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The process in a nutshell, from start to finish

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Video: The process in a nutshell, from start to finish

In this video, I'll summarize the process that we're going to follow in order to create a PhotoCentric ePub book. We're going to start here in Bridge. We're going to learn how to apply important metadata to our images. Then we're going to come over to Photoshop where we'll clean up the images. We're going to optimize the tonal values. We're going to crop, resize and save the images for ePub. We're also going to learn how to add watermarks to our images to maintain image integrity.

The process in a nutshell, from start to finish

In this video, I'll summarize the process that we're going to follow in order to create a PhotoCentric ePub book. We're going to start here in Bridge. We're going to learn how to apply important metadata to our images. Then we're going to come over to Photoshop where we'll clean up the images. We're going to optimize the tonal values. We're going to crop, resize and save the images for ePub. We're also going to learn how to add watermarks to our images to maintain image integrity.

We're going to learn how to prepare an ePub cover in Photoshop. We're going to learn how to create a transparent PNG graphic for use on our title page. And then once we're done in Photoshop, we're going to move over to InDesign. This is InDesign 5.5, where we'll start by learning how to create a new document specifically for ePub. And after we've done that, we're going to learn how to place the cover image, and then we're going to learn how to add other content, text, graphics, and create the various character styles and paragraph styles that you need to have in InDesign.

And we'll also learn how to add hyperlinks. We'll learn how to create a table of content, and how to add IPTC metadata to our InDesign document. After that, we will learn how to export our InDesign document using the Epub expert options, very, very important part of the process here, getting these options just right so that our document exports properly for the ePub format. And then finally, we're going to learn about various preview options that we have, how can we see our document when we're done with it. We're going to use Adobe Digital Editions, which is a free download from Adobe.

And we're also going to use the Amazon Kindle previewer, which once again, is a free download but from Amazon. So, at the end of this process, you will have an ePub document, ready to be placed on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or Apple iBooks. And not only will you have the satisfaction of sharing your work, but hopefully, you'll actually even make some money at it.

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Creating Photography Ebooks

28 video lessons · 2230 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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