Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Choosing Colours

Choosing colours to use with photos can be tricky.

Some people find it hard to trust their intincts and go with the colours they first think of when looking at a picture.

Ideally, you should learn to trust your gut.

If a purple jacket pops out at you from a picture, frame it with the same shade of purple. It will draw your eye to the picture.

Likewise, if you want a certain element to stand out, you can use this technique to achieve just that.

Think your baby has beautiful blue eyes? Choose a frame or background paper that picks up that blue, and others will notice.

Using colours that intensify your pictures will only make our scrapbooks more eye-catching and keep the focus from straying to elements as opposed to the moments you want to remember.

If you're not sure your instincts are guiding you in the right direction, or if you just need a quick lesson in colour, click the "Choosing Colours" title. It will link you to a page on design arts, complete with colour wheel, so you can learn to choose colours that will work for your pictures.

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