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Old October 5th, 2011, 06:47 AM
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Hi,

I'm attempting my first scrapbook page and would appreciate your feedback. I consider this a work in progress and don't mind re-doing this from scratch to learn how to do it better. So take a look and tell me what you think. The larger photo has the Orton effect applied to it. I think it gives it more of a period look. But I'm not sure about placing it along side two others that don't have it. What do you think? What embellishments would you add here?
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Old October 5th, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Denny, hard to tell what's going on, other then the subject looks good, but it looks a little too symmetrical. The text is too small to critique.
It looks like a Marine in the Pacific.
If yes then you may wish to use a low opacity map of the island group he served on as a background.
Can you post a larger copy?
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Old October 5th, 2011, 08:11 AM
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Frank,

Thanks for the suggestion. Keep them coming. Here's a larger size.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 10:56 AM
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Hi Denny ...

I like the layout but like Frank would suggest something a little more asymmetrical. I tried moving the lighter panel over to the left a little ... moving the main photo over to the right a little and I think it does need something to fill the gap on that bottom row. I just added a star so that you could see what I mean

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Old October 5th, 2011, 12:25 PM
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Wendy,

Thanks for the suggestions. I think the bottom right needs something too. I'm thinking about adding more text that would further identify the photo locations.
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Hi Denny ...

I don't think that I would be inclined to add anything more ... except maybe a map faded out into the background (as Frank suggested)

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Denny, this is what I had in mind. You can add an additional one or two snap shots. The text leaves a lot to be desired and should be re done, but I don't have the time now. If I get some time I'll try to rework it.


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Oh I like that idea Frank

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I think it's a great first scrapbook page! Developing your style and better design principles will come as you practice more.

I would however suggest you utilize drop shadows for you mats and papers. It will make your page more realistic. Try it!
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Old October 6th, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Frank and Hummie - Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to try it.

Wendy - Thanks for the links to the tuts.
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