Tips for creating professional-looking photo books

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Updated on Oct 21, 2021

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Creating a beautiful and professional-looking photo book isn’t as difficult as you may imagine. With the right photos and photo book maker, all you need is some creativity. Follow these design tips to create a photo book that you’ll remember for a long time.


Formatting Is Everything


Consider all your formatting options and ensure that you are making the right decision. Before you start creating, you need to settle for a format. Most people prefer using a big landscape as it has enough space to hold many photos. If you prefer the portrait look, consider going for a big portrait look. The bigger it looks, the better. You get more space to show off your photos. Many designers agree that portrait formats are excellent for showing off photos of people rather than things or places.


Use Some White Space


Many people make a common mistake filling their photo books with photos and leaving no white space. Having some white space gives your book a relaxed feel and makes everything look fresh. If you want your photo book to look professional, use white space and borders around all your photos.


Choose the Right Photos


No one wants to view a photo book with blurred or low-quality photos. When you have many photos, it may not be practical to include all of them in your book. Go over every photo with a critical eye before making your decision. The resolution needs to be high, and every photo you choose should contribute to the message you are trying to convey. Even when you feel attached to all your photos, being picky with your choices can help your photobook look better.


Keep It Simple


Your photo book needs to be simple and not an elaborate work of art. Using a few high-quality and well-selected photos with simple borders will look much better than multiple borders and all your clip arts put together. The best photo books aren’t complicated. They have just the right number of photos and don’t try too hard.


Be Considerate of Colors


Take note of different colors and how they influence each other in your photo book. Whether you choose to coordinate contrasting or similar colors, ensure that you are aware of your colors. If possible, try to maintain the same color palette on every spread.


Tell a Story


Your photos should be able to tell a story or pass a message. If, for example, you have photos from a recent trip, arrange them in chronological order. Viewers should experience them from the beginning to the end. You can start with your trip to the airport and close with a photo of yourself on the flight back home. Mixing everything up could make it difficult to follow.


There you have it! Creating the photo book of your dreams is not only possible but also a fun experience. You don’t need any special training to do it. Keep the above tips in mind and enjoy the process.

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