PHOTO LEGACY Design Options

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Our professionally-designed templates present our clients' work in a clean, classic style. By selecting a typeface and color scheme and adding your personal images, your style will be incorporated to create a unique book that suits your purposes.

Choose from our cover templates and interior templates (you do not need to match "Cover Design A" with "Interior Design A"), then select your color scheme. The fonts used in our designs (each design style allows you to choose a serif or sans serif font) are compatible with Hawaiian diacritical marks.

Once you've made your design selections, complete a Design Instruction Form.

Our production team will need specific instructions from you on where to place images and special pages (chapter opening pages, quote pages, etc.) — your manuscript will need to include these instructions, marked specifically for our team. You'll receive a set of instructions on how to mark up your manuscript once we've reviewed your order.

Your input regarding the presentation of your images and positioning of text and image elements will be taken into consideration, however, at times we are unable to comply with your requests due to the limitations of the template design. If we have questions or concerns regarding your design requests, we will alert you as early as possible to avoid any surprises, and are happy to work with you to come up with a viable design solution.

Read our blog for some tips on selecting the right design for your book.

Photo Legacy Package Interior Designs

 

View our sample interior design PDFs to see how the interior of your book will look. You specify approximately where you would like your images to appear, and our team will place them accordingly in an attractive layout.

Page backgrounds for standard text pages are, by default, plain white, but any page may use a photo or solid color as a background. Using a photo as a background image counts toward your total image count if the same photo is not used elsewhere in the book.

The default for your book's color scheme (used for titles, drop cap letters, headings, special page backgrounds, etc.) is a complementary color palette chosen by our designer based on your main cover image. Default color choices may be overridden by specifying a Hexadecimal or Pantone color code. If you do not know how to provide this information, we are happy to accept paint chip cards, photographs or detailed descriptions that will help us pinpoint the color you want. Clients may also submit an Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase) file with their materials for our production team to use as a color guideline.

For the clearest idea of how your book will look, we recommend downloading these files (right-click / "save as") and viewing them in Adobe Reader set to view "Two-Up Continuous" page display.

Photo Legacy Interior Design A Sample

Photo Legacy Interior Design B Sample

Photo Legacy Package Cover Designs

 

Cover Design A

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Photo Legacy Cover A (Serif type)

Photo Legacy Cover A (Sans Serif type)

Design includes:

  • Title in lowercase large text at top of front cover, subtitle immediately below in small caps
  • Single image cut out or including background (depending on your photo selection, a cut out design as shown here may not be possible — photos in which the subject is large and very distinct from the background elements are best) on both front and back cover
  • Author's name may appear centered at the bottom
  • Title, subtitle and logo on spine
  • Optional descriptive text, logo and/or URL on back cover
  • Front and back covers (and spine) may be solid color of customer's choice (default option is white)
  • Front and back covers may substitute full bleed images for a solid color as background (spine will be a complementary solid color)

Default text colors: Title — chosen by our designer to complement your front cover image; Subtitle & Back Cover Text — black.

Default color choices may be overridden by specifying a Hexadecimal or Pantone color code. If you do not know how to provide this information, we are happy to accept paint chip cards, photographs or detailed descriptions that will help us pinpoint the color you want. Clients may also submit an Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase) file with their materials for our production team to use as a color guideline.

Cover Design B

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Photo Legacy Cover Design B (Serif type)

Photo Legacy Cover Design B (Sans Serif type)

Design includes:

  • Title in large and small caps in solid color bar approximately 1/3 from top of cover, subtitle immediately below
  • Up to three (depending on your photo selection) images arranged below the title bar on front cover; author's name centered at the bottom
  • Screened-back image for background (optional: solid color instead of image)
  • Title, author last name and logo on spine
  • Optional descriptive text, logo and/or URL on back cover
  • Back cover (and spine) may be solid color of customer's choice (default option is a solid color selected by our designer to complement the front cover imagery)
  • Centered image set in oval frame on back cover

Default colors: Front Cover Color Bar — chosen by our designer to complement the background cover image; Title — chosen by our designer to complement the color bar and cover image; Subtitle & Back Cover Text — black.

Default color choices may be overridden by specifying a Hexadecimal or Pantone color code. If you do not know how to provide this information, we are happy to accept paint chip cards, photographs or detailed descriptions that will help us pinpoint the color you want. Clients may also submit an Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase) file with their materials for our production team to use as a color guideline.

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