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  • QUESTION- Photoshop Digiscrappers?

    How does SBM compare to Photoshop CS2? I've been using a trial version of Photoshop CS3 Beta and I'm wondering if this is similar at all...also, can I use all the 'digital scrapbooking stuff' (elements, papers, etc) that I would normally open in Photoshop with Scrapbook Max?

    THANKS!

  • #2
    I don't have Photoshop CS2 but I do have Photoshop Elements 4 and Paint Shop Pro x in addition to SBM..I love SBM for the organization of all the elements and ease of combining the elements to make my layouts..In addition, the freebies are a piece of cake for downloading and using EASILY..I use the shop programs just for making items in the SBM program to share easily with others..So they really go hand in hand..PSP, PSE, PSCS2 are great for making the FANCY papers, shapes, embellishments..I've never found it easy to work allllllllll the layers with the program for my layouts... It limits you to just use one program for EVERYTHING...So I look at SBM as PRimary for template making and love my side programs for the FANCY stuff!!! My favorite is PAINT SHOP PROX..

    Hope that helps some!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aggiemomma2boys View Post
      How does SBM compare to Photoshop CS2? I've been using a trial version of Photoshop CS3 Beta and I'm wondering if this is similar at all...also, can I use all the 'digital scrapbooking stuff' (elements, papers, etc) that I would normally open in Photoshop with Scrapbook Max?

      THANKS!
      I have to admit that my main interest is photography and I have a load of software and plug-ins to work on my pictures including PSCS2, PSE5, Paint Shop ProX1 etc., but using SBM to archive my pictures is much more fun and easier for layouts. There is a lot in Photoshop and the learning curve is quite steep - but the effects you can get are quite awesome in turning ordinary photos into something special.
      I have used elements of creations in other software imported into SBM as the photo manipulation in SBM is rather basic but then that isn't what it is meant to be.
      Sorry I'm rambling - senior moment kicking in Hope this is some help.

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      • #4
        Sense I'm kind of old I stick to what others have made. I bought photo shop 5 and had my dd sale it on ebay I could not make heads or tales of it and don't care to learn it at my age. I find some grate products out there that I can get already made and i just drag them over to scrapbook max one at a time as i use them it will then put it on the page where i resize it to fit what i wont.
        I did wont to make curl pages so i got the curl template and did it in Microsoft then moved it over to max.Wish it was a max thing or one of the
        designers here would make this template.hint
        yesterday i found some that were all ready did and color on them in a set there were all colors and patterns so now i wont even have to do that. I find if you Waite lone Enif some one will make it. If some one does not i start sending emails to designers asking for it.
        Mint


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Aggiemomma2boys View Post
          How does SBM compare to Photoshop CS2? I've been using a trial version of Photoshop CS3 Beta and I'm wondering if this is similar at all...also, can I use all the 'digital scrapbooking stuff' (elements, papers, etc) that I would normally open in Photoshop with Scrapbook Max?

          THANKS!
          Different programmes - Photoshop is a digital photo editing programmes with some scrapbooking elements (losely termed) and SBM is a DEDICATED digital scrapbooking programme. It's easy to confuse the two but one fixes photo's and the other provides a means by which your photo's can be combined on one page along with a range of embellishments as a presentation.

          SBM contains some photo editing features but it should not be considered a photo editing programme.

          I use my photo editing programme to prepare photo's and other elements for insertion into SBM and have never had a 'can't do' problem yet (only been using SBM for 7 weeks but use it for many hours almost every day)

          That's the way I view them anyway.

          Regards,
          Terry.
          My buddies are:
          Too many to list - too valuable not to. They are... Diamonds in my Life!

          Chocolate Wisdom of Life
          Life is like a box of chocolates - No matter what you end up with - they all start out sweet!

          Previous Chocolate Wisdom of Life -
          Some of them are hard.
          It never seems to last long enough.
          No one wants the cruddy ones.

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          • #6
            Well I can't use photoshop , I haven't tried very hard yet , I will one day. As teachers used to say ' must try harder '

            I play around with Scrappy Max and I think it is good for the beginner and grows with you as you get better. As you can use photoshop with in you get the best of both of worlds
            My BUDDIES Crops, Eye, Jazz, Smile, Sue, Rosana,twpclerk, Moonlightpearl and Vanessa

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            • #7
              I have PE4 (don't know anything about your version) and I like using that for scrapping because there are so many things you can do with the program that you can't with Scrapbook Max. HOWEVER, SBM is wonderful for beginners because it is much easier to use. With Photoshop, you have to do a lot of cutting and pasting to do a layout, where SBM does that for you. It's kind of a natural progression, to start out with SBM and move on to Photoshop if you want. You can use all of your digi scrapping supplies with Scrapbook Max. You just have to click the Browse button and then find the folder that contains whatever you want to add to your page.

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