A Guide To Hybrid Scrapbooking
A Guide To Hybrid Scrapbooking
Hybrid scrapbooking is hot in the scrapbooking world currnetly. It's a merger between the old and the new. It's like taking photos and editing it on your computer or online and then printing it off. This is a great video tutorial on scrapbooking. Learn tips, hints, and tricks on how to improve your scrapbooking techniques. Watch now!
Here's all about Hybrid Scrapbooking. Now this is a big buzz word at the moment and a lot of people do not know what it is. What it is actually, is something that's been done digitally where you've alter the photograph or even put text and stuff on the photograph.
You prepare your page online or digitally. You've printed it off. You've then put it on to a physical scrapbook page like I have here and then you'd added your own embellishments.
So it's a combination of the two. Digital scrapbooking is all online and basically never printed off. Hybrid scrapbooking is printed off and you also adding your own little bit some pieces to it.
So somebody can actually pick-up that page and touch it. Right, now first thing I'm going to show you with my wedding picture. So it's actually from the photographer was about to make by ten.
So first thing I've done is I had all my pictures put on to a disk. So I could print this and play around with in myself. So there's a small copy of my picture and then I've actually manipulated it with the graphics program.
So I've got a big picture. The same one only this one I have done it into black and white. So it looks like an old nineteen forties print maybe from the newspaper or something.
And I think it's really effective, it's just a fun thing. You know why not. Then this one is the same picture twice.
Again the small version and blown up for the larger version, so not only printed them off. Just here you can just see the finest little white line. That actually is a gel pen.
What I've drawn over the thread so that it really stands out and you can see that she is actually holding something between her teeth and about to cut through and she should be using those scissors, which happened to be an epoxy sticker. Moving onto this one, this was a freebee download of a free site. Actually was a tiny little image of a magazine page and I've been able to blow that up and also sharpen up the colors so it's a lot brighter and a lot pinker and I think it looks very-very French.
This one is a baby shot. The full shot actually has a little bit more out here, which was a bit more boring background. So what I've done here is done a much larger print and I'd also used a diffused filter on it, to soft light.
And then I've blurred it very slightly, gallium blur. So it's much softer and much paler. And then when you look in here, that's the same one again but as it was originally.
So it's much brighter, much sharper. So when you're looking, where is the focus? Straight down to that little face. And then I've printed at the top three more times.
Cut it out with a circle cutter and mounted each one individually on a little piece of card stock, popped in an eyelet and then strung them up with some ribbon. This one is quite a fun one. I'll bring that in a little bit closer for you.
This is an old nineteen forties one. Again I found on a copy right free site and I printed off the entire picture ones. Then I'd crop down just this bottom half, because I want to cut it out.
So why waste all that photo paper, so both of this right on the same sheet of photo paper. Printed it twice, cut out the background with more showing, and as you can see it from the outline and the top layer is cut way even more than that. So you've got actually two layers leaving through the third, so you've got a great amount of dimension.
And this is just some of the fun things that you can do with your hybrid scrapbooking, so you're using both method digital to actually manipulate the photograph, get the finishing one, the color, sharpen it up, soften in down, larger, smaller. Whatever you want, then when you've got it. Print it off, put it on your pages and then start even more fun with them.
And that's just the very brief over view about hybrid scrapbooking and I hope you find it useful.