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Customizing the interior of the book

From: Lightroom Workflow Strategies

Video: Customizing the interior of the book

Let's take a look at how we can further customize the interior of our book project by changing pictures and also by rearranging the overall layout or flow of the book. In order to do this, I like to minimize some of the Lightroom interface. You can do that by pressing the Tab key. It will hide those panels on the left and the right, and sometimes this gives you a little bit better of an overview of your project. Now when I go to this view I notice that I want to make a few image changes. I want a few images to be side by side. This picture here, and this one down here, I also perhaps want to swap some photographs. So if you click and drag one picture to a new image area, it will place that there. And then it will move the other image to that other spot, and we can do this with various photographs. And here I'm just going to click and drag around a little bit, swapping up some images in order to try to create a little bit better combination with the different colors that we can see here. And I will just change these sizes so that this kind of connects a little bit better with this over here. So we have these two connecting across in a spread.

Customizing the interior of the book

Let's take a look at how we can further customize the interior of our book project by changing pictures and also by rearranging the overall layout or flow of the book. In order to do this, I like to minimize some of the Lightroom interface. You can do that by pressing the Tab key. It will hide those panels on the left and the right, and sometimes this gives you a little bit better of an overview of your project. Now when I go to this view I notice that I want to make a few image changes. I want a few images to be side by side. This picture here, and this one down here, I also perhaps want to swap some photographs. So if you click and drag one picture to a new image area, it will place that there. And then it will move the other image to that other spot, and we can do this with various photographs. And here I'm just going to click and drag around a little bit, swapping up some images in order to try to create a little bit better combination with the different colors that we can see here. And I will just change these sizes so that this kind of connects a little bit better with this over here. So we have these two connecting across in a spread.

I'm going to move around a little bit more and see if there is anything else. Might be fun to bring those two together. Also, I'm thinking about colors here and just looking at how different colors might work together. And a lot of this is just kind of fun, experimenting and seeing how you can customize the layout. After you have swapped images, let's say that you want to move an entire layout. You have a spread that you wanted to be in a different spot. I want to start off with this green and red and then have reds right after this. Well, this layout has some nice reds. Click on one page, hold down the Shift key, click on another. You will notice there is a yellow tab. Click on the yellow tab and drag it to a new spot, then drop, and you can rearrange that.

You can also do this by working with multiple images or multiple spreads. Click on one page, hold down the Shift key, then click on another. So now we have two spreads selected. Click and drag those, and you can rearrange that way as well. All right. Well, now that we have rearranged things a little bit, I am liking the overall flow. Yet as I scroll up or as I look at the top, I notice that I just do not like the cover. If we zoom in on that by clicking on the icon--which takes us to the spread view--I get close, and it is just too much.

The rest of the book, well, it feels kind of bright in area. There is lots of negative space. This is a little bit too strong. I want to customize the front and the back cover. Let's take a look at how we can do that in the next movie.

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Lightroom Workflow Strategies

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  1. 2m 10s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 44m 20s
    1. Importing images on-site
      7m 30s
    2. Creating a slideshow template
      7m 37s
    3. Selecting photos for a slideshow
      7m 26s
    4. Setting up for quick and easy batch processing
      7m 38s
    5. Finishing the batch processing
      3m 36s
    6. Launching the event slideshow
      5m 34s
    7. Uploading photos to Facebook during the event
      4m 59s
  3. 39m 47s
    1. Grouping photos into general collections
      5m 25s
    2. Using collections to sort out the keepers
      8m 30s
    3. Organizing collections based on subject matter
      4m 54s
    4. Batch processing color and black-and-white images
      4m 56s
    5. Exporting photos for lab printing
      4m 47s
    6. Exporting high-resolution photos for DVD or drives
      5m 35s
    7. Compressing and archiving the images
      5m 40s
  4. 23m 58s
    1. Getting started with travel collections
      3m 9s
    2. Labeling the photos
      5m 25s
    3. Adding travel-specific keywords and captions
      5m 28s
    4. Adding locations to the Map module
      3m 49s
    5. Processing the images
      6m 7s
  5. 32m 38s
    1. Combining multiple catalogs
      2m 49s
    2. Exporting images and merging laptop and desktop catalogs
      7m 37s
    3. Designing a Blurb book
      5m 53s
    4. Customizing the interior of the book
      2m 31s
    5. Customizing the book cover
      5m 6s
    6. Sending the book to Blurb
      2m 36s
    7. Creating multiple-image print layouts
      6m 6s
  6. 19m 35s
    1. Processing the images
      5m 57s
    2. Emailing low-resolution photos for client review
      4m 49s
    3. Creating a web gallery for client review
      5m 11s
    4. Exporting and sending full-resolution photos
      3m 38s
  7. 30m 32s
    1. Evaluating and processing the photos
      7m 3s
    2. Working with virtual copies
      6m 13s
    3. Exploring creative black-and-white processes
      5m 34s
    4. Removing and adding color
      5m 13s
    5. Using the Print module for virtual layouts
      6m 29s
  8. 40s
    1. Goodbye
      40s

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