Friday, March 03, 2006

Technically challenged...

I really want to get into digital scrapbooking. I am not finding time to scrapbook and I spend all of my time on the computer anyway! My Dad bought me Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 for my birthday, and I have been trying to figure out how to use it since! And not having much luck...I can edit photos and things likes that, but I cannot seem to figure out how to make a scrapbook layout...I bought the "Class room in a book" for elements, but it doesn't talk about scrapbooking...anyway, I need some help, or a class or something...

7 comments:

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Donna from Double Happiness has the COOLEST digital scrapbooking software. I just saw it yesterday. You should ask her about it.

Kim M. said...
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Kim M. said...

Lisa
I didn't even know you could do that. I'm getting the software. Like you said I'm on the computer all of the time.

Great blog. So you are going for 3. All I can say is it is much easier than going from 1 to 2 or none to 1. I look forward to following your blog. I like the green polka dots!!!

Stephanie said...

start doing a search of digital scrapbooking on google - there are a lot of web sites out there. Also, check out one of the big bookstore chains - you may find magazines just for digital scrapbooking. I love the idea of how quick it can be, but I would hate to give up regular scrapbooking - it makes me feel good to use my own two hands to make something so beautiful.

Julie said...

Here's a couple thoughts for you, cause I am just starting in the digital stuff.

There is a book called "Photoshop Elements 4.0 The missing manual" which is a really helpful manual. Now it is not specific to scrapbooking but it tells you all the how-to's of the program in an EASY way.

For scrapbook specific books, try "Desiging with digital" or "Digital Designs for Scrapbooking" both of which you could get at a local scrapbook store or an online store like lifetimemoments.com or scrapbook.com.

Third boards and resources - there are so many - the one that seems to have the BEST tutorials is scrapbookbytes.com, but there are many, many more. If you want more links, email me. Also there are a lot of these places that have many FREE downloads where you can get the "papers" (background) also some ones you can buy that are a little more detailed/comprehensive.

I am just starting the digi stuff and hope to learn more before my little one comes, that may get me out of the scrapbook store and save $$$.

One last thing, my favorite digi scrapbook artist goes by the user name "carver" on many sites, her name is Veronica, and she does the most BEAUTIFUL stuff. Of course she is VERY advanced but it's wonderful for inspiration, you can find her work here. (And as a plus she has adopted internationally, twin girls from Russia.) http://twopeasinabucket.com/userprofile.asp?user_id=40148

Julie said...

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CameraDawktor said...

Hi there. I just purchased photoshop elements a few months ago. I'm not a big scrapbooking person, but I made a scrappage as an invitation for my nephew. E-mail me and I will e-mail it to you if you would like to see it. Photoshop has a dozen or more templates that you can use.

E-mail me and I'll see if I can walk you through it. Good luck!
cameradawktor@yahoo.com