Friday, June 19, 2009

Overdue lesson

I've tried to sit down several times and write out a good introduction to digital scrapbooking for my Japanese friends. But alas, my Japanese skills aren't quite that good. It's quite technical. So instead of me explaining it all, I found some basic sites on the web that explain it in perfect Japanese! (wink)

Basically, you need a computer with plenty of memory. You need your photos in a digital format. You need a photo editing software. (I use Adobe Photoshop Elements.) And you need some digital scrapbook "papers" and "accents" that you can purchase from a digital shop (see some of my favorite shops in my Love 2 Shop links) or download for free (Ikea Goddess always has some wonderful links).

It seems to me, and I may be wrong about this, that digital scrapbooking just isn't popular in Japan. In my opinion, most Japanese women enjoy the process and atmosphere of a handmade page more. In some ways I agree. Handmade feels special. Even so, I am still a digiscrapper at heart. I love the ease of digital supplies all being stored away in my hard drive. For me, digital is easier.

But even if you prefer to handmake your pages, don't forget that digital supplies can be used in
handmade pages as well. You can print out papers and accents in any size you need, then add it to your handmade page. In fact, that is exactly how I first started digital scrapbooking.

Anyway, if you're interested in finding out more about digital scrapbooking, please take a look at
these sites in Japanese.



とにかく、必要なのは:十分メモリーがあるのパソコン、デイジタル写真、グラフィック編集ソフト(私はアドビーフォトショップエレメンツを使っている)、デイジタル用紙や飾り(オンラインデイジタルショップで買うか、無料でダウンロードも出来ます。大好きなデイジタルショップは Love 2 Shop のリンクにあります。それとも Ikea Goddess はいつも素敵な無料ダウンロードリンクがたくさんあります。)




DIY Mind Digital Scrapbooking


Feel Free to DigiScrapping

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