Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Creating soft edges with Paintshop Pro

Creating soft edges with Paintshop Pro

When working on projects with photos, although you might often want sharp, defined edges, at times, you will want something softer. It could be for a subtle effect, or because the defined straight edges look too harsh. Whatever the reason, here is a simple method to create a soft edge, very quickly. Continue Reading

Converting handwritten text into an elements for digital scrapbooking

Converting handwritten text into an elements for digital scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is all about expressing your creativity in various ways. Creating your graphics with Paintshop Pro to use as elements to add to your story is one way to do it. But how about personalizing your titles with your own text? Not using fonts or alphas, but actually making use of handwritten words and phrases and using them… Continue Reading

Creating a card with a layered template

Creating a card with a layered template

As part of the Creative Christmas Bundle 2015, you will have the opportunity to get 12 complete sets of cards and matching envelopes in a jpg format (sketch) and in psd format as layered templates. Using templates with Paintshop Pro is a great time saver and it will allow you to create fun cards that you… Continue Reading

Add text in a silhouette

Add text in a silhouette

If you have a photo that you used to create a silhouette, what will you do with it? Of course, you can simply add it to another background to show it off, but you can do even more. You can use it to add text in a very creative way. Let’s see how you can take… Continue Reading

Getting free digital supplies

Getting free digital supplies

Although any hobby can become expensive if one buys everything in sight, it does not have to be. Digital scrapbooking is one of those hobbies where you CAN spend a fortune in programs, plugins and supplies, but there are ways to gather supplies for free. Continue Reading

4 reasons to use BIG photos

4 reasons to use BIG photos

When you create layouts traditionally, you are mostly limited by the size of the printed photos you have on hand. It is quite unusual for a paper scrapper to have a photo that will cover all or most of their 12×12 layout, but if you are a digital scrapbooker, you have that option as many… Continue Reading

Fun with Dingbats

Fun with Dingbats

Many graphic artists, scrapbookers and crafters are font-aholic. They love getting those fun, interesting and different fonts. They collect them by the hundreds, and maybe by the thousands. Fonts are used, typically, to transpose the characters from the keyboard to the monitor (and into whatever program) so you can read a message. Even though dingbats… Continue Reading

How to use multiple photos on a layout

How to use multiple photos on a layout

With the easy access to digital photos from cameras and phones, we have the opportunity to collect a large number of images on our memory cards or hard drive. It can be fun to have so many photos of the same scene, taken within minutes and seconds, capturing various facial expressions or movements. We probably don’t want… Continue Reading

Cut a photo based on a preset shape

Cut a photo based on a preset shape

If you want to have your photo displayed differently than the traditional square or rectangular shape, you can use any of the preset shapes from your Paintshop Pro, or any shape you might have added to your collection. Here is a simple tutorial on how to achieve that result. Continue Reading

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She has been teaching digital scrapbooking for over 10 years.

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