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Digital Scrapbooking:

Digital scrapbooking is the latest craze to hit the scrapbooking world for many scrapbookers!  The following article is a brief introduction to digital scrapbooking and is meant more for beginners to decide if you are ready to dive into the world of digital scrapbooking.

The Onset of Digital Scrapbooking: What is it?


Scrapbooking is a beloved hobby. It sometimes gets addictive. If a person is really into arts and crafts, then he or she can devote all of his or her time attending to artistic hobbies. And one of which can be scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is a good way of keeping memories fresh and alive though several years may have passed. Don’t it give you a fleeting feeling to reminisce the past? By flipping through the pages of any scrapbook which you have finished, it seems like the hands of time has been revived.

People do not have to be gifted artists to create incomparable layouts and designs for the scrapbook. They just need to focus and put their hearts on what they are doing. They must love what they are doing. The success of the scrapbook lies entirely on the enthusiasm of the one who does it.

Digital cameras are becoming more and more reputed compared to the analogue cameras. In line with this, computers, and other digital jobs have taken their realms into the society. And as time goes by, the technology has provided digital alternatives to the once manual tasks carried out. First and foremost, photos can now be taken through digital cameras. So, if you are into scrapbooking, might as well try digital scrapbooking for a finer result.

Digital scrapbooking is found to be much easier by most people especially those who do scrapbooking for clients. Digital scrapbooking layouts are available in various kinds. With the onset of the digital scrapbooking, ready-made layouts for all occasions are already laid out as options. Digital photo is the way to go! The work is made to be much easier as the pictures can be printed in the desired size that will best fit the layout design.  

Undoubtedly, digital scrapbooking is getting a great deal of attention lately out of the onset of the latest technological breakthrough. A myriad of major scrapbook publications have been launched lately and are commonly marketing digital scrapbooking. In digital scrapbooking, the maker gets rid of the typical materials such as the papers, ribbon, fibers, eyelets, and the likes since everything included in the design is made available in the computer.

Many of the digital photographers are fond of digital scrapbooking. The advantage of having photos taken by a digital camera is that they can be stored on computer hard drives rather than in boxes or photo albums. This then is one of the primary reasons why digital scrapbooking has continually earned its popularity. Photo editing task is made easiest by the use of the software such as Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop, Photo Impact, Digital image Pro, and many others.

Some of the basic steps in digital scrapbooking include:


1. Design background paper.
2. Add the photos. Choose the layout on how the photos should appear.
3. Create photo mats or accent papers.
4. Add effects. Shadowing and dimensions will be needed.
5. Create embellishments.
6. Finish it with the titles and journaling.

It is entirely up to you how you would integrate these basic steps to create a unique digital scrapbook that suits your taste and style. One particular beauty that is shared by digital scrapbooking is the possibility to expose multiple looks of just one photo. The power of digital imaging is incomparable, guys!

The basic equipments/software needed for digital scrapbooking are:
• Computer with at least 256 KB RAM; Mac or Windows operating system.
• Digital Imaging Software that supports layers, such as Jasc Paint Shop Pro or Adobe Photoshop/ Photoshop Elements
• Photos available on your computer system, either by scanning or by importing digital photographs
• Optional:  Simply Digital™ Scrapbooking Template CDs
• Optional: Photo quality printer and photo paper, if you want to print your layouts (you can see tutorials on printing layouts for more information)

For those who would like to know more about digital scrapbooking, they can see the online tutorials on lay-outing and the use of the specific software for a more beautiful result.

Recommended Digital Scrapbooking Resources:

  • Purchase E-Cuts printable scrapbooking supplies from Scrapbook.com.
  • Digital Scrapbooking made Easy ebook-coming soon...

       

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