Today we’ll discuss everything you’ll need to start digi scrapping. The good thing is that you probably don’t need much more than what you already have.
Things you’ll need to get started:
a computer with internet access
a digital camera
digital scrapbooking program aka- a graphics software program, and digital Art
You might need a scanner if you have print pictures that you’d like to include in your digital layouts.
First we’ll go over what kind of computer setup you’ll need. You’ll want to make sure you have the right computer for the job. As long as you have at least 80gb of hard drive space and at least 512mb of RAM you should be alright. I do recommend 1gb of RAM for the best computer speed. You can find your computer specs on your manufacturer’s website.
Second, you’ll need a good digital camera. Most digital cameras today take high quality pictures, just make sure your camera is able to take pictures of at least 200ppi. You should always set your camera settings to take the highest quality pictures it can. You won’t be able to take as many digital pictures, but you’ll know they are very clear and crisp for printing.
Third, you’ll need a digital scrapbooking program. There are many options available when it comes to digi scrapping. Depending on the way you want to display your masterpiece depends on which program you should use.
If you want to display your pictures in frames, create slideshows or email them, your best bet is Photoshop Elements. If you want to create Storybooks (your layouts published into hardbound books), you can simply use Heritage Studio.
When it comes to purchasing the art for your digital scrapbooks, you can get them at various online stores that specialize in digital scrapbooking art. If you are using Photoshop, this is ideal. You download the art just like you would an ebook, and then open it up in Elements and put your layout together with your pieces by working with layers.
If you are designing Storybooks with Heritage Studio, all the art you’ll ever need is included with your monthly subscription.
These are all the things you’ll need to get started digi scrappin’ information on where you can get the supplies mentioned, check out our digi scrapping resources.
Until next time,