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« on: July 19, 2008 12:01:17 PM »

This is my first attempt at digital scrapbooking.  I used GIMP (which is available for free  Cheesy) to create the page and the background/elements are from www.shabbyprincess.com from the Moody Blues Collection (also for free  Grin)



Also, I have never worked with the program like GIMP/Photoshop before, so I used a tutorial from http://www.scrapbooksgonedigital.com/TUTORIALS/.

Let me know what you guys think!
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troll1984
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008 12:33:44 PM »

I too am just getting into digital scraping, though I have photoshop experience. I really like what you did with the page. I too love Shabby Princess' freebies, I've downloaded all of them. I've been digiscrapping about a month and have about 10 gigs worth of freebies, so if you need sights or blogs, I can point you in the right direction.

I would like to give you a little constructive criticism on your page. I don't know if you've learned about dropshadows, but the page looks a bit flat. You are generally trying to make it look 3D, so shadows around your pictures, papers and elements really help make that effect.

I also like the way you staggered your lettering. It goes up hill a little bit, I generally make a horizontal line on a seperate layer, then adjust my lettering, then delete the line, or in your case, 2 lines. If you didn't want to do that, you are using fairly symmetrical patterned papers and could have used the print to line things up.

I don't use gimp, so I'm not sure how some of the things are adjusted, but if you need help on anything, I could probably find out as it is similar to photoshop and hubby has gimp on his computer. Let me tell you, your first page looks much better than my first attempt did Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008 04:41:45 PM »

This looks great! I've been wanting to do some digital scrapbooking, thanks for sharing your resources!
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shil22
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008 12:05:54 AM »


I love the look of this page.  It is interesting and eye-catching, but the color scheme keeps all the elements coherent.  You definitely motivate me to try digital scrapbooking once I finish the non-digital project that I am working on.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008 06:19:30 AM »

I didn't knew there was digital scrapbooking too Embarrassed
Finally something new to do with photoshop!
I love your page!
You said it's your first time right?
I think you've done an AMAZING job for a first time
Most people can only dream of doing so well a first time Cheesy

@Troll1984
Mind if I ask for links to more digital scrapbooking freebies Smiley?
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MilliePaper
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008 06:09:15 PM »

I have been wanting to try digital scrapbooking.  This page is great motivation to get me to actually do it already!  Beautiful layout.
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