Photobooks are in trend.. Taaadaaa ! And that’s what actually buzzed me to design one under my own label. This blogpost talks about the making of a photobook in my own experience 🙂 Hope it will help you too, if you are willing to create one for yourself.
These days many websites such as zoomin.com, printbindaas.com, etc also offer ready to make photobook templates. And we also have the software ‘Lightroom 4’ which has an enabled option for making a photobook. However I had a bit different concept in mind which drove me on fire to create one afresh, for my clients.
Assuming that you are comfortable working on the designing softwares, following are the things that you would need, to make your own photobook :
1. Photoshop / any other designing software installed in your laptop.
2. Some basic idea of how you want your book to look like.
3. Some photographs that you gotta be using in the photobook.
4. A few creative brush plugins and fonts.
5. If possible, a collection of quotes to make an edge 🙂
Easy, isn’t it ! Well truely speaking, it took me quite some time to figure out the nitty gritties involved in the whole process. But the end result made me forget about the hours I took to prepare an exclusive template for my very own label. You may not take that long though but in case you do, then don’t lose hope in between. You will find a great way out, assure yourself of that.
Alrite, here we go with the steps.
1) Firstly choose a size for your photobook. I wanted a medium sized, so I went for 8X8 inches book. Hence, the designing was done for the leaf page size of 8X16 inches.
2) For making the cover page, make sure you leave an extra margin in the centre of the page for it will be eaten up in the binding. The measurement of this extra margin depends on the number of leaflets the photobook shall contain. Roughly, leave half an inch extra margin over and above the normal margin space. Next, make sure to arrange the pictures accordingly.
3. The cover page shall have the front cover picture placed toward its left side and the last picture for the cover, placed on the right side. Make sure they go out correct !
4. For the inner leaf pages, you just need to leave the normal margin space in the middle. Normally, consider leaving a space of 1 inch. However the middle margin space depends on the thickness of your photobook.
5. Rest comes easy, if the page placement and margins are correct. So there you go, get creative ! Use fonts, brushes, patterns or whatever comes in your mind to give it your kind of a look and you are almost done !
6. You can also consider putting your logo or signature at the last page and your photobook is all set to get printed. You can look for the printing services according to your convenience. There are ample service providers for that. Thence, we are done. Yayyy ! Find below some pictures of the photobook that I worked on :
The above picture is of the back cover… And it contains my logo signatures. And below is a standard page for the photobook.
And that’s the whole of it. 🙂 If there is any querry, feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or consider leaving me a message on my facebook page.
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