| Written by Trish |
This little book was a happy accident of sorts. I began to put together favourite photos and travel snaps from 2015 and soon realised I had more folders than I remembered and a few forgotten ones from the years before too. It turned out to be a lovely highlight reel of the years that have passed, and we see the kids grow so much through the pages too.
My choice to use Blurb this time round was partly a result of the falling dollar making other platforms more expensive, and partly as they offered an inDesign plugin which made the creation of the book so much simpler. Essentially all I had to do was open a window and select the size of the book I was after and out popped a template with the required guides and margins so I knew how to place images and simple text to my liking. My design philosophy is sweet, simple and minimal. I also tried to keep each event to a maximum of two spreads long so as to keep to the essence of a ‘highlight’ album.
Once the design was complete, I went back to the Blurb plugin to create the cover of the album (custom sized based on the number of pages you end up designing), and then hit export and upload. Fast forward a couple of weeks and I felt like it was my birthday. The book was everything I was after and the matte art paper inside was thick to touch and the colours spot on. I will definitely be back for more!
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What photo books have you made recently?