Newbie here!

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Joined: 04/29/07
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Newbie here!

I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself....

My name is Amy and I have a 6 1/2 month old named Matthew. I have never been much of a scrapper in the past, only because I didn't have anything interesting to scrap about. Now that I have a baby I have a feeling this is going to become addicting.

I just got PS CS4 for an early xmas gift and I am so excited to use it. I am very new to both digital scrapping and PS so its going to take me a bit to get started. For now I will just lurk and learn from the Pros! Wink

Do you ladies know of any good sites that can show me the basics of PS?

If you have any tips or other info, it is greatly appreciated!

I look forward in getting to know all of you!

K9Trainer's picture
Joined: 09/25/06
Posts: 4065

Welcome Amy! Your son is very cute...I LOVE his PJs in your siggy pic. Smile I am a paper scrapper, so can't be much help to you, but you've definitely come to the right place. GL and we are glad to have you join us.

MommyCB's picture
Joined: 05/04/06
Posts: 7623

Welcome Amy!! Matthew is so cute! Can't wait to see your creations spotlighting that handsome little man. Smile I'm a paper scrapbooker too, so not much help there.

captainswife's picture
Joined: 11/25/07
Posts: 2687

Ditto on the paper scrapping but you will get some help soon from our digi scrappers I'm sure. I'm still a big lurker on the June '08 boards so definitely recognize you and Matthew. Welcome!:D

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Joined: 10/08/07
Posts: 1162

Hey Amy! It's great to see you over here!! I am a digi scrapper, but all of the programs are still very new to me. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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Joined: 02/26/07
Posts: 4125

Hi Amy! Welcome to the board! I use PS CS2, so it should be similar to CS4 for creating, if you ever have questions, PM me and I'll try to help.

To get started, check out the sticky thread at the top of the board for awesome places to download digi-scrap 'supplies' and places for tutorials.

This tutorial really got me going on PS:
http://digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/pscs3_firstlayout_ag/pscs3_firstlayout_ag.shtml
to understand the 'basics' of doing pages in Photoshop.

ETA: It says min. 200 ppi, but everywhere else on the 'net you'll find that 300 ppi is the standard, so I'd stick with 300.

Like I said, if you have any questions, PM me and I'll try to help or find the answer for you - I've been digi-scrapping 3 years this Christmas and just love it!

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Joined: 05/08/06
Posts: 6264

Welcome Amy! So glad to see a new digi scrapper. It is so much fun and yet so confusing when you get started. I don't use CS4 but I'm getting elements next week so we will be learning photoshop together ;). Something tells me that I still use my old program a lot too since I know it so well.

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Joined: 06/28/04
Posts: 189

Hi Amy! I'm around here a little bit too...
Of course, I'm mostly in lurk mode for lack of time... but I pop over for inspiration when I get a chance.
Glad to see ya here and can't wait to see your Matthew pages!

I'm primarily a paper scrapper (mostly in my past life, before children, LOL)... but I have been vowing for months to try a digi page.

I know what some of you are thinking, "Who is this RR333 person who keeps popping up here and there and claiming that she's going to scrapbook again one day???"

LOL :rolleyes:

Anyway, have fun... and yes, you will get addicted!!

Joined: 03/16/15
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I paper scrap, but welcome to you! Its nice to see another face!

Joined: 04/29/07
Posts: 209

Thanks for all the warm welcomes ladies! I am glad to see some of my June gals here as well. Smile

I just found out that one of my coworkers has been digi scrapping and photo editing through PS for over 3 years and she sent me a few good links that will help get me started. I will definitely be checking out the stickies as well.

I can't wait to get working on my first page..im sure I won't have much time until after the holidays though.

AshnBill's picture
Joined: 11/06/06
Posts: 5333

I don't know anything about digi scrapping but wanted to say welcome!!

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Joined: 01/01/06
Posts: 1496

Hi- I'm new on this board too! Your little one is adorable!

I don't know anything about PS (I have PS elements that came licensed to our school but never have figured it out). I paper scrap so I'm no help but wanted to say hello. :wavehello:

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Joined: 08/23/06
Posts: 1558

Welcome to the board!

I digi scrap, but with a different program. So I'm not much help there either. But good luck figuring it all out. Make sure to show us your "experiments."

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Joined: 09/02/08
Posts: 1393

AMY!!!! yeah i want to be a digi scrapper but havent figured out a program to get yet. im still searching and learning!! you already know i heart Matt. Biggrin

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Joined: 10/20/01
Posts: 8185

welcome Amy! your little guy is a month older than my youngest. I mainly paper scrap and when I do digi layouts, I use Picture It. so I can't help with PS. Sad but I see Trina setting you up with links, she's good!