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Photobook Inspiration

How to Create a Stylish Yet Festive Photo Book Cover

30th November 2020

You’ve decided to gift your loved one a CEWE PHOTOBOOK full of memorable photos for Christmas, now let us show you how to design the cover of your book to perfection! With our helpful hints and tips, you’ll have your CEWE PHOTOBOOK looking spectacularly festive in next to no time. Read on and discover new ways to emboss your cover with Highlights, switch up your layouts and spotlight those special photos.

Make the Main Details Shine

Pick out a few key elements on your cover to give an added premium touch. Scale up the size of your titles or Clipart and add our metallic or gloss Highlights for a high-impact cover that your recipient won’t be able to resist showing off! Here, we’ve used Courier PS font in size 172pt with gold Highlights.

A 2020 themed photo book cover with golden highlights added to the text

Our Highlights are available in gold, silver, gloss or the brand-new rose gold option. We love to adorn our Christmas photo books with a festive gold for a luxurious seasonal look. To add Highlights in the Creator Software, select the element you’d like to emboss and choose the Highlights option along the top toolbar.

Tile Up with Smaller Photos and Text

Small square photos on the cover of your CEWE PHOTOBOOK will give you an overall glimpse of the top moments and memories that are featured within. You could also create coloured tile blocks to use for titles, clip art and text elements to complete the photo collage look.

4 by 4 gride of photos and text blocks as a family photo book cover

If you’re after a little more design inspiration, we have plenty of photo book templates in the Creator Software for you to choose from. Just scroll through or filter by theme and select a style for your book – easy!

Let Your Photo Take Centre Stage

Select a special snap to spotlight on your front cover and place your photograph over the entire cover page. To do this in the Creator Software, just right click on your image and select the ‘Use as Background’ option to automatically fill the page.

large photo book cover inspiration used to show minimalistic design and golden text

If you would like to add a title to your Christmas photo book, it’s a good idea to find a spot in your image that is as monochrome as possible. Look for blocks of colour and empty spaces where your text will look right at home. Add your title here and decorate with any clip art to suit your style, and there you have it! Minimalist but premium at the same time.

If you’re feeling inspired and ready to get creative, you can design with Highlights when you create your photo book through our CEWE Design Software. Plus, don’t forget to visit our Christmas Inspiration page for all kind of tips, tricks and ideas for creating the perfect festive photo gifts!

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