Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

Learn to use digital editing techniques to show off your photos and memorabilia. Using Photoshop Elements*, this course will teach you how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine traditional and digital scrapbooking.

Starting with simple projects, you will quickly learn how to build pages, use artistic journaling, and produce sophisticated illusions. Photoshop Elements lets you build your own clip art, create frames, and develop multi-layer pages with an endless array of layouts and designs. Discover how to draw and create your own art, build collages and scrapbooks to share, and work with both color and black and white. Take your scrapbooking to a new level!

*Software NOT included in enrollment. 

Lesson List:

  • Lesson 1 - What Is Digital Scrapbooking?
    See how to keep your personal style intact while taking advantage of fun and easy techniques to enhance your scrapbooks.
  • Lesson 2 - Journaling
    Experiment with and explore the many options for enhancing text. You'll see how to add color, shape, and styles, along with more advanced techniques like warping text to fit on objects, making circles with words, and transforming images into text. 
  • Lesson 3 - Layering
    Build pages with many different pieces to create the look that tells your story best. Discuss sizing, background images, frames, and piecing together pages with multiple images, text, and clip art.
  • Lesson 4 - Clip Art
    Create and use clip art to add personal touches and dimension to your scrapbook. Creating clip art is fun and easy with the tools in Adobe Elements. 
  • Lesson 5 - Themed Layouts
    This lesson focuses on defining themes, using repetitive elements, and sizing enlargements for excellent quality. Build two-page layouts, create panoramic images, and use two different techniques for adding frames to your pages.
  • Lesson 6 - Beauty of Black and White
    Bold and beautiful, black-and-white photography leads to a lesson on how to take a classic look and make it modern, timeless, or even old-fashioned. You'll see how to turn color photos into stunning black-and-white images, or how to keep just a portion in color.
  • Lesson 7 - Creative Illusions
    Work a little magic as you learn to create special effects to enhance your backgrounds and pages. With the Effects panel, the Filter menu, and some new tricks with layers and layer styles, you'll be amazed at what you can do.
  • Lesson 8 - Bountiful Brushes
    Photoshop Elements brushes are full of possibilities for detailed strokes, colors, and patterns—some even paint pictures! You'll see how to use the standard brushes, create and customize your own, and build pages and backgrounds with a variety of styles and patterns.
  • Lesson 9 - Digital Nostalgia
    In this lesson, you'll see how to turn back the hands of time to create pages using restored images and nostalgic pages. You'll also learn how to age a modern photo to match the look of older ones.
  • Lesson 10 - 3D Imagery
    With Photoshop Elements Guided Edit and special filters, you'll be able to create reflections, spheres, and many three-dimensional effects.
  • Lesson 11 - Digital Drawing
    You'll be surprised by how creative you can be with Photoshop Elements drawing tools. With the Pencil tool, the Undo option, and the Eraser tool, changes and corrections are easy. 
  • Lesson 12 - Bringing It All Together
    Explore a couple of automatic options in Photoshop Elements to help you finish your scrapbooks quickly. You'll see how to build an automatic collage page from your images and how to upload them to book formats you can print at home or send out to have professionally printed.

Upon registering, you have six (6) weeks to complete the program.

    Course Dates and Times

    Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
    Register to Start Today! Online $115

    Course Hours: 24 Hours

    This workshop is offered through our continuing education online partner.