vendredi 5 septembre 2014

Using Digital Scrapbooking Jpg Downloads

By Kerri Stout

Creating scrapbooks is a hobby that has become extremely popular over the past few years. This hobby is time consuming, takes up space and can cost a lot of money. Creating a scrapbook digitally offers certain advantages, using less space and often costing less too. There are many graphics programs that are used and digital scrapbooking jpg downloads can be used in these programs. Anything from complete kits to various other options, including themed collections of graphic elements, are available.

Not all JPGs are of equal quality. For example, a 72 dpi image is less clear than one of 300 dpi as it has fewer pixels. Pixels are the small dots that make up the image and the more little dots, the sharper the image. A resolution of 300 dpi is acceptable for scrapbook images.

Jpgs downloaded for using in a scrapbook are usually 300-dpi and this resolution gives good results when printed. Sometimes downloading these images can take some time as the files are quite large. It is good practice to save files to other storage devices if possible as they can clutter up the hard drive. It is also a good idea to save the original and to go back to it as repeatedly copying jpgs can decrease the quality.

When shopping at an online store you can narrow down your search by selecting different categories. Some shops may categorize products according to different themes such as special events. Baby births, birthdays, weddings, holidays and sporting events are just some of the themes covered. Products are often designed by skilled designers and although many free products are available for download, it is often worth spending some money to buy quality ones.

Templates are created for pages of an album. These have many elements already placed to assist with layout. This is particularly helpful for beginners or those who prefer a little help. All that is required is to drop photos into boxes and fill the text boxes. Boxes are made bigger or smaller if necessary and moved around or even deleted if not needed.

One of the main advantages of digital supplies is that they never run out and they can be used over and over. They are often altered by trimming or in other ways to fit many different projects. Another advantage is that elements are easy to change in graphics programs. Colors can be lightened, darkened or changed completely and special effects and styles can be applied.

Page kits, alpha sets and many different embellishments are available to mix and match, offering many creative opportunities. The online stores allow customers to filter a search according to different categories. Specific themes and events are just some of these. An advantage of these stores is that one can buy from them at any time without even having to leave the house.

There are many online communities for scrapbookers. Newbies can receive advice, tips and have questions answered by those with more experience. Once a scrapbook has been created digitally, it can be printed out with any quality printer. This digital experience can be very rewarding and provide infinite opportunities for creativity with a virtually unlimited source of supplies.

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