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Photo books are a great way to display and preserve your memories, and services like iBooks and Blurb make it easy and affordable to create professional quality bound books. But your design choices are what make them special. Join designer Nigel French as he covers the basics of planning and building a photo book, reviews the qualities of good photo books, and examines the design principles at work in their creation—regardless of the software used. This course provides both inspiration and practical techniques for creating your photo book.
If you are designing the pages of your photo book rather then using a template. You might consider the use of a layout grid to help you make decisions about image placement and as a way to organize multiple images on the same page. If you're comfortable with using InDesign, you can use its Create Guide feature to divide either your whole page. Or the image area of your page into a series of rows and columns. These rows and columns, make up great fields.
Each of which is surrounded by a gutter. With care and practice, you can create layout grids that allow for easy proportional scaling of your images. That insure that any white space on your page is used in an active way that enhances the design. And insures the spacing between the images remains consistent. For more information about designing with grids, I recommend you visit the excellent website, thegridsystem.org.
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