Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing your photos for BookSmart, part of Creating Photo Books with Blurb.
BookSmart is a desktop program for laying out a book that you then upload…to Blurb for printing.…BookSmart is intuitive enough for someone with no bookmaking experience to use,…but it has enough options and it's customizable enough for a creative…professional to make a high-end photo book.…And BookSmart works the same way on a PC as it does on a Mac.…In this movie I'll cover ways to prepare your photos in Adobe Photoshop before…you import them into BookSmart.…But what if you don't have Photoshop?…The good news is, you don't have to use Photoshop or any image editor with BookSmart.…
If you shoot JPEGs with a digital camera, you can import them straight into…BookSmart without doing anything to them.…Odds are that they'll meet BookSmart's basic requirements, which are that…images be 8-bit, that they're JPEGs or PNGs, and that they be in RGB or…Grayscale Color Mode.…But if you think you have some images that may not meet those prerequisites,…then here's what you do.…First you want to identify which photos need your attention.…
- Planning a photo book
- Color managing photos for BookSmart
- Laying out pages in BookSmart
- Troubleshooting image size in BookSmart
- Importing photos to Bookify
- Adding, deleting, and moving pages in Bookify
- Downloading and installing Blurb's InDesign plug-in
- Uploading a PDF to Blurb
- Ordering and selling photo books
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Ready to Make a Book
2. Using Blurb BookSmart Desktop Software
3. Using Blurb Bookify Online
4. Using PDF to Book
5. Ordering and Selling Your Book
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