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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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Let's start with the first page that likely has some text, the cover of the book. In this case, there is already some Type on the page, and I've put in the basic information. Notice, when I click to select the text, that a pop-up box appears giving you the choice of changing Fonts, as well as the option of the Size, the Alignment, and the Vertical, Centered, or Top Alignment to the Text Block. Now, as you are working here, you will notice that you may not appear to have as many controls.
If you go up top, you will notice that the Menu Bar does come back and under Edit, we have the Font Controls. I will typically choose Show Fonts, and this will bring up a floating window giving me greater control. Notice now that I have a lot more options including the ability to change the weight of the font. This means that I could bump up the Typeface here, all of these are still the font family, but there are different weights available that I could mix to add emphasis.
I also can easily choose different size fonts rather than having to just use the preset sizes that are here. This makes it really easy as you work to start to design. If you would like, you can also change the color of the font and dial in a value. Between these two windows as you work, it gets really easy to take precise control. If you see an exclamation point (!), it is warning you that the text doesn't fit inside of this area.
In this case, some of the characters, the descenders on the G and the Y are getting cut off, so I should reduce the size of the text until that exclamation point (!) goes away, then I could be assured that all of the copy is fitting in that window. I will go over here to the flap and just finish this out and put a little bit of extra information. There we go, and notice, you can always select that text and bump up the size.
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