Indie Birds – Digital Photography to Get Great Scrapbooks
Scrap booking is becoming increasingly popular in many areas of India. It’s a hobby, which combines, creativity, history, family togethrerness and art. Prior to the common use and acceptance, scrap booking was a process of collecting pictures mementos and artwork into a creatively decorated book. The book often told a story of family history or events and was customized to fit the age,
interests and understanding of the recipient. Many times, a parent and child would work on the project together. Most of the fun of scrap booking was in the creation, not the finished product.
Digital scrap booking uses all the same elements as traditional scrap booking and gives them extra emphasis. Digital scrapbooks are easier to store, edit, organize and share with others and the only limiting factor is your imagination.
Digital scrapbooks may a great way to share digital pictures, to prepare and decorate photo books and also make a great photo gift.
How to get started with digital scrap booking
1. Digital images – You can use images from your digital camera,
from scanners, or from online files, emails, photos and other information. JPEG images will work, but TIFF images provide
2. Computer – You will need a computer with a CD or DVD burner. You will use the computer to make and store images, as well as
to edit and organize existing pages in the scrapbook.
3. Editing software – Adobe Photoshop software is a popular choice for scrap booking fans.
4. Printer – You’ll want to have a good quality color printer, preferably inkjet, to print out your finished scrapbook pages.
Preparing Scrap book Images
It’s important to scan images at 8 x 10. Images scanned at this size will show more detail and be less grainy. It’s easier to
reduce the size of an image later than it is to increase the size of a too-small image.
Save master images as TIFF files (Tagged Image File Format). TIFF files are easiest to edit and manipulate.
Use a meaningful name for your TIFF files. Most scanners and digital cameras assign a number to your image files. Find a
name, which helps you to know what image is in the file.
Images and Art
Digital scrapbooks use other digital elements within your
pictures. You may use many things which will help make your scrap book exciting and appealing.
Some of the other common digital elements used by scrap bookers include:
Backgrounds – Great backgrounds help to make your images stand out and add visual interest to the pages.
Photo mats – These are the small pieces, sometimes called borders, which surround and set off the photographic images.
Embellishments – Embellishments are the decorations, which add interest and excitement to your scrapbook pages.
Word Art and Fonts – Another thing, which makes your scrapbook pages really pop is the use of a variety of different style
and color, type fonts.
Your digital scrapbook is really just a collection of images displayed in a way, which is meaningful, decorative and