Frequently Asked Questions
- Which versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements do you support?
We support the last four versions of Photoshop Elements. If you count backwards from Photoshop Elements 2018 that means we support versions PSE 13 through PSE 2018, but the training will be applicable all the way back to PSE 11.
We only support Photoshop CC, but most of the training will be applicable to versions back to Photoshop CS5.
Photoshop Elements versions 10 and prior are especially problematic for actions-intensive classes. Actions are very hard to create, load, and use in older versions of Photoshop Elements. This problem was fixed in Elements 11, which treats action sets the same way as Photoshop.
- Which do you recommend—Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop?
Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop are both good choices for digital scrapbooking. The main difference is the price. Photoshop is the gold standard of professional graphic designers and photographers. It has a lot of extra power, much of which you don’t need for routine scrapbooking, and some of which is very nice to have if you can afford the price tag of $10 per month (USD) for a subscription to Photoshop/Lightroom Creative Cloud.
What it really comes down to is finances and long term commitment. Elements can be purchased for less than $100 with no monthly ongoing fee to Adobe.
If you can afford the extra money for Adobe Photoshop, then ask yourself this question: Do I plan to do this long term, or am I just checking it out? If you aren’t sure, go with Photoshop Elements. If you feel pretty confident that working with and compositing photos will at least be a part of your life from now on, go with Photoshop if you can afford it. For most people, Photoshop really isn’t any harder to learn than Elements, but there is almost unlimited room for growth.
Elements, however, has plenty of room for growth, too, so if you go that route, you won’t be disappointed. And once you learn Elements, you’ll be able to graduate to Photoshop when you’re ready without any trouble—they work very much the same.
In the end, however, only you can decide what’s right for you!
- What does “Forever Access” mean?
As the name suggests we want to provide you the most extensive access to classes and Premier issues as we can. However, there may be some practical limits to the access we can provide. For example, if QwikLearn.com changes ownership or ceases operation, Forever Access may become more limited or be discontinued.
In the event of a change in ownership or discontinuation of operations Forever Access Members will have ninety (90) days from the date of the email notification to download any videos or products from their classes or from Premier issues. After that time, all Forever Access content may be limited or removed and further access to the classes and Premier issues may be discontinued. We encourage Forever Access Members to regularly download and back up classes and Premier issues that are important to them on their own computers or media to avoid any interruption of access to products.
Providing notification and the opportunity to download classes or Premier issues comprises the sole responsibility of Scrapper’s Guide, LLC and its agents, members, or employees for Forever Access products.
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Skills Taught In Our Training Videos
The new Photoshop or Photoshop Elements skills you learn are yours to use. You do not have to give QwikLearn credit for products you make using these skills.
Brushes, Styles, Actions, and Patterns
Occasionally Linda Sattgast, owner of QwikLearn, or other instructors include brushes, styles, actions, and patterns with their training videos. You MAY NOT share or resell them, claim them as your own, or modify them and claim them as your own. You MAY use them to create NEW graphics, word art, overlays, etc. for personal or commercial use.
If you make a physical product, such as a CD or DVD, to sell commercially you must include a credit line for QwikLearn.com in your readme file.
If you sell a downloadable product for scrapbooking or other craft use, please include a credit line in your readme file AND a mention on your item’s description page, such as “some effects by QwikLearn.com” or “Special thanks to QwikLearn.com.” A link back to QwikLearn.com would be highly appreciated.
Practice Photos and Templates
All practice photos and templates are for personal use only.