Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Download Free Digital Papers and Re-Color with Picasa
If you're new to digital or hybrid scrapbooking, (or even if you're not) you probably love finding free digital papers you can download. The Angel Company is offering a new set of B&W papers that you can download here:
(There are two sets, so be sure to scroll down to see them all.)
So, they are pretty cool in B&W, but if you want to add a little color, it's very easy. You need to convert the papers to jpeg and use my favorite FREE photo software, Picasa. Here's how: With the Picasa running in the background, open the pdf document and change the view so that the full page can be seen. (It can also be helpful to use F11 for "full screen".) Press Ctrl + Prt Sc, then switch to Picasa and the screen capture should be visible. Use crop to highlight just the paper portion of the image and then save. (The default is to save as a jpg.)
Next, check out this YouTube video to see the step-by-step of how easy it is to recolor the paper with Picasa.
Ready to make some easy scrapbook pages? Try using Picasa's "collage" function! It's easy. Watch another quick video here.
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