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#21 Saraha

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    Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:29 AM

    That turned out beautiful! They will love them!

    #22 ACDCDCAC

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    Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:31 AM

    becky, it's fantastic! love it!

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    Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:53 AM

    You did an amazing job with those books. Your Moms are going to LOVE them! Is your cover a photo or is it the cloth like fabric ones?

    #24 DreaW

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      Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:26 AM

      Quick question how did you do the advance book jacket? With the writing on the inside panel? Trying to figure it out.

      Love your book by the way.

      #25 SunBride

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        Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:34 PM

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        Originally Posted by SunBride
        I just made photobooks for my MIL and SIL (also a bridesmaid) last week. I can't wait to get them.

        I'm going to make myself one too, but I don't know if I will use mypublisher. There were some things about the program that bugged me, like trying to fit the text into their little caption boxes (there is no way to make the caption boxes larger or move them around, and they only have like 10 fonts to choose from, and most of them are plain boring fonts). Although they have lots of different page layouts, sometimes they still didn't have anything to match my needs, i.e. I wanted 5 photos on a page, one of them vertical and the others horizontal, but they wouldn't have any layouts like that, so I'd have to change my photo choose to either more horizontals or more verticals (just a random example, but this happened to me several times). Also they have different styles of layouts, like some are more classic and plain, others are more fun / collage style. But you have to use the same style for the whole book, whereas I would have liked a mixture of classic and fun layouts (the classic ones always have the photos straight, there are none that are like diagnal or layered). I also didn't like the wedding background design and colors, they only have one choice (for the wedding background), and I didn't think the color went well with my photos. So I just stuck with plain white background.

        So those are some of my complaints about mypublisher, but overall I'm still happy, I just would be happier if I could find another company that is more versatile.

        Shipping to Canada is expensive unless you are ordering many of the same ones. Shipping is 17$ + 5$ for a duplicate (But so if you are ordering 3 different books it would be 51$ for shipping! ) There is no shipping discount for larger orders unless you are order multiples of the exact same book). In my case I want to put together different books for myself, my ILs and my own family, because I want the book to have more of a focus on those people who it's for. At least I will use duplicates for MIL & SIL, and also for my Mom and my sister, so that will reduce the costs.

        Okay, when I commented yesterday I didn't actually look at your book (because I stupidly assumed it wouldn't work for me, because links to photos never do when I am at work). So just wanted to add that your book is amazing! I wish I had seen it before I made mine because you have many great ideas, i.e. It looks like you left some of the photo slots empty on some of your pages right? That's a good idea, would have maybe helped for some of the pages where there was no layout that met my needs (like discribed above re: horizontal and vertical photos). I also love the pages that have tons of photos (I had one page with 8 photos and that was the most) and I so wish I had thought of the idea of putting the invitation wording on the first page! I did think of putting our vows next to a picture of my husband saying his, I love that page!

        Also your photos are amazing! Who was your photographer?

        #26 Yvette

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          Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:00 PM

          that was super cute.

          #27 beckyandbrian

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            Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:11 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Michelle&Steve
            it looks absolutely fabulous!!! very exciting.. im def going to make them for our moms after the wedding.. and your pictures are beautiful.. so exciting .. cant wait to have elizabeth photograph our wedding! how much did the album end up costing, if you dont mind me asking..
            i know...elizabeth does an AMAZING job!!! i cannot give her enought praises! the book was $73 with shipping, but i got the 2nd free, so essentially they were $36.50 a piece, which i think is a great deal for a 95 page book!

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            Originally Posted by Tlseege
            Wow! I LOVE this book! I hope you don't mind, but I plan on stealing a lot of your ideas for how you designed your book. Is that okay? I hope so. You really did a brilliant job!
            steal away!! i got a lot of my ideas on layouts from another girl who made a book and posted her ideas on another website. she gave me the idea of leaving some of the photo slots blank, which really made all of the difference in the book to me and made me really happy with the layouts because i could alter them to fit my needs. she also gave me the idea of the lyrics of the songs printed next to the dance photos.

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            Originally Posted by Raeka
            You did an amazing job with those books. Your Moms are going to LOVE them! Is your cover a photo or is it the cloth like fabric ones?
            thank you so much! the cover is a photo - it is a book jacket like any book you would find at a book store. it even prints on the spine of the book jacket, which is a nice touch.

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by SunBride
            Okay, when I commented yesterday I didn't actually look at your book (because I stupidly assumed it wouldn't work for me, because links to photos never do when I am at work). So just wanted to add that your book is amazing! I wish I had seen it before I made mine because you have many great ideas, i.e. It looks like you left some of the photo slots empty on some of your pages right? That's a good idea, would have maybe helped for some of the pages where there was no layout that met my needs (like discribed above re: horizontal and vertical photos). I also love the pages that have tons of photos (I had one page with 8 photos and that was the most) and I so wish I had thought of the idea of putting the invitation wording on the first page! I did think of putting our vows next to a picture of my husband saying his, I love that page!

            Also your photos are amazing! Who was your photographer?
            thanks so much! like i mentioned above, i got a lot of my ideas regarding the layout and leaving out the photos from another girl's book that i saw. i understand what you were saying about the layout options and then after seeing hers, realized that you can do things like that to make it fit your style much better. my photographer was elizabeth medina and i am absolutely sure that it would not have turned out even a tenth of what it did without her amazing talent and artistic photos. i am very blessed to have had her as our photographer!


            thank you all for your positive feedback! i think our mom's will LOVE them and i can't wait to see their reactions!
            Our wedding slideshow: www.elizabethmedina.com/beckybrian

            #28 beckyandbrian

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              Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:16 PM

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              Originally Posted by DreaW
              Quick question how did you do the advance book jacket? With the writing on the inside panel? Trying to figure it out.

              Love your book by the way.

              i almost forgot to answer your question...the advanced book jacket is an option when you are in the bookmaker program and you are already designing your book. after you have chosen that you want a hardback book with a cover and you go into the design, there will be a button at the bottom of the page (like the normal buttons to enhance photos, page layout, etc) that says "advanced jacket". you click on that and it will bring up the advanced option. also, if you don't have the latest version of the bookmaker installed, you will have to update that in order for the option to appear. i had made a book back in november and it was not an option then, so i had to update the software and then it worked for me. let me know if you have any other questions.
              Our wedding slideshow: www.elizabethmedina.com/beckybrian

              #29 PVNovia

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                Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:07 PM

                For some reason, I'm not able to view the book? is it my computer or is the link expired?

                #30 DreamsTulumBride

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                  Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:45 PM

                  Great PhotoBook ! Elizabeth Medina is such an amazing photographer!




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