Dummies!

Over the past month I have been creating a different dummy book each week, this process has been so so helpful for my project and I can’t imagine feeling as good about my project as I do know without doing this process. Not only that it has enabled me to create a solid edit for my project, something I really struggled with prior to making my dummy books.

My books have changed each week, it first began landscape but soon changed after reflexion, that full page bleed images really don’t work as well with a landscape book as they do with portrait.  I have also changed to software I was using since my first book, I began using lightroom, it is easier to use than InDesign however, this does not mean it is better. Although it is easier and quicker, it does not give you the creative freedom like InDesign does, lightroom restricts you to certain layouts which I do not like.
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Tomorrow I will be completing my final dummy book test (hopefully) I now know how I’d like my book and in what sequence. I still have some images to move about, as someone last week said to be the book should be like a piece of music, instead of the images all being same size, same place and same space they should appear in different positions. I also know have the text I am using! So I will be making final Dummy tomorrow with text which I hope will fit well.

 

 

 

 

Dummies!

The Start of the Edit!

I have been playing around for a few weeks now with an edit for my Final Major Project, Chan and Alan. Making an edit of work is always the part I find most challenging, even more so this time round as this is the longest time I’ve ever spent on one single project so have a large collection of possible images.

As I have manag2017-03-07ed to get my edit down to around 40 images, I have decided it may be helpful to begin putting them in a sequence to try and help me eliminate any that may or may not be working but also bring any back in that I feel it needs.

I have decided to use lightroom over in design for a change as lightroom has been recommended as the easier programme for creating a book so I thought I’d give it a whirl.

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The Start of the Edit!