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Applications and content used in this workshop

From: Creating Photography Ebooks

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In this video, I'll go over the tools and content I'll be using in this workshop. First, the content. Many years ago, in 1981, my book, County Fair Portraits, was published. I was very satisfied with the work, but it's long out of print and the rights have reverted back to me. Recently, I was approached by a curator to create a special limited edition of 25 original prints from the book. I wanted to create a catalog of the portfolio.

Applications and content used in this workshop

In this video, I'll go over the tools and content I'll be using in this workshop. First, the content. Many years ago, in 1981, my book, County Fair Portraits, was published. I was very satisfied with the work, but it's long out of print and the rights have reverted back to me. Recently, I was approached by a curator to create a special limited edition of 25 original prints from the book. I wanted to create a catalog of the portfolio.

And for that, I naturally turned to the e-pub format, so I could easily distribute and even sell the catalog. So for this workshop I'll be using the orignial material from that Epub book, you'll find the actual images and content in the resource file, feel free to use the material for personal use but it's copyrighted and you're not allowed to distribute the material in any other shape or form. And the tools.

I'll primarily use Photoshop and Bridge for image preparation. And Indesign 5.5 to actually create the document, and then convert it to the e-pub format. Most version of Photoshop within reason are okay but I highly recommend using indesign five point five which is available as a standalone or part of the creative suite package you can also download it and use it for free for thirty days from the Adobe site, I'm also going to use Adobe digital additions. Let me show you how I get to that.

I have to export my file to open that up. And make sure this is checked. You E-pub after exporting. So I use this. It's a free E book reader from Adobe. And I also use the Amazon Kindle previewer which is shown here, to preview my document. So again, we have PhotoShop, Bridge and InDesign 5.5. Hopefully that's the highly recommended version of InDesign that you should be using.

And there you have it. With these tools, you are on your way to creating and publishing an ePub book.

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Creating Photography Ebooks

28 video lessons · 2295 viewers

Mikkel Aaland
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  1. 1m 18s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
  2. 7m 6s
    1. What is an ebook?
      2m 2s
    2. Applications and content used in this workshop
      2m 26s
    3. The process in a nutshell, from start to finish
      2m 38s
  3. 31m 31s
    1. Adding important metadata in Bridge
      4m 30s
    2. Cleaning up the images in Photoshop
      4m 28s
    3. Optimizing tonal values in Photoshop
      4m 31s
    4. Cropping, resizing, and saving images for EPUB
      3m 33s
    5. Watermarks to metadata: Maintaining image integrity
      7m 19s
    6. Preparing an ebook cover
      4m 19s
    7. Preparing a PNG graphic for a title page
      2m 51s
  4. 1h 0m
    1. Creating a new document
      4m 6s
    2. Placing the cover image
      5m 40s
    3. Creating a title page and previewing the EPUB document
      6m 30s
    4. Creating a copyright and permissions page
      11m 40s
    5. Placing preface, introduction, and foreword text
      7m 26s
    6. Creating header 1 and header 2 styles
      5m 27s
    7. Adding inline graphics with captions
      10m 21s
    8. Importing and placing portfolio images into InDesign
      9m 15s
  5. 9m 13s
    1. Creating hyperlinks in InDesign
      3m 8s
    2. Creating a table of contents
      4m 12s
    3. Adding IPTC metadata to a document
      1m 53s
  6. 16m 29s
    1. General EPUB export options
      4m 25s
    2. Image EPUB export options
      4m 47s
    3. Contents EPUB export options
      2m 35s
    4. Previewing in Amazon Kindle Previewer, Adobe Digital Editions, calibre, and Sigil
      4m 42s
  7. 9m 15s
    1. Uploading EPUB docs to a distributor
      4m 22s
    2. Promoting and marketing your work
      4m 53s

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