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Sending the book to Blurb

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Video: Sending the book to Blurb

There are just a few final steps in this book building process that you'll want to take. The first one is to export the book to a PDF file. If you do this, what it will do is it will create a PDF document which you could then print on your own desktop printer. You'll want to do that in order to evaluate the book, to read over the copy that you've added, to make sure that everything is exactly right. Next, after you have done that, you can click on this button to send the book to Blurb. Here, you'll want to go ahead and log in to Blurb. If you do not have an account, you can navigate to Blurb.com and create one.

Sending the book to Blurb

There are just a few final steps in this book building process that you'll want to take. The first one is to export the book to a PDF file. If you do this, what it will do is it will create a PDF document which you could then print on your own desktop printer. You'll want to do that in order to evaluate the book, to read over the copy that you've added, to make sure that everything is exactly right. Next, after you have done that, you can click on this button to send the book to Blurb. Here, you'll want to go ahead and log in to Blurb. If you do not have an account, you can navigate to Blurb.com and create one.

Once you have that account, you can enter in your account information here and then go ahead and sign in. Once you have done this, you need to give your book a title. I will go ahead and call this one Sayulita, and I'll give this a subtitle: Los Colores De Mexico. All right. After I've done that I'll click Upload Book. This will then take these full high-resolution files, and what it will do is it will configure them into these pages and it will create these page layouts and it will upload this to Blurb.

Once this is complete, it will open up the Blurb web site and show us our book so that we can preview it. For the sake of demo here, we're going to speed up this process. And now here you can see this process is complete. It has opened up the Blurb web site, and here I have my book. I will go ahead and click on preview book. This will open up the book so that I can see it as if it is really part of or inside of this book we can see the cover has some details or graphics. Also, the interior pages, again the layout is now set inside of this context which can help us evaluate our project. And if we click through this and like this project if it is looking good. To finish it up, all that you need to do is to click on this buy button in order to finish the process and to order your book.

You can also evaluate your book by clicking on the thumbnail view. This will show you the different spreads, and this looks similar to what we have seen before, right? And as we review the book in Lightroom. The other thing that I want to highlight here is that if ever you do not like the book, perhaps you want to make some changes. All that you need to do there is just go back to Lightroom and then make those changes and then re-upload this to Blurb. The other thing that I would highlight here is that once you've created a layout, you'll want to save this. In order to save this, you can click on the button at the top right-hand side of the work area. This button says Create Saved Book. I'll go ahead and name this one Sayulita, and then click Create. Now you can see here in my collections panel I have this book and all of these settings all of the customization that I applied to this book now saved inside of this collections panel.

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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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