[article] Digital Scrapbooking With Adobe: Create Beautiful Photos - by Christine Perry

One of the reasons that Adobe is such a great company for modern-day computer users is that they offer a wide range of products. These products help you to not only create documents, but to really enhance them when you're working with photos and other graphics. So, using Adobe for digital scrapbooking can be a fun and enjoyable way to create stunning graphics and pages for your own albums.

Getting started with digital scrapbooking with Adobe doesn't need to be difficult. You might have many questions about the basics and how to begin. Taking the time to learn Adobe Photoshop can add more interest and variety to the page layouts in your scrapbooks.

Photoshop is the most commonly known Adobe software program. Most people will think of Photoshop when they think of digital scrapbooking with Adobe. Photoshop is a flexible software that allows users to crop, edit and manipulate their photographs on the computer. People can create all sort of funny pictures using Photoshop. They can put their face on the body of a supermodel or create a silly photo like a cat riding a motorcycle.

The selection tool is a unique feature in the Adobe Photoshop software. It allows you to isolate any area of a picture and remove it from the other file into another file or an entirely new file. Scrapbookers can use this tool in many ways. You might have a picture of you and your husband. With the selection tool you can separate that photo into two individuals photos of each of you.

Photoshop allows you to select and manipulate the part of that original picture you want and make it into its own new picture. This is one of the best ways to begin scrapbooking with Adobe, as you are not limited by the pictures you have and the way they've come out.

Some of the most creative scrapbooking pages are those that have more than one copy of the same picture, or several shots that were taken right after one another, and so on. When digital scrapbooking with Adobe Photoshop, you can copy your pictures, reduce their size, expand their size, and add as many other pictures as you want, all with the click of a mouse. This way there is no damage done to your original photos, and you don't need to keep copying, cutting, pasting, and so on, until you get it right.

Adobe Photoshop offers several different versions depending on your level of computer skills. You will want to decide how much of a learning curve you want for your digital scrapbooking software. There are full versions used by professionals. These are quite expensive and take a considerable amount of time to master. For most scrapbookers, Adobe Photoshop Elements is a more reasonable and cost-effective option.

Using Photoshop for your digital scrapbooking can be a great tool to work with your photos and create beautiful and stunning scrapbook page layouts. It has a full range of special effects that you can add to your photos. Taking the time to learn Adobe Photoshop will add a new techniques to your digital scrapbooking projects.

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About the Author
Christine Perry is an avid scrapbooker and has more than 10 years of experience scrapbooking. Her favorite photography subjects are her two children. She welcomes you to her website, http://www.intoscrapbooking.com for more beginner scrapbooking and ideas for scrapbooking horse pages.

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