Scott Kelby takes viewers through the process of designing a photobook using Lightroom 4′s new Book Module. These lessons cover everything from picking which shots to include, to choosing a layout, placing photos in that layout, adding captions and other type, and finally, submitting the finished product to Blurb for printing. Using these built-in tools, photographers can use Lightroom 4 to create a presentation of their work to be shared, sold, or gifted to friends and family. Follow along with these lessons and see how easy it is to design your own photobook using Lightroom 4.
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Scott talks about what he will be covering in the course and how to prepare for making your photobook by selecting and editing the images you will use.
When selecting which photos to use, it is important to choose ones that help tell your story. Learn about initial settings for your photobook like size, paper type, and cover style.
This lesson deals with placing images into the book layout, creating a book cover, adding pages with the page panel, and how to design a 2-page spread.
Lightroom has some automated functions that can speed up the design process.
Choose fonts, size, color, opacity, and text styling. Also learn how to use guides to visualize your layout.
Create and use custom presets to style your photobook as you like it.
Scott shows viewers how to add page captions, photo captions, and how to use a photo as a background image.
Use Lightroom's print module to create a custom page. Then save it and import it into your photobook.
Be sure to double check your work and when you are ready, send the whole packet to blurb for printing. Blurb will also allow you to create a PDF version and an ebook.
Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author…