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Encyclopedia
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Creating Keepsakes

Introducing the scrapbooker's new best friend. When it comes to making the most of your memories, take a page from the Creating Keepsakes experts.

Encyclopedia of scrapbooking
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Beginners and more veteran scrapbookers

my opinion : one of the best !

OutStanding
mini album

Jessica ACS

Mini albums have become a popular medium for scrapbookers - they are small enough to complete in a timely manner but big enough to tell a story.

Mini album
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Features 50 albums with step-by-step instructions for over 30 projects - perfect for scrapbookers of all levels.

my opinion : if you love mini album... it's the right book !

Make It in Minutes :
Mini-Books.

Roxi PHILLIPS

So many styles, so many reasons to make them !

Mini books and album in minutes

My opinion : All the basic techniques are covered, along with plenty of tip boxes and many advices on choosing paper and other materials.

 

 

CREATE AN OLD LETTER, TRUE TO LIFE !!!

To create this "old letter", if you can't scan a real old letter, you will need an "old paper", and Photoshop "old graphics brushes"...

If you have no image of antique paper, you can find one here.

papier Vieilli

 

As for photoshop "Handwriting brushes" imitating an old writing ... you can download here.

Brushes handwriting

 

1 - Installation of brushes

For those who have trouble with the photoshop brushes, here's how to install them:

  • Download the file that contains these brushes and unzip.
  • You get a file: js_prettyScript whose extension is . abr
  • Place this file in the directory: Adobe Photoshop CS3 \ Presets \ Forms (it already contains files with extensions .abr).

 

Launch Photoshop and then Open the image of old paper : its measurements are 21cm on 31.

In the Tools menu, select brush tool then click as indicated:

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Open forms menu :

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Click on the file containing forms of handwriting:

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And click Add

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2 - Using brushes

Select form # 479 and give it a diameter of 570 pixels (to fit the dimensions of the paper). Possibly change the foreground color a dark brown.

 

Come now click 2 times on the aged paper to get 2 identical paragraphs of text to fill it almost completely.

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Your "old letter" is completed ... Save to finish your image JPEG or PNG. You can print it or save for a photo montage...

We'll re-use it during final assembl, get that photo montage.

 

 

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