Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Why use PDF to Book with Adobe InDesign?, part of Creating Photo Books with Blurb.
The PDF to Book workflow is intended for professional designers who have…experience using a page layout program like Adobe InDesign.…If you don't have much experience with bookmaking or if you don't know how…to use InDesign, you'll probably be more comfortable using Blurb BookSmart or Bookify.…So, why would a creative professional choose the PDF to Book workflow over…Blurb's other more intuitive bookmaking methods?…I think the reason is that PDF to Book offers maximum control over a book's…layout and typography.…
It also gives the designer access to all the sophisticated design tools of a…full-featured page layout program, like InDesign, and it offers the designer the…opportunity to create a truly customized book from scratch.…Theoretically, the PDF to Book method can be used with any page layout…program that exports a special kind of PDF, a PDF/X-3, that's compatible with Blurb's printers.…So that doesn't have to be InDesign;…it could be another page layout program like QuarkXPress.…
But Blurb has streamlined the use of InDesign, in particular, by developing a…
- 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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