Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Technique post: Joanne Busler

I use a program that is not the ever popular Photoshop, so I am hesitant to offer specific technique instructions. So, I have chosen to offer my design rules, ideas, and concepts, a.k.a. "Tips and Tricks".

For those who like concrete details and instructions, you are in luck there are rules I like to follow. For those who don't, you are also in luck, because as you already know, rules are meant to be broken from time to time.
No. 1

Ok, lets get to it! One design rule I always follow is to make my photos pop by either matting, outlining, or highlighting the edges of the photo or LO. Regardless of project type, whether digi, physical, or somewhere in between, I would follow this rule of thumb. After all, it is the person I am memorializing that I want to shine in my LO, not the kits. Here are some examples:

1 comment:

  1. I love your layouts!! my fav is the last one! That is a great tip. I do the same thing... i try to make sure that the photo is the focal point not the embellishments or paper. Just curious what program do you use... i use one from Creative Memories.. and i'm still trying to find someone that uses the same one as me!