If you want to make your photo book look as professional as possible, then getting to grips with layouts is a great way to get started. In this blog we’ll help you figure out how to use and edit layouts and provide some creative tips to get even more from your photo books.

Finding Layouts and Applying Them

Once you open the online photo book editor, look to the left of the screen. Here you’ll find a selection of professionally designed layouts under the ‘Options’ column. Click on the layouts icon and take a look at the different categories and designs until you find one you’d like to use.

Simply drag and drop your chosen layout onto the page, or double click it, for it to be applied. If you’d like to apply the same layout to multiple pages, click on the three dots in the top right corner of the layout thumbnail.

Editing Layouts

Now that you’ve got your layouts in place, it’s time to give them a more personal touch. Simply click on the border of any element of the layout and drag in or out to resize them. And by clicking on the centre of the image you can move it around the page and shift the layout to your needs.

Design Tips

For a clean look that draws attention to your favourite photos, choose a layout with no more than three photos.

If you’d like to get as many of your moments on the page at once, check out one of our mosaic layouts for a creative design that still keeps them together.

On whatever layout you choose, try to treat each page as its own individual story, and choose your layouts and photos accordingly to help tell that story.

Small landscape books are great to bring all your travel photos to life, with plenty of room for text and other creative bells and whistles.

We hope these tips will help you get started in the world of creative layouts and make your next photo book even more amazing. But of course – the best way to really become a pro is to try them out yourself. Experiment with everything and find out what really works for you.

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