Whatever program is used for digital scrapbooking, the scrapper is responsible to do everything, from sizing to shadowing to writing to texturing, while paper scrappers do not usually have to worry about it. Unfortunately, a lot of details escape the mind of the user and the resulting layout will make one raise eyebrows. Sometimes, we will look at a layout and immediately spot the error, but sometimes, it is more subtle and although we might not pinpoint the problem, we have the feeling that there is something wrong. Let’s have a look at some common mistakes we can see in digital scrapbooking.
Last week, Lisa shared some interesting ways she has used scrapbooking in her own classroom. Let’s see what she can suggest to other teachers. It is useful to establish benchmarks that students are aware of before starting the project so they know what has to be included for an “A”, what is acceptable for a … Read more Scrapbooking – Teacher tool in school (part 2)
I loved that using scrapbooking techniques got away from the “cookie cutter” or “one size fits all” approach that gets used so much in education. – Lisa Kelsey Lisa Kelsey has taught 12 years in the public school system grades 7-12. Her degree is in Home & Family Life/Career & Tech Ed. and she … Read more Scrapbooking – Teacher tool in school
Following last article on Teaching with Scrapbooking, here is an experience shared by Wendy, a homeschooling mom. “If my children view it as fun or a craft, they enjoy it…” One of the things that I am trying to teach the oldest with digital scrapbooking is journaling. Journaling plays an important part of our layout, … Read more Digital Scrapbooking – Teaching tool for homeschooler
This is the first part in a series about teaching through the use of scrapbooking. Literacy is a key to better jobs and stable home life for both adults and children. Teaching an adult or child how to write sometimes requires teachers willing to use creativity in the classroom. One possible learning tool is scrapbooking … Read more Teaching Adults And Children How To Write With Scrapbooks
Although digital scrapbooking supplies are naturally used for digital scrapbooking, you can surely give them a second life. I have found that every now and then, a project comes up and even though it is not scrapbook related, I will open my graphic software and dig into my digital supplies to complete it. Invitations … Read more More than scrap – what else can you do?
Maybe you are a designer who likes to create scrapbook kits within a pleasant looking color palette, or maybe a scrapper who is struggling to find the perfect color to accent a scrap page, many tools are available for you. In the previous article, we listed many tools that you could use to generate a … Read more 14 Tools to Create Color Palettes
Choosing colors to use in your layout can be done in many ways, one of which is to start with the photos you want to use. As the poll on last week’s post indicated, most people do exactly that: they base their choices on the photos themselves. You can often pick colors with the color picker in Paintshop Pro, but with most photos, there are so many colors at the pixel level that it might be hard to find harmonious color combinations. That is why various tools have emerged on the net. This first post on the subject will look at 14 tools that you can use to pick a palette based on your photos.
When you start a project on a scrapbook layout, how do you choose the colors you will be using? Do you look for the overall color of the photos? Do you look for accents in the photo? Do you just choose a kit with a similar theme as the photo, no matter what the colors are? There are many ways to pick colors, and it will most often depend on your style of scrapping, your style of creating, and maybe the purpose of your scrapbook page.
Are you taking tons of photos of people, places and events surrounding you? Do they always turn out great? Out of 100 photos, how many you would consider real keepers? How many you would immediately toss out? If you have that many photos, you probably can spare half of them to fill the trash and … Read more 8 ways to use bad photos in a scrapbook page
A few weeks ago, a colleague at work asked me for help. She knew I was into scrapbooking, and computer and all that and she had a special request for a special project. They had just celebrated their brother’s birthday and retirement in a big surprise party. They had many photos and they wanted a … Read more Creating a slideshow with photos or layouts
A couple of weeks ago, my computer started acting very slow. I noticed it when I was looking at my emails and it would take minutes to display each one. I knew this was not supposed to be the case. Thinking it was malware related, I paid a visit to VirtualDr forum, where I knew … Read more Prevent disaster : back up your precious data!
When digital scrapbooking started, several scrappers felt the need to get inspired (myself included), to get passed the “blank canvas” hurdle, and one way to get a jump start was to browse in galleries. Looking at other layouts might spark an idea, an inspiration. Where do I start? When I first started in digital … Read more Templates or sketches? Different tools for different uses
Picture tubes are a feature that is apparently unique to PaintShop Pro. I am not sure at which version they started using tubes, but I know for a fact that version 4 had them, so it is definitely not new. For anyone who is not familiar with the basics of what picture tubes are, think of a roll of stickers: you can have a roll with all identical stickers, or a roll with several different stickers. Unlike brushes, the picture tubes are coloured images by themselves, and you cannot change that, just like a sticker would have its own colors.
How do you scrap? Do you tend to scrap just one page here or there, or plan them around a theme? There is not one good and one bad way to work in a scrapbook project, as there are advantages and inconvenient for each, and like many other choices that you will make in this hobby, it will be a matter of personal preferences.