Optimising the file sizes of your digital scrapbooking layouts is a great way to keep your overall file storage space somewhat under control. 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 … Read more How to optimise your layout file sizes by using .TIFs
Empty space in the transparent backgrounds of .PNG files can chew up a LOT of hard drive space, literally for nothing, as well as make placement of elements difficult in some programs. Excessive empty transparent space can also sometimes be a hiding ground for stray pixels that can cause issues on layouts, particularly by playing havoc with … Read more Keep those .PNGs neat: How to safely trim away empty pixels.
Unless you’ve had to deal with using different types of files in the past, either in your work or studies, 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 … Read more What are file types? Why are they important?
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. Typically imaging software is the most … Read more What is the best software for Digital Scrapbooking?
Whilst Digital Scrapbooking tends to have a number of perceived advantages over paper scrapping, there are still some necessary items that may require an initial outlay of cash including for equipment, software and supplies. However, it is most likely that you already have some of these things in your home … maybe even all of … Read more What do I need to have to start creating layouts?
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! With all … Read more What are the advantages of Digital over paper scrapbooking?
Digital Scrapbooking, digiscrapping, is a relatively new form of traditional scrapbooking or paper scrapbooking, first surfacing as an organised hobby in the mid-1990’s. Essentially scrapbooking, and by extension Digital Scrapbooking, is the practice of celebrating and preserving precious family memories and life stories as beautiful works of art. These works of art, known as layouts can … Read more What is Digital Scrapbooking?