Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Project Life | First Digital Layout



So, I purchased my first Project Life (PL) digital core kit back in the last spring having no idea how these things worked. I thought maybe you just print off the cards you want/need them and go from there. Turns out there is this whole world of digital scrapbooking. #duh I mean, I think I knew that, but I had no idea how to go about it.

Well, fast forward to this week. I am enrolled in a fabulous class put on by Big Picture Classes called "Process with Catherine Davis". I don't think I had any idea of what to expect with this class, but I have already learned so many techniques and tips. 

The class has also inspired me to actually start learning and using Photoshop. I edit 99% with Lightroom 5 (LR5) but have a subscription to Photoshop CC (PS). I do have a few Photoshop actions, but really feel most comfortable editing in LR5. It's useful for designing Facebook and Etsy ads. 


Photoshop + digital Project Life = a fun way to create layouts

So, here is my first all digital Project Life layout.
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I cheated and pretended that I do weekly spread, when in actuality my 2013 PL album is a hot mess of thousands of pictures in chronological order. I liked having to choose a select few photos for a spread instead of all. of. the. pictures!

I used the Digital Project Life: Kraft Edition for this spread and lots of brushes that I had apparently been collecting in PS. Arrows, month stamps, day of the week brushes, cute little camera. Who knew that was all there waiting for me in Photoshop?

I can see this being a really fun way to "scrapbook" when I can't have all of my physical supplies with me, like over Thanksgiving weekend up at the Lake.  

Do you do digital scrapbooking? Which do you prefer: digital or paper? Let me know in the comments below. Or better yet, link to your favorite personal layouts.

6 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! I love the idea of digital scrapbooking. I don't have the space in our tiny house to do any real scrapbooking, but this seems totally doable!

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  2. This is so cool! I need to do some digital scrapbooking!

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  3. I would love to digital scrapbook but I am sooooo not creative. I need someone to create the whole page layout of me so all I have to do is add the photos. Your pages are adorable!

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  4. Ok, you've definitely inspired me to check this out! What an awesome way to preserve memories!

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  5. So cool! I'm going to check this out! - Heather Avrech

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  6. This is really cool - I know nothing about digital scrapbook, but looks like an awesome way to collect and organize and present images from throughout the year - your spread looks awesome!

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