Creative Scrapbooking for the Beginner
And, yes, it is a hobby. Assuming you lived in an isolated coast without any influence, do you know
what a scrapbook looks like?
Actually, it is nothing but empty pages. If you are fond of laborious details, you could create collective empty pages, bind it in a fashionable way, then that's it---you have yourself a scrapbook!
On the Computer, it's only different in that your pages, whether
you buy them or create them yourself, are totally digital and
totally changeable up until the time you hit the print button or
save them to a multimedia presentation. Yes with the computer,
you can turn them into your own screen saver or automated slide show
complete with sound and moving images.
For beginners, the knack is when you have a good concept to start with. Usually scrapbooks are motivated by good memories with
people you love or special times or vacations that you had. When two people combine ideas, work hand in hand in putting up personal scrapbooks, then the outcome
becomes something really special.
Don't worry if you don't think you have much artistic talent.
With pre-printed templates and today's thousands of digital,
downloadable scrapbook templates; anyone can look like an artist.
Original photos can be copied, scanned and printed digitally. This will save important photos from being accidentally ruined, in case something goes wrong with the pasting and cutting
(digital scrapbookers don't worry about that at all).
Now that most people have digital cameras, it is just a matter of
downloading your photos to your computer directories.
You can do it on your own or invite friends and family to come along to help you. If the pictures contain many people who are close to you, it is best to copy the pictures to have the freedom of cropping each photo at your own discretion. Scanners are wonderful for that. Just watch out for copyrighted materials.
The over all color scheme of your concept can enhance harmony in composing each page. A sunny beach party could make use of bright earth colors to blend with the overall theme.
My favorite place for templates for use with digital scrapbooking
or just for printing and hand scrapping is of course,
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