Scrapbooking Tips: Black and White Photos

Hi dear crafty friends!

I want to share another one of my Scrapbooking Tips: Black and White Photos. Sometimes you have photos you really want to use in a layout but their colors are all wrong. What do you do?

 

 

Scrapbooking Tips: Black and White Photos

When I have a problem matching the papers I want to use to the photos I want to use I simply turn the photos into black and white. Changing the colors of the photos is really easy and if you don't have Photoshop you can do it with any free program like PicMonkey. Another way is to set your printer to print in black and white or to ask the photo lab to print them like that for you. 

 

 

Why change the photos to black and white? Because that makes them neutral in terms of their visual weight. It means they go with every color, pattern or texture, which allows you to use anything you want on your page. Also the photos will pop out much more because they will be in total contrast with all the other colors.

 

 

In this layout I wanted to use two of my baby photos but each one had different colors and it was impossible to find a matching paper or embellishments. And even if I could find the right papers the two photos just didn't go together. Turning them into black and white was the perfect solution! I have to say that my favorite layouts are those with black and white photos!

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