Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video When and how to use a bleed, part of Designing a Photo Book.
A bleed is an image that extends to the edge of the paper. …A full bleed extends to all four edges. To avoid any chance of the paper color …showing at the page edge, the image is extended beyond the page edge or trim line. …The typical size of the bleed is one eight of an inch or three millimeters. …Ascetically you might want to use a full bleed to give your photograph a sense of …boundless space. The image is not confined within the …rectangle of the paper but extends without limit beyond the pages edge.…
For example a full bleed can enhance the openness of landscape shots with big skies. …When considering whether to bleed your images, here are some things to take into account. …When using a four bleed for a single image. …Unless the aspect ratio of the page and the aspect ratio of the image are the …same, the image will end up being cropped. …Even if the aspect ratio of the page and image are the same, a bleed will …inevitably crop the very edges of your frame.…
This may work for one or two of the edges but not necessarily all. …
- 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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