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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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If you're a big fan of that Enhance Button, there are several other one-click effects. Now, these will allow you to combine to get new results and you can even combine multiple one-click effects, think of them as several clicks with a different purpose to get the job done. I've got a couple of photos here that each have a few problems. There's nothing wrong with these images, but as you go from one image to the next, this one looks a little bright; this one looks a little dark. Let's start up here.
I select the image and then click Edit Photo. I can go to the Effects Tab to see my image. Now, there are effects that are designed to go ahead and give you stylized looks and you see that you could turn those up or add simple mats or vignettes. I'm going to go ahead and choose None here because that's looking like a bad photo that you would get in an amusement park, but instead, I will take advantage of Boost and notice what a nice job that did on saturation and contrast.
If necessary, I could do a little bit more and that's looking pretty good. If I want to draw attention to the middle, I do find that Edge Blur is kind of a nice effect to pull the eye in, and that looks good. Now, we had some other pictures in here and let's take a look at how those are working. This one seemed pretty good, but I want to go ahead and fade it just a bit. Notice how before, to now, a Boost followed by a Fade did a nice job of evening out some of the sun tan burn.
I also can do saturation and warm a shot or cool a shot. Similarly, there is contrast and the ability to Lighten or Darken. These effects are very intuitive and make it easy to work. So in the case of this next photo, I'll click Boost, looks nice. It does both saturation and contrast. I'm going to Lighten that with a couple of clicks and put a little more Contrast in.
A simple Edge Blur to blur out some of those details and it looks great. Here's our last one on that page. Let's go ahead and bring that up a bit with a Boost. Lighten it because it's a bit dark and then pull down the intensity of color with Fade and blur the edges. All right, back to the Book, and you see that page looks a lot more unified and consistent in both exposure, saturation and contrast.
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