so…here’s the thing.
i love albums. i think they’re fantastic, and i have an album company whose materials make me drool. i’ve got a few samples that i show to every couple i meet with…and they drool, too.
but that’s as far as i go with trying to sell albums. why? because they are a LOT of work. i have been designing every single layout from a blank page in photoshop. and that takes a loooooong time. and even though i want people to have these beautiful albums, the dozens of hours it takes me to create them never quite leaves my mind, and i can’t bring myself to be as enthused as i think i should.
i think that is all about to change.
i just purchased software called photojunction…it is album design software, and i think it’s going to change my life. i prefer really clean, geometric album layouts. i’ve seen people use flourishes and overlays…i’ve seen it done well, and i’ve seen it done REALLY POORLY. the great thing about PJ is that i can create layouts that i love, and i can SAVE them…so next time i have a group of photos that i think will fit together in a similar fashion…half the work is already done for me!
today i finished sara & rob’s amazing gloucester wedding, and i immediately started designing their album. what used to take me, oh, about 3 months of morning till night slaving (shhhh, i know that’s hyperbole), only took me a few hours.
do you hear that? oh, it’s just a choir of angels singing the hallelujah chorus…don’t mind them.
check out these first few layouts:
there were a couple things that weren’t immediately intuitive (you know, because ALL software USUALLY is…), and it was frustrating that i couldn’t import ONE file at a time…(though it did say that i could…it just didn’t work.)
anyway, a new day has dawned, and i am very excited!