Thursday, February 4, 2016

Working with Photo for Your Journal Books Hangout training

I am doing a Google Hangout today Thursday Feb 4th at 3:00pm EST on working with photos for your Journal Books. I will be showing some design techniques for photos, answering questions. You can watch the video below

You can also watch by clicking on this link

Topics included in this live video training by J. Bruce Jones from the Easy Journal Books online video course. I cover a series of question that we get asked about using and customizing photos in your journal books. For this training I work in PowerPoint but most of the tips will also work with InDesign.

Remember that CreateSpace needs a ½” margin around the outside of the page.

We talked about where to put photos on the page. Do you put them on inside, outside, to the blue line that comes with the template or the outside of the images.

How you bring photo onto the page, Using the Insert photo command or Dragging the photos onto the page

Dealing with different sizes, showing how, using a box as a template you can even everything up

How to crop images in PowerPoint

How to make photo Black and White in PowerPoint, this was cool I had forgetten all about this. You can also use Photoshop to change the color.

Label your photos so you can easily find the correct ones. We talked about file maintance and organization. Important for keeping organized.

Adding Captions, Yes people love captions on their images. Often reading the captions first.

Where do you put the photos inside of the page or on the outside, where do the photos go? Most people put them on the outside edge of the journal pages. But it is up to you, I talk about it

Adding page numbers? Usually with journal books you don’t have page numbers, but depending on what you are doing it can work.

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