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Creating the initial layout


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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

with Richard Harrington

Video: Creating the initial layout

Once you've zeroed in on a theme that you think you want to use, it's time to create the book. Don't worry. If you don't like your decision, you can always undo it or modify it. But this is a great time to see what the book is going to look like. I'll click the Create button and iPhoto prompts me that I need to make a decision. I can either create a book that doesn't have any of the photos added, or I can go ahead and auto-fill the book and let it fill the information in and add more pages.
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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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Watch the Online Video Course 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
Subject:
Photography
Software:
iPhoto
Author:
Richard Harrington

Creating the initial layout

Once you've zeroed in on a theme that you think you want to use, it's time to create the book. Don't worry. If you don't like your decision, you can always undo it or modify it. But this is a great time to see what the book is going to look like. I'll click the Create button and iPhoto prompts me that I need to make a decision. I can either create a book that doesn't have any of the photos added, or I can go ahead and auto-fill the book and let it fill the information in and add more pages.

Let's try Autofill to start. When I click OK, all the pages are filled in, and iPhoto has done its best to guess on how I might want these pages laid out. It did a pretty good job. I might make some changes here. But let's click through and start to look. By clicking on a book page, I can now step through the book and survey how the layout looks. And it's really pretty amazing at how good this looks to start.

There are a lot of cool things here. I definitely see things I would change, but it's interesting how all the pages have been laid out and iPhoto made its best guess when choosing the theme. You can make adjustments within, but certain elements like this leaf are stuck there. I can't get rid of it, but I can change the option for the layout of the page. So, if I decide that I don't like that, I can go ahead, and switch to a different layout, and that page will adjust.

Taking the time to explore the initial layout gives you a good idea of what that theme is really going to be like. And remember, if you decide you don't like a particular look, you can easily change it. I've got the ability to switch layout options and I don't have to live with the first choice. Taking the time to step through will really help you decide if this is the right theme for you. Now this particular book is clocking in at 82 pages, which is huge.

Chances are if using this theme, I would put more photos on the individual page because if I go to buy this book, I could just get an idea of how much I'm going to be on the hook for. A $97.00 book, it's a pretty expensive book. It's going to look beautiful. It's got lots of pictures in it, but I'm not so sure if this theme is the right one for me. I think since I have a lot of photos I want to share, I'm going to change the theme to one that accommodates more pictures on the individual page.

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