Digital Scrapbooking in Easy Steps (In Easy Steps Series)by John Slater
The last decade has seen an explosion in the craft industry and particularly in the area of scrapbooking. At one time or another we must all have put pictures in an album and added the odd description, kept a menu of a memorable meal or a ticket from a great train journey. Scrapbooking has developed these ideas into a fun, interesting and worthwhile hobby. We are now in the digital age with computers and cameras affecting our daily lives. It is a simple step to translate ideas we see on paper into amazing designs on the computer. Not only is this fun it has the added benefits of making creations shareable simply by printing additional copies.
Since scrapbooking is concerned with memories and family, making use of digital technology fills an obvious gap. This book is one of the first (maybe the first?) to offer the hobbyist a simple straightforward approach to preserving their memories on the computer.
Digital Scapbooking in easy steps is divided into two main areas. Firstly the techniques for getting images, type, and embellishments are very simply described in the "How to" section. To put it all together the second part of the book is project based. Initially very simple designs are created with step by step guidance and the reader can easily follow along as all images are provided. Designs are developed throughout this section building confidence as well as learning how to use and develop the techniques described earlier. The book ends with a short troubleshooting guide and a comprehensive list of websites where additional ideas and support may be found. This book is the first step to a new, enjoyable and rewarding hobby.
John Slater is a freelance commercial photographer and lecturer. For many years he was Technical Manager at Nikon Cameras and taught at the Nikon School of Photography. He now lectures in Photoshop at the London College of Fashion and teaches Photography and Digital Imaging to photographers at the City Literary Institute in London. John�s images are available through the Corbis Picture Agency. In 2001 he drove overland to China - and back! He has a postgraduate teaching qualification and is a mentor for The Prince�s Trust, helping young people establish photographic businesses in East London.
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