Greetings! My name is Jennifer Moss and I will be your instructor for this class. I’ve mostly lived in Alaska since 1979 and have been in Fairbanks on and off since 1986. My early background includes painting, fine metalsmithing, and b/w photography. In 1990, I discovered Photoshop 1.0 and developed a love for digital image manipulation and graphics. After pausing to start a family, I began designing websites, doing desktop publishing and technical illustration. I am very familiar with Adobe’s software and use them regularly — Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Captivate and Flash. I think it’s fun to figure out how to do stuff in these applications, as it can be so immediately rewarding.
I use mostly Apple computers and have been enjoying all the various photography apps for the iPhone and iPad. I prefer Apple but Windows is fine; I’m a cat person but I like dogs & most other animals too. For organizing my photos I currently use Picasa because it ties in easily with social applications and is a fast way to find what I am looking for and it doesn’t make unnecessary copies of my files.
A couple years ago, I spent some time in the Thai jungle making new friends — the photo above is not a digital montage but a real experience! It might be a good image for doing something fun in Photoshop with though!
I hope you enjoy this class and if you run into roadblocks at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact me.