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My DIY Flushmount Album...FINALLY! Review *With Pics!*

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Hey there!

 

I went to the template site you used but all those programs cost over $100.  Which did you use?  Did you find it cheaper than having a service do it for you?  I personally LOVE designing my own digi albums but I have always used the softwear that the printing comp comes with but they dont offer flush mount.  I can't afford a $100+ program for layouts because I am about to buy Photoshop Elements ($80).  I am wondering if I can create my layouts using elements?  Anyone know?

 

Thanks!!!

Heather

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Hi there!

 

I used the Extreme version of Fotofusion...which is, agreed, expensive (around $300)...

I bought that version for a number of reasons, one of them being that I too, LOVE designing albums and knew that I'd be using it for designing family albums after trips as well as albums for friends etc...

PLUS, I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to stuff like that and idd not want to drive a designer crazy by constantly asking for changes to what they'd done:-)

 

That said, if you don't mind someone else designing for you, then I'd say between the cost of the software and the book AND if you include the time invested it will take you to do yourself, it's probably about the same (maybe even less?) to have someone design for you...

 

Sarah Sproullie is a vendor on this site and makes fabulous albums and her prices are reasonable.

http://sproulliedesigns.webs.com/

 

As for designing pages using photoshop Elements...I'm sorry I can't help...I've never used this software...I've only used the full Photoshop...(though i can say Fotofusion is WAY simpler and faster for doing layouts than the full Photoshop:-))

 

Hope this helps:-)

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Heather Penrod View Post

Hey there!

 

I went to the template site you used but all those programs cost over $100.  Which did you use?  Did you find it cheaper than having a service do it for you?  I personally LOVE designing my own digi albums but I have always used the softwear that the printing comp comes with but they dont offer flush mount.  I can't afford a $100+ program for layouts because I am about to buy Photoshop Elements ($80).  I am wondering if I can create my layouts using elements?  Anyone know?

 

Thanks!!!

Heather



 

thank you:-)
 

Originally Posted by ChristiandRyan View Post

this turned out great!!! I LOVE it!!



 

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Your album looks amazing! Such a great job!! I am so particular when it comes to things like this (especially because it isn't cheap!) and have been playing with the idea of doing it myself. Thanks for sharing! I am going to check it all out!

 

 

Oh, and your pics look amazing! Congrats!

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