Hey everyone! Today I want to introduce you to our newest instructor on our Premium Membership Site! This is Rita from The Coffee Shop Blog. She will be doing a monthly Photoshop Elements Tutorial on our Premium Site and we are so excited to have her on our team!
Here is a bit about Rita’s background in her own words …
“I have been using Photoshop since the early 90’s (Version 1.0). I have a genetics degree and I started using the program in my first real lab job making scientific images for publications and was the editing “expert” in the lab. I also did a lot of crazy head-swapping of my bosses.
I worked as a scientist for over 10 years and left when I had my first son. I stayed at home and was busy with my baby, but I also love to learn and had a million baby photos I wanted to edit. So I picked out a pile of books on Photoshop at the library and spent hours and hours late at night when the baby was sleeping; reading, googling tutorials and videos, and experimenting with different editing techniques on my baby images.
Around 2008 I started The CoffeeShop Blog to share my editing techniques with my sister who lived hours away. In addition, we were completely broke since my husband was starting his optometry practice, so I wanted to create free downloads of actions, presets, and digital designs to share with moms like me that had no extra money. Meanwhile, I met a wedding photographer who needed an editor so I got my first job in my new field. I learned Lightroom next by books/googling and edited thousands of images for him over the next couple of years.
If you have not yet discovered Rita’s blog before, you are in for a real treat! She has amazing freebies for photographers and digital designers, that will take your Photography to a whole new level! You can find The Coffee Shop Blog HERE.
She specializes in offering beautiful Photoshop/PSE actions like this gorgeous Winter Portrait action! So stunning!
And this Cashmere Rose action… which will give your photos some dreamy vintage elegance! She has loads of beautiful Actions on her blog!
She’s also got some handy storyboard downloads that are perfect for scrapbooking!
And check out these gorgeous Christmas Card Templates! Her site is chock full of all kinds of amazing freebies, so make sure you check it out!
Rita also does Beautiful Custom Blog Designs for those that are on Blogger/Blogspot!
Here’s a sample of one of Rita’s Blog Designs! So pretty right?! You can find Rita’s Blog Design Site HERE.
We can’t wait for you to see what Rita has in store for our Members on our Premium Membership site! Her first PSE Tutorial will be available on the site on December 5th!
Karen L. says
So exciting! I love Rita’s blog – her tutorials really helped me when I was trying to learn photography and photo editing techniques. Can’t wait to see what she’s got in store for Graphics Fairy Premium members!
Karen Watson says
That’s awesome Karen!! I’ve seen her first Tutorial and she has a super fun technique in store for you guys!
Karen Watson, I am just so honored to be here. Thank you!!!
We feel lucky to have you here!
Karen L., I love to hear this, thank you so much!!!
Jill Wellington says
Rita is the BEST! I have been following her for years and she basically taught me Photoshop! Love you, Rita and thank you for all you do!!!
Karen Watson says
Yay! That’s so cool Jill! We are big fans of Rita around here too!
Jill, you are the best!!! Thank you!!!!
Heather Tracy says
Wow! I can’t wait to check out Rita’s Blog…so many wonderful resources! Excited that she’ll be sharing her expertise with Premium Members! This will be GOOD!
Thank you Heather!!! I am so excited to be working with The Graphics Fairy. It is such an honor.