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Must Have Monday – Digital Scrapbook Artist

I recently had the opportunity to work with a new software program created especially for scrapbookers.  Digital Scrapbook Artist by Serif impressed me with it’s ease of use and flexibility.  I was happily surprised by the very reasonable price, which makes it easy to add this to my own software collection even with the graphic imaging programs that I already use, and also makes it a great gift for friends and family who are interested in digital or hybrid scrapbooking.

All week I’ll be reviewing this software here on the blog.  Don’t hesitate to comment with any questions you might have!

EASE OF USE:
Easy enough for digital novices, it also has enough great tools to make it fun for experts to use.  Click on premade layouts and drag your own photos for a very quick and easy page, or use them as a starting point and then drag and click to customize until you have just what you want.  If you’re feeling particularly creative you can start from scratch as well! 

The program itself comes with two themed sets of pages with different backgrounds, lettering, brushes, embellishments and papers that you can mix and match for a cohesive look.  It also comes with several Daisy Trail theme sets.  One click of a button and you have access to all of your sets so that you can add various elements from different sets to your current workspace.

The user guide is very easy to use.  Simple step by step color-illustrated instructions walk you through anything you want to do in the program.  I generally don’t think much of instruction manuals and only consult them when I can’t figure something out for myself.  This one is different.  It’s so user friendly that it’s fun to browse through it to learn new tools and techniques.

Continuing later this week – more information on those tools and techniques!

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Barbara Anne Williams
Bits of Ivory
Bramble & Vine @Etsy and @1000Markets

Photo is of a project featured in the membership area of Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine online.  Don’t miss the step-by-step instructions for this altered steno notebook there!

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