What is a Digital Scrapbooking Quick Page?
Most 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.
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!