|Posted: 9/2/2013 7:26:18 AM|
I'm not sure exactly what you were asking at the very end of your post, it got cut off, but it looks like you were asking if digiscrapping is hard? Actually, there are several ways to digiscrap, from super easy drag 'n drop, to very complex Photoshop techniques. There are a number of online sites that have software that allow you to build your layouts very easily with their templates and backgrounds. They also offer great online support and galleries to display your work. Creative Memories, Heritage Makers, MyMemories are three of these. So, these are super easy to do.
Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop, along with Gimp (a free program) and Paintshop Pro, are photo editing programs that allow you to build your own unique pages by not only adding downloaded backgrounds, templates, embellishments to create pages, but you can create your own effects, customization, filters, change colors, and make your own embellishments and backgrounds from scratch. All of these programs require some time to learn and feel comfortable with. I don't know too many people who have them mastered- that's part of the fun, there's always something new to learn. I've been using Photoshop for almost 15 years, and I learn something new every day.
But that doesn't mean it takes a super long time to feel confident with the program- you can watch tutorials on YouTube, follow along with step-by-step instructions online on various sites, take online classes (Like Jessica Sprague), or just muddle along by yourself, asking questions here or elsewhere if you get stuck. There's really something for everyone in digiscrapping. I've been addicted since 2006.