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Digital Scrapbooking - Scrapbooking with a Computer

Learn to make scrapbook pages with your digital photos with the help of this collection of information and tutorials on computer scrapbooking and using graphics software to enhance and display your digital photos in printed scrapbooks.
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18 Square Frame and Border Designs
Download 18 square design custom shapes in CSH and EPS and SVG vector formats to use for frames and borders in your digital scrapbooking projects.

Make Scrapbook Elements with the Online Editor Ribbet
Even if you don't have any photo editing software on your computer, you can get started in digital scrapbooking with the free online service Ribbet. Ian shows you how to create custom scrapbook elements with Ribbet.

7 Label Shapes for Tags and Call-Outs
Download a set of 7 free custom shapes to add badges, tags, signs, and call-outs to your scrapbooking projects.

Free Placard Title Shapes
Download a set of 20 Fancy Placard designs to customize for adding titles to your scrapbook layouts and blog posts. Available in custom shape format for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, or PNG files for other software.

Floral Metallic Family Frame
Download a free floral family frame to customize and use in your cards, projects, and designs. A layered PSD file and transparent PNG file is provided.

Customize Title Plaques with Photoshop
This tutorial will show how to take a placard title background and customize it with text, patterns, and effects to make more than one version for your digital scrapbooking pages.

Fancy Titles with Placard Shapes in PSE
Learn how to add fancy title plaques for your digital scrapbook pages, blog photos, and Pinterest photos.

10 Layered Frames in Photoshop PSD and PNG Formats
Download 10 frames in both Photoshop PSD with layers and PNG format. You can download the PSD files which will allow you to see how the shapes and styles were combined, or to further customize the frame. A transparent PNG file is also included for a quick way to use the frames in digital scrapbook layouts or other projects.

Repeat Patterns and Custom Brush
Download a set of repeating pattern image files and a custom brush file for Photoshop, which you can use to make similar repeating patterns for yourself.

Instant Christmas Frames Kits
Quickly add frames to your photos and layouts using this free layer styles kit for Photoshop or Elements.

Out of Bounds Effect in Photoshop
The out of bounds effect will make the subject of your photo appear to be coming out of its frame. Learn how to create this fun effect in Photoshop so you can use it in your digital scrapbook layouts,

How to Produce an Out of Bounds Image Effect in PaintShop Pro
learn how to create the out of bounds effect for your scrapbook layouts with Paint Shop Pro.

How to Make Digital Washi Tape in Photoshop or Elements
Washi Tape is decorative tape that's made from natural materials in Japan, and it can make a nice decorative element in your digital scrapbook layouts. This tutorial will show you how you can create your own digital version of Washi tape in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Make Retro Sun Rays in Photoshop
Learn how you can create a retro sun rays background for your scrapbook layouts using Photoshop.

How to Make Digital Washi Tape in GIMP
Use the free image editor GIMP to create an effect that simulates Japanese Washi tape for your scrapbook pages and digital projects.

Christian Cross Design Graphics, Brushes, and Shapes
Download Christian cross designs for your graphics projects. The set includes 36 cross designs available as custom shapes and brushes for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, or PNG files for use in other software.

Heartfelt Curlicue Designs
Heartfelt Curlicues is a set of curlicue heart designs for your graphics projects. The set includes six designs available as custom shapes and brushes for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, or PNG files for use in other software.

Halloween Collection Photoshop Presets
Here's a collection of custom shapes and layer style effects for Halloween. The presets can be used in Photoshop 7 and up and Photoshop Elements 2 and up.

Swirly Designs - Transparent PNG Files
A set of seven transparent PNG files to decorate your graphics projects with swirly decorations and curving foliage designs.

Create Camo Patterns with a Free Photoshop Plugin, VandDerLee Camouflage
Learn how to create camo patterns for your scrapbook pages using a free Photoshop plugin, VanDerLee Camouflage.

Easy Way to Change the Color of Digital Papers in Paint.NET
The Hue / Saturation feature in Paint.NET offers an easy way to change the color of digital papers. This is a simple technique for digital scrapbooking projects where the color of a digital paper isn't right for a certain project.

Change the Color of Digital Papers With Colorize in GIMP
This is a simple technique to change the color of digital papers or other digital elements using the Colorize feature in GIMP.

Change the Color of Digital Papers with Hue-Saturation in GIMP
When using digital elements produced by others, you often won't have access to original layered files and even a simple color change could become quite daunting, but GIMP's Hue-Saturation feature can change the color in seconds.

Friendship and Family Frames in Photoshop PSD and PNG Formats
Download several frames in both Photoshop PSD with layers and PNG format. You can download the PSD files which will allow you to see how the shapes and styles were combined, or to further customize the frame. A transparent PNG file is also included for a quick way to use the frames in digital scrapbook layouts or other projects.

Assorted Layered Frames in Photoshop PSD and PNG Formats
Download several frames in both Photoshop PSD with layers and PNG format. You can download the PSD files which will allow you to see how the shapes and styles were combined, or to further customize the frame. A transparent PNG file is also included for a quick way to use the frames in digital scrapbook layouts or other projects.

Assorted Layered Frames in Photoshop PSD and PNG Formats
Download several frames in both Photoshop PSD with layers and PNG format. You can download the PSD files which will allow you to see how the shapes and styles were combined, or to further customize the frame. A transparent PNG file is also included for a quick way to use the frames in digital scrapbook layouts or other projects.

Layered Frames in Photoshop PSD Format for Your Christmas Projects
These are high resolution frames with layers so you can customize the size, colors, patterns, and so on. Use them in your digital scrapbooks, cards, or other Christmas projects. PSD format for Photoshop/Elements or other software supporting PSD files.

Metallic Frames in Photoshop PSD and PNG Formats
Download 6 metallic frames in both Photoshop PSD and PNG format. These frames were created using custom shapes and layer styles with Photoshop. You can download the PSD files which will allow you to see how the shapes and styles were combined, or to further customize the frame. A transparent PNG file is also included for those who don't have Photoshop, or want a quick way to use the frame in digital scrapbook layouts or other projects.

Free Frame and Border Custom Shapes for Photoshop and Elements
Download free custom shapes for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements by Shelby Kate Schmitz. This collection includes hundreds of frame and border custom shape designs.

"Garden Laughter" Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Darleen Araujo
In my world, laughter in the garden encourages the flowers to bloom. Garden items using aqua, persimmon and brown color tones were used to create this garden-themed digital scrapbook kit.

A Comfy Spring Day
This kit was designed not only with Spring in mind, but the family memories that are created and remembered. Colors used are soft pastel peach, green, and yellow tones.

Heritage Thoughts
A digital scrapbooking kit using teal, gold and green color tones and elements for recording heritage pictures and moments in time.

A Comfy Spring Day
This kit was designed not only with Spring in mind, but the family memories that are created and remembered. Colors used are soft pastel peach, green, and yellow tones.

Postcard Art - Antique and Collectible Postcards for Many Occasions
Use these postcard galleries for browsing or perhaps use these free printable cards in your crafty projects! There are galleries here for Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Easter, Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving.

A Comfy Spring Day
This kit was designed not only with Spring in mind, but the family memories that are created and remembered. Colors used are soft pastel peach, green, and yellow tones.

Vintage Valentine Postcards
Collectible's Guide Barbara Crews offers an extensive collection of vintage Valentine's Day postcards and greeting cards that would be great in digital scrapbooking projects. "According to the postmarks, many of the postcards are from the early 1900s, the greeting cards are from a little bit later in the century, the 1930s through the early 50s."

Altered Memories
An altered lady is the focus of this digital scrapbooking kit designed in aqua and orange tones.

Cafe Esperge
Warm and cozy colors are the basis for this kit. The Cafe Esperge kit is great for a coffee house or Vintage kitchen themed page with friends or family. With a color scheme of red, green, and beige tones it would also work well for Christmas time memories.

San Francisco Marigolds
This kit was inspired from a photograph of a bed of marigolds that were found in a park across from the famous San Francisco Victorian homes. The kit reflects the vibrant orange and gold colors in that photo.

Memory Keeper
Fall colors are the basis for this memories kit, using red, yellow and green tones to form interesting textures and patterns.

A Town of Memories
This digital scrapbooking kit was designed around the memories of a small town visit. The little shops were filled with treasures from memories past. The color scheme consists of soft aqua, yellow and green tones.

June in the Park
This digital scrapbooking kit uses blue, green and yellow colors to compliment the floral designs that work well for a memory scrapbook page.

Pick Your Own Cherries
This digital scrapbooking kit would be great to scrap a summer or fall memory. The colors of reds, browns and golds were chosen to make it a little different for a cherry kit.

How to Use Photoshop Brushes, Styles, Shapes and Other Content in Pho…
There are hundreds of Web sites offering free Photoshop brushes, layer style effects, actions, shapes, patterns, gradients, and color swatch sets. All this free content can also be used in Photoshop Elements. Here's what to do with these files to get them working in Elements, along with links to where you can find these free goodies.

What is digital scrapbooking? What software do I need for digital scrapbooking?
Digital Scrapbooking, also referred to as digi-scrapping or computer scrapbooking, is a fairly new form of scrapbooking which involves the use of a computer and graphics software to create visual layouts for the purpose of preserving a memory.

It's the Manly Thing To Do
This kit was made with men in mind when choosing colors and patterns to start the design. With a color scheme of blue, green, mustard and red and masculine textures of denim, plaid, and argyle, the items in this kit will allow for a scrapbook page to be designed for that special man in your life--for Father's Day, a birthday, or any occasion!

Prim and Purple Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Darleen Araujo
The Prim and Purple kit was designed with a color palette of green and purple with accents of ivy, lace, hearts and ribbon. It also includes an alphabet set.

How do I download the free digital scrapbooking kits from this site?
Instructions for downloading the free digital scrapbooking kits from About Graphics Software.

Easy Digital Scrapbooking with Quick Pages
A quick page is a pre-designed digital scrapbook page with photo cut outs for inserting your own pictures. Rather than assembling papers and decorative elements to create a scrapbook page from scratch, you need only plop your own photos into the design. This tutorial will show you how to add your own photos to a digital scrapbooking quick page using Photoshop Elements and most other photo editing software.

Quick Page Gallery for Digital Scrapbooking
Browse a gallery of free quick page designs for digital scrapbooking. Just add your own photos to these pre-designed digital scrapbook pages.

Digital Scrapbooking Layouts Gallery
Digital scrapbooking is a fun way of using graphics software to display embellished photographs and other memories for the purpose of preserving the moment. This inspiring gallery displays digital scrapbook pages created by visitors of varying skill levels using a variety of graphics software. Browse these digital scrapbook layouts to find...

Paesaggio Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Darleen Araujo
This kit was built upon the colors in an Italian photo I had taken. The color palette consists of beige, green and clay tones with a pop of blue to add interest. The title means Countryside (Scenery). Whether you use the kit to display your favorite vacation photo or a family memory, you'll find everything you need to make it special.

Free Digital Scrapbook Birthday Album
Ten digital scrapbook pages for your teen's birthday pictures that you can download and use for your personal scrapbooks for free. By Denise Witmer, About.com Guide to Parenting Teens.

Free Digital Scrapbooking Kit for Parents: Birthdays in Fab Colors
The kit for Birthday in Fab Colors by Denise has 2 pattern papers, 2 plastic buckle charms, 2 plastic slide frames, 2 paper piecing cupcakes, 4 heart buttons and one 'let's party' overlay.

Free Digital Scrapbooking Kit for Parents: Fab Colors
The base kit for Fab Colors by Denise has 5 pattern papers, 4 colored papers, 4 ribbons, 4 brads, 4 eyelets, 4 plastic button flowers, 4 plastic buckles and 4 triangle buttons.

Graduation Digital Scrapbooking Kit for Parents of Teens
The kit for Graduation by Denise has 8 papers in school colors, 6 satin ribbons, 6 colored staples, a grunge-edge overlay, grad cap stamp, scroll frame stamp and word art: "The Tassle Is Worth the Hassle".

Free Digital Scrapbooking Kit for Parents of Teens Caught Thinking
"This free digital scrapbooking quick page, Caught Thinking is perfect for digital pictures of your teens staring off into space. Simply take a picture of your teen, pop it in and you are done!"

Free Sweetie Pie Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Sharia Braxton
Enjoy this free deluxe digital scrapbooking kit for any occasion. The "Sweetie Pie" kit consists of more than 50 papers and elements in festive colors of gold, teal, violet, copper, and brick red. These elements and papers can be used with any graphics software that supports JPEG and PNG files.

Sweetie Pie Alphabet Set by Sharia Braxton
The "Sweetie Pie" alphabet set is designed to coordinate with the "Sweetie Pie" deluxe digital scrapbooking kit. Use this alphabet to decorate your scrapbook pages or other graphic designs. Each character in the alphabet is an individual transparent image and can be used with any software that supports PNG files.

Smoothie City Digital Scrapbooking Kit
Download this free kit of coordinating elements and papers for digital scrapbooking. "Smoothie City" is a general purpose digital scrapbooking kit in a summer color scheme consisting of melon, kiwi, mango, turquoise, and lilac tones, with butterfly accents. These elements and papers can be used with any graphics software that supports JPEG and PNG files.

Life Against The Wall Digital Scrapbooking Kit
Download this free kit of coordinating elements and papers for digital scrapbooking. "Life Against The Wall" is a general purpose digital scrapbooking kit in a masculine color scheme consisting of muted tones of blue, burgundy, purple, and brown with ribbon accents. These elements and papers can be used with any graphics software that supports JPEG and PNG files.

Cherrie's Jubilee Digital Scrapbooking Kit
Download this free kit of coordinating elements and papers for digital scrapbooking. "Cherrie's Jubilee" is a general purpose digital scrapbooking kit in a cherry and cherry blossom theme with a color scheme consisting of burgundy, purple and lavender tones, perfect for spring. With plaid and floral elements, it can work for both masculine or feminine styled scrapbook pages. These elements and papers can be used with any graphics software that supports JPEG and PNG files.

Violetta Digital Scrapbooking Kit
Download this free kit of coordinating elements and papers for digital scrapbooking. Violetta is a general purpose digital scrapbooking kit in a floral and lace theme with a color scheme consisting of blues, pinks, and gold tones, perfect for Mother's Day or a feminine styles scrapbook page. These elements and papers can be used with any graphics software that supports JPEG and PNG files.

"Glen o' The Green"
Download a free St. Patrick's Day kit of coordinating elements and papers for digital scrapbooking.

"The Shape of Love"
digital scrapbooking kit valentine's day free graphics digiscrap elements the shape of love papers fibers tags word art flowers hearts love digital photo layout

Happy Holidays Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Sharia Braxton
Happy Holidays is a free Christmas kit of coordinating elements and papers for digital scrapbooking. These elements and papers can be used with any graphics software that supports JPEG and PNG files.

"No Haunting Allowed"
"No Haunting Allowed" is a free Halloween-themed kit of coordinating elements and papers for digital scrapbooking. These elements and papers can be used with any graphics software that supports JPEG and PNG files.

Double to Single Page Layout Action for Digital Scrapbooking
Use this action in Photoshop to quickly transform double-paged layouts into two single-paged layers in order to print, while preserving your original double-paged layouts. This is a time saver if you create your layouts in double-paged spreads.

White Christmas Digital Scrapbooking Kit
Download this free White Christmas Kit of coordinating elements and papers for digital scrapbooking. These elements and papers can be used with any graphics software that supports JPEG and PNG files.

Fall Leaves Digital Scrapbooking Kit
Download a free fall leaves theme of coordinated elements for digital scrapbooking. The Fall Leaves digital scrapbooking kit includes 4 papers, 2 overlays, 1 quick page, 2 tags, 1 word art, 1 frame, and other decorative elements. The elements are provided in JPEG and PNG format and can be used in any graphics software that supports these file types.

Digital Scrapbooking: Fun with Extractions
Extractions are selections of photographs or graphics isolated from their background. The extraction can be displayed alone or with other photos or graphics to produce new images. Extraction is an interesting technique, which can be used many ways in digital scrapbooking layouts. Take a look through several examples creative digital scrapbook layouts which use extraction techniques.

Digital Scrapbooking: Fun with Extractions - Part 2
Extractions are selections of photographs or graphics isolated from their background. The extraction can be displayed alone or with other photos or graphics to produce new images. Extraction is an interesting technique, which can be used many ways in digital scrapbooking layouts. Take a look through several examples creative digital scrapbook layouts which use extraction techniques.

A Beginners Reference to Digital Scrapbooking - Using Graphics Software to...
Digital scrapbooking, also called digi scrapping and computer scrapbooking, is the art of using graphics software to create layouts that display photographs and other memories for the purpose of preserving the moment. This beginners reference to digital scrapbooking will introduce you to the software, jargon, elements, and techniques that...

Digital Scrapbook - Easy A to Z Yearbook with Paint Shop Pro
Arizona Kate shows you how to create an easy digital scrapbook in Paint Shop Pro. Chronicle a year in a child's life by taking a new photo every 2 weeks. By the end of the year you'll have a complete A-Z yearbook with 26 pages and a record of the child's growth!

Photoshop Pattern Sets Made with Gliftic - 200x200 pixels
Ten free pattern sets for Photoshop and Elements. Great for pattern fills, and backgrounds for your scrapbook layouts.

Creative Lettering - Changing Text Colors in Paint Shop Pro
This tutorial will walk you thru the vector tools in Paint Shop Pro to design some unique and creative lettering using two, three or even more colors for each letter of the word.

Digital Scrapbooking Everyday Occurrences - Snap Before You Snap!
While things may be upsetting in the moment, often we look back on them and laugh. A digital scrapbook album is a collection of memories, and should include the bad with the good, the funny with the sad. But most of all, scrapbook layouts should include the little everyday moments that seem a permanent part of our memory, but fade with time.

Photoshop Pattern Sets Made with Gliftic - 400x400 pixels
Seven free pattern sets for Photoshop and Elements. Great for pattern fills, and backgrounds for your scrapbook layouts.

Checkerboard and Gingham Pattern - Paint Shop Pro Tutorial
Learn to create a checkerboard gingham seamless pattern in this beginner's tutorial for Paint Shop Pro v.8 by Arizona Kate.

Free Backgrounds and Borders
70 free unique border-style background images for enhancing your designs.

Free Seamless Tiles
Use these seamless tiles as backgrounds patterned fills for your scrapbook designs.

Use Photoshop Styles, Shapes and Patterns in Elements
There are hundreds of Web sites offering free Photoshop brushes, layer style effects, actions, shapes, patterns, gradients, and color swatch sets. All this free content can also be used in Photoshop Elements. Here's what to do with these files to get them working in Elements, along with links to where you can find these free goodies.

The Makings of a Digital Scrapbook Page Layout
Introduction to digital scrapbooking from Cottage Arts.

One Photo Three Scrapbook Page Layouts
Take a look at three very different computer scrapbook page layouts, all using the same digital photo.

Away with the Pixels
Offers digital papers, printable gift boxes and other templates, digital stamps and other digital elements all saved at 300 dpi to give you excellent printing quality.

Digtial Scrapbooking at Wittyliving.com
Site offers PSP9 tutorials for digital scrapbooking and a monthly freebie, which is exclusive and available for one month only.

Scrapbook Bytes
Scrapbook Bytes is one of the best online sites dedicated to digital scrapbooking.

Darleen Araujo
Biography for Darleen Araujo, contributor of digital scrapbooking kits for the About Graphics Software site.

Sharia Braxton, Contributor
Sharia Braxton is an About Graphics Software contributor for digital scrapbook kits. Sharia has been designing custom digital scrapbooking kits since 2005, and contributed her first digital scrapbook kit, "No Haunting Allowed," to this site in September of 2006.

Bonnie Covel, Guest Contributor
Bonnie Covel biography.

How to Make a Torn Paper Edge in Photoshop
Learn how you can enhance your digital scrapbook layouts with a simple torn paper edge effect using Photoshop or Elements.

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