Creating the perfect book

Creating the perfect book

Creating the perfect book. Do you have loads of photos and want to create something amazing? Photobooks are in and are incredibly popular in today’s world! They are a very sought-after and heartfelt gift that can be created for any occasion, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Baby Births, Holidays etc.

Have you got old photos that need to be converted digitally and added into a printed photobook? This shouldn’t be dreaded and uPhotogifts have great software to create the perfect photobook. The uPhotogifts team that are happy to help along the way.

Firstly find all of the photos that you would want to use, whether they are already on your computer or hidden away in a box. If they are prints, scan them to your PC. Once this is done, the next step would be to sort the photos.

Here are some tips on making sure that the photos that you want to use are all together in one place:

  • Make a folder on your PC to sort photos into important dates
  • Sort your photos into folders or special occasions
  • If you wanted to create a family photobook then create folder of photos of each family member or friend

Now that you have your photos ready and organised you need to choose your photobook product. uPhotogifts have a great selection available

Hardback Photobooks

Precious memories are something that we want to cherish forever. There is no better way to hold on to these memories than putting together your own hardback photo book. Filled with pictures that capture the special moments in our lives.  The most popular photobook at uPhotogifts is the A4 Landscape Standard, however other sizes include A4 Portrait, Small Square & Large Square.

If you are looking for an extra special touch then Layflat photobooks create stunning spreads which gives you the perfect finish.

uPhotogifts also have a great range of themed photobooks covering occasions such as Weddings, Babies, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and more.

Softcover Photobooks

Not only the perfect little book with just as much effect as the hardback, but budget-friendly too. Our perfect little books are just as effective as the hardback, and budget friendly. They come in A5 Landscape, A4 PortraitandSmall Square. These are great for everyday events that you want to quickly capture, such as a babies first steps or day trips.

Now that you have selected your photobook product it’s time to get creative. Start your project and load up your photos. Begin by adding in your required number of pages, there are great offers on these so pick the best offer relating to the pages you need, this is dependent on how many photos you have. Work this out by using the most popular page layout, which is usually based on 4 images per page.

Get designing!

Start with the cover, this is the window to what you are really to trying to capture. uPhotogifts have a great range of pre-built layouts for you or you can create your own. Pick your layout and add it to the page and then select the best photos for your occasion, remember pick the best one to really show what your book is about! Then place your text, this can be placed anywhere. You can also include text to the spine if you are storing your photobook on a shelf! Now get fancy and add in a background or scrapbooks, these really will give those personal touches to your photobook. Here is an example of a cover uPhotogifts has done:

Cover Template

Move onto the pages, this will tell the story and really make it as personal as your memories. Much like the cover we have a great range of page layouts from 1 photo per page up to approximately 15 photos! They can be personalised with text, backgrounds and scrapbook pictures.

Here are some tips on creating the perfect page and an example:

  • Add a layout
  • Pick the perfect photos
  • Include borders
  • Add in a drop shadow to make them stand out
  • Attach in some text
  • Include a background to make your occasion stand out
  • Scrapbook items can be added for extra effects
Page Layout

If you need some help along the way uPhotogifts have a great “How to” page with amazing videos to guide you:

• Including Photos & Text

•Creating Text on the Spine

Feel free to contact the friendly uPhotogifts team if you need any assistance. They are always happy to help!

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