Focal Point

Focal Point

New Page Ideas and Techniques to Showcase your Favorite Photos

Book - 2006
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The latest trends for showcasing photographs in layouts and related projects are featured in this lavishly illustrated manual that provides a host of tips and tricks, from creative cropping techniques, to photo manipulation ideas, to using photos printed on creative surfaces. Original.

F+W Publishing

Armed with Focal Point and a little creativity, your photos will jump off the page!

Most scrapbookers would agree that one of the most intriguing aspects of the craft is the visual narrative made possible by the camera. As the core element of most layouts, photographs inspire us to scrapbook and influence our design choices for the colors, patterns and textures we chose to tell our story. Focal Point is all about unique and creative ideas for taking the photos you love and adding an extra punch of visual creativity through the use of hands-on altering techniques. From creative ways to crop to photo transfer ideas to using images printed on unique surfaces, this book offers the latest trends for showing off your treasured photos to the absolute fullest.

Inside you'll discover:

  • Creative ways to crop including traditional trimming and tearing techniques, matting and framing possibilities and composition of abstract photo collages and chipboard photo puzzles
  • Artistic altering techniques such as sanding, painting, bleaching, metallic rub-ons, stamping ink, colored pencils, tissue images, crackle medium and photo engraving
  • Extraordinary ways to embellish photos using titles, journaling, transparency, textiles, mesh, mica and other unique design elements
  • Stunning surfaces such as specialty papers, fabric, canvas, as well as photo transfer techniques including Xylene, laminate packing tap, Lazertran and more
  • A collection of over 120 amazing layouts using these fresh and fabulous techniques

With step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, Focal Point shows you how easy it is to make your photos the star of the page. Open your eyes to the artistic possibilities!

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Memory Makers Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781892127969
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm


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