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Why You Should Consider Digital Scrapbooking

Aug 5, 2008
If you are a scrapbooker you may have heard of digital scrapbooking. If you have not, then you will very soon, for this is the latest trend in the scrapbooking scenario. Digital scrapbooking means using the computer to create the pages of your scrapbook to make them more beautiful and effective. Digital scrapbooking gives you the benefit of editing your photographs and using special effects like blurring the unwanted parts to reduce their presence and improving the color of your photographs. You can also print your own photos and alter the size also to fit it into your page.

Why is Digital Scrapbooking so Popular?

The traditional scrapbookers may not be ready to try this new method but digital scrapbooking is a great way to enhance your creativity by trying out new methods. One advantage that you get with digital scrapbooking is that you save on time as you will find the resources easily. You can share your scrapbooks with your family and friends by emailing them the links.

You also save money as you can scan your photos, layouts, backgrounds and anything that you want on the computer unlike the manual scrapbooking method which requires investing in paper, embellishments and other supplies. Also if you make some mistakes you can simple delete the present one and start afresh, without worrying about wasting your money on the supplies and spoiling your photographs. You can create more scrapbooks by going digital.

Variety of Ideas

You can create wonders on the computer for your scrapbooks. You can create titles, journal boxes and other enhancements on the computer and simply attach it to your page. The titles and text boxes give you ample room to play with the fonts and colors thus releasing your creative juices to produce some mind blowing titles for your scrapbook. The market is abuzz with new software that converts your own handwriting into a text. Amazing, isn't it?

Precautions

If you want to venture into digital scrapbooking you need to purchase a printer that produces the quality of a photo. You can even find the right printers for holding the 12 x 12 paper for your 12 x 12 album. The paper that you use should be acid free so that you do not ruin your art piece. The pages should not fade after a period of time. If you choose a photo paper this will give you the benefit of making your pages look like the custom photos.

Digital Scrapbook Templates

There are various supplies like frames, embellishments, stickers, titles and paper readily available on the computer as digital scrapbook templates. You do not have to waste your time on deciding layouts as these readymade kits have pre-made layouts that makes your work easier. You can find free samples of digital scrapbook templates online with themes like wedding, anniversaries and seasons. Once you have mastered the art with the free templates you can move onto the advanced programs by purchasing them.
About the Author
April Kerr owns website Scrapbooking Silly which has details of where to buy scrapbooking supplies such as paper piercing patterns and scrapbooking brads at cheap prices.
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