Guest Author - Tammy Murks
Have you ever wondered what Digital Scrapbooking is? I did, so I looked it up. Digital Scrapbooking is basically making a collage of your photos, art, layouts, fonts, etc in a graphics, or “Image Editing” program. It is just like Scrapbooking, only without the book! If you enjoy working with computers and showing off your work/art, this is a great way to go! It is especially good if you take a lot of Digital Photo’s. How broke can you go with Digital Scrapbooking? No Need! I found out how you can begin with more than the basics for low cost, or free! If you own a Digital Camera, then you most likely have some type of software that came with it. These are often referred to as “Image Editing” Package’s, or software. Most of these software programs, allow you to create “Albums” right on your computer. Other programs you can purchase that are REAL nice are: Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Ulead, Adobe, or Microsoft Picture It only to name a few. Now, you can create all your own scrap book art, if you like. But, if you want to save time, and go the traditional way, just download some free templates for yourself. I will list an abundance of digital scrapbooking templates and freebies for you. So, now you know that Digital Scrapbooking is just done on the computer. You can save to disk, upload, download, share it with a friend, print and make a book…A Scrapbook.
If you would like to make your own digital scrapbook page layouts with your own clipart, then we may be learning the arts of this together. You will need software that will allow you to layer. Look for more articles about how to create your own ClipArt’s, fonts and page layouts for scrapbooking coming up soon. Until then, enjoy the freebies listed below~!
Cottage Arts – Several wonderful templates. Free samples for personal use. Really nice downloads.
DaFont.com - Huge free font resource
Digital Scrapbook Place - Page Kits, Ploppers, Elements, Alphas, Overlays, WordArt, Backgrounds, Textures, Brushes, Blinkies, and more! Register to receive their freebies.
Free Digital Scrapbooking – Backgrounds, custom text, page kits, greeting cards and gift tags, as well as layout ideas and tutorials
HP Photosmart Essential – Free easy to use photo printing and sharing software that gives you the freedom to capture and share your life.
Princess Crafts Sign up for our Computer Scrapbooking Mini-Course and get 36+ more FREE pages. Find out just how easy it really is to start digital scrapbooking and you can usually nab a free page template from the homepage.
The Daily Scrap – Freebie packages.
Scrap Book Graphics - Download Digital scrapbooking sampler.
Shabby Princess - Free Page Templates, and packages. Free for personal use.
Sweetest Things - The Free Template mother-load! Check these out!
Free Digital Scrapbooking – Backgrounds, custom text, page kits, greeting cards and gift tags, as well as layout ideas and tutorials.
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