Photo Projects for Scrapbooking
Digital photography can play a significant role in the art of scrapbooking. Processing digital photos at home can save time and expense by allowing the skilled scrapbooker to create photo elements and embellishments at minimal expense. On this page we list all projects and resources that are useful to the craft of scrapbooking.
Did you know that in many cases digital photos are cropped by the time they reach paper? If you have never "cropped" your photos manually, you may not be aware that it is happening. More »
A beginner's guide to understanding layers in Adobe Photoshop Elements
A popular collage frame is the filmstrip. With the right tools, composing photos into a filmstrip collage is easier than you might think. In this article I explain in detail how to make a collage of pictures into a filmstrip, like the example to the right. More »
Combining multiple photos on a single print is easy to do with most digital photo editing software packages. In this article I provide general steps that you can follow with any software, specific steps for Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 - 2.0, and a free template offer at the end. More »
Digital photos don't stay in the camera long; they make your computer's hard drive their permanent home. A good organization method for storing your images will make it easy to retrieve them in the future. More »
My parents' simultaneous retirement was approaching and my sister was planning a party. Soon after their retirement, my parents were leaving on an extended overseas trip and my sister wanted us kids to give them a special gift. More »
A staple of the scrapbooker's toolbox is the cutout. Now you can add unique flavor to the page layout with custom cutouts created from your own digital photo. More »
Adding text balloons to digital photos & creating scrapbook cutouts
A beginner's guide to selecting objects in photos using Adobe Photoshop Elements
Have you ever wanted to take a person from one digital photo and put them into another? Or wanted to remove the background to create a cutout of a person or other object?
I find that many beginners would love to create photo compositions such as these, but are not sure where to begin. This article was written as a step-by-step tutorial to show you how to select various objects in photos and transfer them to another image. More »
Can't let go of your film camera? Not wanting to bother with the technical aspects of using a digital camera? The good news is that you can continue taking film photos and enjoy many of the benefits of digital photography. More »
At the movies I enjoy watching previews almost as much as the main feature. Have you noticed one of the filmmaking techniques used to capture our attention? It is the super close-up. These over-sized images incite within us a desire to learn the reason for the hero's agonizing expression. This same technique can bring attention to a scrapbook layout or web page. More »