BookSmart

simply how to do a custom layout like the one pictured (2 page)

in the book pricing area?  (Where the left half of the left page is text, and the right half is an image that carrys over to the right page)

 I’ve tried to make one in ‘my custom layouts’ numerous times and the image will only go onto one page or the other

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Posted by
gdieselphoto
Jan 15, 2012 6:27am PDT
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gdieselphoto
 

I think you probably have to chop the picture in two.

Posted by
jshook
Jan 15, 2012 7:54am PDT
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jshook
 

I tried that but it resizes/crops the image on smaller page and I can’t make them match.  Best I’ve done is have the picture that way with a ‘2 page photo spread’ and just have a blank area to the left.  Otherwise the pic is cropped too much to fill the 2 page area.

Posted by
gdieselphoto
Jan 18, 2012 4:03am PDT
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gdieselphoto
 

I believe you have to import the same image twice to make it “bleed” over two pages.

With your two page spread, simply edit the image box on the left page so that it’s the width you want, and move it towards the centre of the book. I usually leave a half-inch gutter because these books don’t lay flat.

As long at the image height is the same on both image boxes, Booksmart will not resize the image when you drag it onto the page, but it will allow you to move the images to the left or right to get the framing you want. You can add a text box on the left page as well while you’re editing the layout.

I hope that makes sense.

regards
S

Posted by
sangio
Jan 19, 2012 1:41pm PDT
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sangio