How often do we find ourselves with tons of photos from a particular
occasion or event and wish we had more room on a layout to scrap
This tutorial is based on double page layouts ( aka double page
Creating a double page spread is much easier to do than some
would think. Imagine it as one long layout - giving you double
the space to create a smashing layout chock full of memories journaling
and embellishment! In this tutorial I will guide you step by step,
For this layout, go ahead and create a new document, 24 x 12
inches, 200 pixels, and RGB color.
(When we are finished we are going to slice right through the
middle, so for now, don't worry that it is all together on one
Next, go ahead and place in your papers, layering as you wish.
Now lets go ahead and add in those photos...(I have also added
mats around each of mine here but this is something that is entirely
optional.) Please keep in mind that you can put a picture in the
middle of that double page spread! It is something that is often
done - just remember never to put any part of someone's face or
anything you would not want split right in the middle because
you will be slicing through it later.
Next, add in all of your embellishments here and there. Don't
forget to save space for a title and journaling. I like to add
a tag for a little extra journaling sometimes also. Just lay everything
out the way you normally would for whatever style layout you like
Wow, step back and take a look at the great double page layout
YOU just created!
Now, for printing and gallery purposes we need to split the layout
go ahead and duplicate your work. On the
original use the crop tool and crop out 12 inches by 12 inches
of the first half. Do the same for the other half with the duplicate
of your work that you created before you started cropping.
Save each layout as you normally would and you are all finished!
Now keep in mind that the way I laid things out may not be the
same way you decide, especially depending on the style of layout
you like to create but I hope that this gives some insight as
to how to create double page layouts for your albums nearly as
effortlessly as you would a single page layout!