• Album Moxie

    The Savvy Photographer's Guide to Album Design and More with InDesign

    This book will show you how to combine the right tools with a simple strategy, making it possible (even easy) to design basic albums in seconds, and custom wedding or portrait albums in an hour–or less. By the time you finish the book, you’ll have a beautiful, finished design that’s ready to be ordered!

    Where to Purchase
    Album Moxie
Album Moxie

Finally! A Book About Photo Album Design.

with a Fresh, clean, and SIMPLE approach, Album Moxie makes designing photo albums a breeze.

For a lot of photographers, album design is synonymous with headache. The hours (and hours!) spent designing layouts are usually followed by weeks (or even months) of revisions, making for a painful experience for everyone involved. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

This book will show you how to combine the right tools with a simple strategy, making it possible (even easy) to design basic albums in seconds, and fully custom wedding or portrait albums in less than an hour. By the time you finish the exercises in the book, you’ll have a beautiful, finished design that’s ready to be ordered!

By overhauling the entire approach to traditional album design and marketing, Album Moxie shows how albums can be as good for your workflow as they are for your bottom line (while adding value for your clients).

This fun, spunky, and no-nonsense book:

  • Provides a simplified approach for photographers looking to create and market wedding and portrait albums
  • Walks through the entire album process, from choosing a vendor to exporting production-ready files
  • Guides readers step by step through the design, retouching, and exporting of an actual 20-page album
  • Covers all the necessary tools, including the basics of the one tool that design professionals know and love–Adobe InDesign

Where to Purchase?

Get it online or offline from one of these vendors

 

Peachpit Press

Buy on Peachpit

Amazon

Buy On Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Buy at Barnes and Noble

Resources and Downloads

InDesign Album Templates

Looking for a quick and easy way to get started with InDesign? Here are three sets of album templates that will have you up and running in no time! Each set contains at least 30 layouts to jump start your design process and creativity. The square album measures 10x10 and the horizontal and vertical albums are both designed at 8x12. Adjust them to fit your own size needs, or export and order them as they are. *Must have InDesign CS4 or newer.

$ 50

Buy Square Template

$ 50

Buy Horizontal Template

$ 50

Buy Vertical Template

Combo Pack

$ 125

Buy Templates Combo Pack

Simply Square Border Sets

Custom albums are great for some projects, but sometimes you just want something truly simple. These Simply Square border sets make it easy to put together a square album featuring a single image per page in mere seconds. Choose a folder of images, run the corresponding action, and shazam! You're done.

each set includes:

  • 4-7 different border designs in three sizes for 10x10, 8x8, and 5x5 albums
  • Easy to use/easy to install Photoshop actions & patterns
  • Detailed "how-to" guide so you can get started right away

Classic

$ 25

Buy Classic Borders

Elegant

$ 25

Buy Elegant Borders

Fun

$ 25

Buy Fun Borders

Young at Heart

$ 25

Buy Young at Heart Borders

Book Downloads & Free Resources

Support files and some bonus goodies...

Were you too excited to work your way through the border design exercise in Chapter 4? No sweat. You can download the finished result right here. Jazzed about your new found freedom with InDesign and looking for a keyboard shortcut cheat-sheet? I've got you covered.

About The Author

Khara Plicanic Wedding Photographer, Author, Speaker

A professional photographer, author and teacher, Khara prides herself on demystifying the photographic process for anyone who wants to learn. Her unique teaching style, endless passion, and sense of humor have endeared her to an exponentially growing audience. Always up to something exciting, Khara can usually be found teaching, traveling the globe, and proudly photographing the love stories of her much-adored wedding clients. A Midwestern gal, she's proud to call Lincoln, Nebraska, home.

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