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Digital Memories: Scrapbooking with Your Computer

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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 312
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3147-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3147-0

Revolutionize your Scrapbook!

With Digital Memories: Scrapbooking with Your Computer, you can bring the beauty of your family treasures to family and friends across the globe with digital scrapbooks or intensify your traditional scrapbooking techniques with enhanced digital artistry and new ways to create special effects.

Carla Rose, photographer and best-selling Photoshop author, shows you how to scan photos or use pictures from a digital camera, retouch and repair old photos, and then design scrapbook pages using artistic filters and clip art. She¿ll teach even the most digitally-challenged reader how to build beautiful scrapbook pages and then email them to friends and family or print them out for use in a photo album. Digital Memories: Scrapbooking with Your Computer covers easy-to-find software products like Photoshop Elements, Scrapbook Factory, and Hallmark Studio Deluxe, used to create stunning scrapbook pages that can be stored on CD-ROM or the Internet and viewed electronically or printed for traditional usage.

Digital Memories: Scrapbooking with Your Computer provides you with step-by-step instructions on:

  • Traditional and Digital tools (software and hardware) used in creating digital memories.
  • Page layout and design and backgrounds.
  • Working with old photos and digital photos.
  • Turning photos into art.
  • Adding video clips, sound effects and music to Web/CD-based Scrapbooks.

Packed with new approaches to this popular activity, Digital Memories: Scrapbooking with Your Computer, brings the power of the computer to the wildly popular world of scrapbooking.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapters

Digital Tools for Scrapbooking: Hardware

Digital Tools: Hardware

Page Layout and Design

Page Layout and Design for Digital Scrapbooking

Table of Contents



Introduction.

I. WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED.

1. Starting a Scrapbook.

What's It About? What's Your Format? What's the Difference Between a Scrapbook and a Journal? Books and Book Covers.

2. Traditional Scrapbooking Tools.

Storage. Taking Stock. Booking It. Sticky Stuff. Don't Run with Scissors. Finding the "Write" Tools. Stamping Grounds. Embellishments. Ephemera.

3. Digital Tools: Hardware.

The Computer. Resolution? I Resolve to Explain… Digital Cameras. Scanners. No Camera? No Scanner? Printers. CD or DVD Writer. But I Don't Have a Computer!

4. Digital Tools: Software.

Choosing Your Program. Scrapbook-Specific Programs. Photo-Editing Software. Page Layout Programs. Programs for "Sharing" Pages Electronically.

II. BETTER PAGES WITH YOUR COMPUTER.

5. Page Layout and Design.

Working in Layers. Working with Templates and Grids. Composing a Page. Design Elements.

6. Creating and Using Backgrounds.

Using Premade Backgrounds. Backgrounds from the Scanner. Papers: What's Available. Other Materials You Can Print On.

7. Working with Old Photos.

Getting a Good Scan. Basic Photo Corrections. Moving Paint: Blurring, Sharpening, and Smudging. Rescuing a Badly Damaged Photo. Vignetting a Picture. Photo Tinting. Correcting Off-Color Photos.

8. Working with Digital Photos.

Shooting for Scrapbook Pages. A Better Crop of Pictures. About Face! Flipping Images. Resizing. Blurring Backgrounds. Applying Color Correction. Correcting Perspective. Removing Unwanted Items or People. Little Touches Mean a Lot.

9. Turning a Photo into Art.

Applying Filters and Effects. Posterizing. Drawing on Photos. Making Composites and Collages. Making Panoramic Photos.

10. Adding Type.

The Language of Typography. Putting the Words on the Page. Choosing Fonts. Adding Drop Shadows. Using Masked Type. Embossing and Other Special Effects. Journaling. Online Sources for Clips and Quotes.

11. Creating Web/CD-Based Scrapbooks.

Understanding the World Wide Web. How To Get On the Web. Assembling Web Pages. How HTML Works. Enhancing Your Site with Sound and Video. Creating CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs.

III. APPENDICES.

Appendix A. Other Uses for Your Pictures.

Iron-On Photos. Printing on Fabric. Printing on Frosting. Trinket Boxes and Other Tchotchkes. Stationery, Calendars, and Cards. The End, or the Beginning?

Appendix B. Glossary of Computer Graphics and Scrapbooking Terms.
Appendix C. While You're Wandering the Web…
Index.

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