Using Layered Quick Pages in Digital Scrapbooking

What is a Digital Scrapbooking Quick Page?


Digital Scrapbooking Quick Page SampleMost digital scrapbookers know that a “Quick Page” is a flattened PNG file with an opening for a photo. To use a Quick Page, you position your photo below the Quick Page, add a title or journaling and any other elements you wish to the page and you’re done.

The downside to a Quick Page is that because you are working with a flattened file, you cannot re-arrange any of the elements already on the page. Nor can you add elements in between elements on the page.

In circumstances where you have a set of coordinating Quick Pages and tons of photos to scrap for an album, this type of scrapping can be the way to go.

What are Layered Quick Pages?

Layered Quick Pages are similar in concept to traditional digital scrapbooking templates, but with one major difference. While a traditional template (such as the one below on the left) is layered, it has generic shapes to give you an idea of the type and shape of elements that would work well with the page’s composition. You look through your stash and choose all the bits to create a page without having to give much thought to the actual page design. Many people love using templates like this as a starting point.

Layered Quick Pages, as you see below right, are pre-designed pages that include coordinating elements and papers.  While you can simply add your photo, title, and journaling and call it done, you also have the option to rearrange the elements change the shadowing, and add elements anywhere on the page.  

Digital Scrapbooking Layered Quick Page Example

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Video Tutorial Using Layered Quick Pages

This tutorial will explain the differences between Quick Pages and Layered Quick Pages and how you can customize them to make them your own. The steps in the tutorial will work in the full version of Photoshop and in Photoshop Elements.


  • I have lots of Layered Quick Pages in my shop. They all coordinate with one of my kits,  which makes them super easy to customize!
  • Leave a comment below if you have any questions about this tutorial— or just to let me know you found it helpful!
Layered Torn Paper Masks for Digital Scrapbooking by VIcki Robinson
orn Paper Masks 02 for Digital Scrapbooking by VIcki Robinson
Torn Paper Masks 01 for Digital Scrapbooking by VIcki Robinson
orn Paper Masks 03 for Digital Scrapbooking by VIcki Robinson

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  1. Judy Clark

    I always look forward to your e-mails, but this one is especially compelling. I’ve heard you talk about your layered quick pages before, but never really realized the versatility of them. I may have a new favorite Vicki thing!!

    • Vicki Robinson

      Lol! So happy to be enable you, Judy!!!

  2. Shirl/grambie

    This is perfect for me because it is extremely helpful with the papers and elements already included. This way, I can add to or subtract from the layered quick page. Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

    • Vicki Robinson

      Hey Shirl! So nice to hear from you again! I’m so happy you like the layered quick pages!!! They are such an easy way to get your pages scrapped! Hope you are doing well — big hug!

  3. Diane Erickson

    I like the layered quick pages! They are awesome! Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Vicki Robinson

      Thank you so much!

  4. Cynthia Dennis

    This tutorial was very educational in that I never knew about the tiff file format. So I am thinking of reverting to saving my files in that format. Thank you also for all the other tips in this video.

    • Vicki Robinson

      Thank you so much, Cynthia! I’m so glad you found the tutorial helpful!


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