Creating an e-Greeting like the one above is a two-part project.
In Part 1 you will use a special sized scrapbook template to create a series of page exports from DSA and save them as individual images, ready to run as a slideshow in another program (Microsoft’s Photo Story 3 ). During the process you will gain a quick insight into using layers, multiple pages and the export process using the Export Optimizer. The following links will take you to the correct template and instructions for users of DSA2 or older versions of the software… there’s a slight difference in the templates so make sure you download the right one for your version of the software
Download links for users of Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 (DSA2)
Download links for users of older version of DSA
Part 2 of the project requires you to download and install a copy of Photo Story 3 and another handy little utility called TweakPS:
Once you have these two programs installed, you can watch my new video tutorials below. In the first one I show you how to use the pages you exported in Part 1 of the project, to create a festive e-greeting with accompanying music. In the second one you’ll learn how to render your e-greeting to a video file, upload it to Youtube and share the link with others – just as I have done in the sample above. How cool is that?
I do hope you will enjoy this project and have some FUN with it 😉
Video TutorialsVideo 1 – Create a slideshow project using scrapbook page exports
Video 2 – Complete your slideshow project and output to video file
PDF tutorial – Photo Story 3 Basics
Finally, here’s a link to a simple tutorial that will enable you to quickly get started making slideshows with your own photographs!