Here are some practical tips that it is good to know before embarking on the creation of a scrapbook or any:
Before you start making your scrapbook or any other creation (pell-mell, calendar, agenda), the sorting of your images is essential. This is a crucial step for the success of your composition which will guarantee you an easy work whatever the type of support. For the paper die cuts this is important now. You need to be specific when it comes to the making of the scrapbook as for the different categories the way of creating the look of the scrapbook happens to be different. You need to be specific on this and that is what makes the scrapbook look perfect. There are certain ways to do that. Let us have a close look for the same and come up with the solutions.
Choose photos for his album
Start by eliminating all pictures that are fuzzy, poorly framed, poorly exposed, or where an annoying detail is too visible. Gather clichés by type (group photos, portraits, landscapes) or in chronological order if you want to tell a story. Impose the most rigorous selection possible because remember that the number of photos will determine the size and, therefore, the final cost of your creation.
Are you ready to embark on the realization of your project? So here are some layout tips. For this practical section, we have chosen to use the software and the online application of the service, which are among the most accessible tools.
It’s important to follow a number of layout rules to get a good end result.
The layout of the scrapbook
Try to represent the same theme on an entire page or double-page. A new theme should always start on the left page and end on the right page.
Respect a minimum of unity and consistency in the choice of layout elements (colors of backgrounds, fonts, frames) and decoration as well as the symmetry and alignment of photos on a double page, the number of photos per page, etc. Do not use more than two photo formats per page.
- Keep the same area of edges throughout your photo book (space between photos and the edge of the book).
- Use the same backgrounds or frames and do not go beyond two to three colors.
- Look after writing. Avoid descriptions that are too long because, as the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
- Privilege humor, anecdote, the moving commentary that makes reading pleasant.
- Use only one font and no more than three different sizes.
One last tip
If you have the opportunity, start with a simple and inexpensive realization and do not hesitate to place the same order on several services. There are dozens and there are real differences both in terms of tools that are made available, services offered at equal rates and especially the end result. Some departments manage printing internally with their own equipment while others outsource to more or less efficient photo labs. Another notable point: some service providers have chosen to carry out all of their manufacturing in France and have adopted environmentally-friendly specifications.