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Creating Photo Books with Blurb
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Creating Photo Books with Blurb

with Jan Kabili

Video: Welcome

Hi! I am Jan Kabili, your instructor for Creating Photo Books with Blurb. Many photographers, both pros and amateurs, have dreamed of seeing their photographs published in a printed, bound book. Until recently, that goal has been out of reach for most of us. But now, digital technologies are making it technically possible and relatively affordable for almost anyone to self-publish a photo book, which can run the gamut from professional photography portfolios to a simple book of family photos. In this course, I'll show you how to create, publish, and get started selling your own photo books, using tools offered by Blurb.
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  1. 2m 47s
    1. Welcome
      1m 42s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 12m 58s
    1. Choosing a theme
      2m 24s
    2. Planning a book
      4m 13s
    3. Organizing your assets
      6m 21s
  3. 1h 23m
    1. Preparing your photos for BookSmart
      5m 59s
    2. Color-managing your photos for BookSmart
      7m 7s
    3. Starting a new book in BookSmart
      6m 17s
    4. Importing photos from your computer
      4m 35s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      7m 13s
    6. Importing photos from Lightroom
      6m 29s
    7. Importing photos from photo-sharing services
      2m 6s
    8. Touring the BookSmart interface
      3m 40s
    9. Laying out pages
      4m 23s
    10. Placing photos on pages
      6m 27s
    11. Troubleshooting image size issues
      4m 33s
    12. Adding text
      5m 2s
    13. Creating a cover
      7m 10s
    14. Customizing your book
      7m 52s
    15. Uploading your book to Blurb
      4m 28s
  4. 1h 12m
    1. Starting a new book in Bookify
      5m 30s
    2. Troubleshooting photo importing issues
      7m 16s
    3. Importing photos from photo-sharing services
      3m 6s
    4. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      2m 9s
    5. Importing photos with the Lightroom plug-in
      7m 21s
    6. Completing a Lightroom book
      4m 30s
    7. Touring the editing interface
      6m 41s
    8. Placing photos on pages
      5m 10s
    9. Troubleshooting image size issues
      2m 56s
    10. Changing page layouts
      4m 17s
    11. Adding, deleting, and moving pages
      3m 3s
    12. Styling your book
      4m 18s
    13. Adding text
      5m 44s
    14. Creating a cover
      7m 43s
    15. Publishing your book to Blurb
      2m 25s
  5. 26m 46s
    1. Why use PDF to Book with Adobe InDesign?
      2m 1s
    2. Preparing your photos for InDesign
      8m 32s
    3. Downloading and installing the InDesign plug-in
      1m 45s
    4. Using the InDesign plug-in
      7m 39s
    5. Uploading your PDF to Blurb
      6m 49s
  6. 11m 46s
    1. Ordering your book
      4m 14s
    2. Selling in the Blurb bookstore
      3m 36s
    3. Marketing your book
      3m 56s
  7. 41s
    1. Goodbye
      41s

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Creating Photo Books with Blurb
3h 30m Beginner Oct 12, 2011

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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.

Topics include:
  • Planning a photo book
  • Color managing photos for BookSmart
  • Laying out pages in BookSmart
  • Troubleshooting image size in BookSmart
  • Importing photos to Bookify
  • Adding, deleting, and moving pages in Bookify
  • Downloading and installing Blurb's InDesign plug-in
  • Uploading a PDF to Blurb
  • Ordering and selling photo books
Subjects:
Photography Printing Photos Sharing Photos
Software:
Blurb
Author:
Jan Kabili

Welcome

Hi! I am Jan Kabili, your instructor for Creating Photo Books with Blurb. Many photographers, both pros and amateurs, have dreamed of seeing their photographs published in a printed, bound book. Until recently, that goal has been out of reach for most of us. But now, digital technologies are making it technically possible and relatively affordable for almost anyone to self-publish a photo book, which can run the gamut from professional photography portfolios to a simple book of family photos. In this course, I'll show you how to create, publish, and get started selling your own photo books, using tools offered by Blurb.

Blurb is an online company that's become a hit with a wide range of creative folks, from design and photography professionals to casual users who are just intrigued by the idea of sharing their personal photographs with family and friends, in the special form of a book. One reason Blurb is so popular is that it offers more than one bookmaking tool. So, no matter how much experience, skill, and time you have, there is a bookmaking process that will work for you. This course covers three different workflows for creating a Blurb book: Bookify, BookSmart and an introduction to PDF To Book.

Another reason Blurb is so popular is that in addition to bookmaking tools, it offers services for ordering books online, for printing books on demand, and even a bookstore for selling your books, all of which we'll look at in this course. I'm sure you are eager to get started making your first photo book, whether it's a big coffee table book of your best photos or a small softcover book to give as a gift. So, let's get started learning how to create photo books with blurb.

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