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Monday, June 21, 2010

how to display 365 photos?

Since the start of the year, while taking a photo a day, I have been thinking about how I will display them all at the end of the year.  I knew that I wanted to keep them in 7 day blocks but started the project with no other plans.

Over the last few weeks I’ve decided to make a photobook and I also designed the display in Photoshop Elements.  I’ve made all the pages for the year so far.  Here is an example of two facing pages from earlier in the year

13th

14th

The photobook will be square (8x8).  I’m using a different shade in the background for each double page and changing the colour of the buttons with the date too.  The month date stamps are by  Lil’s Little Luxury Creations (they have 2010 in the middle which I covered with the button so I could put in the dates)

Pleased with how they look as a pair and relieved to have a plan. 

6 comments:

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

They look great! I did a photo book the past couple years they are so nice to have

Lizzie said...

That looks good. Will you send it all off and have it printed and bound for you?
Are you going to "theme" the background colours by month and/or season?
It'll be a lovely thing to have on your coffee table, to look back over "last year" and muse over a cup of coffee...

Elizabeth said...

Your book is going to look fabulous. I just got an 8x8 book made at Shutterfly, and it is big enough to show off the beautiful digital layouts but small enough to store on a book shelf.

Deb said...

Oh, Helena! I love the way this layout looks for your photo book! The photos are easy to view, and I really like the journaling along the sides. Well done!

Cheryl said...

Wow lovely so easy to view your photos and what a fab idea x

humel said...

Oh, I like how you've done this! I'm still thinking about what to do with my photos at the end of the year but this may just answer my question - I shall give it a bit more thought! xx