Now that digital cameras getting more popular, and you can easily create high quality prints, women have embraced digital scrapbooking. Digital scrapbooking is similar
to traditional scrapbooking but there is no mess, no paper,
no cutting, and no trips to the store for scrapbooking supplies.
Digital scrapbooking allows you to create all types of layouts quickly and easily for your pictures. The layouts are then stored on your computer or printed
out to create a paper scrapbook.
you need to get started with digital scrapbooking?
There are a few
must haves for digital scrapbooking.
- A digital camera
- A photo editing
program (popular programs are Adobe
Photoshop, Adobe Elements, Corel
Paint Shop Pro, & Microsoft Digital Image Suite<)
- A little creativity, some patience, and that’s about it!
photo editing program should you choose?
quite a few programs out there to pick from. Before you spend a ton of money
on a program, here are some things you should consider.
is digital scrapbooking?
- Are you
a beginner or have you had some experience with graphic programs or other
challenging programs? If you are a beginner, you may want
to purchase an easy/user friendly program such as Adobe
Paint Shop Pro.
Both are great programs for beginners to start with. If you have experience
with graphics, web design software, or other challenging programs, you may
want to go ahead and invest the money in a quality professional program
- How much
money do you want to invest in a photo editing program? If
you want to get started but do not have a lot of money to invest in a photo
editing program, you might consider purchasing Corel
Paint Shop Pro,
Digital Image Suite.
You can find all of these for around a $100 or less. There are also several
programs that are on the market just for digital scrapbooking that are priced
as low as $30.
- How much
help are you going to need? Will you need to use digital scrapbooking tutorials?
Many of the websites that offer tutorials for digital scrapbooking are done
There are a lot of online resources for learning Adobe
(Photoshop’s simpler photo editing program) that are both easy to
find and free. Tutorials for using Corel
Paint Shop Pro
are easy to find as well.
scrapbooking is not hard at all. With a quality program and a few simple tutorials,
anyone can learn to make a digital scrapbook! Even a child can learn to design
the simple layouts. It really is easy! Some of the more complicated page layouts
might take some time to learn but digital scrapbooking is not scary or difficult. The nice thing with digital scrapbooking is if you do mess up a page, you can easily start over.
only as expensive as you make it! There are plenty of FREE resources out there
for digital scrapbooking. Free online tutorials are available, free page layouts
are available. The nice thing with digital is once you buy your kits and other items, you can uise them as often as you want, there no scraps, no mistakes, and saves you a lot of money.
I learn to digital scrapbook?
If you are
thinking of digital scrapbooking, want to see what a page layout looks like,
or want to talk to otherpeople that scrapbook, take a look at our forums and our other BWScrap University tutorials for advice on getting started.
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