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Picture Yourself Creating Digital Scrapbooks: Step-by-Step Instruction for Preserving Memories Using Your Computer

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Are you a traditional paper scrapbooking aficionado who wants to learn how to incorporate digital photography and printing techniques into your hobby? Do you already dabble in digital scrapbooking but want to create professional-looking graphics and printable scrapbook pages at home? "Picture Yourself Creating Digital Scrapbooks: Step-by-Step Instruction for Preserving Memories Using Your Computer" shows you how to incorporate traditional and contemporary graphic design principles to create print and digital ...

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Overview

Are you a traditional paper scrapbooking aficionado who wants to learn how to incorporate digital photography and printing techniques into your hobby? Do you already dabble in digital scrapbooking but want to create professional-looking graphics and printable scrapbook pages at home? "Picture Yourself Creating Digital Scrapbooks: Step-by-Step Instruction for Preserving Memories Using Your Computer" shows you how to incorporate traditional and contemporary graphic design principles to create print and digital scrapbook projects using your digital camera, computer, and popular graphics software. Starting with the basics of scrapbooking, you'll learn about the history and traditions of the craft, scrapbook terminology, the tools and software you'll need, and how to create simple but eye-catching page layouts. You'll then take a look at the digital cameras, scanners, and printers you'll use to create your masterpieces, and learn basic photo editing techniques to enhance and perfect your photos. Step-by-step directions enhanced with full-color images provide both instruction and inspiration as you discover how to quickly assemble professional quality printable and digital layouts and complete scrapbooks at home. "Picture Yourself Creating Digital Scrapbooks" offers unique page layout and craft ideas, tips from designers, special fonts, tutorials, and everything else you need to create beautiful digital scrapbooks at home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598634884
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/27/2007
  • Series: Picture Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 802,547
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori J. Davis is a former college teacher and technical writer who first developed a passion for computer graphics several years ago when developing a personal Web site. She has taught many computer graphics classes online, has been a beta tester for several graphics-related applications, has served as the technical editor and occasional contributor to psppower.com, and has contributed a series of articles to Digital Camera Magazine. Currently residing in New Jersey, Davis has also authored several books including "Paint Shop Pro 7 Solutions" (Muska & Lipman Publishing, 1929685483) and "Paint Shop Pro 8 Power!" (Muska & Lipman Publishing, 1929685386).

Sally Beacham first developed a passion for computer graphics by stumbling across an online course taught by—Lori J. Davis. Sally has developed material for www.lvsonline.com featuring Paint Shop Pro and other applications, as well as paper and digital scrapbooking. She combines her love of paper crafting with her digital creativity to produce purely digital projects, as well as "hybrid" paper crafting projects. She's been a beta tester and consultant for several software companies, and has contributed to several online newsletters. Her photographs and digital scrapbook layouts have been published in several popular scrapbook magazines. She resides in southern Maine with her husband and two cats, and spends her free time bragging about her grandsons.

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Table of Contents

Introduction I. Scrapbook Basics 1. Scrapbooking Why and How 2. DigiScrapping 101 3. Creating Your First Layout 4. Hybrid Scrapbooking II. It's All About the Photos 5. Handling the Hardware 6. Photo Editing Fundamentals 7. Advanced Photo Techniques 8. Further Fun with Photos III. Adding To Your Toolbox 9. Creating Your Own Components 10. Enhancing Your Pages with Filters and Layer Styles IV. Scrapbook Inspiration 11. Inspiration Appendix A Resources Index

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