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Creating Prints and Books is part of author Chris Orwig's investigation of Adobe Lightroom 5, and focuses on the Print and Books modules, which can be used to create high-quality prints and proofs and design custom layouts for books. Chris briefly reviews how to correct and paint away gamut issues and other problems in the Develop module and shows how to take advantage of templates and collections. The course also shows how to adjust print job settings for contact sheets, single image prints, and print packages, and the final chapters guide photographers through the step-by-step process of building and printing a book from Lightroom.
A bonus chapter introduces a quick condensed workflow for experienced designers who want to learn about changes to the process in Lightroom 5.
Let's dig to Customizing the Print Layout Style, And let's start off by looking at a Single Image Layout Style. Here I've selected this image, jared_01. And I clicked on the very first Light Room Template (1) 4 x 6. Next, let's go over to our Layout Style panel. Here you can see we have different layout styles. You may have noticed that as we click on these layout styles, well, the panels below changed. Custom and picture package have the same set of panels, while single image, it has a few different options or panels here.
Well, one of the first places you want to go is to Guides. Here we want to turn on these Guides. This shows us the Ruler, the Page Bleed, the Margins, the Gutters. Also, the image sell itself and the dimensions. If any of this information is distracting, while you can turn it off by simply clicking on these check boxes here. Or you can turn on the options, which you find to be most valuable or helpful. The great thing about all of this information, or all of this view, or all of these guides. Is it, it can kind of help us figure out how to position an image in the page.
It also can show us where to position our cursor to make changes. Hover over one of those guides, your cursor changes and you can click and drag up and down or left and right. Alright, well now that we've talked about our guides, let's go ahead and close that for a moment and open up image settings. Well, currently we have our image settings to Zoom to Fill. Turn that off on the image. We'll just fit inside of that window, it won't fill up the cell entirely. Click Zoom to Fill and it will fill it up completely.
Next, rotate to fit. This is fascinating. Let's say that I make this cell much more tall. What will happen eventually is the image will automatically rotate or flip. It will flip to fit inside of this space, so that it fits most effectively in that. And it will do that if we have rotate to fit turned on. All right. Well, what about Repeat One Photo per Page? Well, in order to see that, we need to go to a different template. Let's go down to one of our contact sheet templates. If we have that selected and then click on Repeat One Photo per Page, you can see it's going to repeat that photo and the photo will fill up all of the cells on that page. Okay, well now that we've seen that, let's go back to our basic template here, 4 x 6. Well, here what I want to do is I want to rotate the image so we'll click and drag up as we've seen before so that that fits inside of this little window area. Next, let's look at our layout options.
We'll go ahead and open up the Layout panel. And in the layout panel, the first option we have is ruler units. Here's our ruler up top. It's 8.5 x 11, telling us the size of our paper. We can change this to other dimensions, like centimeters, millimeters, et cetera. We also have the ability to change our margins and page grid, cell cize and cell spacing. Let's take a look at those. Well, margins, what they do, is they push in, they limit where the image can be displayed. As I increase my margin, I have less space for my image.
I'll exaggerate this so we can see that we've only left a little bit of space for the image here. Increase this while it just opens up the space for that image cell, and that's how those margins work. Page grid we've already about that. Here I can add more cells, and again we can have one or more here depending on the intent for the print. If we have more than one row or column, well then Cell Spacing Vertical or Horizontal shows up. And we can customize that as we've seen previously. All right, well, here I'm going to go back just to 1 because that's all I want on this page. Next, we have the Cell Size.
We can use these sliders to increase or decrease the cell size. This is the same thing that we did when we hovered over those guides. If you move the guide, you also will notice it will move this slider here. The last option in layout is to keep square. What that will do is as we make these changes, well both height and width, they'll move at the same time. If you want to make this change, let's say we make this bigger and the image isn't in the right spot, well click on it. Here we can move it and re-position that image so that it fits inside of that square.
Alright, well we have a little bit more to talk about in regards to the single image layout style. Let's continue to work with this image and this layout and let's do that in the next movie.
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