Wednesday, July 09, 2008

New Way to Scrapbook!

I enjoy scrapbooking, although I haven't had much time to work on anything in close to a year! I mainly love taking pictures!

Ever since I bought a new digital camera in February that takes great pictures and a storage card that can hold up to 4 GB of pictures, I have been taking TONS of pictures but haven't printed hardly any of them! I do post them on my blogs, and email them to people, but I haven't done much else with them.

I have been thinking lately about looking into the options for Digital Scrapbooking instead since my pictures are already on my computer, I am always on my computer, etc. I started looking around today for sites with instructions on how to get started, what software to use, etc. I have brand new Adobe Design Standard Creative Suite 3 -- which includes Adobe Photoshop. This is an excellent program to use for digital scrapbooking! I have been playing around with doing a page to learn how the Photoshop works and how making a digital page works! I found a tutorial and a free page kit to try out at: Free Digital Scrapbooking

I will post other links as I come across them for resources for digital scrapbooking.

Here is my first digital page. I even printed it out glossy photo paper I happened to have on hand and it turned out great! I set it up to be an 8.5" x 11" page so that I could easily print it myself if I wanted to. I have been wanting to purchase a wide-format printer (I found one reasonably priced recently) the past few months but just haven't been able to. I think I will now work on saving for it so I can print out the 12" x 12" pages I make!

There are also many sites now where you would be able to take your digital pages and print them out as book in various formats...which makes for a number of options for sharing your work with others if you are doing digital scrapbooking! You can even save all your pages as images (like I did below) and make them into a movie that could be put on a DVD to send to others! I am thinking that would make great Christmas gifts for friends and family!

Happy Scrapping!


sarahwalstonsblog said...

Yes. I actually think this is just so much easier than traditional scrapbooking!! I know if I were to get into it... I could get hooked. I have my own style and this digital thing works well for me. No paper or stickers!! Just photos and text! YAY!

Gwendolyn said...

You know that there are also places where you can make your scrapbook and have it printed and bound for not too pricey. Way cheaper than traditional scrapbooks would cost in the long run. Plus, they come out looking like profession finished products in a hard bound book. I'd like to do this for our school "yearbook". Glad your getting some scrapbooking done!