There are two major keys in creating a digital scrapbook page
and making it look hand-scrapped.
1. The CORRECT use of shadows
are some easy to follow tips for using shadows and textures on
Put shadows on almost EVERYTHING!!!!! Anything that would be adhered
to a piece of paper on a hand-scrapped page needs to have a shadow.
Put small shadows (little distance with little size) for thing
close to the page. For example, photos and photo-mats.
Things further from the page will have a larger shadow. For example,
elements such as fibers and buttons, etc.
Do not add shadows to fonts that would be printed on a piece of
paper on a hand-scrapped page; such as a journal box.
Do add shadows to fonts if you want them to look like di-cuts
Add a little bit of texture to your papers to make them look less
flat. Real paper has a little bit of texture. Digital paper should
too. For texture I like to add a little bit of noise, or maybe
a canvas or burlap texture. Keep it subtle.
Scraps of Color
Add a slight transparent pattern to vellum. Just like paper isn’t
“flat” neither is vellum. It has light and dark spots.
you follow these easy steps, your pages will look hand-scrapped
too! Happy Scrapping!