Project PL | Tie it Together with Photo Treatments


Sometimes when I’m putting a page together, no matter how beautiful the photos, memories and products are, it just never “gels”.. Perhaps you’ve been there, too.. I come bearing good news, though! 😉 If your images are all over the place when it comes color, content and chronology, applying a similar photo treatment to all of them helps add a cohesive look to your page.. Here are some of my own pages that inspired me to share this tip, as well as a few from my CT.. [After images are clickable for credits.]




Lightening all the photos and enhancing the yellow & pink tones found in the majority of the images ties them together while contrasting nicely with the green found in the cards.





Again, brightening and adding a similar color tone to the photos – even those on the right side all taken within the same hour – helps make the spread more cohesive and visually appealing.





Once again – are you sensing a theme? – lighten, brighten, find a similar tone, and for any that don’t fit – don’t be afraid of throwing in a little black and white action. 😉


Pretty awesome, right? Don’t let this leave you thinking you need to spend 8,000 hours on photo editing before even starting your page, though. By trial and error I found a few Lightroom presets** that work well for me, but even when I don’t want to take the time for that, just a quick adjustment to brightness/contrast, curves and/or levels on the fly works wonders.

So give it a go and let me know how it works out for you.. I’d love to see some results linked up in the comments.. 🙂




** The presets I find myself using the most are the Pastel Colors Collection from BeArt Presets that I got as a limited-time freebie at some point, but my very very favorite is Float from Preset Love. There are so many other free presets out there, and honestly I haven’t even spent a lot of time researching and finding them – I just download when I see something come across my FB or Pinterest feed.. Most of them are sitting unused in my LR folder… Perhaps that should be a new goal of mine.. 😉

Amber has been designing in the digital scrapbooking industry since 2008, and for the paper industry since 2013. She loves reading, board games, and all things chocolate!

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