I designed a mini album around one of my favorite poems, just for recording those everyday photos that are so precious. This customizable 8x8 album is perfect to cherish those memories of a relationship, family, and more, and you'll be done in no time!
“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow,
or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”
― Mary Jean Irion
Everyday is a treasure and just like the poem says: 'Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are', we are going to spend sometime reflecting on what makes your everyday great! In no time at all, you'll have a fully finished album that you can gift to someone! Simple enough to complete in a few hours, the album is also flexible enough for you to add your own personal touch. Give your friends, family, or YOURSELF a personalized gift, lovingly crafted by your hands. Here's a look at the simple .PSD file for one of the spreads:
We have split this class into 2 sections: The Album Class, where you will create the digital files for your unique album, and The Assemble The Album section, which walks you through the process of printing and assembling your album. Gather your Normal Day Photos, and join us in cherishing our favorite kind of days!
Templates for the album, including .PSD files.
Video Instructions to help you as you create your album
.PDF files with easy to follow written instructions
A digital kit, with papers, embellishments and photo frames.
To begin this project, you will just need some family photographs and any version of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. I also recommend that you take my free Course 1: We've Just Begun class before enrolling in this class. It'll give you the following skills you'll need:
Opening, saving, and closing Photoshop documents
Adding photos, embellishment, papers and using clipping masks
Adding type in a single line
Printing from Photoshop
At the end of class, you will have a complete Normal day album, which you designed, printed and assembled yourself! We love to see your artwork, and with any JessicaSprague.com class, there are multiple ways to reach out, share your work and ask questions! Enroll now and I'll see you in class!
Hi there! I'm Jessica Sprague, owner and instructor here at JessicaSprague.com. I founded JessicaSprague.com in 2007 to share the creative potential of Photoshop for crafting. Thousands of hours and dozens of classes later, and it's still my goal: to help you find your creative wings with digital crafting! Learn more about me. Are you ready to start the journey? Join me!