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Discover how to use Apple iPhoto to create photo books—for gifts or to showcase your photography. In this course, author Rich Harrington describes how to organize your images, choose a theme for your book, and customize the layout of each page. The course also shows how to insert captions, enhance photos with one-click effects, and add special features, such as maps. The course concludes with details on ordering books and creating PDF versions to distribute electronically.
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As you layout your book, you will have the option to use text. Now, many of the default pages already have texts added, but you can also turn options on for Captions or Add Text Blocks. I want to talk just a little bit about the fonts themselves however. Remember when doing printing, that you want to keep a consistent style, so try to avoid the urge to mix a bunch of different fonts throughout your book. Additionally, go for fonts that are a bit heavier, particularly when doing things like Titles or Headings on a page.
You can reserve the lighter or book weight fonts for the longer captions or the descriptive paragraphs that you insert into your book. Some books will be driven by photos, while other books will have entire pages just filled with text; iPhoto Books support both. Now, there's lots of great books out there on Type, and if you would like to explore Type in more depth, there's some wonderful training here on the lynda.com library to help you understand how Type works. There is also a good book I recommend called Stop Stealing Sheep & Learn How Type Works, from Erik Spiekermann.
Now, let's jump in and start to explore Working with Type.
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