One of my favorite resources for design tips is Before & After magazine. I’ve been a subscriber since it started in 1990 as a print publication, and still go back to some of those older issues. The information is still relevant because the principles are timeless. Now, Before & After is digitized with PDF issues, a blog called Design Talk and a YouTube channel.
In a video short, Creative Director John McWade demonstrates the art of extreme photo cropping. It seemed an appropriate technique for scrapbook page layouts, so I’m sharing the video here…and three stages of a layout that uses the technique.
Stage 1: Full-sized photo
Stage 2: Extreme photo cropping
Stage 3: Finished Layout
What do you think about extreme photo cropping? Do you use it in your layouts?