Monday, September 17, 2012

Picture Page Tutorial by Bob

Bob's picture page of the Little Arlington Cemetery ran in yesterday's Sunday Dominion Post.  Bob not only is a great photographer, he can design a layout that draws the reader in and then leads you around the entire page.  Here's his page proof with tips on design:

" This is a picture heavy layout.  Keep in mind, I'm locked into a vertical page layout.  For a picture page, I need at least four photos.  I generally like to do 5 or 6.  You can't go real small with newspaper reproduction.  

First choose a dominant picture twice as big as any other pictures on the page.  Look for pictures that support each other.  Size down the supporting photos.  On this page you see the bottom picture pulls the eye upward to the other photos.  The crosses and shadow in the center photos are almost diagonal, drawing the eye across the page.  The flag in the dominant photo flies to the left drawing your eye over the rest of the photo and likewise the side photos in the center draw your eyes inward.

Keeping the space between the photos even and at a minimum holds the layout together.  The white space and text is pushed to the outside."

This is the layout I made inspired by Bob's designSince I was only making 1 print, (unlike the newspaper that was printing thousands), I kept my photos in color.  The format is 8 1/2 X 11.

I added a fill color, black "stroke" outlines to each photo, a border and 2 brushes to the finished image.
My journaling:  "The Kissing Circle holds fond memories for many Ohio University alumni and now for Bob and I too.  It wasn't the campus we met on but was a place we could feel young while celebrating our 36th anniversary."  September 2012 

14 comments:

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Bob's tips are much appreciated, Cindy because I am bad at multi-pic LOs. TFS your beautiful page!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Inspiration comes from so many places! Thanks for sharing these tips!

Margo said...

This is so cool !
I love the article with the very strong pictures !
You have made a lovely LO too !
Hugs
Margo

Shona said...

those are great tips :) love this!

Heather Landry said...

ovI really love Bob's tips. I appreciated them. He was so informative and helpful. Your page turned out wonderfully!

Sharon Fritchey said...

So awesome!!!! Bob's tips are amazing!!!!! You two make the BEST pair ever!!!! Thank you, Cindy, for sharing this post!

Anna C said...

Awesome tips! TFS! Lots of great photos too!

misty said...

Beautiful page, and I love those pics! Thanks bob for the great tips!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fantastic tips! Love the inspiration and the layout you have created from it!

Heather McMahon said...

Love it! And 36 years! Wow!

Rita Barakat said...

Wow these are aweseom and congrats to Bob!

Connie said...

Both of you do wonderful work. Thank you for sharing with us.

MARILYN said...

You're a lovely couple!!!! Your page is lovely and the pics , too!!!
thanks for sharing the tips!
hugs!

Micupoftea~ said...

Hi Cindy~ Design and it's concepts are so fascinating and work across the board! I find that design rules for cake decorating (I taught cake decorating for 5 yrs) transfer to home decor, etc. Fun!
Great pages, nice photos :)
Shawn