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Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto

From: Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

Video: Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto

A really fun thing to do in iPhoto is create cards under the Create icon right over here. And we have a couple different types we can make. This is like having our own little print shop right here on our Mac. So, I'm going to choose Card from Create and it actually brings us into a whole different interface here. There are three types of cards that we can make. We can make a letterpress cards and those are the ones that are embossed and Apple actually includes a cool little movie right here, you see this icon right here where you can learn about the letterpress process and I encourage you to watch it.

Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto

A really fun thing to do in iPhoto is create cards under the Create icon right over here. And we have a couple different types we can make. This is like having our own little print shop right here on our Mac. So, I'm going to choose Card from Create and it actually brings us into a whole different interface here. There are three types of cards that we can make. We can make a letterpress cards and those are the ones that are embossed and Apple actually includes a cool little movie right here, you see this icon right here where you can learn about the letterpress process and I encourage you to watch it.

Its fun and aluminating all at the same time and those rarely go hand-in-hand. And then, you can create the typical folded card, and you have many categories to choose from. For instance, you can do whimsical here and it will show you a different template and then you can modify these templates. You can play with them and just kind of get a feel in a nice, realtime preview of how these things are going to look, and you can also create flat cards which are just one sided card.

So, you have the image on side and then you have the type on the other. So, let's just say we're going to go with the folded card at the moment. Once you find the basic style that you want and you get the price right over here and some of the basic information about it. Then you go into Create. Now, you can do a little bit more work. For instance, if you click on the image itself, you can do a little bit of image sizing, if you want to fine tune that image.

You have some Layout options where you can make some changes to the layout. You have type Options also. So for instance, if we wanted to work on this type right here, I'll just click on it. I'll just give it a name right there, but I have a different type of faces to choose from and ways to format it. And then, it shows the photos that are in the project here and I can add more photos to the project also.

Speaking of the project by the way, look over here and you see that this is an actual project and the advantage of having this as a project is that you can come back and work on it again and again, if they save the work that you've done as a project. Now, you can only work on this project inside of iPhoto. You can't work inside of Aperture because it doesn't have the tools to do that. So, this is one of those cases where you might want to open your Aperture library up in iPhoto to make some cards.

Now, when you're ready to go, just come down here to Buy Card. Oh, this little warning here, this is about this text right here. This is a default text; this will be blank if I don't type anything in there. Now, here is where you purchase your card and the card comes with an envelope, $1.49 with envelope for your own custom card. Pretty nice, shipping price is $2.49. It's actually more than the card itself. So, this is a case where you might want to order your cards in batches and not just one at a time.

We'll go ahead and cancel here and I want to show you just one other little thing about making cards here in iPhoto. If I hit the Command+P, I actually can bring up the Print dialog box and I can make a PDF or I can send this job to my Inkjet printer. Just something to keep in mind, that you can order the cards online. But if you need a quick turn around and you have some good paper and you have a good printer, you can do that yourself.

So, that's an overview of the cards functionality in iPhoto and it might be worth opening up your Aperture library here every now and then and making something pretty.

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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. How to take this course
      32s
    3. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 16m 4s
    1. Sharing libraries
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a new library and determining its location
      4m 2s
    3. Specifying which application opens the library by default
      3m 22s
    4. Moving and renaming the library
      2m 16s
    5. Managing multiple libraries
      4m 39s
  3. 13m 18s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture importing tools
      1m 28s
    2. Simplified importing with iPhoto
      2m 8s
    3. Advanced importing with Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture
      3m 47s
  4. 16m 40s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture library organization
      5m 13s
    2. Exploring the iPhoto Library pane
      3m 3s
    3. Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector
      3m 22s
    4. Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other
      3m 33s
    5. Understanding how Smart Albums behave differently in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 29s
  5. 23m 34s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools
      2m 49s
    2. The five-step image edit in iPhoto
      4m 34s
    3. The seven-step image edit in Aperture
      7m 36s
    4. Choosing the right app for sharpening
      1m 40s
    5. Converting to black and white in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 19s
    6. Applying effects in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 36s
  6. 13m 42s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture slideshow tools
      3m 18s
    2. Choosing iPhoto for quick slideshow authoring
      2m 54s
    3. Choosing Aperture for advanced slideshow authoring
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing an existing iPhoto slideshow with Aperture tools
      1m 28s
    5. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows
      2m 53s
  7. 11m 20s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools
      2m 33s
    2. Using iPhoto for simple file export
      2m 34s
    3. Using Aperture for advanced file export
      3m 10s
    4. Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture
      3m 3s
  8. 20m 4s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture sharing tools
      2m 8s
    2. Integrating Photo Stream into your photo workflow
      2m 6s
    3. Deciding which application manages your Photo Stream
      2m 23s
    4. Using Photo Stream as part of an archiving strategy
      2m 7s
    5. Sharing your images with others using Photo Stream
      2m 49s
    6. Sharing images on Facebook with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 40s
    7. Publishing images to Flickr with iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 12s
    8. Emailing photos with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 39s
  9. 31m 21s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools
      2m 4s
    2. Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto
      4m 15s
    3. Using iPhoto for simple book authoring
      4m 32s
    4. Using Aperture for advanced book authoring
      5m 52s
    5. Creating a calendar in iPhoto
      2m 48s
    6. Ordering prints in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 20s
    7. Making an inkjet print in iPhoto
      3m 49s
    8. Making a basic print in Aperture
      3m 47s
    9. Making a custom print in Aperture
      2m 54s
  10. 8m 5s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture archiving tools
      1m 15s
    2. Options for backing up your iPhoto library
      1m 46s
    3. Options for backing up your Aperture library
      3m 1s
    4. Using Aperture to back up your iPhoto library
      2m 3s
  11. 51s
    1. Next steps
      51s

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