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Try Photoshop Elements and Electric Quilt before you buy! 

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Memory Quilts, Art Quilts and more…. Learn how to transform photos or fabric scans into a custom background or art quilt, and how to prepare photos for printing. 

Topics include, but are not limited to: Scanning Photos, copyright issues, Fabric & Printer choices for best results of printing on fabric, plus info on using print-on-demand services like, Editing Photos – e.g. fixing red eye, lighting, cropping, and Filters & Effects.

Electric Quilt

Learn your way around Electric Quilt. Topics include, but are not limited to: How to use the sketchbook and libraries, Scan and import your own fabrics, Set blocks into quilt layouts, Add Borders, Color blocks, Print quilt and fabric yardage, Print block patterns (foundation pattern, templates, rotary cutting chart)

Hands-on, Laptop required.


A trial version of Electric Quilt 7 can be loaded in class.

Photoshop Elements is available as a 30 day free trial from (click here to download), please download and install prior to class.  Version 15 is the latest version which we will be using in class.

Note: Adobe first downloads the "Adobe Download Assistant" to your desktop or downloads folder. The download of the software should start automatically on a PC or for Mac, you will need to double click on the ".dmg" file to load the assistant. If the download doesn't start automatically on a PC, then you have to start the download manager manually to actually download and install the software.  The download is over 1G, very large, and could take several hours to download depending on the speed of your internet connection, so be patient :-) 

Note to Windows XP users:  Photoshop Elements 15 does not run on Windows XP.  If you plan to bring a laptop still running this operating system and want to use a trial version of Photoshop Elements, please contact Jennifer prior to class.  She has CD's with version 12 that can be loaded, so plan to arrive a little early. 


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