You can use your picture as is, but dropping it into a book just sharpens up the presentation. Remember context helps suspend disbelief in players.
This project was done with bare-bones computing resources just to show that it's within anybodies grasp. All I used was an old laptop computer and a decade plus old copy of Photoshop Elements 2. Nothing else. That also includes the modification on the photos to make them look like antique formats. With more sophisticated software and a fairly modern computer, you can really make some believable documents and photos with a good printer. Oh yes, all of this is done in low resolution 72 dpi because its only was intended to be demonstrated on the web and not really printed out. I generally work in 350 dpi for projects that are going to be printed or I need photorealistic products.
would have loved it. You can also add other pages with modified or even original photos to add depth to your presentation.
|Yep, it's an original unaltered photo, but it works well for the story.|
|A fairly modern photo made to look older. Do you know the source?|
|Another real photo, unmanipulated -- hard to tell, isn't it?|
Another blog entry of mine about using original items as props, in this case Jomon Culture items embedded into the Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos http://coastconfan.blogspot.com/2015_06_01_archive.html