Have you come across unique Gallery photo books that feature unusual backgrounds and detailed embellishments?
What you’re looking at are Digital Scrapbooks. Digi scrapping is a relatively new art form, but don’t be intimidated by the word, “ART”. Even though the results look like masterpieces, you don’t need to be a Rembrandt to create them. All you need is a some instruction and a little inspiration.
WHAT IS DIGI SCRAPPING?
Digi scrapping is basically the same thing as paper scrapping…only you create your layouts on your computer using software. The software varies…from the simple to the super complex…and from the inexpensive to the very expensive. Just like you go to your local scrapbooking store to purchase supplies…computer scrappers go to online stores and purchase their digital supplies (papers, eyelets, tags, ribbons and pretty much everything you would see in a “real” store”). We then use our software to place everything where we see fit on the page…and then have the option to print those pages. Source – shabbyprincess.com
HOW DO I MAKE DIGITAL SCRAPBOOK PAGES?
First, get more information about the basics of digi scrapping. Designer Digitals’ Getting Started Tutorials, Jessica Sprague’s Digital Templates tutorial, and the scrapbook-bytes tutorials are great places to start.
Once you become familiar with what digi scrapping is about and are ready to stick your toe in the water, start shopping for your supplies, like papers and eyelets and tags and ribbons.
We have some fantastic freebies on our “Celebrations” blog. But don’t stop there. Find all the supplies you need at these online digi scrapping stores.
HOW DO I TURN MY PAGES INTO A PHOTO BOOK?
If you have created a single scrapbook page or a series of pages, Shutterfly has tools that will help you turn them into high quality prints. If you want to print single pages, go to our Digital Scrapbook Pages section for instructions and guideline. If you want to turn a series of Digital Scrapbook pages into a photo book, our Digital Scrapbook section is very helpful.
Once you create your digital scrapbook, we welcome you to post it to Shutterfly Gallery so other Shutterfly members can be inspired by your work.
Do you have any questions or advice about Digital Scrapbooking? If so, let us know by commenting on this article.
(images courtesy of Gallery member, BarbaraK57)