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How to download and install free fonts

How to download and install fonts 

One of the fun things about digital scrapbooking is creating funky and unique titles for your digital scrapbook layouts using the features of your photo editing software.  You can see some examples in my Step by Step Digital Scrapbook  Tutorials.

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Although there are lots of fonts already in your computer’s font library somehow you can’t always seem to find the one that’s just right for the title that you have in mind.

Well you may not know it but there is a world of fonts available on the Internet and many of them are FREE!

So how can you get these free fonts and install them on your computer so that you can access them through Photoshop Elements (or whichever software you use) and even Word or Powerpoint? Well in this video I’ll show you how to download a font from one of the free font sites and how to install it into your computer’s font library so you can easily access it.

The tutorial shows you how to download a font from the Dafont free fonts site but all the other free font sites operate in pretty much the same way.  For a list of free font sites click on the links listed under this video.

 

You can see a full screen version of this video by clicking on the icon at the bottom right of the video.

Try these sites for free fonts:

http://www.dafont.com

http://www.famousfonts.smackbomb.com/index.php

http://www.1001freefonts.com

And if you have any of your own favorite free font sites that you’d like to recommend to Scraps of Mind readers please share them in the comments below.

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Step by Step Digital Scrapbook – learn how to digital scrapbook

I have been making mention over the last couple of weeks of a new website I’ve set up to help beginner digital scrapbookers learn how to digital scrapbook.

So I thought it was time I ‘came out of the closet’ and told you all about it.

For some time I’ve been getting comments from people who are interested in the no mess, creative approach to scrapbooking that is one of the benefits of digital scrapbooking.

Some of them are paper scrapbookers who are finding it difficult to deal with the workspace and storage needs of paper scrapbooking. Some are people who would like to create scrapbooking layouts but don’t really want to get into the paper, scissors and glue scenario.

There are many tutorials around showing digital scrapbooking techniques … I’ve made some of them myself.

But none of them seem to address the needs of the absolute newbie: the person who isn’t comfortable with using graphics editing programs and who doesn’t know the terminology that has grown up around digital scrapbooking.

So I decided to do something about it.

I’ve set up a web site at Step by Step Digital Scrapbook

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which is all about helping newbies get started in digital scrapbooking.

There is a whole bunch of information and videos there to help you get started. And if you want some more personal coaching and ‘hand holding’ assistance on your digital scrapbooking journey, you can join my Mentoring Program.

What’s The Mentoring Program?

The Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Mentoring Program is designed specifically to help new digital scrapbookers along their journey of discovery.

It is based on weekly eclasses which give you video tutorials to teach you new skills and show you how to apply them. All the digitals scrapbooking kits you need to make the demonstrated layouts are included with the eclass. As well as lots of extra tips and tricks and regular feedback on your progress.

The approach doesn’t bombard you with heaps of new stuff at one time. It teaches you a few key new techniques each week and helps you to build your skills easily and with no pressure. Creating great layouts along the way.

I wanted to do something a bit extra for Scraps of Mind Readers. So I’m offering the first 30 people who join my Mentoring Program some extra hand-holding help from me. You’ll 15 x 20 minute one on one sessions to discuss your particular digital scrapbooking challenges.

So if you are interested finding out more about digital scrapbooking, please click over and check out Step by Step Digital Scrapbook. And if you want to take advantage of the extra personal help from me, be in the first 30 people to join the Mentoring Program to take advantage of this extra mentoring assistance.

And if you know of others who might be interested in learning how to digital scrapbook and would like some hand-holding to help them get there, please share the link to Step by Step Digital Scrapbook with them.

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Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials – Manipulating the Color in your Photos

Here’s another short digital scrapbooking tutorial video I made for you.

This one looks at a couple of techniques you can use to alter the colour of your photos to suit the mood or style of the scrapbook layout you want to create.

I use Photoshop Elements to make the photo adjustments but the method is good for any of the photo editing software programs. Just remember the names of tools and their location maybe different in different programs.

If you have a reasonable Internet connection I recommend you

Click Here and view the larger sized, High Resolution version which is a much better viewing experience.

The elements used in this tutorial are out of the enormous Refresh Collection from Scrap Girls. This kit is a freebie when you register with the Scrap Girls site.

By the way, you think this is useful, please share this digital scrapbooking tutorial with others by voting for it on Stumble and bookmarking it in Delicious.

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How to Make Word Art – Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial

Since I started the Scraps of Mind Weekly Word Art Newsletter I’ve had a number of people ask me how I make my Word Art.

So I’ve put together this video tutorial for you so you can have a go at making your own. Word Art is a lot of fun to make and can be as complicated or as simple as you choose your design to be.

I hope that you enjoy the video tutorial and try making your own.


I recommend that rather than viewing the YouTube version, if you have a reasonably good Internet connection, you click on the High Resolution version which is much easier to watch than the YouTube one.

Click here to watch the High Resolution Version of this Tutorial.

If you like this tutorial, please give it a Stumble and maybe click over to YouTube and give it a rating.

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Curled Edges Video Scrapbooking Tutorial

I was originally inspired to make this digital scrapbooking video tutorial by a post at Scrapbook Ideas which I found through the Digital Scrapbooking Blog Carnival.

Rolled or curled edges look great on digital scrapbooking layouts where you get the effect that the top paper has been torn and rolled back to reveal another paper underneath. And they’re not that hard to make for yourself. When you’re done you’ll have an element you can use over again on many layouts and can customise it to blend with whatever paper you’re using.

I use Photoshop Elements to make my Curled Edge but the method is good for any of the photo editing software programs but the names of tools and their location maybe different in different programs.

Click here to download a larger, better quality version of this tutorial.

The papers used in this tutorial are out of Erica Hite’s magnificent Bookworm Collection from Scrap Girls

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