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Digital Scrapbooking with Adobe: More Options for Scrapbookers

Apr 12, 2008
One of the reasons that Adobe is such a great company for modern-day computer users is that they offer a wide range of products. These products help you to not only create documents, but to really enhance them when you're working with photos and other graphics. So, using Adobe for digital scrapbooking can be a fun and enjoyable way to create stunning graphics and pages for your own albums.

There are some common questions that you might immediately have when it comes to getting started with digital scrapbooking with Adobe, so hopefully we can answer some of those basic questions here, and get you on your way. Once you learn how to use Adobe Photoshop you will be able to add more creativity to your scrapbooking pages.

Photoshop is the most commonly known Adobe software program. Most people will think of Photoshop when they think of digital scrapbooking with Adobe. Photoshop is a flexible software that allows users to crop, edit and manipulate their photographs on the computer. People can create all sort of funny pictures using Photoshop. They can put their face on the body of a supermodel or create a silly photo like a cat riding a motorcycle.

The selection tool is a unique feature in the Adobe Photoshop software. It allows you to isolate any area of a picture and remove it from the other file into another file or an entirely new file. Scrapbookers can use this tool in many ways. You might have a picture of you and your husband. With the selection tool you can separate that photo into two individuals photos of each of you.

An original photo can become entirely new photos with Photoshop. You can manipulate any part of an original photograph and use it to make a new picture for your scrapbooking pages. This is why scrapbookers love digital scrapbooking with Adobe. You can expand upon the photos you have, and aren't limited to how the original pictures were taken.

It's common to see scrapbooking pages with multiple copies of the same picture or severals shots taken in sequence. Digital scrapbooking with Adobe Photoshop gives you flexibility with your photographs and graphics. You not only can copy your picture, you can also reduce them, enlarge them, and add as many other photographs as your page layout needs. All this is at the click of your mouse. Photoshop always preserves your original photo so their is no damage done to it.

Whether you are a beginner or advanced computer user, Adobe Photoshop has a version that is right for you. Consider how long it takes you to learn a new computer program. Professionals use the full versions of Adobe Photoshop. However, these are much more expensive and offer more features than most digital scrapbookers will need. The Adobe Photoshop Elements version is much more practical and easier to learn.

You can create beautiful and unique scrapbooking pages using Adobe Photoshop for your digital scrapbooking needs. With a full range of special effects, you can enhance your photos and design a variety of graphics for your pages. Take the time to learn Photoshop. You'll be glad you did.
About the Author
Christine Perry is an addicted scrapbooker and has over 10 years of experience scrapbooking. Her favorite scrapbooking subjects are her reluctant children. She welcomes you to her website, http://www.intoscrapbooking.com for additional beginner scrapbooking and ideas for scrapbooking horse pages .
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