Saturday, February 23, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking

I have my patterned paper, card-stock, stickers, embellishments, and tools to create scrapbook pages on my dedicated scrap table. These tangible supplies are fun, but technology has made its way into scrapbooking just like almost every other aspect of our lives.

Last fall I bought a CD-Rom Scrapbooking Kit to help me start digital scrapbooking. Digital scrapbooking is all done on a computer with a photo editing program such as Photoshop Elements. All the paper and embellishments I use on my traditional pages seem to have a digital version. I made one page last fall with the step-by-step instructions, but since then I have been mostly frustrated with Photoshop Elements. With John's help, I have been able to get over that hurdle. I finished two more digital layouts today.

One of the great things about digital scrapbooking is all the free kits and tutorials on the web. Here are three good links I have been using:
Scrap Girls
Free Digital Scrapbooking
Jessica Sprague

The next test will be to have the layouts printed in a 12x12 size to go in my scrapbooks. Scrapbook Pictures seems to have the best deal so far, and I am curious to see how these look in print. My plan is to do a mix of traditional, hybrid (both paper and digital elements), and digital scrapping.


Beth said...

I looked at your digital scrapbook and really enjoyed it. Thanks for posting it online.
Tell John that we say hi!

Sharis said...

I really like your pages