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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

Watching a slideshow


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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

with Richard Harrington

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Another way to review your book is to sit back and watch a slideshow. This will take each page full screen and as a nice leisurely way to review your book. To do so, just go ahead and click the Play Button in the lower corner. This will automatically start the Slideshow. Now, it will go through and automatically advance from one image to the next. If you'd like greater control, you can go ahead and Pause that and then click the Gear icon here to control things.
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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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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto
2h 7m Intermediate Dec 10, 2012

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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.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. lynda.com is honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Organizing images in albums
  • Choosing a size and theme for your book
  • Adding background photos
  • Adding more pages
  • Changing the page order
  • Formatting the cover
  • Cropping, straightening, and enhancing images
  • Using maps in the layout
  • Watching a slideshow of the book
  • Ordering from the printer
  • Creating a PDF of your book
Subjects:
Photography Printing Photos Sharing Photos
Software:
iPhoto
Author:
Richard Harrington

Watching a slideshow

Another way to review your book is to sit back and watch a slideshow. This will take each page full screen and as a nice leisurely way to review your book. To do so, just go ahead and click the Play Button in the lower corner. This will automatically start the Slideshow. Now, it will go through and automatically advance from one image to the next. If you'd like greater control, you can go ahead and Pause that and then click the Gear icon here to control things.

Right now, it's set to go for 3 seconds a Slide. I can go ahead and increase that to whatever duration I want or if I actually wanted to, I can have this go ahead and Fit the Music Track. Now, you might be wondering why use music? This is solely for making Slideshows that would play back at an event, and maybe you want to watch your images with some music. In doing so, you can get in there and customize it, but for the most part I am just going to watch this and Set each Slide to go for 5 seconds.

That's enough time for me to look at it and get a good idea. If I want to though, I can always manually Pause it. You've got the ability for Transitions, and I'm just going to use a nice simple Dissolve between. That looks good and I think I've got everything in there that I need. When ready, I can go ahead and flip over to the Music Tab. Now, there is music tracks for the individual Theme, you'll also find others in the Sample Music Folder and those tracks can be used if you wanted to post this as a movie or play it back in public.

In this case though, I'm just going to uncheck the Music Option, because I really just want to watch things and I don't need to hear the music. Let's go ahead and click Play and you see it goes back. It starts at the beginning, I can use the Left- and Right-Arrow Key to step through my presentation or we could Pause that and click through as well very quickly. You see that this makes it easy for you to control the Slideshow and its Playback. When you want to watch it, just press the Play Button or use the Spacebar. This is a good way to review your Slideshow and have an idea of what's happening within the book.

When you're satisfied with the Slideshow, and you've had a chance to look at your images, just press the Escape Key (Esc) to exit. If you want to actually Export a Slideshow to post or share with other people, maybe as a movie on YouTube or email to someone to put on their iPad, you could choose File>Export and you see that you have the ability to Export the Slideshow and target a different device. The Large format will work well for most computers and the Apple TV and the iPad.

If you'd like, you can also Export individual still images and Save these out, so that every single page becomes a JPEG File that you could e-mail. This looks great and these are just extra ways of getting it off of your computer and sharing it with others.

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