What is Digital Scrapbooking?
If you are just getting started you may be wondering, “What is digital scrapbooking? and What are digital scrapbooking kits?”
Digital scrapbooking is a lot like traditional scrapbooking only you work with digital photos and digital scrapbooking supplies in a graphics or photo-editing program on your computer rather than paper photos and images.
Digital Scrapbooking Kits are a collection of papers and elements (embellishments) that are color-coordinated and in some cases portray a particular theme. Kits are the best way to get started with a scrap page (layout) since everything coordinates and is designed to work together to give your page a unified and cohesive look. Papers are 12”x12” in .jpg format and elements are in .png format with a transparent background.
Digital Paper Packs are packs that contain only papers in digital format. You use these papers to create backgrounds, photo mattes and journal tags just as you would use a traditional piece of paper. Of course, you’re able to use these papers over and over again. You don’t have to worry about making the “wrong cut” and wasting your supply with digital.
Digital Alphas come in a variety of formats. They most commonly come with each letter/symbol as an individual PNG file. Others come as a sheet with the entire set on one document or a brush set (.abr file).
Digital Quick Pages are scrapbook pages that are pre-designed and ready for you to simply add your photo(s). The key here is “quick”. You can just pop in your photo and be done in a matter of minutes. These pages are flattened .png files with a transparent space to put your photo. Because the elements have been combined with the background, you cannot change the arrangement but you can add elements on top and journaling to the page if you wish.
Here’s what we love about digital scrapbooking:
- Digital Scrapbooking SAVES TIME – you can build a complete digital scrap page in a few minutes rather than a few hours and no running to the craft store. Shop right from your computer.
- Digital Scrapbooking SAVES MONEY – you can reuse your supplies over and over!
- Digital Scrapbooking has LESS MESS….much less! No cutting or gluing and no cleanup.
- Digital Scrapbooking allows you to PRINT and SHARE in a SNAP!
Once your layouts are created, you can print your digital scrapbooking layouts on your own printer or send them to a professional print shop and make copies for everyone you what to share them with. You can also email your layouts or post them on your favorite social network page.