The advent of scanners, desktop publishing, page layout programs, and advanced printing options make it relatively easy to create professional-looking layouts in digital form. The internet allows scrapbookers to self-publish their work, even if it is just for a readership of one. Scrapbooks that exist completely in digital image form are referred to as "digital scrapbooks," or "computer scrapbooks."
While some people prefer the physicality of the actual artifacts they paste onto the pages of books, the digital scrapbooking hobby has grown in popularity in recent years. Some of the advantages include a greater diversity of materials, less environmental impact, cost savings, the ability to share finished pages more readily on the internet, and the use of image editing software to experiment with manipulating page elements in multiple ways without making permanent adjustments. A traditional scrapbook layout may employ a background paper with a torn edge. While a physical page can only be torn once and never restored, a digital paper can be torn and untorn with ease, allowing the scrapbooker to try out different looks without wasting supplies.
A digital scrapbook layout that demonstrates the use of numerous digital "materials"Furthermore, digital scrapbooking is not limited to digital storage and display. Many digital scrappers print their finished layouts to be stored in scrapbook albums. Others have books professionally printed in hard bound books to be saved as keepsakes.
Professional printing- and binding-services offer free software to create scrapbooks with professional layouts and individual layouting capabilities. Because of the integrated design and order workflow, real hardcover bounded books can be produced cost effectively.
Many digital scrapbook hobbyists employ kits, or collections of matching backgrounds and other coordinating elements. Those who create the kits are considered by scrapbookers as digital artists. Some of the more elaborate kits are available for purchase, while others can be downloaded for free.
Many paper scrapbookers make their first foray into digital scrapbooking by printing out digital elements to use in their layouts.
Friday, September 28, 2007
WHAT IS A SCRAPBOOK??
A scrapbook is essentially a decorated photo album. What makes it different from an ordinary photo album is the way it preserves much more than just your photos. A scrapbook tells the story behind the images and can include personal memorabilia, such as tickets, certificates, letters and so on. You might have a family album as well as a smaller theme album for holidays, hobbies or a baby’s first months
Instead of just placing photographs in a photo album, a scrap booker aims to capture the feeling and the mood associated with their memories. Photographs are embellished with all sorts of additional items to help set the mood of a spread. It enriches memories . It is a ideal personalized gift as it itself speaks journey of life. You can gift it on birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion
You can make scrapbook with any material at home .Any small things or cuteribbons can make your scrapbook very attractive
You essentially need
• The most important scrap booking supply is the album itself, which can be permanently bound, or allow for insertion of pages. There are other formats, such as mini albums and accordion-style fold-out albums. Some of these are adhered to various containers, such as matchbooks, CD cases, or other small holders.
• Colourful papers.
• Fabric or poster colour.
• Photo corner mounts.
• Glue or fevicol.
• Various accessories, referred to as "embellishments," are used to decorate scrapbook pages ribbons, stickers, dry flowers and other flat items are used to embellish photographs to set the tone.
TIPS FOR MAKING A SCRAPBOOK
• Decide The Right Size For Your Album
• Choose The Right Paper For Your Project
• Capture Memorable Incidents
• You can also choose a theme if you gift it on any special occasion
• Include Quotes on Your Scrapbook Pages
• Collect accessories Related to The Photographs
• Attach Photo Corners
• If you don’t want to make a scrapbook one can even make single page and gift like a card
You can find useful links for scrapbook designs on this site.
So if you have a little creative flair and if you want to make your photograph not mere incidents but experiences to cherish then start quickly…..