Scrapbooking has been a favorite hobby since the olden times. This is the process of preserving memories such as photographs and other memorabilia. The latest craze for the hobbyists is scrapbooking online. This way you can have a cleaner workplace since all your art tools are on your computer and it can save you time from going to the store for art materials.
You can also edit your photos and press the undo button whenever you are unsatisfied. You can even have multiple copies of your scrapbook and all of these can be preserved in your computer. Here are some basic tips on how to start an online scrapbook.
Look for a site that can give you scrapbooking tools online. For beginners, choose the site that can give you instructions that you can follow easily. You can check out Digital Scrapbook Pages (www.digitalscrapbookpages.com) to start with.
Choose your software
There are scrapbooking software packages all over the internet. This will help you create an online scrapbook with easy-to-follow steps. You can use free and trial software first so you do not have to spend online for a software to start you own web-based scrapbook. Of course, the software should be compatible with your computer.
Read the system requirements first before installing it on your computer for it to run smoothly. Make sure the software you choose comes with all the tools you need to start your scrapbook such as the templates, fonts and other decorations. Templates will make your online scrapbook even easier to work on. Scrapbook MAX! offers a free trial software that you can work with. You can also start working with a layout program.
This will help you put together graphics, pictures, and journaling for quick layouts. Some layout program examples are Nova Scrapbook Factory Deluxe, My Memories Suite, and LumaPix FotoFusion. There are more advanced software packages for editing your pictures. Examples are Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop Pro, and the like.
Choose your pictures
Upload your photos from your digital camera to your computer. Instructions for uploading will show once you connect your camera to your computer. For old pictures, you will need to scan them first. Choose among the photos you want to work with that goes with the theme of your scrapbook.
Host your online scrapbook
Look for a website wherein you can host your online scrapbook. The internet can give you a variety of places to choose from that offer web hosting. You can also build your own website just for your online scrapbook.
Build your online scrapbook
With all the tools that you need and the pictures ready, it is now time to do the fun part. Just by following the instructions provided by the software that you chose you can now start designing and put together page by page your online scrapbook. You can also choose whether you want your scrapbook to be seen by anyone or to be private.
It is now time to show off your artwork! Consider the suggestions above and this way you can keep your memories for a lifetime.