Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing the cover, part of Designing a Photo Book.
I'm going to say a few words about the cover of your photo book. …Firstly, the cover will be designed as a separate document, and is comprised of …three parts: the front cover, the back cover and the spine. …Choose an image that most fully represents the theme of your book, so …that its obvious at a glance what the book is about. …It's okay if the image is also used inside the book. …Along with the title of the book, you'll also want to include your name as author.…
When combining the cover image with type, everything we've already discussed applies. …Keep it simple, keep it stylistically consistent with the rest of the book and …remember that the type is there to play a supporting role to the image. …The back cover should not be forgotten. By the time you get to designing the back …cover, you may already be tired and keen to be finished. …But the back cover serves some useful functions. …Stylistically, you can tie together front and back cover by choosing an image that …wraps around both. But don't force it, as not many images …
- 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
Creating Photo Books with iPhotowith Richard Harrington2h 7m Intermediate
1. Planning the Photo Book
2. The Page as a Canvas
3. Arranging Images on the Page
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