db Designs, Digital Scrapbooking Collections by Diana Burton

Are your photographs stuffed willy-nilly into photo albums or boxes with no thought to organization? Fifty years from now, will your grandchildren or great-grandchildren even know who all those people are in those old photos? Would you like to compile a beautiful, concise family portarait of where you came from, for yourself and future generations? db Designs is here to help, with high-quality digital scrapbooking kits, designed to help you preserve those precious family memories.

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Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

Tips, Tuts, & Techniques

The tutorials provided here are based on Photoshop CS. They can be used with any version of PS and can usually be used with Photoshop Elements if you know where the corresponding tools are in your program. Some of them are very basic and you can benefit from them even if you use a different photo editing program. So, look around, see if you can find something to help with your own layouts. Can't find what you're looking for? Use the form on the Services page, check the "other" box, and let me know what you would like to see here.

Text on a Path

Making Perfectly Coordinating Colors with PS Curves

Using a Photo as a Layout Background

Using Photoshop's Blending Modes

TIP: Most scrapbooking kits are designed to make 12 x 12 layouts. Personally, I prefer 8 x 8 layouts not only because I can print them on my own computer, but the finished album is a nice size that will fit on any bookshelf for easy storage. When I start a new layout I always scrap at 12 x 12--this way I don't have to resize papers and/or elements to any great degree. When it's time to print, I just change the settings to 8 x 8 within my printer. Works like a charm!


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