Scrapbooks are a great way to preserve a memory. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a high resolution digital scrapbook on photoshop, including torn paper, sticky tape, handwriting and spilt ink.
This is a method I created in mid 2008 when I was designing pages for the school magazine. I had to create 5 pages for the year 12 class, featuring a selection of photos from their valedictory dinner and all of the students names. As a result, this technique can be used to create great full page spreads. The paper file is almost A3 quality, and the sticky tape and torn paper is realistic enough to be viewed in large.
There are a number of files you may need to complete this tutorial yourself. The paper file and the sticky tape file are available to members only, but you can join for free. Once you’ve logged in, the ‘Members Get More’ image above will turn into download links for these files.
You can however download the fonts and brushes via the links below:
Courtesy of Inobscuro.
Courtesy of Free Fonts.
In this tutorial I create a scrapbook themed on ‘The Simunye Project’. This is a community service experience I went on to South Africa in early 2009. If you’re interested in hearing more about The Simunye Project head over to The Simunye Project website. You might also like to have a look at Simunye 3096, a time lapse video I created about my experience.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the tutorial. I find that the little components of this tutorial can be very handy when creating other pieces on photoshop (the torn paper section in particular).