OCT
24
2009

How To Digital Scrapbook?

Anyone can do digital scrapbooking! I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 right now. You can get it online or at Costco. Sometimes they have deals, I got mine for $40, but then think how much you spend on paper supplies! They have version 8 out now, its $80 at Adobe‘s website, and now version 7.0 is on sale, check out this link!

And there are TONS of resources to help you learn online as well. Lots of free tutorials and even free scrapbooking embellishments and paper etc. Do a google search on ‘photoshop elements scrapbooking tutorials’ or ‘free digital scrapbooking elements’, check out ikeagoddess.blogspot.com/ and you’ll get lots of freebie links.

Also on www.jessicasprague.com she offers EXCELLENT free tutorials too and some paid classes that are WORTH THE COST! There are some at scrapgirls too. Its really easy and no mess to clean up LOL!

Designer Digitals is another great site with freebies and online tutorials: You Tube Designer Digital Video tutorials

Yes, I use Photoshop Elements to make my school downloads as well. I also use Microsoft Publisher, but mostly to make the PDF files because for some reason if I make a PDF straight out of photoshop the file is WAY bigger than if I make it out of publisher…haven’t figured that one out yet! But photoshop is MUCH better for graphic work than Publisher. And worth the price. Don’t get sucked into all the cheaper scrapbooking softwares out there, they aren’t worth it! You can email me at erica at confessionsofahomeschooler dot com and I’d be happy to help you out more!

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Comments

  1. Hi Erica, Thank you so much for posting the links to these resources. I have been wanting to learn more about digital scrapbooking, but didn't know where to start.BlessingsHoney

  2. I discovered your blog today and have been browsing through it, very nice! I am your new follower now. :)

  3. Great– finally found a "how-to" get started digi-scrapping. I borrowed PS7 from a friend but she warned me that it's hard to do… tips? I'm game to get all my pics in a great format. Question, do you print your digi-scrapbooks or just display them in digi? If you print, where do you go through? Really want to do this, especially since we're expecting #3 in January and I'll have lots of pics (professional & not) to share soon! Trying to be frugal as well. Thanks!~Janine

  4. MOM: It's really easy, there are a ton of online tutorials you can find for free, and like I said in this post, visit Jessica Sprague's site, she'll get you going!I print at home or through Costco, there is also online printing like scrapbooksplease.com but you have to get their luster paper which is more expensive or the prints don't look very good.

  5. Found you today looking for home school stuff for my preschooler. Then saw your digi link. Ironically I own a digital scrapbooking site. Your kits are cute. Wanted to say that Jen & Stan are great at http://www.scrappersworkshop.com for some beginners or advanced classes.

  6. Hi! I just wanted to leave a comment letting all the other readers know about another great digital scrapbooking program, called My Memories Suite. I use Photoshop for editing but for everyday digiscrapping, I use My Memories Suite because it is SO quick and SO easy! I did 80+ layouts in September alone! And they are all beautiful and professional looking! Plus you can use "kits" from anywhere, you are not limited to what is included. Just a little tip for anyone who is looking to start digi-scrapping but is intimidated to jump right in with PS. :)

  7. very nice of you to share your resources! Im so getting this for xmas! :)

  8. Hihi,I am totally new to the digital scrapbooking. I would like to ask what type of printer do you use to print at home cos mine is not a laser printer. I am afraid that the normal printer, print out will not be nice. The colour of the print etc. and however mine printer can't use too thick paper like eg cardstock paper which i think pretty thick right which i have tried 300g when i do my dd flash cards and i got problem with printing on 300g cardstock. Thank youEileenSingapore

    • Stacey Laney says:

      Eileen,
      Did you ever get an answer to your question, because I would love to know the answer to this question as well. :)

  9. Hihi,I am totally new to the digital scrapbooking. I would like to ask what type of printer do you use to print at home cos mine is not a laser printer. I am afraid that the normal printer, print out will not be nice. The colour of the print etc. and however mine printer can't use too thick paper like eg cardstock paper which i think pretty thick right which i have tried 300g when i do my dd flash cards and i got problem with printing on 300g cardstock. Thank youEileenSingapore

  10. Thanks for this information!! I have been wanting to get my feet wet with digital scrapbooking, but was not sure where to start! :)

  11. hi!a good friend of mine just sent me the link to this page – i'm so glad she did, i've been on the fence about getting on the digi scrapping train, but with the wealth of info you've shared i feel more prepared already! thanks!~h

  12. I will be checking these links out since I have done a bit of digital scrapbooking for family calendar projects, but want to take it to the next step and start creating some things of my own, both for scrapbooks and my preschool classroom.

  13. Hi,Love your site-lots of wonderful ideas ;-)What I do to make my PDF files smaller is in Photoshop go to: >Image >Image size to 150 resolution make file size smaller but still prints at 8.5"x 11".-Camille

  14. I LOVE your site….there are lots of great resources and it’s very well organized! Thanks for sharing this great resources…we have hundreds of pics and always in need of organizing them :)

  15. Thank you! :-)

  16. Hi, Erica! I’m in the market for Photoshop. Using your provided links, I found Photoshop Elements 10 for under $100. How is this different from the version 8.0 and 7.0 that you mentioned in this post? I primarily want to clean up photos and especially add a professional looking watermark to all my photos.
    Thank you!

  17. Do you print your digital designs for scrapbooking on photo paper or cardstock? Thanks!!! ;)

    • Hi Kelly,
      I print on Luster Photo paper. You can do it online at Costco.com, scrapbooksplease.com and other various printers. They offer traditional scrapbook sizes as well such as 8×8 and 12×12! I find the Luster paper gives great color and texture for digital pages.

  18. Thanks for sharing this. I’ve had the Photoshop Program and didn’t know where to start. I’d love to design my own logo. I bet you did yours! :-)
    -Momma Bear

  19. Love your website. Totally new to scrapbooking but I am loving it. I have to make 30 (portfolios)yearbook for my sons preschool kids. What would be the best way for me doing that and not breaking my budget as I have to it by my own.

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