Thursday, January 20, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking with Photoshop

I meant to post these masterpieces a long time ago and kept forgetting.  I mentioned in a previous post that I signed up for Smilebox for the year where I intend to organize photos and create some large prints for photo albums.  I am going to buy them through Costco or something like that rather than spend all that money on ink cartridges.  Smilebox basically provides a large selection of pre-made pages that you can just add your photos into.   It's quick and convenient which is a very good thing for me right now.   Another fun feature of Smilebox is that it can create digital slideshows that you can share with friends and family.  Here's the one I created using our Christmas Photos.

Before I knew about this convenient service, I created the pages I posted here using Adobe Photoshop with the help of some free online scrapbooking elements.  It was very time consuming but I am proud of the finished products!   Honestly, I am very happy to use an actual digital scrapbooking program now but I can see how creating pages yourself is a fun way to express creativity.  There is also a certain level of accomplisment you feel when constructing the pages youself too.  However, in reality, I just don't have the time to do it.  Ironically, it probably looks like I just threw these together in a few minutes but it actually took about two days to create all three pages.  Everything was done manually...well, as manual as you can get with a computer anyway.  Enjoy!

For anyone that has been procrastinating and hasn't entered the lia sophia Jewellery giveaway yet, here's a link to the post.  The contest will end tomorrow night and then I'll announce the lucky winner on Saturday.


  1. Looks Good . . . doing your own layouts does take more time, but the more you do, the quicker it goes. And it gives you more of an opportunity to coordinate everything with your personal photographs.

  2. Thanks Kim! I agree that it's a better way to personalize your format/layout for personal photographs and would probably become quicker over time. It might be something I try again when I've got more time on my hands.


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