Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Simple Technique to Create Flow With Photographs

Scrapbooking Tutorial & Free Template by Di Hickman,

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Scrapbook pages should be pleasing to the eye, drawing the attention through the layout. One way to achieve this, is to create flow on a layout using the photographs themselves. I created this layout using a series of photographs of my friends son playing at the local park.
Layout by Di Hickman
  • The vertical paper behind the photographs draws the attention to the photo's, whilst uniting the page elements and photo's.
  • Three 4x6 photo's placed in sequential order draw our eye across the page.
  • Note also how the subjects movement draws our eye across and down the page toward the title and journalling
  • I find that using photographic flow for layouts works well with action shots such as these where the subject is constantly moving.

A simple page with standard 4x6 photo's can become something wonderful with directional flow through the layout. Try it yourself using the digital template to this layout which will be in this week's newsletter!

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    papers + journalling tab - shabby princess (wonderful kit)
    chipboard alpha - Kim Hill CG essentials (recolored)
    font - SP wonderful wendy (
    photoshop CS2


    Gail said...

    Great layout and tips - love it!

    Kristine said...

    This is a great LO. This reminds me of how I used to "paper scrap" but I'm sure it was way easier and quicker and no cutting or glue!Thank you for this!

    ShabbyPrincess said...

    awesome job - love the LO :)