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Setting output options for your greeting cards

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Video: Setting output options for your greeting cards

We have some output options with greeting cards also. The simplest of course and a very nice one is to buy the card from Apple. Once you design it, click on the Buy Card, set the quantity, and go ahead and check out. Just keep in mind that your shipping is going to be the same whether you order one or five cards or whatever. So you may want to group your cards, if you know you're going to order a bunch. But you have other output options also and one is to print the card yourself. So I'm just going to go to the File > Print. Wait for that Print dialog box to come up.

Setting output options for your greeting cards

We have some output options with greeting cards also. The simplest of course and a very nice one is to buy the card from Apple. Once you design it, click on the Buy Card, set the quantity, and go ahead and check out. Just keep in mind that your shipping is going to be the same whether you order one or five cards or whatever. So you may want to group your cards, if you know you're going to order a bunch. But you have other output options also and one is to print the card yourself. So I'm just going to go to the File > Print. Wait for that Print dialog box to come up.

Now these cards are 5x7 when folded, which means that they're really 7x10. So what you're probably going to have to do on paper size is create a custom size, unless you happen to have that particular size in your Print dialog box here in your options. So just make sure you do that so the card fits properly. Then you're probably going to have to run the card through twice, because you'll go from 1 to 1 in the first time and print on the front.

Then you'll go to the back of the card and then print 2 to 2. Run that same paper through again, print 2 to 2, and print on the inside, and then you have images on both sides. Of course, if your printer has a duplex printing or it can print on both sides at the same time, you can set that up. But just keep in mind you will probably do one side first and then print the other side. You can also do electronic greeting cards. You can save them out as PDFs and go that route right here.

Now, one thing that I tend to do if I'm going to do the electronic greeting card route is that I'll go with a flat card instead of the folding card and then just Print to PDF. Then you can actually design a very nice electronic card that you can attach to an email. You have all of those flat card options to do that. So you really have some nice ways to work here. Again, think of this as a layout tool where you can send your images to Apple, you can print them yourself, or you can make electronic versions of them and have a lot of fun.

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iPhoto '11 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 58s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 49s
    3. What's new in iPhoto '11?
      1m 39s
    4. OS X Mavericks 10.9 iPhoto version update NEW
      21s
  2. 20m 33s
    1. Preparing to install iPhoto '11
      3m 2s
    2. Launching iPhoto for the first time and updating your existing Library
      4m 4s
    3. Importing images from your camera
      4m 50s
    4. Importing photo files
      4m 3s
    5. Importing movies
      2m 17s
    6. Working in Full Screen view
      2m 17s
  3. 40m 53s
    1. Importing the exercise files and organizing by Event
      1m 59s
    2. Understanding Events
      3m 43s
    3. Hiding photos
      1m 50s
    4. Flagging photos
      3m 3s
    5. Finding people using Faces
      3m 52s
    6. Adding people to Faces
      2m 8s
    7. Managing the Faces corkboard
      2m 14s
    8. Organizing by location with Places
      2m 9s
    9. Geotagging images
      7m 4s
    10. Creating albums
      1m 54s
    11. Viewing albums in Full Screen mode
      3m 37s
    12. Creating Smart Albums
      3m 36s
    13. Creating folders
      1m 46s
    14. Exploring the Project view
      1m 58s
  4. 17m 15s
    1. Understanding metadata
      3m 1s
    2. Rating your photos
      4m 27s
    3. Displaying photos by rating
      2m 57s
    4. Adding keywords
      3m 13s
    5. Finding photos by keyword
      3m 37s
  5. 29m 6s
    1. Switching to Edit mode
      2m 3s
    2. Cropping photos
      3m 30s
    3. Straightening photos
      1m 37s
    4. Making automatic corrections with Enhance
      2m 18s
    5. Removing red-eye
      3m 5s
    6. Retouching photos
      3m 10s
    7. Rotating photos
      1m 39s
    8. Using the Effects palette
      4m 8s
    9. Duplicating photos
      3m 5s
    10. Reverting to the original
      2m 4s
    11. Comparing photos while editing
      2m 27s
  6. 34m 53s
    1. Working in the Adjust tab
      1m 0s
    2. Adjusting levels
      4m 12s
    3. Adjusting exposure and contrast
      3m 31s
    4. Adjusting color saturation
      3m 43s
    5. Adjusting definition
      2m 10s
    6. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 26s
    7. Adjusting sharpness and reducing noise
      4m 19s
    8. Adjusting temperature and tint
      4m 19s
    9. Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos
      3m 51s
    10. Working with RAW files in iPhoto
      5m 22s
  7. 25m 42s
    1. Emailing photos from iPhoto
      4m 22s
    2. Emailing photos the old-fashioned way
      4m 5s
    3. Setting up your email account in iPhoto
      3m 43s
    4. Sharing your photos via Facebook
      3m 16s
    5. Sharing your photos via Flickr
      4m 35s
    6. Sharing your photos via MobileMe
      1m 26s
    7. Creating a web gallery
      4m 15s
  8. 20m 59s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      1m 46s
    2. Customizing slideshow settings
      5m 2s
    3. Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime
      4m 19s
    4. Managing movies in your iPhoto library
      5m 26s
    5. Creating a DVD from iPhoto
      4m 26s
  9. 41m 45s
    1. Exporting photos
      4m 57s
    2. Printing photos
      7m 57s
    3. Ordering prints
      2m 22s
    4. Creating a calendar
      7m 11s
    5. Creating a photo book
      7m 40s
    6. Selecting output options for your photo book
      4m 6s
    7. Creating greeting cards
      4m 15s
    8. Setting output options for your greeting cards
      2m 11s
    9. Viewing all your calendars, books, and cards
      1m 6s
  10. 16m 14s
    1. Customizing iPhoto preferences
      7m 7s
    2. Burning a backup CD or DVD
      4m 37s
    3. Backing up to an external hard drive
      1m 53s
    4. Creating iPhoto libraries and switching between them
      2m 37s
  11. 1m 45s
    1. Final thoughts
      1m 45s

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