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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

Choosing a binding style


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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

with Richard Harrington

Video: Choosing a binding style

One of the first decisions you have to make is how all those pages are going to be stuck together. We call this the book binding and iPhoto offers three types of bindings. Now which one you choose will be dependent upon the theme as well as the size of the book. Let's take a look at those choices. First off, you have a hard cover book and this is going to put a cover on the book that is just that. Made out of cardboard with a coated wrapping with the photo and this makes a very durable book.
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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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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto
2h 7m Intermediate Dec 10, 2012

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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.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. lynda.com is honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Organizing images in albums
  • Choosing a size and theme for your book
  • Adding background photos
  • Adding more pages
  • Changing the page order
  • Formatting the cover
  • Cropping, straightening, and enhancing images
  • Using maps in the layout
  • Watching a slideshow of the book
  • Ordering from the printer
  • Creating a PDF of your book
Subjects:
Photography Printing Photos Sharing Photos
Software:
iPhoto
Author:
Richard Harrington

Choosing a binding style

One of the first decisions you have to make is how all those pages are going to be stuck together. We call this the book binding and iPhoto offers three types of bindings. Now which one you choose will be dependent upon the theme as well as the size of the book. Let's take a look at those choices. First off, you have a hard cover book and this is going to put a cover on the book that is just that. Made out of cardboard with a coated wrapping with the photo and this makes a very durable book.

You'll often see slip covers on these books as well. The benefit of the hardcover is that the book is designed to last longer. So if you're making something that you want to give as a gift or put on the bookshelf and have it last for quite some time, choose the Hardcover option. The Hardcover option does add ten extra dollars to the cost of the book however. So if you are looking to save money, you might consider the Softcover or Wire-bound. When you choose Softcover you'll see several different options available.

It's still the same layout. You still have just as many themes, but you will notice that a new size has been added. Under Hardcover we had large and extra large books. Under Softcover, we add the medium and small while losing the extra large size. The difference in printed book size will affect your layouts. So if you're switching between cover bindings, you might want to think about the size that you choose. Remember, going with the large size will work in both Hardcover and Softcover.

However, switching sizes is not that big of a deal. Notice the differences here. Adding more pages in the Hardcover book adds 99 cents a page while in the Softcover book its 69 cents a page. The Softcover books are less expensive, because they're not designed to last as long. They're still quite good, but if you're looking for something a little bit more affordable, the Softcover book option is just that. The other option to consider is Wire-bound.

Now the benefit with the Wire-bound books is that these can be laid flat. So if you're looking to make books that you put out in a conference room area, or maybe at a trade show, or you want to lay out at a party and have those books stay open to a particular page, this works really well. One thing I've seen people use these spiral bound books for is for books that show off their homes. Perhaps you're selling your house and you want to have a book with all of the features. Or I've seen these books being quite popular with kids who find them easier to leave open to a particular page so the young reader does not have to keep the book held open.

They can lay it flat and then when ready turn the page. The binding choice is really up to you. If you want to make an album that lasts longer I highly recommend the Hardcover book option, but the other two are quite affordable and do produce high quality books as well.

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