Video:How To Crop Scrapbook Photoswith Gretchen Siegchrist
Are some of your memorable pictures in need of shaping up? Keep your scrapbook photos clean and centered by cropping them.See Transcript
Transcript:How To Crop Scrapbook PhotosHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Home and Garden, and I'm going to show you how to crop your photos for scrapbook pages.
Photo Crop OptionsThere are two ways to crop your photos. You can either do it digitally, or you can do it by hand.
Crop Scrapbook Photos DigitallyDigitally, you will work within your computer photo editing program to cut out any parts of the photo that you do not want to use. This way, you can get rid of unattractive backgrounds, or take something that was a small part of the original photo and enlarge it so that it becomes the central focus of the cropped picture.
Crop With Scissors or Paper CuttersIf you do not have digital copies of your cropped photos, you will need to crop them by hand with scissors or a paper cutter. First, decide what part of the picture you want to get rid of, and what part you want to keep. If you want your photo to maintain a square or rectangular shape, use a paper cutter to crop it. This will give you perfectly straight lines.
Cutting Scrapbook Photos Into ShapesYou can also get creative and crop your photo in a shape like a star, a heart or a circle. You will need a stencil or a template in the shape that you wan to use. Trace the shape onto the back of your photo, and then cut it out using your scrapbooking scissors. Use these methods to crop your photos so that they fit better and look better on your scrapbook pages.
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