Scrapbook Matting Techniques: Cropping No No's

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Scrapbook Matting Techniques: Cropping No No's

There are several scrapbook techniques and rules to keep in mind when cropping your photos. Never crop out anything that identifies the era. That car or toy in the background will make a photo more interesting in years to come. Do not crop old or important photos. Cropping is irreversible. Have copies done and crop those instead. Never crop Polaroid's as the chemicals will leech out and may cause skin and eye irritation. One scrapbook matting technique is to crop a copy of the photo, or use a frame around the Polaroid on your page.

   

Comments

7/25/2006 11:03:46 AM
Cindy said:

I like to know when to stop cropping the photos. Sometimes I end up with really tiny photos, because I cropped it too much!


7/25/2006 11:11:54 AM
Sarah Y. said:

Thank you for all the tips!


11/21/2011 10:47:12 PM
Nancy LS said:

Good information on Polaroid pictures.




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