Designing a good-looking photo book involves much more than taking good photos. It requires creativity, effort, and time. The following are some important tips for creating professional photo books.
White space is great for any design. You do not have to fill it all with photos. Avoid cluttering your photo book to give it a fresh and professional look. Consider using borders around your photos.
Simplicity is the key to designing a professional photo book. Do not attempt to crowd too many photos in one layout. There should be enough space for every photo. Think about the overall size of your photo book and the effect you wish to create. The number of photos you put in a spread should be relevant to the size of your book. They should not come off as too small or too big.
Consider using contrasting colors or coordinating similar ones. Whatever option you choose, pay attention to colors and their effect on your photo book. If, for example, you have a few black and white photos, consider having them together on a page.
Your beautiful landscape photos will look great on a double-page spread. Printing photos across two pages is a great idea, especially if they are high-resolution photos. Consider using layflat pages for a better look.
Use the photo you are most proud of to create a focal point. Make it bigger than other photos and place it on its own spread. There are many ways to highlight a photo and it all depends on your creativity. Do not use too many photos to create a focal point. If there are too many photos, it may be difficult to identify what you are trying to highlight.
Even though you should try not to go overboard with the extras, adding a few maps may be a great idea. It is especially important when designing a travel photo book. Maps make it possible to show the exact places you have been.
When creating a photo book, use your best photos. Every photo should have a professional look. One bad photo could throw off the look of your entire album. Analyze all your photos critically before using them. If you feel too attached to choose the photos without bias, consider asking someone else to help you.
Consider using your photos to tell a story. Arranging your photos in a chronological order makes it easy to understand them. If, for example, you are designing a photo book for your family holiday, arrange the photos starting from your trip to the airport to your plane back home.
In conclusion, there are lots of simple things that you can do to give your photo book a professional look and feel. Some of the most important things to do include paying attention to your colors, using high-quality photos, and creating a focal point.