How to Scan, Photograph, and Extract Ephemera Part 1

After taking the summer off from weekly video tutorials to concentrate on the launch of Scrapaneers, I’m SO excited to be back in the tutorial room creating weekly ┬ávids for y’all! My homies.

This week’s video begins the start of something new and extremely cool! The video series are now sponsored by digital enthusiasts and companies around the web, which allows me to provide more in-depth content — something I KNOW you’ll love.

Sponsoring today’s tutorial is known other than Anna Aspnes of Anna Aspnes Designs. Simply Tiffany visitors can enjoy a 20% OFF discount towards her new AnnaBlendz no. 1: Basic Blending video tutorial! The discount code is IN THE VIDEO.

She’s also graciously allowing me to host a giveaway! More on that soon — but first …

Today’s video lesson is the first of a three-part series all about scanning, photographing, and extracting ephemera! In part one, I outline the ins and outs of photographing doohickies. It’s important to know because the proper set-up will help a lot when it’s time to extract said doohickey from a background. You’ll learn:

  • What is ephemera?
  • Why some ephemera requires photographing instead of scanning.
  • Six additional considerations for photographing ephemera.

Onwards to the video!

How to Scan, Photograph & Extract Ephemera Part 1 from Tiffany Tillman on Vimeo.

What’s in Parts 2 & 3? We’ll part 2 includes my process for extracting a few different items from photos. And the final video depicts how I use my scanner and also web images to build other types of ephemera. It’s a pretty comprehensive series and I do hope you enjoy!

Now, let’s get to that giveaway!

Anna Aspnes Designs Giveaway


One lucky winner will win a $25 gift certificate towards their choice of Anna’s products at Oscraps! To enter for your chance to win, simply post a comment below in this thread sharing which Anna Aspnes product you love by Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Increase your chances of winning by tweeting, facebook(ing), pinning, or blogging about the video and the giveaway.

Be sure to post a new comment for each tweet, pin, or post! The giveaway winner will be announced here on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Good luck!

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