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Book Review - Paint Shop Creations - Scrapbooking The Digital Way

All about the newest method of scrapbooking...

If you are a fan of scrapbooking, then you know how popular digital scrapbooking has become. Over the past year or so there has been an explosion of products on the market for digital scrapbooking. Not to be left behind, JascR Software, Inc. has published their new book about digital scrapbooking. In this book the author Michelle Shefveland talks about the various aspects of digital scrapbooking, the reasons that digital scrapbooking has become so popular and what you need to get started.

She begins by discussing several ways to correct flaws and enhance your photographs using Paint Shop Pro. You will learn how to adjust the color, sharpness and contrast in your photos. She also teaches you how to crop your photos and remove red eye. Finally, she shows you how to add special effects to your photos such as a decorative edge, sepia tint and hand painting.

Next she discusses Jasc's new software Paint Shop Xtras Scrapbooking Edition series. This software features beautiful digital scrapbook pages designed by Shefveland herself. Samples of her scrapbook page templates, papers and embellishments are included on the book's CD. Shefveland takes you by the hand and shows you how to add your own photos and journaling to the sample templates.

Finally, she shows you how use Paint Shop Pro to create your own digital background papers and embellishments that will simulate and even rival the traditional ones you can buy in the stores. You will learn how to make your own torn edge papers, vellum, ribbon, tags, word art and more. You then create your own digital scrapbook pages from the paper and embellishments that you have made yourself.

The book's CD includes sample digital templates, papers and embellishments from the Paint ShopTM XtrasTM Scrapbooking Edition series and trial versions of Paint ShopTM ProR 8 and Paint ShopTM Photo AlbumTM.

Paint Shop Creations - Scrapbooking The Digital Way
by Michelle Shefveland
ISBN 0-9745176-1-5
Publisher - Jasc Software. Inc.

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