Type is an important part of your layouts. It gives the viewer a piece of information that they might not otherwise know. It might be a short quote, the name of the person in the photograph, a sentiment, or a date. it might be the thing that explains the photo best. It may give insight to your daily life. These are all things worth capturing! So don’t be afraid to use type in graphic ways! Here’s some of my ways for keeping it fresh:
1. Forget the Drop Shadow. Sure, it’s showy but does it distract from the photos and what the words actually say? Keep it simple. Choose a fun font instead.
2. Make it Big or make it small. This super dynamic duo will bring a lot of interest to your scrapbook layouts.
3. Go For High Contrast. If your background is white, use a darker color for the type.If your background is dark, use a lighter color on your font. If you want others to read what you have to say, high contrast is key!
4. Break Convention. You’re not in school anymore and capitalizing the “J” in July in an artistic layout is no longer something you will get marked down for. Go ahead…all lowercase or all caps are fun!
5. Let Your Letters Fall off Your Page. It’s a graphic way of letting others follow your words until the very edge. Use it wisely though so it doesn’t get out of control! You still want to be able to read the word!
I hope you continue to use type in dynamic ways! Use these little tips for keeping your scrapbook layouts fresh, fun, and readable!