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In Topic: Where Do You Start? Developing A Project!

17 April 2014 - 02:39 PM

Hi Erin!
There are probably as many answers to your questions as there are people on this forum! :)


I haven't done a huge project like this (only wedding albums or baby's first year kind of things...) BUT, if I was going to do one I would decide first what photos to use and how to highlight events. I would go in chronological order, but you don't have to...you could group by birthday celebrations, family reunions, yearly vacations, or whatever...


Then I would work on deciding on colors/moods and select collections. If I was going to do a book on girl scouts, I would probably choose a few collections that coordinate, but for a family album, I think I would just use whatever fit the nature of the specific page(s).


It would probably easier to jot down a general outline for what you want to include (including any journaling or dates/locations that you might want to include on the pages) -- this will help you determine how many pages will be bound and so that you account for the cover, title page and know how much you will have to spend to have it printed. You could simply use a notebook to gather all of your thoughts in one place (or if you are a real techy, then you could create a digital file).


Then I would absolutely get myself some layout templates because it will make your job SO much faster and easier.


As far as using chapters or dividers, that's really up to you. I probably wouldn't, but that doesn't mean anything. It's YOUR book, so do it however it makes you happy. :)


This is a big project, but when you are finished you will have an amazing keepsake that will be treasured.


Have fun! (And remember if you get stuck or need inspiration along the way, a Scrap Girl is ready to help.)

In Topic: Question?

04 April 2014 - 07:23 PM

Did you possibly stack one paper on top of the other and then change your blend mode of the top paper? Maybe to OVERLAY or SOFT LIGHT?


Also, you may have adjusted the opacity, as well.


If you have Photoshop or Elements the Blend Mode is along the top of your layers palette. The opacity adjustment is there, as well.

In Topic: Tablets

01 April 2014 - 01:20 PM

I think you can do some scrapbooking on tablets. It definitely will not be like using your own supplies and Photoshop/Elements, though. There are scrapbooking apps for Mac and Android devices. As far as I can tell, you can't use your own supplies, but some of the apps look like they have embellishments and frames and photo-editing/photo effects capabilities. All of my current scrapbooking software is PC (including my Droid Smart Phone), but I am looking to get an iPad this summer. Pretty much the files you would generate would be JPEGs, so they can transfer from device to device. It pretty much is the interface you like best, or if apps that you want are available in them (most apps are available for both Droid and iPad/Mac users, but some are only for iPad and some are only for Droid.)

In Topic: It's Thursday! What's New Today? 3/20

20 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

Thanks, ladies! I've been working on that forever! :)

In Topic: Scrapbooking Question

19 March 2014 - 07:41 AM

Welcome! You've gotten some great advice. You might also want to check out this forum:

Adobe Photoshop

It contains tons of tips and answers to questions specific to Photoshop and digital scrapbooking.


I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!