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Swapping photos in a layout

From: Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

Video: Swapping photos in a layout

As you lay out pictures in your book, you may want to swap the layout. Now, you've already seen as quickly show this technique, but I want to explore just how flexible it is. When you're on a page, it's very easy to switch between these two pictures. I like both of these photos and I see benefits, but what's kind of happening is this is opening out to the outside edge of the book and it's kind of a dead space and this one is pulling me in. I think I want to switch the order of those two pictures and I think that's a better layout.

Swapping photos in a layout

As you lay out pictures in your book, you may want to swap the layout. Now, you've already seen as quickly show this technique, but I want to explore just how flexible it is. When you're on a page, it's very easy to switch between these two pictures. I like both of these photos and I see benefits, but what's kind of happening is this is opening out to the outside edge of the book and it's kind of a dead space and this one is pulling me in. I think I want to switch the order of those two pictures and I think that's a better layout.

Now, as I'm making these adjustments here, I do want to point out that it's super easy to make a change. In this case the two blue skies are not matching, so I want to just boost the colors a bit. I'll double-click on that and I could edit the photo and I'll take advantage of just a quick Boost to really start to push the colors, and a little more Saturation. I think that looks good. We'll bring that up, and I like that. We'll explore all of these adjustments more, but the two blues are feeling a lot better.

Now on this next page, I really like this graffiti I discovered as I was walking around town, but I don't think that the pictures are exactly working. This one feels pretty good. This one is just a bit flattened. This one is looking a little soft. I'll go back to the Photo Library here and experiment and I think what I want to try is putting a sense of angle in here. That looks pretty good and I want to put a little more color down here. I like that. Let's work with the Layout Options. As we play with the different options here to adjust, I think this is looking pretty good.

We have got a nice sense of diagonal perspective here. I'm just going to blow that up just a little bit to get rid of some of that street. I like the feeling here of continuing the angles and this one feels good, but I want to really punch in on that action. But to experiment, I'm free to swap those around and I actually think that's a bit better. I like the strong hero image up here. It's very dramatic and I've got good diagonal lines giving me a sense of angle in this top photo and these two down here on the bottom, seem to have a nice sense of angle and perspective as well.

It's super easy though to swap them out, and as I experiment, I could just design. Notice the unplaced photos here continue to update, so as you're mixing in the images, things will change. So if you want to mix the angles up, try the different options. See which one works for you. The nice thing is, is that the Unplaced Photos will continue to update. So as you remove a picture, it will go back into the library here and what's in your design will update dynamically.

Remember, as you start to put the multiple pictures together, in this case we have lots of saturation in these two, you can always just double-click on a picture and Edit it. And, this allows you to go in and do things like pump up the Saturation or in this case, I'm going to crank up the Definition, which does a nice job of really punching those details and I think what we have there is a very cool display of urban artwork.

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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

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Richard Harrington
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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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