How to Scan, Photograph & Extract Ephemera Part 3

In How to Scan, Photograph & Extract Ephemera Parts One and Parts Two, you learned how to photograph ephemera. Then how to extract said ephemera using Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

But let’s be real folks: ain’t nobody got time for that! And by that I mean all that photo-ing and setting up. You’re a busy mom who lives in a shoe (we have that in common).

Who has the time for photographing a ribbon, or marble or safety pin? I know I don’t! Do you?

And what about those pieces of memorabilia that can’t be sold in a digital kit like a Disney Trading Pin? Or the icon of your favorite Sports team? How can we find and use those on our scrapbook pages?

We have to SOURCE it!

So, What IS The Easiest Way to Source Ephemera?

Well, in Part Three you’ll learn the fastest technique for finding scraps for your scrapbook pages. It’s Lightening McQueen fast! And you know that’s fast because my two year old said so.

That’s right — I’m going to show you a designer trick, another DIY Technique designers adopt that saves them boat loads of time and yes, even some money! You absolutely need to know this before you create your next page.

What You’ll Learn in This Video

  • The number one resource for sourcing personal-use ephemera that’s absolutely free and right at your fingertips!
  • The four characteristics your source file must have before you ever drag it into your workspace.
  • How to quickly polish your ephemera so it looks fabulous on your digital scrapbook page.
  • And perhaps notice why there will be a Part Four of this series …

Onward to the video!

How to Scan, Photograph & Extract Ephemera Part 3 from Tiffany Tillman on Vimeo.

When you’re done watching this video, if you plan on adding your own web-based images to your digital scrapbook pages, let me know in the comments. Or if you already tried and loved the result, link us to your page too! I’d love to see them.