Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Creating Cards, Calendars, and Books with Photos for OS X.
- If your lynda.com membership includes it, I've put together a collection of exercise files that can use to complete this class. I'm going to share some photos from a recent family trip, which is a great set of source material to create things like cards and calendars, or perhaps a photo book to commemorate the trip. These types of images are just personal snapshots, as well as a few artistic photos, and a couple I spent a little time making, but all-in-all, these are just some simple images. If you don't want to use my images throughout this course, it's absolutely fine if you use your own images, just make sure you've got about 60 images from a recent trip or an event that you'd like to use to create a calendar, a book, or a card.
This is all pretty straightforward. Please do me a favor when you're actually done with this course though, and simply delete these images from your library. Alright, let me show you how to get these installed. When you download, you'll find two different libraries available to you. The first one is all of the images already imported into a project, and the second is the ending state from this course that'll contain my version of the card, the calendar, and the book. What you can do, is double click on this library in order to open it.
When you do that, Photos for OS X will launch. And you'll notice that the images come in. In this case, there is just the images in this particular library, that are going to be used in this course. You can view all the photos, take a look at everything that way, see the Panoramas that were created for this project, or just view the album that has the images organized a bit by location. Now, what we've got here are just some simple family photos from the Portland area, and the Bend area in Oregon, in the United States, and we're going to use these to create a series of products that I'd like to order.
Remember, you can absolutely use your own photos, I've just put together a collection that you could use for this class. During the course, we're going to do very little when it comes to actually enhancing or developing the images, I'm going to assume that you've already done that in advance. If not, again you can check out some of those courses here on lynda.com to learn more about developing images, and have them look their best. I will show you how to make a small tweak along the way, applying a filter or boosting the color or, making it black and white, but by no means is this an in-depth exploration of all of the tools.
Now, you'll notice that in this particular case, only this library loaded. What you can now do in the future, when you quit Photos for OS X, is simply launch it again, and hold down the option key. This will pop up all of the different libraries that you're using, and show you what's happening. Remember, from here you can choose to then switch back to your main photo library, if necessary, or quickly make a switch to any other library. This also allows you to create a new library from scratch.
In this case though, I'm going to once again, double click on that downloaded library that contains all of the photos that we're going to use, and if yours is like mine, you should end up with a library that contains 63 photos from the state of Oregon in the United States.
- Choosing a size, type, and theme for your Photos project
- Adding and removing images
- Editing text
- Removing the Apple logo
- Controlling the number of pages in a book
- Adding a map to a book
- Ordering prints