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Digital Scrapbooking For Dummies Paperback – October 7, 2005

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Get creative with graphic elements

Tackle photo techniques at any level

Ready to preserve your memories digitally? This interactive reference explains the basics of this fast, versatile new hobby, giving you the lowdown on the equipment and programs you need to create beautiful pages. You also get expert tips on digital photography, graphic design, scanning, journaling, filters, and fonts.

Discover how to

  • Create a digital layout from scratch
  • Select the best software
  • Use popular scrapbook styles
  • Digitize traditional photos
  • Get the kids involved
  • Share your scrapbook online

About the Author

Jeanne Wines-Reed is coauthor of Scrapbooking For Dummies and founder and Editorial Director of Scrapbook Retailer magazine.

Joan Wines assists her daughter Jeanne at numerous conventions and has advanced training in digital design.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (October 7, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764584197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764584190
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #653,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Using the standard "For Dummies" format, the book explains the equipment and software for digital scrapbooking. It starts with the very basic, helping you decide if you need a newer computer and printer for this hobby. It reviews the various scrapbooking software available so you can choose the best for your situation.

It covers enhancing digital photos, considerations for page designs and how to fix damaged photos. Also covered is how to add texturing and how to make montage images. One part explains sharing your finished pages on CD or DVD or over the internet. There was much that was new to me (flattened image vs a native format file). They advise clearing out clutter from your computer (games, unused programs, defrag), since digital scrapbooking needs lots of storage space.

The final part of the book is in list format: 10 tips, 10 pitfalls, 10 ways to involve kids, 10 ways to use digital techniques with traditional scrapbooking.

Sprinkled throughout are cute cartoons, but few photos. Since scrapbooking is very visual, I missed seeing examples to match the design explanations.
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As with all the "for Dummies" books, this one is logically laid out and easy to use. I recommend it for any one starting out in digital scrapbooking. It takes you from the very basic to the more complex and beyond, with clear illustrations and photos (even some in color.)
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My daughter and I are new to digital scrapbooking and wanted to find a book to help us get started. I still like using my paper, stickers and embellishments, but she (age 25) is loving the digital because it's less mess!

Try it-- you'll like it! It takes some time to figure out how to get started, but I can see that it will be really helpful to share online with friends and family who don't live nearby. This book is a great start!!

Also look online for various digital scrapbooking websites that give you colorful ideas.
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Good basic book if you are starting out or thinking about it. Easy to follow directions and easy read. Highly recommend to purchase before spending a lot of money on digital scrapbooking supplies and many that you don't need, as I found out in this book. Will definatly save you money on what can be a very expensive hobby!
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Me, not the book!! The book is very good and, if I take the time and patience to read and follow instructions, the projects come out well. I won't rate my ability to be patient! There's nothing Amazon or a Dummy book can do to help with that.
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I am new to scrabooking, both paper and digital. This book is very helpful to anyone who wants to expand their scrapbooking into the digital world.
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