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Create Your Own Photo Book by Petra Vogt

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Chapter 9 Backgrounds

> Choosing a Background

> Using Ready-Made Backgrounds

> Using Your Own Backgrounds

Choosing the Right Background

The color of the background takes on an important role whenever you use photos that don’t fill the page. A background can play a dominant role in the layout of a page or blend in smoothly with the other design elements. Even the apparently simple choice between black and white can give a book a completely different look and feel.

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Figure 9.1: This example from Lutz Schnier’s Hagenbeck Zoo shows the difference a black or a white background can make in the look of a page. In this case, black was the obvious choice. ...

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