The Art of Cutting and Cropping for Your New Scrapbook
Often photographs aren't quite the right shape and size or the
photographic image is improperly centered. Having oversized or
off centered photographs creates an air of being unprofessional.
Carefully cropped and sized photographs, on the other hand,
enhances the overall look and feel of your scrapbook.
There are two ways to solve these problems.
The low tech way to solve these problems are to manually crop
and shape the photograph using a pair of scissors or an exacto
If you are manually cropping and cutting pictures, make sure
that you mark the outline you want with chalk (or eye shadow if
you don't have chalk) before you cut.
Remember the old saying, measure twice and cut once.
To manually change a distracting or cluttered background
simply cut out the background and replace it with a with a new
paper background. This allows the eye to focus on the people
instead of the clutter behind them.
The high tech solution to your photograph woes is to use
modern computer programs such as Photo Editor.
Using these programs, photographs can be magically darkened,
brightened, sharpened, enlarged, and cropped without ruining your
Some programs even allow you to change the background of the
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