Digital and the DIY Crafter


Perhaps you have heard the term DIY, which stands for Do It Yourself. Lately, it’s also come to mean Design It Yourself. DIY promotes the ability of the ordinary person to learn to do more than they thought was possible. In the world of digital scrapbooking, this can mean anything from finding a tutorial online and teaching yourself how to use a new tool, to designing your own digital products and starting your own home-based business selling them.

The fact that you’re online reading this article right now probably means that you’re already a do-it-yourselfer in digital scrapbooking, and you’ve discovered that the internet is an invaluable resource for furthering your craft. Perhaps you’re using the internet to learn more about your digital scrapbooking tools. Many digital scrapbookers are self-taught, navigating challenging programs such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro or Digital Image Pro via internet tutorials and message boards. Some digital scrapbookers have come to the craft as former graphic designers, well versed in such programs, and they share helpful information, tips and tricks in many virtual communities.
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