Sounds in Your Photoshop 7 Layouts
by Jamie Rousselle
You've just created the perfect layout about your precious
two year old and the limited but priceless vocabulary that grows larger
every day. The page seems complete, but don't you wish there was some
way you could actually capture those adorable phrases and incorporate
them into your layout? Well, Photoshop has a feature that will allow you
to capture small sound bytes and record them forever as part of your digital
scrapbooking layout. Although the sound isn't transferred (of course!)
to the layout once you print it, you'll always have a digital copy that
you can burn to a CD and forever remember the joy of a two year old saying
"I wuv u, mommy." You must have a microphone in order to use
this feature, but they are pretty inexpensive and can be found for around
This feature is also great for making notes about fonts
or elements used while creating your layouts.
1. Once your layout is complete, right click on the Annotation
icon found on your Photoshop toolbar and choose "Audio Annotation
2. Using the toolbar at the top, you can enter the author or child's
name and set the color for the icon that will be placed on your layout.
You can choose a coordinating color so its less visable.
3. Click somewhere on your layout (a small icon will be placed there
3. Click the start button and begin your recording. You can record as
long as you want, but remember this will increase the size of your finished
4. Once you are finished, you can save your layout. One more drawback
is that you must save as a Photoshop file in order to have the annotation
stay with the file. This also means that you must listen to it using Photoshop.
5. To listen to your file, use the arrow icon to right click on the speaker
icon and click Play.