How to optimise your layout file sizes by using .TIFs

Anita Richards Designs | Digiscrap 1175 | How to Optimise your Layout File Sizes by using .TIFs

Optimising the file sizes of your digital scrapbooking layouts is a great way to keep your overall file storage space somewhat under control. It also enables you to easily see the image contents of [sc name="photoshop" ] .PSDs when you are viewing the thumbnails in Windows Explorer®. For ALL Photoshop users, one of the best ways to do that is to save your files as .TIFs instead of in the native Photoshop .PSD file format. In this quick and easy tutorial we run through the steps to convert your digital scrapbook layouts into .TIF format.

Keep those .PNGs neat: How to safely trim away empty pixels.

Anita Richards Designs | Digiscrap 1173 | How to Safely Trim Away Excess Pixels

Empty space in the transparent backgrounds of the .PNG files of embellishments for Digital Scrapbooking can chew up a LOT of hard drive space, literally for nothing. It can also make placement of embellishments difficult in some programs. Excessive empty transparent space can also be a hiding ground for stray pixels, causing issues on layouts, particularly by playing havoc with Drop Shadows and other Layer Styles. In today’s blog we delve into what to look for, and how to fix it, when checking the embellishments in your digi-stash.

What are file types? Why are they important?

Anita Richards Designs | Digiscrap 1140 | What are File Types? Why are they Important?

Unless you’ve had to deal with using different types of files in the past, either in your work or studies or hobby, then when you first start digital scrapbooking it may be a little confusing trying to understand what is meant when you hear the term “file type” and why they are important. File types are important because they tell various software programs and applications how to handle the information within them. The objective of today’s post is to demystify one of the most basic functions in computer software.

What is the best software for Digital Scrapbooking?

Anita Richards Designs | Digiscrap 1040 | What is the best software for Digital Scrapbooking?

The question about what the best software is for Digital Scrapbooking is one that comes up often, especially when you are just starting out. The crucial requirement is that the software supports layers enabling the various papers and elements to be layered, aka stacked, within the layout being created. But, today there are numerous options for choice of software, so where do you start? In this post we look at a number of options ranging from closed system through to multi-versatile…

What are the advantages of Digital over paper scrapbooking?

Anita Richards Designs | Digiscrap 1020 | What are the advantages of Digital Scrapbooking?

The question of what are the perceived advantages of Digital Scrapbooking over traditional or paper scrapbooking have been discussed in digiscrapping forums far and wide many times over the years. Some would argue that it was just Digiscrappers using cognitive dissonance to justify and make themselves feel better about their purchases. NOT SO! Today’s blog examines some of the key differences…

What is Digital Scrapbooking?

Anita Richards Designs | Digiscrap 1010 | What is Digital Scrapbooking?

Digital Scrapbooking, digiscrapping, is a relatively new form of traditional scrapbooking, now known amongst digiscrappers as paper scrapbooking, that first started surfacing as an organised hobby in the mid-1990’s. If you have been a paper scrapbooker or a while you may already have heard about digiscrapping. But if you have never scrapped before, or are still very new to scrapbooking, and you are here reading this post, then let’s take a quick look, together, at what digi’s all about…