Digital Scrapbooking

Digital scrapbooking is gaining in popularity rather quickly and is one of the newest trends in scrapbooking. So how do you get started? For someone who is just beginning, it can seem like a overwhelming project to start. By using the computer to enhance your scrap booking pages, you can create entire pages on the computer. There are a lot of people use the computer to enhance their photos and scrap booking pages. Photo programs are being used to edit photos on the computer before putting them in the album. They are removing red-eye, blurring out distracting backgrounds and enhancing the color of their photos. Some scrapbookers are even printing their own photos at home. Doing this allows you to customize the size of the photo to fit perfectly onto your page. To get started the first thing you need to do is gather all your pictures. You'll need pictures computer. They can be pictures you've taken with your digital camera, pictures that have been emailedto you or old pictures you've scanned and imported to your computer. It doesn't matter how you got them on your computer, what's important is they are there! After you have all you pictures on your computer you will need to decide what software program you are going to use. There are basically two different types of software for digital scrapbooking. Layout programs and photo editing programs. Layout programs allow you to assemble and make digital scrapbook pages easily. They help you organize digital photo's, page themes and journaling. The other type of program for digital scrapbooking is the Photo Editing software like Photoshop, Corel's Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop Elements or Microsofts Digital Image Pro. Paint Shop Pro and Adobe's Photoshop Elements are two of the most popular and easy to use Photo Editing software for digital scrapbooking. You can find online tutorials for each program if you don't already know how to use them.

After you have decided what program to use and learned how to use…then the fun begins. You'll want to find some tutorials about laying pages out (layering), resolution count and creating your first basic page. You'll be choosing templates, photo's, embellishments, decorations and other elements for your first page. Don't get carried away, keep it simple until you get a few pages under your belt. You can then try new things and techniques.

Once you have your pages created you need to figure out how you are going to store them. There are a number of ways you can choose. You can save them as a high resolution JPG image, in the native format of the program you're using or as a low resolution JPG. Also, make sure you create proper folders on your computer for you digital scrapbook pages. Nothing is more frustrating than hunting for pages you know you created but can't find!

Since digital cameras are becoming the norm, so will digital scrapbooking as the industry develops. You can do many things on the computer that you might not be able to do on paper. Don't think that digital scrapbooking will replace paper scrapbooking, though. Women love to get together and scrapbook, this would all be lost with digital scrapbooking. So paper scrapbooking is going to remain popular. [Article from Here]


Irma-MamaVian said...

Nice article Emmaaaa...

BizOpps2 said...

I love your article. I am really into digital scrapbooking. I use PhotoMix software. I can do layouts and it has some photo editing features. It really does an excellant job with collages and other keepsake pages.

Your are right though...basic scrapbooking will always be there.

Thanks for the wonderful article.