So I started working on book/album layouts. I know absolutely nothing about laying out books. I’m starting small, very, very small.
I don’t plan on selling books from Costco but I’m using their site to get use to the idea. It’s actually been good. I want to mentally get over my aversion to them.
Well I’ve learned a wee bit the last couple of days. They offer one book and it’s horizontal… hummm. Most of my images are verticals. What do I do with the leftover space? Well my quick workaround is to do overlays of the same image and some minor flourishes. It’s actually been fairly quick and easy.
The other thing I’ve found is to do the layouts first then upload them. I uploaded a bunch of regular images first and was overwhelmed, now I upload just the finished collages. I know, I know Costco!? I don’t plan on selling them, just using them to test layouts ect. Hey for $20 why not?
I know some books are square… that’s a whole nother can of worms
I’m showing just one page of the layout, so with the second page, there’s a lot going on. I’m doing full bleed, no borders.
This can show clients the feeling/style of the book and that’s all I’m really using this for now, to develop my style. I definitely see there is a lot of work to an book/album, which is what I’ve always heard.
So with this technique I guess I don’t need any templates. Correct me if I’m wrong. Any tips would be appreciated!3 comments