The Digital Scrapbook Place offers products in
two basic sizes: 12x12 and 8x10. But what if you scrap in a different
size? We’ve created a guide for resizing our background
images and other products to suit your scrapping needs.
Scrappers have two basic options when adapting
a background image: resize the image as needed (like reducing
an image on a copy machine) or trim the excess image away (like
cutting a sheet of paper). Each program is a little different,
but here are a few common options:
Digital Image Pro
To Resize: Format > Resize Image. From here,
users can resize by inch.
To Trim: Format > Crop. Users can choose to
crop “canvas” for the entire page, or “selected
object” for a single object only.
Paint Shop Pro
To Resize: Image > Resize. From here, users
can resize by inch, pixel or percentage.
To Trim: Image > Canvas Size. Here, users can
crop an image by inches, pixels or centimeters.
To Resize: Image > Image Size. Users can resize
by inch, pixel, percent, mm, cm, etc.
To Trim: Image > Canvas Size. From here, users
can crop an image by inches, pixels, percent, mm, cm, etc.
There are a few things to be watchful for when
resizing an image or an object.
· By resizing, you may lose detail.
· It is never recommended that you resize larger than original
size as you may lose significant quality.
· It is often necessary to resize AND trim an image to
get the perfect fit. Why? It is always recommended that you maintain
proportions when resizing. For example, you can resize our 8x10
backgrounds but they will not be 5x7 dimensions. Resize, maintaining
the original proportions, then crop to exact size.
· Ploppers are pre-arranged in specific proportions and
aren’t easy to alter. They can, however, be resized while
maintaining proportion (for example, a 12x12 can be reduced to
Resizing elements is similar and there are no
predetermined rules. You can resize an element to a size that
visually fits your layout or you can resize to a specific inch.
For example, a ruler element could be used full-size where the
printed ruler would be actual-sized (an inch on the ruler actually
equals an inch) or you could resize the ruler to fit your layout
visually and an inch on your finished layout might actually be
a quarter inch. The decisions are yours and there is no right
or wrong answer. Experiment. Play.
Get to know these features in your program. These
tools will likely be used over and over again in every layout