Disclaimer: I don’t work for any studio or any monetizing organization. I’m currently getting married and happen to get deeply involved with my wedding album editing.
– Why don’t you hire a studio or some professional to do the wedding album for you? Why all the hard work? – Some may asked.
Well, I did.
The studio I hired did an amazing job in make-up, preparation, and photographing our visual fantasy. However, not at the editing part. Mostly because I’m a designer and I have a high taste of putting everything together. Given a clear concept in mind, I requested to support the editing department, which they gladly approved.
In return, I learned their process, put in my pocket some of the handful of tools for editing a wedding album. I would love to note down and share all the tools I learn here:
Step 1: Photography
This is where we were going out with the makeup team and photography team.
Make-up artist did my makeup for every concept, and the photographer would fixing our posing and gestures for each shot. I love this team their professionalism.
It took us 1 full day for 6 concepts, starting from 11 am until 9 pm.
Step 2: Choosing the best shots
Tool: Well just pick the best ones for the final outcome.
Step 3: Beautify those shots
In this step, the studio’s designer used lightroom to apply their template preset in most pictures, while I used photoshop for higher expectation shots, especially in levitating ones.
Tool: Lightroom + Photoshop
Step 4: Putting everything together in album layout
Well, this stage offers new lessons for me. The studio in Vietnam uses a specialized tool for album layout, named Pixellu Smart Album 2. This one is extremely easy to use and fast to edit the layout. They have different available templates layout you just need to pick from.
One gigantic drawback is this tool is for layout only. If you want to add more cool texts or just a brief introduction, this tool is not available for the task. You have to do it on Photoshop in the next stage.
Tool: Pixelly Smart Album 2
Step 5: Add Text at last
After exporting every page for printing. I added more texts into the results by Photoshop.
I find this last step is old-fashioned however that all we have got. I wonder what big studio would do.
Step 6: Print
At this stage, another print shop would handle the printing and other works relate to it.
When we receive the package we just extremely happy with our work.
Here are some of my result, please have a look