Photoshop: Where can I safely download scrapbook paper & templates

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How and where to I find scrapbook paper to download. I found some free paper but I'm scared to download them if they aren't for photoshop and if I somehow download a virus. Does photoshop provide free templates anywhere?
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Cristen Gillespie

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There are several very reputable scrapbook sites that sell all that you could want, and the price is often less than a cup of coffee for 6-12 papers in a single pack. They all take PayPal, so no credit card worries there. Some of the sites also offer a free "starter" kit, and from time to time, they have blog hops where the designers introduce themselves by providing a few elements that, taken with the other participating designers, add up to a full kit.

It's also very easy in either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to make your own simple papers. You might try searching YouTube for videos on scrapbooking, since you're very new to it. Most of the online retailers also post tutorials on their blogs. Google "scrapbooking with Photoshop Elements" and you'll be treated to a LOT of results. Some are even suited to Photoshop.

Photoshop Elements is said to be scrapbook friendly, but I don't know if it offers templates. Digital paper is in JPEG format—so a single image layer— typically 12x12" at 300 ppi. It doesn't matter what image editor you use, or if you use a plug-in for Photoshop/PSE/Lightroom that lets you use layers. JPEG and PNG are the universal formats most commonly used for everything to do with scrapbooking. Layout templates usually offer PNG, along with PSD, TIFF, and Page.
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You can find some free templates, etc, on Adobe Add-Ons: https://creative.adobe.com/addons?pp=PHSP
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> You can find some free templates, etc, on Adobe Add-Ons>

You can, though most are for professional design. I searched both Templates and Scrapbook, and came up with a frame pack, textures you could apply to papers, and a few photo edges. All of them were at a price similar to the full retail price for such things at sites dedicated to scrapbooks and art journaling.

I didn't see an "add-ons" section for Photoshop Elements. If there's a market for that app, it would be a safe bet a lot of people would be happy to purchase from it.