Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial – Working with Alphas

May 10, 2010

This digital scrapbooking tutorial shows you how to work with Alphabet files.

Hummie has a very good style in teaching as she speaks slowly and clearly, making it easy to follow.

Alpha files can come in individual letters on individual files or sometimes they can come with all the letters on a single file. This can often be confusing to the beginner digital scrapbooker it working out how to use only the letters needed for the scrapbook layout. This tutorial will explain the mysteries of using alpha files.

I hope you find this digital scrapbooking tutorial useful. Stay tuned for more digital scrapbooking tutorials.


Digital Scrapbook Tutorial – Word Art

May 9, 2010

This digital scrapbooking tutorial is all about making Word Art.

Word Art is super handy for instant titles for digital scrapbook layouts and greeting cards. And it can also be used as journaling.

Most of us are familiar with the Word Art in programs such as Word. But that can be quite limiting and doesn’t really do the job.

Many digital scrapbook designers have created Word Art as part of their digital scrapbooking kits but finding some that has the right words for your particular scrapbook layout or card can sometimes be difficult.

So why not make your own Word Art?

In this digital scrapbooking tutorial you will see how easy it can be to create interesting and unique word designs that make wonderful greeting cards or titles for your digital scrapbook layouts.

Even if you’re not a digital scrapbooker you can create your own Word Art and print it out to use on your paper scrapbook layouts or cards.

So here’s your chance to be a Designer. It’s a lot of fun and you’ll get a big kick out of the comments that people make when they see what you’ve done.

So why not give it a go?

This digital scrapbooking tutorial uses Photoshop Elements and if you use a different software program you may find the names of the tools and their locations will be different. But the overall principles and techniques are still the same.


Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials Upcoming News

May 8, 2010

I hear there are some big changes going on over at Step by Step Digital Scrapbook. With some big news about to be launched on Scraps of Mind.

For anyone who’s interested in digital scrapbooking tutorials and learning new tips and techniques with Photoshop Elements this will be something to look forward to.

As soon as the news is out you can read about it here. Or you can bookmark Scraps of Mind to make sure you get in on the breaking news.

Digital scrapbooking opens up so many more possibilities for the scrapbooker and easy to follow tutorials that open you up to all the incredible digital scrapbook layout ideas that you can create are wonderful. There are lots of short videos on YouTube to show you technique snippets and they’re really great . . .

But wouldn’t it be great to have a full-on class that takes you through the creation of a digital scrapbook layout from beginning to end and really takes the time to demonstrate the techniques?

Well stay tuned, because I believe we’re about to get our digital scrapbooking tutorial dream very soon.


Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials – Retinting your photos

May 7, 2010

In this digital scrapbooking tutorial you can learn how to change the color of your photos.

All our photos, particularly so with digital ones, tend to be in color. And usually that’s a good thing. But sometimes you want a vintage look for your scrapbook layout or the colors in your photo clash with the digital scrapbook elements that you want to use. Especially where there are lots of different colors in the photo, all vying for attention.

Well check out this digital scrapbooking tutorial which shows you how you can manipulate the color of your photo so that it matches your layout.
I reckon this is one of the best things about digital scrapbooking.It’s so easy to make your photos and digital elements coordinate well with each other.

In this digital scrapbooking tutorial you can see a couple of different approaches to how you can change the color of your photos so that they better suit the particular style of the scrapbook layout that you want to create.

This digital scrapbooking tutorial video is made using Photoshop Elements. If you use a different software program the names of the tools and their location may be different but the principles will be the same.


Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials for Newbies

May 7, 2008

At last there’s a program that delivers digital scrapbooking tutorials for absolute beginners to digital scrapbooking!

So many of the tutorials that abound on the Internet assume a level of skill and understanding of terminology that can be totally off-putting to the newbie digital scrapbooker

Whether it’s someone who is already a paper scrapbooker and wants to give digital scrapbooking a try, but is a bit uncomfortable about how they’ll deal with the technology. Or whether it’s someone who has never done any scrapbooking before but wants to create something special with their photos, with no mess, no fuss and no special workspace needed.

As a digital scrapbooker myself, who’s evolved from paper scrapbooking, I can speak from personal experience on how great digital scrapbooking is.

Unlike paper scrapbooking, I can’t ruin my supplies by making a wrong cut or by glueing something in the wrong place. The wonderful Undo button means that nothing is irreversible.

And that’s an amazingly freeing concept.

Because of that wonderful Undo button, I’m prepared to be a lot more experimental than with my paper layouts. And the result is that I’ve become a much more creative scrapbooker than I ever was.

I feel like I’m creating pieces of art with my photos as the centrepiece.

It’s a hugely satisfying feeling.

And it’s great that there’s a web site now that will mentor newbies along their digital scrapbooking journey.

It’s about time there was a digital scrapbooking tutorial program like this.


Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials – Customising your Background Mat

December 17, 2007

Many digital scrapbooking tutorials that are designed for Photoshop will work equally as well with Photoshop Elements. And this is just such a one.

This video shows you how to change the colors on your backgound and frame elements to coordinate with you layout. And then add some texture for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed this digital scrapbooking tutorial. I love how many terrific digital scrapbooking tutorials are available to help you create wonderful layouts.


Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials – Wacom tablet

December 15, 2007

In this video Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials introduces you to the Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet. Graphics tablets are a wonderful way to digitally scrapbook, once you’ve mastered the initial learning curve.

Graphics tablets help you get better control for detailed work than you can achieve with your mouse. I’m hoping to find more digital scrapbooking tutorials on graphics tablets to bring you in the near future.