A&P wedding album design feedback

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Finally got the go ahead for a KISS album for this couple, so I started on the design... First 3 pages done today, I'll add the rest as I go.

    Help me make it better. I'm still learning this design stuff.

    oh, and each of these is a 2 page spread. The book is 12x12. So imagine a crease in the center.


    (the font looks MUCH nicer in the full sized image for this. It looks really compressed and thin here. )

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  2. Wheezer

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    First two look good. There's just something too busy about the first page on the last one. Not all pictures go with each other(Guy jumping on bed and folding hanky).
     
  3. EWhytsell

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    They will love it.
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    looks great

    Jared, if you want a very nit-pick gripe here goes:

    2nd one pic to the right. Those lights drive me nuts. They are cut off and annoying as shit. Possibly shop them out?

    Other than that they look good.
     
  5. Run N. Gun

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    Agreed. :bigthumb:
     
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    I love it overall, only gripe is the font and/or color of the writing on the cover page.
     
  7. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    Lose the red bevel on the main type... looks like blood or something. Go with flat color mayn, bevels are sooooo 1999.

    middle page is fine.

    last page, picture choice could be better, but from a design POV, either pick a grunge border or dont, its weird with some straight lines on the grid and others being cut off with the grunge effect... alignment is important. the last image doesnt have any.

    of course, people care more about the photos than the design, but a bad design is noticeable in the same way a good design is noticeable... you aren't sure why its good or bad, it just is.

    if you want to learn some valuable skills to help you with this and spend your $1500, take a class on layout and typography.
     
  8. jared_IRL

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    :h5:

    Thanks for the advice. I agree about the last page. something bothered me, didn't know what it was.

    I finished another page, added to the top.
     
  9. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    See the gap between the LEFT picture and the three middle pictures? See the gap between the right picture and three middle pictures?

    I'm guessing the spine is somewhere on the left or right of all of these.... so make those gaps the same size. you could also make the gap from the top and bottom of the three photos to the top and bottom of the book to be the same, but it isn't as important and can work either way.

    I like the color grade you did on those middle pics though.
     
  10. Wheezer

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    is he actually wearing a hat with his suit?
     
  12. jared_IRL

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    no, I photoshopped that in. Thought it looked pretty awesome.


    Added 2 more pages!

    Wheezer, thanks for the inspiration. I love looking at other peoples work. I'm definitely going to be using some of your ideas... :h5:
     
  13. Wobistdu

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: well played
     
  14. jared_IRL

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    couple more pages added
     
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    That last one you just posted with the black and white is simply MONEY! You should remove that filmstrip at the bottom and just leave that image take up the whole page. I really love it
     
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    Looks good.:bigthumb:
     
  17. jared_IRL

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    2 more pages added, and I numbered em... Almost done!!!
     
  18. ace3

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    page 8 is fantastic

    change the red text on the first page - it's too hard to read
     
  19. johan

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    agree with delete the filmstrip comment. Too gimmicky.
    on the whole, this is a very nicely designed album.
     
  20. IntheWorks

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    my only gripe is it's a pretty inconsistent design... there's no real flow.
     
  21. jared_IRL

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    Thanks! :wavey: The only people so far who haven't liked the film strip are other photographers. I think i'm going to pitch it and see what they think. While I LOVE that shot on it's own, I don't know if the page would be stronger with or without the filmstrip...

    Whadda ya mean no flow? I tried to keep the album moving with the progression of the day itself, and fitting the themes, colors and emotions of what was happening in particular times during the day...

    Anyone have examples of wedding albums that do have a consistent flow or style through the whole thing? The bulk of what i've seen work similar to the way i've designed this one...
     
  22. Kappa00

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    It looks like a different person made each page.
     
  23. N_A

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    I'll give him that one :)
     
  24. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    this
     
  25. dmora

    dmora Guest

    WTF FONT
    WTF BEVEL
    WTF DROP SHADOW.


    MAKE IT STOP!!!! :crying:
     

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