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Changing page layout with the Layout pane

From: Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

Video: Changing page layout with the Layout pane

While these quick presets are useful, there is the ability to take greater control. Let's flip over to the next page. And you'll see that I have a couple of options. First off, there's a map. We'll leave the map in, but we'll come back to that a bit later and do an update. Let's go to this next page here however, and start to make a change. I'll click on the page itself. And instead of using the pop-up menus here, I'm going to instead make greater changes using the Layout Tab.

Changing page layout with the Layout pane

While these quick presets are useful, there is the ability to take greater control. Let's flip over to the next page. And you'll see that I have a couple of options. First off, there's a map. We'll leave the map in, but we'll come back to that a bit later and do an update. Let's go to this next page here however, and start to make a change. I'll click on the page itself. And instead of using the pop-up menus here, I'm going to instead make greater changes using the Layout Tab.

Notice that this gives us a visual way to browse. Now, it's the same options as using the pop-up menu here, but instead of having to be careful of where you click making sure you get exactly the right area selected, you might find that it's easier to use the Layout Tab. This makes it easier for me to choose between the different options here, for example starting with three photos. And I can quickly audition what that layout is going to look like.

This lets me get in there and really start to play and I think this looks pretty good. I'm going to go with an option though that shows a little bit of the background page, and adjust the page itself to have a light natural paper texture. I could then jump over to the Photos Tab, and start to put in a few of my initial images, and just drag some photos from the trip. We are getting a sense of the geography of this particular location. I like how this feels.

And remember, it's very easy to make minor adjustments by just clicking the photo, dragging the slider to recompose, and then moving it within the frame. If you do decide you want to adjust the total layout, just click to select the page or again even with the whole photo selected, the Layout Panel will give you that option to quickly switch between the different options. And you'll notice that the page reflows and you could adjust the cropping. While I thought I wanted to start here quickly auditioning, I think that this is a better option or even here where the pictures are bigger.

I'll just adjust the composition of those photos to really make them look their best, and I think I'm pretty happy with those results.

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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

59 video lessons · 3465 viewers

Richard Harrington
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  1. 2m 50s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      42s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 9s
  2. 11m 20s
    1. Resolution requirements for putting photos in a book
      2m 28s
    2. Organizing images with an album
      2m 8s
    3. Organizing images with a Smart Album
      1m 59s
    4. Gathering images from Facebook
      1m 55s
    5. Photo streaming
      1m 14s
    6. The importance of ordering your photos
      1m 36s
  3. 14m 26s
    1. Creating a new book
      1m 16s
    2. Choosing a binding style
      2m 59s
    3. Choosing a size for your book
      2m 36s
    4. Choosing a theme for your book
      3m 43s
    5. Creating the initial layout
      2m 39s
    6. Changing a theme
      1m 13s
  4. 30m 49s
    1. Clearing placed photos
      1m 19s
    2. Taking control with options
      1m 18s
    3. Changing the page layout with presets
      4m 30s
    4. Changing page layout with the Layout pane
      2m 28s
    5. Changing the color of a page
      2m 14s
    6. Adding a background photo
      2m 55s
    7. Seeing placed and unplaced photos
      1m 32s
    8. Using Autoflow
      3m 41s
    9. Adding pages to a book
      1m 37s
    10. Adding a two-page spread
      4m 4s
    11. Swapping photos in a layout
      3m 16s
    12. Changing the order of pages
      1m 55s
  5. 12m 3s
    1. Advice when choosing pages
      1m 9s
    2. Formatting the cover
      2m 8s
    3. Modifying titles
      1m 54s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 14s
    5. Adding captions
      2m 36s
    6. Making global changes to fonts
      1m 2s
  6. 17m 21s
    1. Applying design options effects to images
      1m 5s
    2. Cropping a photo
      1m 23s
    3. Using the Enhance button
      2m 56s
    4. Straightening an image
      2m 1s
    5. Using one-click effects
      2m 46s
    6. Editing a dark photo
      4m 5s
    7. Editing a bright photo
      1m 28s
    8. Reverting a photo
      1m 37s
  7. 7m 38s
    1. Adding a map
      50s
    2. Customizing a map's location
      1m 51s
    3. Changing a map's style
      1m 52s
    4. Adding places
      3m 5s
  8. 11m 57s
    1. Adding a blank page
      1m 37s
    2. Double-checking your spelling
      1m 39s
    3. Resolving any default text issues
      1m 56s
    4. Printing a hard copy to proof
      2m 34s
    5. Watching a slideshow
      3m 19s
    6. Duplicating or renaming a book project
      52s
  9. 7m 21s
    1. Before you can order...
      50s
    2. Choosing the print products store
      1m 38s
    3. Building your order
      4m 12s
    4. Checking the status of your order
      41s
  10. 11m 6s
    1. Creating a PDF of your book to email
      3m 8s
    2. Why create a slideshow?
      3m 31s
    3. Syncing to an iPad
      4m 27s
  11. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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