I woke up with migraine today. It’s the 3rd day and I really feel terrible. I feel a bit feverish as well so I decided to stay at home to sleep it out. Good idea, too, because by 8am, I’m also having diarrhea!

Being cooped up in my room the whole day (I slept most of the day) got me really bored so I devoured the magazines my friend Karen lent me. After going through a couple of pages of the Digital tutorials, I decided to put my new knowledge to the test. The results…

Voila!!! Tell me what you think!

I’m not exactly sure if this qualifies for a digital scrapbook page because this is really just a photo with a bit of journaling. I am so loving the Orton effect that I keep looking for ways to use it. It looks great even with black and white photo! For this page, I learned how to shuttle between Photoshop and Image Ready to edit the photo. The rounded rectangle marquee tool is in Image Ready (unless someone knows how to do it in Photoshop!) unlike in PS Elements where you can use a cookie cutter to crop your photo into a certain shape. I tried the clipping mask but the result looks different.

For this next layout, I used the torn paper effect. I sandwiched the photos between two copies of the brown paper. I erased parts of the one on top to put the photo “under” the lace. I also edited the photo before putting it on the layout. Again, I used the Orton effect on the background, and used the lasso tool to put my parents’s image photo on the dreamy background.

Now I have a dilemma. After reading the two issues of Digital Scrapbooking, I kinda fell in love. I know I cannot add to my subscriptions so I guess I’ll just have to scour Book Sale for the P90 back issues.

Written by Alby Laran


  1. Maybelle March 10, 2008 at 2:07 pm Reply

    Beautiful, Alby! Ganda ng Orton effect. Personally, I love its effect on B&W pictures. Try also a monotone color on the Orton effect. It's quite interesting.

  2. Christine March 2, 2008 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Alby, these are beautiful pages!

  3. CraftFairy February 28, 2008 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Great work, Alby! You don't have to have magazines – subscribe to ScrapGirls.com. They usually publish how they an LO is made. Also visit other digital scrapbooking sites. You'll find tutorials in some forums.

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