Judicious use of backgrounds can enhance the images on a page and improve the overall feel of a photobook. In this article we look at some basic rules for applying backgrounds - when to use them, when not to use them, and factors to consider in choosing the most appropriate background for a particular page.
Apart from choosing the images for a photobook, perhaps the next most critical decision is what book format to choose. If you change your mind after you have started designing your book, you will typically find that the software will not allow a change of book dimension. At Cahoots we offer 2 square formats and 2 landscape formats, and in this article we offer some suggestions for the most suitable book format for particular topics, and some considerations that might help you narrow down your choices.
Making a photobook is a really enjoyable activity. But there is nothing worse than receiving your first photobook and discovering that it doesn't quite live up to what you imagined, or match the design quality of books you have been inspired by.