how to use that program provoked tears of frustration! That’s why, years later, I made the Digitizing Artwork and Calligraphy eCourse. It’s been a staple of the TPK catalog for three years, and it will continue to call the catalog home for two more weeks until its retirement!

    Why I’m Retiring the Course

    I believe that the Digitizing Artwork and Calligraphy eCourse is one of the best resources to learn Photoshop online. I’m not a super “techy” person, so I explain things in a way that will make sense to someone who isn’t computer literate! Too often, teachers make assumptions about what you already know, and I have taken great care not to do that.

    Digitizing Artwork and Calligraphy eCourse | The Postman's Knock
    The Digitizing Artwork and Calligraphy eCourse comes with a supplementary 70-page eBook. Between the eBook and the instructional videos, you’ll gain Photoshop confidence and savvy!

    The thing with Photoshop, though, is Adobe updates it every year. The updates are never drastic — because no one wants to have to constantly relearn the program. However, the fact is, I created the course three years ago with Adobe CC 2015. Are there huge differences between Adobe CC 2015 and Adobe CC 2019? No. But there are a few little differences, and I suspect that more changes will come with the release of Adobe CC 2020 next year. I think it’s best to retire the course while it’s still relevant, so I’ve decided to take it out of the catalog on Tuesday, August 13th, at 9:00 PM. Anyone who has purchased the course before that date will continue to enjoy unlimited access to the course materials and videos! You can find the course by clicking here.

    About the Digitizing Artwork and Calligraphy eCourse

    The video below explains what the Digitizing Artwork and Calligraphy eCourse is — and how you can use it to learn Photoshop:

    As far as what you’ll need to take the course, a scanner, a computer, and Photoshop CC are imperative! If you don’t have Photoshop CC, you can buy Adobe’s photography plan here (affiliate link) for $10/month. Several people have asked if Photoshop Elements is sufficient for the course, and my gut answer to that is no. I am not familiar with Elements and therefore cannot offer support for learning it! However, learners have used Elements to successfully complete the course before. Check out the review below:

    Elements Photoshop Review

    Why Learn Photoshop?

    Photoshop is useful for anyone because you can use it to make just about anything! In the course, you’ll specifically learn how to use the program to make a few key projects, including:

    1. Calligraphy Overlays

    Using Brush Pens for Calligraphy + A Collection of Worksheets | The Postman's Knock
    Believe it or not, the calligraphy for this photo was added after the fact! I took a photo of a blank piece of paper surrounded by brush pens, then I used Photoshop to insert the title.

    2. Preparing Artwork for Printing

    Illustrated Watercolor Maps | The Postman's Knock
    The beauty of Photoshop? You can create something once using analog techniques, then digitize it to print an infinite amount of times!

    3. Making PDF Files

    Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills Sheet | The Postman's Knock
    I used Photoshop to make this popular printable drill sheet!

    4. Designing Invitations

    10 Artistic Wedding Invitation Ideas | The Postman's Knock
    You can design some amazing wedding invitations using Photoshop! I especially love pairing Photoshop with original watercolor illustrations.

    Who Will the Course Benefit?

    The Digitizing Artwork and Calligraphy eCourse was designed for anyone who wants to reproduce and/or modify their analog work digitally. Whether you want to use Photoshop personally or professionally, the course completely removes the intimidation factor from the program! Here are a couple of my favorite course reviews:



    While retiring this course was a tough decision, I think it’s the right one. As I said, I think it’s best to retire the course while it’s still relevant and easy to use with current versions of Photoshop! Perhaps in the future, I’ll make another course like this one: I know this was a great resource that served both professionals and DIYers well. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments. I’m always so pleased to hear from you!

    Thanks for reading, and enjoy the rest of your day!


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