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How to Use Free Downloads for Scrapbooking Templates

Jul 4, 2008
Some people may think that the Digital scrapbook is the equivalent of the rough book which all of us would have heard and used at least during our school days. But, a digital scrapbook in effect is far from it. The craft of a digital scrapbook is a creative way in which you can capture and store special memories for later days.

The conventional photo albums used for the same purpose is a very faint comparison for the same purpose. To create a digital scrapbook, it is not necessary that you be a computer veteran. Another great feature about the digital scrapbook is that, to each photo you can add small notes or embellishments in the layouts, which will convey the story more vividly. This allows you to add some of your own creativity to the templates or layouts.

Different Types of Digital Scrapbook Templates

Computers need programs to give you the result that you expect from it. The scrap book too requires programs for the functions it is expected to execute. Oh no! we are not asking you to learn programming to be able to use the digital scrap book. This part of the digital scrap book fortunately has been catered to by professionals and is served to you on a platter in the form of templates and layouts.

The scrapbook templates are offered in different styles and varying functionalities. Most of the templates are freely downloadable too. What you need to do is, create a project and then put your photographs in place and add your commentaries, in your very own words - whatever way you think is best.

English alphabets are also used by some people to write in their won vernacular language. By doing this you can see how hilarious it can be. This however is for people who know both languages and can understand what you have written the disadvantage of this is its not universally understandable.

Many times these free digital scrapbook templates arrive as samples with themes carrying mass appeal. The whole concept of this is to enjoy your experience with the scrapbook template and in return to the internet to purchase more templates.

Understanding Free Digital Scrapbooks

As has been mentioned earlier, these templates are pre designed and with minimal effort from you, you can have your very own scrap book up and running. The following steps will help you reach that goal with ease.

* Download your free digital scrapbook template onto your computer (just make sure they are in "png" format) and if you find that the files are zipped ( most of the time you will find this to be true ) just unzip them and put into a computer folder.

* Now open up the software program that you are going to use with your free digital scrapbook templates - things like Microsoft Word, Photoshop etc. or maybe you have some digital scrapbook software you may have purchased in the past.

* Now you need to scan your pictures

* All you need to do is to open up the scrapbook template that you are planning to use, then find the picture file that you scanned and open it up, and insert your photos onto the page. If it becomes necessary to modify the photos to fit the area, just move them around until you get them to fit correctly.

* If you find a problem with colors on the template, you have the option of using "Paintbrush" tool to change colors.

* Add a box on your page and type in your comments/ideas relating to the photograph/s.

* Once you have finished with your page, flatter all layers and save the whole content as a new file.

Now that everything is done, you are ready to share this with everyone. You can print it out, save it to a CD or any other type of storage medium that you like.

So when you download free templates for scrapbooking, this is going to make your job of putting things together much easier. You will enjoy these things for the rest of your life.
About the Author
If you are looking for some scrapbooking ideas then Joans Craft World is the site that you must check out. Discover how to use free scrapbooking layouts, rubber stamping ideas, learn how to make greeting cards and so much more.
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