Importing Freebies or Jpeg in Storybook Creator 4.0


Create Art Kit

You can create your own personal library of favorite elements, including papers and embellishments. You can save free art, art you personally created, or single elements saved from your projects or created elsewhere. You can view your Personal Art Kits in the Content Manager.

All of your saved and created items need to be stored in a Personal Art Kit.

Create a New Art Kit

To create a new art kit, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Content Manager
  2. From the Folders in Library panel, right-click Personal Art Kits.
  3. Select Create a new personal art kit.
  4. Enter a name for your kit and click OK.
  5. You can add elements directly from this screen.

Adding Items in Content Manager

You can add items directly from the Art Kit window by using the Content ribbon:

Item Method
Paper Import a graphic (.jpg, .png, .bmp, .tif or .gif format) to be used as a paper.
Embellishment Import a graphic to be used as an embellishment.
Shape Import an existing shape (in .pash or .shape format).
Create a new shape with the editor.
Edge Import an existing edge (in .pash or .shape format).
Create a new edge with the editor.
Corner Import an existing corner (in .pash or .shape format).
Create a new corner with the editor.
Color Use the Color Picker to create a color.

Adding Items from the Work Area

You can add an element to a personal Art kit from any page:

  1. Right-Click on object.
  2. Select Save in personal art kit.
  3. Choose options and click Save.



Using Predesigned Pages in Storybook Creator 4.0

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How to Start Scrapping Digitally

It’s easy to get started with scrapping digitally. All you need are photos, your imagination, and this software. It’s ten easy steps between beginning and publishing.

  1. Browse through your photos and decide on a theme. Maybe you’re creating a scrapbook of a dance recital or of your son’s baseball season.

    Tip: Remember that you do not need to scrapbook every photo, so pick your favorites to showcase.

  2. Select an Art Kit that reflects your theme. If a default Art Kit doesn’t quite fit the bill, you can purchase and download other Art Kits. You can also create blank pages and create your own design from scratch.
  3. Browse the Content tab in the Tabs panel to find backgrounds and designs that complement your photos. Experiment with paper combinations until you find the perfect design for your theme and photos.Tip: You can mix and match papers within different art kits and add your own elements as well.
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  4. As you start to design your page, choose a photo or two to showcase. Select a well composed photo with sharp edges, bright colors, and good lighting.

    Tip: You can use the tools in the Format Photos ribbon to spruce up your images.

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  5. Now you can cut, shape and mat your photos. You can mat your photos with multiple mats or wide edges and easily create shapes. The Cutter tools work just like scissors or punches. Because you’re working digitally, you don’t have to worry about cutting a photo. Your original image file is preserved and StoryBook Creator 4.0 makes its own copy.
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  6. You can now add text. A scrapbook is not finished until you have expressed your thoughts. Your scrapbook should evoke pleasant feelings years from now, so make sure you really capture the moment in your narrative.
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  7. It’s time to add embellishments. Embellishments are decorative objects that help fill in the page and define the mood. Use these items sparingly, as you don’t want them to detract from your photos and story.
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  8. Check your layout. Is it balanced? Does it flow nicely from one side to the other? It’s easy to rearrange in StoryBook Creator 4.0, because nothing is adhered to the page.
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  9. Create as many pages as you need. When you are finished, make sure you review your entire book carefully.
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  10. You can print the scrapbook yourself or order with a service for printing and binding. You can also print individual pages to add to your existing scrapbooks.
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See how easy it is to scrap digitally? No glue, no mess, and you can re-use your items in future scrapbooks.


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Creating New Projects in Storybook Creator 4.0

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How to Create a New Project

A project can be an individual page or a book. To create a new project, perform the following steps:

  1. From the Welcome Page, click Create a new project.
  2. Click New Project.
  3. In the Create a new project dialog box, select the project type.
  • Desktop Wallpapers: These are creative wallpapers that you can create for your PC background, available in common resolutions.
  1. Select the template for your project by clicking an image in the Template area of the dialog box.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Add photos to your project. Click Add Photos. You can choose to browse photos on your computer, Flickr, Facebook or Picasa.
  4. After you select the pictures, you can choose to have StoryBook Creator automatically place them in the book by selecting the Do you want your photos automatically placed on pages in the project? checkbox.Note: If you have chosen to use a blank template, the auto-populate feature is not available.
  5. Name your project. Make sure it is a unique and easily identifiable name.
  6. The project defaults to C:\Users\YourName\Documents\StoryBook Creator Projects. If you want to save the project in a different location, click Browse. You can also save the project in the Most Recent Location.Notes: 
    – If you choose a new location, your system will save all future projects in that location unless a different location is specified.
    – The default location may differ slightly in Windows 95.Tip: Pay attention to where your project is located to avoid “losing” your project.
  7. Click Createto create your new project. This may take a few minutes.Note: If you are creating custom-sized pages, the Custom Size dialog box appears. To learn more, refer to Setting Custom Sizes.
  8. Your new project opens for editing.

Entering Activation Codes in Storybook Creator 4.0

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You may need to activate your art kit before you can use it. If your package displays a key in the Content panel, then you require an activation code.

Activate a Kit

  1. Click Activation Codes in the Manage section.
  2. Click Add a new activation code.
  3. Enter your activation code and click OK.
  4. A confirmation box displays, informing you exactly what was unlocked.
  5. Click OK. Your package appears in the Activation Codes list.
  6. Enter more codes, or click Close to exit.

Back up Your Activation Codes

You can make a backup copy of all your activation codes. This is useful in case of computer malfunctions or when you need to re-install your software and packages.

Note: You will need to repeat these steps each time you acquire a new activation code.

To make a backup copy, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Activation Codes in the Mange section.
  2. Click Make a backup copy of my codes.
  3. Click File > Save As and save the file in the folder of your choice.

Do not delete this file. It is also recommended to print a copy of this file.

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