Have you ever attempted to do a digital scrapbook layout? Or, have you ever wanted to try a digital layout but avoided it because you don't have (or don't know how to use) a software like Photoshop? Well, the good news is, you can actually go digital...using MS Word.
Here are a few quick tips to help achieve great results when using MS Word to create a digital layout.
Tip # 1: Set all of your margins to 0". This will allow your background photo to spread across the entire page.
Tip # 2: Drag from the corner when resizing or stretching a photo or shape. This will allow the image to stretch evenly and prevent skewing wide or tall.
Tip # 3: When adding a text box, change the background and line/border settings to "No Fill" or "No Line." This will create a transparent background and border, allowing your words to "float" on the page without a box.
Tip # 4: Layers are important to create dimension. You can control which images and shapes are in the background or foreground by right clicking the object, then clicking "Order." There should be a selection of options from which to choose.
Tip # 5: Save often and if possible save as a pdf document to easily share it online or submit it to a professional printer. If you would like to convert the image to a jpeg, you may have to use a software or online file converter.
Of course, there is a learning curve when developing a new skill. But, with some practice you can produce excellent results. Give it a try!
*The layout featured in this post was created entirely in MS Word. The images used are stock photography.