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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.

Cropping Digital Photos Into Shape

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 »

Editing Photos with Layers

A beginner's guide to understanding layers in Adobe Photoshop Elements
As one becomes comfortable with digital photography, the next natural step is to edit the photo in order to repair or enhance it. In this article I explain what the layers feature is, familiarize you with its basic operation, and walk you through a few simple examples. More »

Filmstrip Frame Collage

Filmstrip collage frame, featuring two unique photos and their black & white duplicates.

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 »

Multiple Photos on One Print

Learn how to print multiple photos on a single paper to create small prints or a collage.

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 »

Organizing Digital Photos

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 »

Photo Book: The Making of a Memorable Gift

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 »

Photo Cutouts for Scrapbook Layout

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 »

Putting Words Into Their Mouth

Adding text balloons to digital photos & creating scrapbook cutouts
Putting words into someone's mouth is a deplorable habit, unless, of course, you are scrapbooking. Go ahead, embellish those photos with your witty comments. More »

Selecting Objects with the Magic Wand

Hula dancer cutout

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 »

Straddling The Digital Fence

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 »

Widescreen Photos

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 »