Last week I downloaded Expressions Media and tried it out – for about two hours. All I could think the whole time I was trying it out was, “I wish I could just organize my digital products in Lightroom.” Change is difficult when you love a software interface. I have really enjoyed organizing my photos in Lightroom. As I was using EM, all I could think about is how much easier and more intuitive the interface in Lightroom was for me – I could see all sorts of ideas for ways to use the tools in Lightroom to organize my digital collection.
I searched Google again in vain – hoping against hope that since the last time I checked (about three weeks ago) that they might have figured it out. Then it hit me – there was a way to do it by using Bridge, Lightroom and Photoshop…. so for the past few days (minus a quick trip to Vegas) I have been testing my theories and so far so good.
I am finally organizing my supplies in Lightroom! One very positive thing about organizing all these digital supplies is getting the chance to go through all my digital kits and being reminded of all the cute stuff I have and almost had forgotten about. It is also good to purge all the stuff I know I will never use.
I have spent so much time the past few months getting organized, knowing I have so much more to do, that I haven’t made time for as much creativity as I would like. I think a part of that is that I use so much of the left side of my brain to organize and think of the big picture of things and the best way to use technology to do that – it is difficult to switch to the right side of things and create.
That is where good templates come in. Part of me feels a bit of guilt for going to templates and not being “creative enough” but the other part realizes that it is perfectly ok – at least I am scrapbooking . The good news is that I truly enjoy organizing. I also love that my photos and supplies are finally getting to the place where it will be a LOT easier for me to be creative – and that is a very good thing.
The above layout was created using a template by the fabulous CZ (layered template no. 55), Collage using Summer Driggs’ Freedom Aint Free papers (FREE KIT) and Flag patch by Jen Wilson designs. Fonts: Arial, Baby Bowser and Amelie.