So last weekend whilst on our trek to Western PA for the Easter Holiday... I did some digi scrappin in the car on my still-alive-and-kickin' early 2000's model MacBook.
God bless that machine. It has a big fat dent on the outside... and still loves me.
I tossed some photos on an external drive and set to work. My process was this...
1. Assess the No. of photos I wanted to incorporate.
2. Use a notebook/pen in the car to sketch out a rough design.
3. Begin building the layout starting with re-creating the sketch from the notebook into a Photoshop Document (PSD).
4. Adapt the basic design as needed, while adding the actual elements.
Here are a few of the results ::
8.5 x 11 Layout
Using this PSD based on my notebook sketch as a base.
Here's another example ::
12 x 12 Layout
And I started with this PSD I created from my notebook sketch...
And another :)
12 x 12 Layout
With this as my startup template...
I also put together this two page 8.5 x 11 spread but did not create a freebie download for this one...
You'll notice that the finished designs were adapted somewhat from the original sketches... That's just part of the creative process, I guess.
So I uploaded these to a new printer - PERSNICKETY PRINTS... because my beloved ScrapbookPictures.com is now out of business (sniff).
I submitted the order on Friday at like 4pm... and by 5:30 - I got an email that my package had already been printed and shipped.
I'm interested in seeing the quality of the prints. From the reading I did on their website - they use nice quality paper and offer pro finishes. Sounded super legit to me.
And - their 12x12's are only $1.99 - as opposed to $4 or $5 from some other reputable labs. I think I ordered 12 layouts (a few were two sided spreads)... 8 - 8.5 x 11's and 4 - 12x12's.... and the shipping was a flat $5.
I'm pleased so far.
I'll let cha know how they turn out.
Hope you guys had an excellent weekend!~