Category Archive: Scrapbooking

Photoshop Tips

Photoshop has so much potential, but you’ll probably only ever use 10% of it if you’re just using it for digiscrapping. It was originally designed to manipulate photographs and we’re really not going to need to go into all of that here! Let’s assume we are going to do a 12×12″ album page. So open …

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What printer should I use?

If you’re going to print out your own scrap book pages, rather than using an online service then it’s the ink that’s actually more important. Printers with at least 6 ink tanks means that you only need to replace the colour that you’ve run out of. It’s also important that you use ink which is …

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What paper should I use?

If you’re like me you’ll probably change your design a few times before you’re satisfied with your final scrap page. However happy you are with the design on the screen it could surprise you how it really looks once it’s printed. So rather than using expensive photo paper, print your design on regular cheap paper …

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Online Scrapbooking

ONLINE You can create your own photo books and other printed items online. Mixbook (books from $6.99) from mixbook.com Create a photo book. Picaboo (books from $9.99) from picaboo.com Create photo books, cards, calendars and prints. Shutterfly (books from $23.99) from shutterfly.com Create photo books, photo gifts and calendars online. Smilebox (books from $19.99) from …

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What image software should I use?

PHOTO IMAGE SOFTWARE Photoshop (PC & MAC – £660) If you would like to create your own elements and layouts then this is the software for you. I’d recommend buying a manual if you’ve never used these before as they can be a little daunting to a first timer! Photoshop Elements (PC & MAC – …

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Which scrapbook software?

There are dedicated scrapbooking programmes which you can use. These are a great way to start dipping your toe in the water as they come with some digital kits ready for you to start immediately. SCRAPBOOK SOFTWARE CraftArtist2 from serif.com (£24.99) Comes with  blank templates for creating cards, scrapbooks and party crafts. Also has customisable …

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What is Digital Scrapping?

Originally, scrapbooking was done by hand using photos and decorative papers. Various embellishments such as buttons and ribbons were glued on top. Digital scrapbooking (or digi-scrapping) is simply creating a scrapbook layout on a computer using digitally created papers and photo objects and elements. What do I need? A computer, printer and software. A more …

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