Have you ever looked at someone else’s scrapbook and wished you could create something so amazing? With the pictures wonderfully matted and details about the events detailed in journaling, these books truly works of art. The problem is that you may not have time to sit down and create your own books. Even if you have the time, you may feel like you don’t have the artistic touch to make one. However, you can create your own photo books, and you can even have them professionally printed and bound. It’s as easy as 1-2-3, and here’s what you should know about the process.
Get the Specialized Software
It all starts with specialized software. Designed for PC and Mac computers, the software is easily to use. You can import your own pictures, and then put them into your own artfully designed page layouts. The software allows you to add colors, borders and even textures. Journaling is easy because you can type it on the computer and ensure that the information will be legible. Once the software is downloaded, you are ready to start designing your book.
Have Fun being Creative
With online services, you don’t have to seclude yourself at the desk and surround yourself with paper, pens and glue. You can sit at your computer and start moving pictures around. One of the greatest features is that you won’t be limited by the size of printed pictures. Take a stunning landscape picture and turn it into the background of a page. Put a picture of your family in the foreground, and then highlight it with a contrasting color border.
The background colors are easily changed with the click of your mouse, and you can add mats and borders. Make pictures stand out with beautiful colored lines, and detail the journey in your own words. You can make the font as large or small as you like, and you can also customize the style and colors to suite the page and the pictures.
When putting pictures in place, you can rotate, enlarge, shrink and crop them. This allows you to let one picture dominate a page, or you can add a multitude of pictures in a collage. The process would take you hours to do by hand, but it only requires a few minutes when you do the work electronically. Once your page layout is perfect, you can save it and move on to the next group of pictures.
Send to the Printer
With your pictures in place and your book meeting your approval, you can send the entire file off to be professionally printed. All of your memories will be commemorated on glossy pages that will last for generations and become a family heirloom. The printing process doesn’t take very long, and you can be enjoying your beautiful memory book in record time.
Sit Back and Enjoy
Most photo albums are left on shelves to gather dust, but these belong on a coffee table. Use the books as gifts for the kids or party favors for special events. Leave them proudly on display, and show your specialized books to friends when they want to know how vacation was or if the kids had a successful soccer season.
With professionally printed and bound memory books, you can feel like an artist. The books are easy to assemble and sure to delight all who see them. They are more affordable than you think, and the software is fun to use. Even if you have tried scrapbooking before and felt like you were “all thumbs,” you can make a beautiful memory book that is sure to become an heirloom.