It’s easy to get creative with your travel book

by Rachel B Posted on August 02, 2011

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Don’t let the word “creative” scare you because All New Custom Path makes it easy to look like a photo book genius. Take a look at these fun ways customers are using All New Custom Path, and my ideas for including them in your travel photo book.

Text Frame

This customer uses text in lots of positions to achieve a frame effect. I can see using this technique to talk about your favorite summer travel shot like a famous building or landmark. You could provide background about the landmark or building by framing it with text.


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Here’s how.

1. Begin book – Start your All New Custom Path photo book and upload your photos
2. Create page – select a one-photo layout for your page (click the “layout” tab in the upper left-hand corner of your screen to select a layout)
3. Find your letters  – Click the “Embellishments” tab on the left side of your screen then choose the “Get more stickers” link at the bottom
4. Grab your letters – A dialogue box will appear. Click the “Kids” link in the embellishment menu and find the alphabet block letters. Click on the letters, then click “Add to project”
5. Place your letters – You will be taken back to your photo book, and the letters will appear in your embellishments selection. Drag the letters you want to your photo book page, place and rotate them around your photo

Cartoon Collage

The same customer is also using embellishments to turn photos into a DIY comic strip. This would be a super fun page to feature in your travel photo book. You could use a bunch of closeups of you and your family with comment bubbles saying what each of you thought of the trip.


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Here’s how.

1. Begin book – Start your All New Custom Path photo book and upload your photos
2. Get your page ready – Click the “Customize your page” link at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
3. Add your pictures – Un-click the “Hide used” link above your selection of pictures. All of your photos will appear in the selection. Drag the pictures you want to include onto your page and position them into a collage
4. Find your thought bubbles – Click the “Embellishments” tab on the left side of your screen then choose the “Get more stickers” link at the bottom
5. Grab your thought bubbles – A dialogue box will appear. To grab your thought bubbles, click on the “Kids” and “Travel” links in the embellishment menu, click your favorite bubbles and “Add to project”
6. Place your bubbles – You will be taken back to your photo book, and the thought bubbles will appear in your embellishments selection. Drag your bubbles to your page, and place them
7. Add words – to add words inside your bubbles, click “add text box” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Write in the text box and position the box on top of your bubble. Repeat until all of your bubbles contain words

What unexpected ways are you using All New Custom Path? Let me know by commenting on this article.

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  1. BarbaraJ Says:

    Rachel, I love all you ideas and you encourage us so much with all your ideas. You have shared some great ideas. Thank you for this article. bj

  2. Joey Says:

    I love these ideas. Its so fun to be creative when one can do pretty much most anything in the ANCP. I’m still exploring and tryhing to be creative like Henry has showed us.
    Thanks for the great article and tips on being more creative!

  3. AnnAbbott Says:

    I think it is fun to figure out how to use text in a new way. Upsidedown…sideways…backwards….

more about Rachel B

Thank you for visiting “Picture More”, Shutterfly's Community Blog. My name is Rachel, and I come from a long line of photo enthusiasts. My grandparents kept a large (and heavy!) collection of family photo albums in their living room, which my sister and I loved looking through. My mother continued the tradition by becoming a hobby photographer (phrases like “smile, “hold that pose” and “let me get my camera” were a constant part of our lives). Now my sister and I are avid camera fans. She takes beautiful pictures of her children, and I enjoy capturing the many far-away places my husband and I visit. What I love about Shutterfly is that it helps me turn my photos into meaningful keepsakes like photo books, calendars, and photo gifts (I love my coasters, posters, mug and mouse pad!). My memories are now a part of my everyday life, not living in a shoe box or hard drive. And what I love about "Picture More" is that it will help us get even more creative with our pictures. I'm excited to exchange ideas with all of you!

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