I love paper scrapping but I am finding digital scrapbooking to be addictive too. Here are a few digital pages I made a couple years ago using PhotoShop 5.5. I was a design team member at www.scrapbook-bytes.com but I couldn't keep up with that and homeschooling the kids all my other many projects that I always have going on!
Laura, those are GREAT! Very creative. I love what you've done! What software are you using? I have Hallmark Scrapbook Studio and the Scrapbook Workshop, and I'm ashamed to say I haven't used either one yet. I keep "meaning to" but I just haven't gotten around to them yet, altho I have 1000's of digital photos.
Thanks! I used PhotoShop 5.5 on those. I have PS 7 now and I have used it some but I was so used to 5.5 that I get frustrated with some of the changes/upgrades in the newer version.
I haven't tried any other scrapbooking programs but if you check out some of the digital scrapbooking sites they have tutorials and free downloads that you can use. I haven't tried any of the pre-made digital kits yet but I might give it a try. It's a lot of fun. You should go for it!
Right now I am working on a small gift album. I am creating the pages as 4x6 inch pages so I can have them printed out at Sam's like a regular digital photo and just slide them into a pretty little 4x6 photo album. The cost will be much better than having Kinkos or my printer print out regular sized scrapbook pages.
I bought my software so I could do pages on the computer and save them to CD. My DVD player will then play the pictures as a slideshow on my TV. I really like the idea of saving them on CD and making copies of the CDs to give to family. If something ever happens to my copy, I can borrow someone else's and copy it again. Also, the CDs take up less space than scrapbooks. Since my is grown, most of my pictures now are of my gardens. And they make a beautiful slideshow.
wow, what motivation. Those are really great pages. For years, I have been playing with the idea of digital scrapbooking but most of the software I download is terrible. Photoshop is a bit overwhelming to me so I haven't tried it. Those pages are great though, so I may just need to find a class!
Hi everyone ! This is my first post to this thread. I have made one scrapbook - so I am a newbie at this craft,too. I would LOVE to learn to do some on the computer ! However, I am also computer illeraterate! How difficult is it to learn ?
hi everyone! im C from the Phils. I recently tried digital scrapbooking, OMG its sooo addicting! i couldn't resist making a page everytime i work with my PC. a friend told me that i can make money out of it since she believed that i have the "talent" on this thing. Im using hallmark scrapbooking studio and JASC Paint shop pro. i've seen tons of free kits/items to download over the net but those kits were too large for me to download over my dial-up connection. Now, I wanted to ask if anyone can answer my question: Can I sell services on making digitized scrapbook pages using the cliparts/images from my aforementioned softwares? i know the part that i have to give credits to the owners of downloaded kits and pay royalty fees for commercial purposes, but what i was asking about is what if i used ONLY the embelishments/cliparts from my softwares? Will I encounter any problem on this?Please help me, I need your inputs. Thanks in advance!
Corgi, I am with you! I have also made a couple of scrapbooks, it takes me a long time. I have two photo editing software programs (photoshop elements 2 and picture it 7) and don't know how to use either of them. Have many photos that need to be edited, but haven't taken the time to learn how to do it.
I am thinking maybe I am too old to get into all this digital aspect.
I know this is an old thread, but I just found this forum, and thought that I would update it. I recently began working with Art Explosion Scrapbook Factory Ver 4.0, and I have been very impressed with it. The program is easy to use, and has tons of different backgrounds and graphics that can be added.
I am actually doing a combiation of digital and paperscrapbooking for my kids. The digital papers are 8.5 X 11, which I then put on a larger 12 X 12 scrapbook page, and added further embellishments. I decided that I prefered the larger pages compared with a 8.5 X 11 page.
The books are all the family vacations that we are going on, so that my kids will be able to look back on where we went, and what we did. For each vacation, I print a contact sheet of all of the photos that I have taken, and then the kids pick the pictures that they want included. I add other pictures that I think would help tell the story. I am also including souvenirs from our travels.
I wish that I had this type of keepsake from when I was a child. You don't realize how valuable
this information is until you don't have it.
I just stumbled in here too. I have Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop Elements and I think most hobbyists would prefer to not have to do everything from scratch, including scouring the earth for graphics.
If you're looking for a program that includes templates, clipart and so on, there are quite a few: Print Shop and Printmaster by Broderbund, Print Artist by Nova Development. Check their websites for the several versions. Hallmark also makes a number of print software programs. Many of the general creative printing programs include templates for scrapbooking now. There are also a number of programs specifically for scrapbooking, such as the one mentioned by Pennefeather. Hallmark has one of these too.
Smilebox is a website you might want to check out. You make some pretty cool digital scrapbooks with music and animation. A lot of the site is free but if you want to print or email without ads, you have to pay a small fee per project or a few bucks a month or $40 a year. I thought they had some pretty templates.
Pennefeather, I wanted to thank you for posting the info on Scrapbook Factory 4.0. I ordered it based on your recommendation and it is VERY easy to use. I was really pleased too with the large number of graphics and preset scrapbook templates available and the huge amount of other projects.
The quality of the graphics was a nice surprise too.
I plan to try the feature that allows you to save scrapbooks to CD for viewing on TV so that I can send my mother some nice photo scrapbooks she can view. She absolutely refuses to use a computer so this will be a nice option for sharing great-grandchildren photos with her.
I'm so glad that you like it! I have only half finished my project because I keep finding something else to do (this is true of most projects that I begin), but I think it is going to look great when I finish. Things will be winding down in the garden soon, so I will have extra time on my hands.
Bumping up this message. Looking at some digital scrapbooking and looking for more info or any online sites that any of you use. I don't have anything particular in mind yet, but thought I'd get some of you thinking!
ceresn wrote:hi everyone! im C from the Phils. I recently tried digital scrapbooking, OMG its sooo addicting! i couldn't resist making a page everytime i work with my PC. a friend told me that i can make money out of it since she believed that i have the "talent" on this thing. Im using hallmark scrapbooking studio and JASC Paint shop pro. i've seen tons of free kits/items to download over the net but those kits were too large for me to download over my dial-up connection. Now, I wanted to ask if anyone can answer my question: Can I sell services on making digitized scrapbook pages using the cliparts/images from my aforementioned softwares? i know the part that i have to give credits to the owners of downloaded kits and pay royalty fees for commercial purposes, but what i was asking about is what if i used ONLY the embelishments/cliparts from my softwares? Will I encounter any problem on this?Please help me, I need your inputs. Thanks in advance!
I hope you found your answer, but if not, you'll need to see what the Angel Policies are for the software you're using. You might be able to find the answer on the Hallmark & JASC websites. I'd be interested in knowing what they say.