While we are on the subject of weddings this week, I want to share with you a fabulous idea for making your own wedding guest book! You can make this as creative and out of the box as you want. But my idea for you today is going to be how to make it using digital products.
The perk to using digital products to do this, is that you will have everything you need for the book with just using a coordinated wedding kit. And you can make it so personal that the bride and groom will cherish it for years to come.
I am going to walk you through the steps for creating one and printing it through Adormapix. I highly recommend them as they have amazing quality, quick ship time and are so easy to set up!
First, go to their website and click the option to create photo book:
Next it will give you a page full of options. I like to have full flexibility with my books, so I set mine up this way:
When you click the UPLOAD A PDF option, it gives you the place to download a template. This template will be based on the size you put above (for example, for mine, it is 8x10)
Once it is downloaded, I open it in photoshop. I save it and use this as my template for each double page spread I'm going to make. I also use this for my cover page. The blue lines around it are for what could get cut off. I will still put part of the picture or paper (if I'm using it) but I try to keep all important stuff within those lines!
To create my two page example here, I used these template clusters and the "I Do" kit:
I don't worry about filling in the background and just let it be white, but you could change the color or use papers there. It is a personal choice. I used a cluster and photo for one side and then used a photo with lines for the other. This would be for guests to fill in. Create as many pages as you want, but 10 spreads is what comes with the book for the price listed. It is usually another $5 (approx.) for each additional 2 page spread.
Save each spread in a folder and finish creating them. For my example today, I saved this spread 3 times so I can show you the next step.
With Photoshop open, go to File>>Automate>>PDF Presentation
Then it will open up a box to browse and add your layouts:
Click Browse and add all the files that you want for your album. I would suggest naming them so they will appear in order:
Then it will go back to this menu:
Click Save and give it a name. This will save it as a PDF:
Now you can go back to Adoramapix to the screen after you download the PDF template and it has a place for you to upload:
If there are any problems with it, you can also email the pdf directly and they will fit it into the book and print for you! Easy Peasy! Be sure to pin for future use or to share with a friend!