Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a cross-over, part of Designing a Photo Book.
A crossover image is one that extends from the left page to the right page, or …vice versa. I've mentioned before the importance of …designing spreads, rather than individual pages, and crossovers are a great way of …tying together the facing pages of your book. …A well-placed crossover image can make your facing pages look like an integrated …whole, rather than two separate parts of the same design. …When you employ crossovers, you effectively double the width of your canvas.…
Here are some points to consider. Unless your book has a lay-flat binding, …you will some information in the inner margins. …Sometimes referred to as the gutter. Make sure that any photograph you use as …a crossover doesn't include essential information like a person's face for …example, in the area that crosses the spine. …While a crossover doesn't have to also be a full bleed. …Any image that straddles both pages should look like it's doing so intentionally.…
That is, don't just extend a small part of the image to the opposite page. …
- Making a flat plan and determining a schedule
- Choosing and sequencing your images
- Cropping images for maximum impacts
- Adjusting tone and color
- Printing duotones
- Adding text
- Designing the cover
- Comparing types of books
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Planning the Photo Book
2. The Page as a Canvas
3. Arranging Images on the Page
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