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October 22, 2009

The "When and Why" of choosing a Wordbook Type

I have shown you a little bit of the "How" to do Type 1 WB in previous posts. Now let's look at the "When
When and under What" circumstances would I choose Type 1 over choose Type2 and vice versa?
Let’s see…
Type1 has one central static frame. If I have chose to have that frame in a shape which portrays the central subject it can truly make a powerful impact - a Central Strong Focus . The tabs can then be added as secondary subject for leading the eye. (just like you would in any painting ) with care taken that they don’t vie for attention with the main frame. It’s indeed a powerful tool. So if I have one central storyline  to tell I would probably go for Type 1
If you just like one “not so simple shape” very much and want to just go ahead use it as main frame, you would go for Type 1, to avoid the distortion which will otherwise occur when changing the dimension/size of this shape.
While making any Wordbook I would pay attention to the color theme as well. Apart from choosing the general color that goes with the subject I would do one other color selection process as well. Personally I would choose  a Analogous Color for the Tab so that it blends in with the frame.
Use all the tools for the frame to stand out  - color, texture etc.
See http://www.worqx.com/color/combinations.htm   to learn about color

Type 2 - But what if my story is a Progression and has Stages. What if I want to include multiple images to underline the story.  Or just have this cool cricut cartridge and just want to include all the characters like - maybe all the princesses from Disney , or all the characters from Sponge bob. Then I would go for Type 2. Now the Tabs have the center stage.
Now I will keep the main frame a simple shape like a plain  square/rectangle (can also do rounded edged * )  so that
1) It allows for resizing and does not get distorted and
2) Does not distract from the focal point which is now the Tabs -  the multiple images .
We do now want the Tabs to standout and scream - “hey look at me!” so dress them up in such a way by adding glitter or layering them - giving them a texture. In this type of wordbook personally I would go with a Complementary Color theme . This time giving all the works i.e. color, texture etc to the Tabs.

*rounded edge - If you want rounded edge you have to use manual punch. While resizing in gypsy or ds if we turn aspect ratio off and resize then the rounded curve gets stretched too. So to be uniform and aligned you have to use regular punches.

Hmm.. have I missed anything….??? Pondering........there's always another post - ha ha..


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