On Tuesday I shared 3 ways a digital scrapbooker can try paper. Today we’re going the other way and finding simple approaches for traditional scrapbookers to test the digi waters. In this day and age, it is easier than ever.
Digital scrapbooking uses computer image files with a graphics editing program to (most often) mimic the look of traditional scrapbooking. It offers the benefit of being mess-free and can be less expensive.
How to Try Digital Scrapbooking
1. Start with hybrid – Get a feel for using a computer in your scrapbooking workflow by trying hybrid approaches. The most common is to include typewritten journaling on a page.
2. Go online – Tools like Scrapblog allow you to play with combining digital embellishments and photos in a no-commitment kind of way. It can help you get a feel for what its like.
3. Utilize “cheats” – Time-saving products like quick pages and templates can make digital scrapbooking even easier for beginners. Don’t be afraid to use these helpers to learn the ropes.
Without a doubt, there is a bit more of a learning curve to digital scrapbooking than paper. This is simply the nature of most things involving technology. Fortunately, there is no short of resources for beginners.
What are some other strategies that can help a paper scrapbooker try or transition to digital?