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Creating Photo Books with Blurb presents three separate workflows for creating and publishing books that showcase photographs using the Blurb self-publishing service. The course starts with an exploration of photo bookmaking in BookSmart, Blurb's free desktop software, then shows how to make a simple photo book in Bookify, Blurb's online bookmaking service. The course also covers Blurb's PDF to Book plug-in for use with custom books created in Adobe InDesign, as well as information on ordering copies of photo books and selling them in the Blurb online bookstore.
I have prepared some exercise files that I'll use to demonstrate some of the techniques throughout this course. If you are a premium member of the Lynda.com Online Training Library, you have access to those exercise files. I've organized the exercise files by chapter, the same chapters that you see in the Table of Contents for this course. Here on my Mac, I have put my exercise files out on my Desktop and I suggest you do the same. This is the Mac Finder where you can see the path to my exercise files. Inside the Exercise Files folder are chapter folders.
And inside each chapter folder are folders for just the movies that have exercise files. Now some chapters like 05 and 06 have no exercise files, and some movies have no exercise files. For those movies, you can use your own photos, and those of you who don't have access to any of the exercise files can use your own photos to follow along throughout the course. All of the photos that you see in this course were taken either by me or by John Lorenz, a great landscape photographer. If you do have access to the exercise files, I hope that you enjoy and are inspired by these examples.
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