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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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Many of the Layout Templates have titles or descriptions below the photos. This is a great way to add extra text to the page to describe what people are looking at. For example, on this first page here, I have a title below the image. Now, if I want to see the controls, I could use the windows I opened earlier by pressing Cmd+T or I could click the Options button to open up additional text controls. These two really are the same and there is pretty much overlap between both sides. The only difference here is that the font list is being filtered by showing the suggested fonts, and you just have a little bit of additional controls here over the amount of Spacing and the Tracking, which is the space between all the letters of text.
I generally still leave these at the default values, but you might find it necessary with certain fonts to tweak it. Let us go ahead and type in a descriptive title and you see that it is added below. Remember, all of these can be updated with size and you can increase them. Try to pay attention however, as you work as to what size you are using. The keyboard shortcuts of Cmd+- (minus) or Cmd++ (plus) are also a useful way to change the size by one point at a time.
Let us go to another page that has a title. Here we go, and remember, you can you can always change the weight using the font Options, and it updates. Now there's lots of other text that we can go through, and remember, as you look at your layout options, you can turn titles On and Off. If you have a title here that you don't want, you can always select the text and delete it.
This box will not show when printed, it is just there to help you see that there is a text block that you can work with.
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