You ladies know that i haven't scrapped in 6 months... i just don't really feel like it i suppose... well my gears have shifted towards photography and digitally fixing my pictures... i was thinking of maybe transitioning to digital scrapbooking. I just recently purchased Photoshop Elements 6.... so i guess i need to figure out what to do next. Any of you digi-scrappers wanna help a fellow member? I'm assuming i need to find kits or something, but i have no clue where to go or what to do. Can you play around with the templates or does your picture have to go wherever there is a hole? (are there any holes at all?) Oh my god.. i have no idea what i'm talking about! HELP!!! please.
One of the best things about digital scrapping, IMHO, is that you don't to spend any more money! There is soooo much content out there that's free. The sticky up above has a great list of sites to check out. Here's the one I would start with, b/c it will show you just how many sites out there offer freebies: http://digifree.blogspot.com/ Of course there are places that sell kits as well, if you have ideas and want a specific theme.
Other than that, it's just learning your program and finding inspiration! Oh, and I would create a system to organize all your files (by kit, by piece, paper vs. elements, etc). I'm learning the hard way as I now try to organize 30+ gig of materials!
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I have been leaning in this direction too lately due to lack of time and space for my paper supplies (I miss it though).
i say just jump in and try out some of the stuff on the free sites! Have some fun and see what you come up with. And BE SURE TO POST the results HERE!!!
Take a look at the sticky again. It has lots of info (hopefully in a useful format), and tons of links for downloads. Definately start by downloading lots of kits. Decide on your organization method before you get too many downloaded though
Definitely check out the sticky - there are tons of sites listed there with lots and lots of free downloads! Get some free stuff and start playing!
It's how to create your first page using PSE5 (should be similar to 6). It's long, but it'll take you through step by step on how to create a page, it's really informative.
And yes, you can play around with everything, it works with layers. Every element, paper, etc, ends up on its own layer, so you can resize, move them around, add shadows (for a realistic 'paper' look). You can use quick pages, which just have a hole in them for the picture, or you can design and create the entire thing yourself (much more fun).
Check out the sticky on the board for where to start for downloading freebies. I probably half buy my stuff, download half as freebies now (at first I was a freebie-downloading addict). If you have any questions, feel free to PM me, I love converting paper scrappers to digital!
Thanks for the info Trina! i'll definetly have to check out the link! I think i want my first digi page to be of when I got my bfp with this pregnancy (so i can start this baby's scrapbook!) Hopefully i can find something that I like...
I had a photographer ask me if I would do it for her, as an option to her clients, but she didn't like my price (I said $20 a page for up to 10 pages, $15 a page over 10 pages) ... my reasoning for my prices was that it takes me at least an hour to do the page and make adustments to the pictures, then by the time you buy your kits and a scrap 4 hire license if you need it, and put it on DVD for them, I woul dbarely be making $10 an hour.