||With so much pattern in the background of the "Before" layout your eyes focus on everything that is on the page except what is important...the pictures! The pattern and the embellishments on the "Before" layout make it hard for your eye to choose a focal point. As you can see the pictures are exactly the same and in the positioning on the "After" picture. The background makes all the difference. I also kept the embellishments simple and in colors that blend into the background yet add interest to the layout.