Monday, February 22, 2010

Digital Scrapbooking Kits

Use digital scrapbooking kits when making photo collages

What's Digital Scrapbooking Kits

A digital scrapbooking kit is a collection of scrapbooking elements such as papers, tags, buttons, ribbons, alphabets, etc. Most of them are in png formats. You can use all or part of the kit, adding your photos, to create a personalized digital scrapbook or photo collage. Kits are most often offered for download in zipped folders. Search "digital scrapbooking kits" from Google, and you will find various digital kits for purchasing or presenting.

digital scrapbooking kits
The upper kit includes 4 papers, 4 ribbons, 2 bowknots, 2 flowers, 2 frames, 8 buttons, 1 tack and other elements.

Use digital scrapbooking kits in Photo Collage Studio

If you are familiar with Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro, all you need to do is open a background, drag over some photos, scrapbooking embellishments, and save! But for those without basic knowledge of PS or PSP, the best choice is to select one small "scrapbooking" program. Here is a short guide to teach you how to use digital scrapbooking kits in Photo Collage Studio ( an easy and fun photo collage and scrapbooking tool step by step).

Step 1: Download and unzip digital scrapbooking kit

Here is a Spring Green Kit from Scrappin Texas Style Freebies/Shop. Download Now. Unzip the kit and you will get a file including every elements displaying on the upper kit snapshot.

Step 2: Download Photo Collage Studio and install

Go to and type into your email address to download trial version of Photo Collage Studio. Complete installing according wizard.

Step 3: Create digital scrapbooking from a blank page

The program offer you two ways to make a digital scrapbook: one is from blank page, the other is from collage template. Here choose "Create blank collage" button and a blank page will be generated on the workspace. If you are unsatisfied with default of collage setting, click "Set" button and customize collage size, orientation and background in the pop-up window.

digital scrapbooking background

Step 4: Add and edit your photos

Simply drag and drop your photos from left panel to the collage. If needed, make use of photo edit tool to do some basic operations for your photos such as adding shadow, crop, flip, rotate, lock, etc.

digital scrapbooking photo

Step 5: Import digital scrapbooking elements from the kit and decorate the collage

Simply drag and drop your photos from left panel to the collage. If needed, make use of photo edit tool to do some basic operations for your photos such as adding shadow, crop, flip, rotate, lock, etc.

Switch to "Decorate Collage" and find "Clipart" tab. There are eight clipart types in list box. You should select the "Customize" type. Now you can add digital scrapbooking elements that you prepare to use from the unzipped kit through the "Add…" button at the bottom of clipart tab. Check that your imported elements will be showed at left panel. To apply the elements to your created collage, just drag and drop to the position you want. Look!

The scrapbooking is decorated with one bowknot and four ribbons from the Green Spring Kit. In order to indicate the theme of the collage, here make use of the "Text" tab to add the caption "Hugs for spring".

digital scrapbooking embellishments

Step 6: Save collage as picture formats or directly print

After completing the collage, you can save it as different picture formats such as jpg, png, bmp, tiff, etc. or directly set it as your wallpaper. Using "Print Collage" button, the fabulous photo collage will be delivered to you immediately. If you like the layout your designed, just take advantage of "Save project" or "Save as project" in "File" menu to get project file for next use.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Newborn Baby Digital Scrapbooking

Original four digital photos - Before:

Baby Digital Scrapbooking made with Photo Collage Studio - After:

Download Digital Scrapbooking Maker

To realize it with Photo Collage Studio

Step 1. Create a new scrapbooking from template(the software supplies four ways to start the design including from template, from layout, from blank and from image) and select your favorite pre-designed template; here we choose the template named as General 20.

Step 2. Double click or drag photo from the left list box to the frame of template.
digital photo collage making

Step 3. Move and adjust the size of photo in the frame to the best effect by using the editing toolbar upper of the selected photo; The first button Baby Digital Scrapbooking is used to move the photo in the frame;Baby Digital Scrapbookingare used to enlarge or reduce the size of photo in the frame. If you only want to import a part of the photo, the fifth button for cropping can help you realize it easily.

Step 4. Retouch the photo with the effect tab to make it look perfect; there are many effects offered by the program, such as old picture, oil, blur and more; here we choose Brightness Contrast to apply in order to let the photo match the background.
Baby Digital Scrapbooking

Notice: double-click a thumbnail to apply the effect to your photo and right click to cancel.
Drag the other two photos into the relevant position and do some adjustments to make them look better.

Step 5. From the upper figure you can notice that the orientation of frame on the right bottom is landscape but we need import a photo of portrait orientation. What we should do? Don’t worry! The frame and other objects in the template all can be moved and adjusted freely by selecting frame and dragging the green point to move.

Step 6. Publish or print; after importing the last photo, you can use publish tab to preview the collage and save it as jpeg format, wallpaper, or email it directly to the person you want to share with. Also you can show off your masterpiece with the high-quality print function.

You can do many other things to decorate your scrapbook such as adding wordarts, cliparts, stamps, frames or masks. More details you can get from the program tutorial. But you can image that using any other more embellishments in this digital scrapbook really gild the lily.

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Free Scrapbooking Embellishments - Cliparts

Besides various free scrapbooking templates, it also offer you a bundle of other freebies such as free cliparts and free background pictures to spread your creation with photo collage studio. Watch the thumbnails of cliparts below, and select your favorite categories to download clipart pack of original size images. Download Photo Collage Studio now to create your own scrapbook by well-designed templates and embellish it with free cliparts downloaded.

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Using free cliparts as Digital Scrapbooking Embellishments

Step 1. Open the program and create a new page from template or a blank page.
Step 2. Switch to the "Clipart" tab and you will find eight clipart types in the list box.
Step 3. Select "Customize" type and load your download cliparts through the "Add…" button at the bottom of clipart tab.
Step 4. After loading, your cliparts will be showed on the left panel. Just simple drag and drop to make use of them.
Want detailed tutorial on how to use these elements to your collage creating? Just click here now.

Want detailed tutorial on how to use these elements to your collage creating? Just click the " Add clipart to adorn your scrapbooking "now.

1. If you want to delete your loading clipart, just select it and click the "Delete" button at the bottom of clipart tab. Note that the cliparts only in the "Customize" type can be deleted.
2. If you wanna your scrapbooking more blazing,you can apply filter effects in digital scrapbooking.
3. For every cliparts on the collage, you can use Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.