Action: Scrap It Album 1

Scrap a complete photobook album quickly with this complete set of actions! Use any kits and photos you want. Just like my other Scrap It actions, this set will lead you through making each page, step by step. There are 20 page actions and 3 alternate designs. In addition, you get a cover and back cover actions, add 2- and add 4- element actions, resize and crop actions, save jpg with and without sharpen actions. Video Tutorial, PDF Tutorial, and Supply Cheat Sheet also included. You can scrap an entire album as simply or as embellished as you want. Just prepare your photos and get started!

Plus, most actions allow for a lot of flexibility. Move things around as the action runs in some cases. Or, make adjustments later. All layers are left intact!

Lovely Miss Kait said, “Thank you for the action. I wouldn’t have made this album if it hadn’t been for you. Not this quick anyway.”

18 different layout actions
Add 2- and Add 4- Element actions
Resize and Crop actions
Rasterize Action
Save JPG (w/ and w/o sharpen) actions
18 Layered PSD/TIF templates
Video Tutorial
PDF Tutorial
Supply Cheat Sheet
Installing Actions Tutorial

This action set is for personal and S4H use only. Photographer use is permitted under the S4H license. Create stunning albums for your client quickly.

Tested in PSE6-9, PSCS2-5. Kit not included. (Special thanks to the Studio Girls for use of “I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside” and to LovelyMissKait for her sample pages.)

Shutterfly’s New Photobook Interface


Shutterfly recently changed it’s Photobook software interface. How does the new “All NEW Custom Path” affect digital scrapbookers? I put together a little video that shows exactly how you can use the new interface to drag and drop your digital scrapbooking layouts. If you’ve used the new interface and have tips to share, leave them in the comments. We’d love to hear them! I might even hand out some prizes for extra helpful tips!

QUICK NOTE: I emailed Shutterfly to request specifications for the 8×11 peek-a-boo page (the page that shows through the optional die cut window). Here’s their response. “As for the die cut cover specs, we do not have those at this time. Our All New Custom Path is a new product for us and we are working on focusing the slight variations that may occur with our new method to be sure that your image would appear in the window of the book cover.” I’ve adjusted my peek-a-boo pages to add additional bleed per their regular page specs; however, it is my best guess and not an official measurement.


Click the link below to download videos in Mac and PC format.

NOTE: Video had been updated again as of 6/28/11 to reflect the method suggested on the Shutterfly blog.