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mamakimberly 08-08-2006 06:13 PM

Tutorial Links go Here! :) NEWBIES, Come Here!
So, you wanna learn how to be a digital scrapper?

My #1 tip is to get out there and start googling "digital scrapbooking tutorials for ___" In the ____ put the photo program of your choice. There are TONS of tutorials and they've got screen shots that will hold your hand through the whole process!

Here's a list of tutorials. Feel free to add on tutorial links to this thread so this can be a "one-stop" digi-starter thread!

How to use HELLO!

**You might be wondering what the deal is with the hello linkie, but if you EVER need help from me, just hello me! mamakimberly is my ultracreative screen name there! LOL! And you can totally send me SCREENSHOTS!!!! SO I can see where you are having trouble!

OR if you are working on a layout and want advice, just hello me your page! SO fabulous!!!

How to thread eyelets or tags or whatever with ribbon:
Tutorial using Photoshop 7.0

How to make a rounded corner in photoshop CS2

Adding a border to an image (WARNING: these will not be textured! This is to give your photo a white border or something though!

How to make a basic, textured background paper

Tutorials for "other" programs like Digital Image Pro, etc..

Installing and using actions to create inked edges, chipboard, etc... in Photoshop

Wide variety of tutorials for different programs:

Lots of photoshop tutorials (scroll way down to the Table of Contents):

marymac_S 08-09-2006 07:35 AM

For those of us that use PSP, there are loads of tutorials

I have learned so much from these sites! I bought PSPX and all I could do with it was crop and remove red eye. I'm stilll learning, but I can do some fairly simple things now.

mamakimberly 08-09-2006 07:57 AM

Yes, there are fab tutorials now for almost EVERY photo program! It is awesome!

putri 08-09-2006 05:48 PM

This person has cool tutorial (cool site too)... there's one for a tape:

If you have the tutorial and you're a Photoshop user, check out these brushes:
Miss M

To install, etc.:

Brush how to

I love fonts and there are tons of free ones:

Free stock photo:
Stock Exchange

Why use a stock photo? Instead of a fake looking flower, find a stock photo of a flower and cut that photo out (best if the background is white) and paste that photo into your layout. I'll have a sample in my gallery... tomorrow.

PenelopePitstop 08-10-2006 01:42 PM

you babes are wonderful! I have been wondering how to get start digi scrappin. And now that I have a cast and it's real difficult to stamp I may be joinin in on the craze.

marymac_S 08-23-2006 10:10 PM

bumpin up

mom2triplets04 08-24-2006 07:10 AM

Feeling very overwhelmed here! I downloaded photoshop elements trial version 3 days ago. Right now I am just making slideshows but I'd like to include some of my scrapbooking pages to my slideshows and having an awful time trying to find help on how to do this. I guess I could just take a photo of them to include them but sometimes the photo gets blurry.

I have tried to search on line (google) for the digital scrapbooking tutorials as mentioned in your first thread but it is just too overwhelming to go through each and every thread. I just don't have the time with the triplets

Is there a tried and true best website you prefer for photoshop elements 4.0? I'd love one which has a video so I can see what they are doing. I did find one which you have to pay for but haven't found one which is good that is free.

Please someone help me. I'm about to smash my computer because I'm just so frustrated.

marymac_S 08-24-2006 08:41 AM


Maybe one if these links will help.

mamakimberly 08-24-2006 04:24 PM


This is a VERY good tutorial site on elements

mom2triplets04 08-24-2006 06:20 PM

okay I'm trying to do this tutorial I found but am having a major problem. I have all my photos and objects open at the bottom of the screen but they are also open up at the top. It does not look like the tutorial. I then clicked on the X which closed my images and then clicked on the _ which closed it on the top but it remained on the bottom half (JUST LIKE TUTORIAL) Now, she's telling me to click on image on bottom. Which opens it up again and then click on top image and drag to the blank image. Well, I have tried everything. It will not drag and drop. What am I doing wrong?

Here's the tutorial website that I'm trying to follow.

marymac_S 08-24-2006 07:19 PM

Maybe try to copy and paste the image?

Wnderlnd 08-25-2006 09:31 PM

there are now tutorials at www.scrapgirls.com too.

I have PSE 4.0, but I recently bought Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 and really enjoy it much more. It is more user friendly. I will still use PSE though for some things. I like to have more than one option.

I find it much, much easier to print my layouts from PSE because I can tell the printer where to set my page. I tell the printer (wide format b/c I print 12 x12) that I am going to print a 13 x 17, and I lower it 1/8th inch from the top, then I load it with Epson 12 x 12 Scrapbook paper. It honestly doesn't take up all that much ink, in my opinion. I have an Epson 1280 printer.

mom2triplets04 08-25-2006 09:41 PM

Drag and Drop doesn't work
Copy and paste doesn't work.

I'm at a loss here.

mom2triplets04 08-25-2006 11:27 PM

OMG! I finally figured it out. I had to click on select and then ALL and then click on the move button and vila it worked! 2 nights of heartache and it's 3:30 am!

mom2triplets04 08-26-2006 12:27 AM

If you want to see what I did
Check out my blog listed in my signature line. I tried to upload the file here but the file is too big and I can't figure out how to reduce the size yet.

Wnderlnd 08-26-2006 05:47 AM


Originally Posted by mom2triplets04
OMG! I finally figured it out. I had to click on select and then ALL and then click on the move button and vila it worked! 2 nights of heartache and it's 3:30 am!

now that you figured that out, it will be much easier. A good bbok for step by step tutorials is The Photoshop Elements Book for Photographers by Scott Kelby. I learned aobut a lot of the tools from this book.

Microsofts Digital Image Pro is like Photoshop but much easier. You don't have to go back and forth to the move tool to actually move something. It is about $65 dollars after the rebate right now.

I use both programs, but really enjpy creating layouts in DIP.

jen41472 09-03-2006 11:52 AM

Here comes the begging down on my knees scene!!! Oh MamaK, would you, won't you pretty please do another tutorial here on SCS. I've tried a few other tutorials and I'm struggling. I know that coming from you I will be able to figure this whole thing out. I have so many fun digi kits that I have downloaded, but I don't get to play with them. Pretty Please, with sugar on top???:( I would be forever greatful!

cassie_lu 12-18-2006 06:42 AM

What a great help this is. Thanks :)

HappyRaspberry 12-20-2006 06:20 AM

my store/site
it's new & small but it's a fantastic community

stampingkwilter 12-20-2006 07:08 PM

Great thread posting so I'm subscribed to it.

trittgirl2002 12-27-2006 01:04 PM

I just tried to download the 30 day trial version of Photoshop Elements and it couldn't complete - said something about the VGB not being compatible or something.

Does anyone know what this means & how I can get it resolved?

I would really like to try this during the free trial period.

HappyRaspberry 12-30-2006 08:53 AM


Originally Posted by trittgirl2002
I just tried to download the 30 day trial version of Photoshop Elements and it couldn't complete - said something about the VGB not being compatible or something.

Does anyone know what this means & how I can get it resolved?

I would really like to try this during the free trial period.

Maybe contact adobe & ask them! Sorry I have NO idea what that means.. Good luck!

sparklinbecks 01-03-2007 09:07 AM

I am a newbie! I just got PSP X and StephStamps told me about hello so I got that too :) Cant wait to learn all this fun stuff! (my hello name is sparklinbecks)

putri 11-12-2007 05:59 AM

I was browsing through my subscription and remembered this... great place to start for you interested in this hobby.

girlymom 11-12-2007 07:13 AM

here's another site that has lots of beginner level tutorials


Stampernmore 11-12-2007 10:23 AM

awesome links, thanks for them! I can't wait to sit down and try some of the techniques that I have seen but haven't figured out yet!

Luv2Smile 11-16-2007 08:50 AM

YAY..something for beginners!! Thanks gals!!

Jovi 02-03-2008 02:35 PM

Subscribing so I can defitnely find this!

I have Coral Paint Shop Pro X and I just purchased Photoshop Elements 6... I'm thinking about doing some digi scrapping. ;)

uniquegal 05-03-2008 06:33 AM

Thanks for these links!
I'm new to digiscrapping, but am TRULY addicted :)! I am learning some great stuff and will continue to learn more.

putri 05-19-2008 06:27 AM

I just want to add my tutorial page to this:

momof2stampers 05-24-2008 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by Wnderlnd (Post 3335686)
now that you figured that out, it will be much easier. A good bbok for step by step tutorials is The Photoshop Elements Book for Photographers by Scott Kelby. I learned aobut a lot of the tools from this book.

I bought this book last month and I completely agree! Great book for digiscrappers!!!!

2kc 07-23-2008 11:45 AM


jwjazz 07-28-2008 04:06 PM

If you go to youtube.com and do a search for photoshop elements 6 scrapbooking, you will find some fantastic video tutorials that are easy to understand and follow.

quebedo 08-28-2008 09:34 AM

New to Digiscrapping and sorta new here
Well after trying lots of programs I learned that I will never learn PS.. So I tired Storybook Creator Plus by CM and I love it. I love that I can use the kits off of the internet and how it keeps it all organized for me. I just wish they had a program that would organize my paper scrapping stuff.....LOL

Anyway, I am looking for kits. We went to Boston and walked the Freedom Trail this summer and I am ready to scrap it. Does anyone have any ideas where I can get a kit that is vintagy in style that would reflect American Heritage.



putri 08-28-2008 11:32 AM

Have you tried Shabby Princess? Lots of free stuff. The best place to ask this is at www.digishoptalk.com. You'll get answers within minutes. There are soooo many stores!

Go to www.thedigichick.com and click on Mari Koelenberg or something like that. She has a vintage set. Gorgeous. I did an ATC, hybrid project with it which you can see in my gallery.

Google Annie Manning, I think she's at Shabby Pickle, and she has some gorgeous vintage item. I'm not sure what American Heritage is :)

quebedo 08-28-2008 12:27 PM

Thanks!! Yes, I already downloaded a bunch of Shabby Princess stuff. That is a nice site. I will check out the other places you mentioned. I appreciate it.

BunnyCates 09-08-2008 09:18 PM

Make sure to check the digifree search engine...
its a blog that lists out all the FREEBIES it finds...
and also ikeagodesses blog is awesome...

both are great for people wanting to build up their digiscrapping stash!

Alma Townsend 10-17-2008 07:23 AM

I have a few video tutorials here: http://thescraphabit.com/videos.htm

If anyone needs any help, please feel free to PM or email me :)

KayInFL 11-30-2008 10:29 AM

Many, many thanks for all the links, hints and tips shared on this thread. With the help of all of you, I successfully downloaded, unzipped and created my first page.

The tutorial I found to be most helpful was this one


from Shabby Princess. You can't beat video :)

I can see this could be quite an addiction. I already spent way too long downloading all the great freebies I found with the help of the other thread.

I love, love, love SCS! Thanks to everyone for sharing!!

mclaflin 12-07-2008 03:24 AM

I have found hummiesworld.com has great tutorials. If you want to see the video tuts, you have to subscribe. It is a small monthly fee of $5.50, and you receive an email each month before the charge is made if you want to cancel. You still have access to tons of tutorials, and she has a comprehensive list of scrapping sites listed. I have found it is the site I go to. Tons of free stuff, as well!

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