If you are familiar with Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro, all you need to do is open a background, drag over some photos, scrapbook embellishments, and save! But for those without basic knowledge of PS or PSP, the best choice is to select one small "scrapbook" program. Here is a short guide to teach you how to use digital scrapbook kits in iCollage for Mac - an easy and fun mac photo collage and scrapbook tool step by step.
1 Start creating digital scrapbook from a blank page
Download the free trial version of Digital Photo Software and run it. This tool offers you two ways to make a digital scrapbook: from a blank page, or from collage templates. You can choose blank template to start creating digital scrapbook from a blank page.
Scrapbook Kits Tips:
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1. You can load your favorite picture from disc as collage background. The paper in unzipped digital scrapbooking kit can be imported as background.
2. When you customize collage size, you'd better to consider the size of background picture and select tile, center or stretch style.
2 Add and edit your photos
Simply drag and drop your photos from left panel to the collage. If needed, make use of photo edit tool to do some basic operations for your photos such as adding shadow, crop, flip, rotate, lock, etc.
3 Import digital scrapbooking elements from the kit and decorate the collage
Switch to "Decorate Collage" and find "Clipart" tab. There are eight clipart types in list box. You should select the "Customize" type. Now you can add digital scrapbooking elements that you prepare to use from the unzipped kit through the "Add…" button at the bottom of clipart tab. Check that your imported elements will be showed at left panel. To apply the elements to your created collage, just drag and drop to the position you want. Look! The collage is decorated with one bowknot and four ribbons from the Green Spring Kit. In order to indicate the theme of the collage, here make use of the "Text" tab to add the caption "Hugs for spring".
Scrapbook Kits Tips:
1. For every element on the collage, you can use Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.
2. Besides various fonts, you can also add halation and texture to your added caption.
4 Save collage as picture formats or directly print
After completing the collage, you can save it as different picture formats such as jpg, png, bmp, tiff, etc. or directly set it as your wallpaper. Using "Print Collage" button, the fabulous photo collage will be delivered to you immediately. If you like the layout your designed, just take advantage of "Save project" or "Save as project" in "File" menu to get project file for next use.
This is the end of the tutorial on how to use digital scrapbooking kits, have you got it now? So why not start making your own digital scrapbooks and share them anywhere?!