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Digital Scrapbooking - Vintage Wedding

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This is a digital scrapbooking tutorial in three parts, where I will show you how to scrap your parents wedding picture
(or grandparents or event grand-grandparents if you are lucky to have photos of their wedding day).

I have used free scrapbooking supplies which can be found by following the links under step 1 and the tutorial is a step-by-step guide for digital scrapbooking where I have used Photoshop, and I will show you several nifty was to create effects such as dropping shadows and use layers. Let's begin!

Step 1

I start off by opening my three documents in Photoshop. (You can of course use any kind of software, but I prefer Photoshop.)
I have chosen the Old fashioned Yellow Vintage Frame and the Background Old Paper for my scrapbooking project.
I have also taken a photo (with my digital camera) of my grandparents wedding (bless them both, R.I.P.),
which where taken in the 1940ies. (You can of course also scan the photo if you have a scanner at home.)

I rename the background paper (which has the right size) and I choose 200dpi for resolution. This will make my computer run smoother and most printers (except for glossy magazines) are not able to print in 300 dpi anyway.

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Step 2

I need to crop the wedding picture a little bit. I will do that by choosing the Rectangular Marquee tool
(you'll find it first left in the tool bar). I then drag the tool and mark the area that I want to crop
and then I choose “Crop” by hitting Image > Crop.

I will now paste the frame into my new document. I press and hold Ctrl + A, and then choose “Copy”
under Edit > Copy. I make sure that I have marked the (renamed) background picture and
I paste the frame by hitting “Paste” under Edit > Paste.  
I then close the frame picture, since I wont use it any more and I repeat the process by copying
and pasting the wedding picture into the (still renamed) background picture and close the wedding photo.

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Step 3

Hm …Now the wedding picture is a little bit to large, so I need to shrink it a little.
Since the wedding picture was the last one added, it is already marked. (More about layers in a while).
I hit “Free Transform” under Edit > Free Transform and scale the picture
(by holding the mouse in the corner of the photo) until I am happy with the new size.

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