February 6, 2016

Adoption Profile Book II

Our latest profile book is done! It's actually been done since October, but I'm just now getting around to posting it, as blogging has been a little on the back burner lately. For this profile book, I wanted to do something different than our first one. I loved our first book but felt like I wanted something a little cleaner and simpler this time around. I designed all the pages in photoshop then uploaded them to blurb to print the book. I loved the quality of their books last time around, so we went with them again and were not disappointed. Also, Silas is in this book, which significantly ups the cuteness factor.
And, here are the digital versions of each page, in case you want a closer look...

I've had a lot of questions since posting our last profile book about where to find graphics and how to design the pages. If you are looking to design your own profile book, there are great fonts on dafont. You can also find tons of great graphics in their dingbats section. If you don't know how to use adobe programs like photoshop or illustrator, you could try picasa. It doesn't work for everything, but it allows you to make collages and create pages. I made most of our first book in that program before learning how to use photoshop.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing - it is very helpful for those starting the process :) Your family is adorable and I wish you luck as you begin the process again! Can you provide me with more info about what adobe photoshop program you used. I have never used photoshop,but after seeing your profile I am contemplating purchasing the program.I used Picasa, but noticed I cannot add text pr graphics in that program.

    Thanks so much!

  2. PicMonkey is another great option for creating collages, editing pictures, and adding text.

    What a keepsake for the birth mother and for your own family! So much love went into this!

  3. Beautiful! I used blurb for my book as well. Loved how it turned out! http://www.hannaheloge.com/adoption/our-adoption-profile-book/

    1. Hannah! I haven't look on my blog in ages, so I'm just seeing this comment from you! So funny that not long after this, we were meeting in the hospital! I love love LOVE your book, and so glad to know you!

  4. Your book gave me inspiration for ours :) Love it!

  5. What size book did you create...a 12x12?

  6. I love your layout and design elements! We're currently going through the foster-to-adopt program with our state department of human resources. Although we do not plan to use an agency, I have started putting together a photo profile to share with any local birth families that may come into our lives. Would you mind if I mimic some of your elements?

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