Digital Card Making with PSP

I love making my own greetings cards and thought that the card challenges would be a lot of fun. I have a lot of paper and pens...and the other things one would need to make great cards. I found myself trying to keep up with what is new on the market... then I realize all the stuff, the papers, glue, and stamps were getting very costly and I was running out of space to store it all.

That is when I decided to make elements for my cards in Paint Shop Pro aka PSP. PSP is a software that I have been teaching myself since version 3. Now using version 13 I have learned that the program can also create images and paint them as well. Light bulb went off...why not use it to make my cards and not just some elements for the cards. And so digital card making began for me...and boy has it saved me money.

This blog now consist of my creations that I have made using nothing but PSP. I found the challenge for me is to teach myself how to meet the different card challenges within PSP.

Well that is how all this digital stuff began...Just thought I share.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Digital Scrapbook Artist 2

As you all know I am a digital fanatic. I use Paint Shop Pro as a tool for my card making. My paper is digital as well as everything else. The other day I came across a product called Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 by Serif, which also can be used for card making. Well this is my review of the product.

I download this product from Amazon at the price of $23.00 on sale ($49.00) last week. I have used other digital scrapbook software but I always seem to come back to PSP mainly because I know the program better and the other programs lacked a lot of the features I use to make my cards.

The interface was a little confusing but with some time and playing around, which is how I learned PSP, I got the hang of it. I found that this product had a lot of valuable features such as the stitches that can be painted on. I always had a problem adding stitches using PSP and for those stitches to look real. I also liked the feature where you can see everything you want to add to the card on the interface. My favorite is the fact that I can import the digi kits that I already have.

I could go on and on about this product because I really liked it, but I think the easiest way for you to check it out is to download the free version offered by Serif. If you have never used a digital scrapbook program this is an excellent one to start with, it's free.

As I have said in the past digital scrap booking saves you money and time....and it is so much fun. At this point I think the only thing this program is lacking is the fact that I can not color my digi stamps within the program, but I can paint them in PSP and copy and paste them into Digital Scrapbook Artist 2. I give this product 2 thumbs up!

If you do decide to try the program I would be very interested to see what you think of it. Please post your opinion!

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