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Book commenting feature in the works. Tell us what you think.
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Great idea!

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Jul 14, 2009 7:57pm PDT
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Adding borders to photos in my own Photoshop layouts - how thick?
Book Design and Imaging

I "stroked" a fine border around pictures in my daughter’s book = http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/444364

I did not do the wide borders, however you can see in the pictures of the girls getting ready I put a 5pixel black border around the pics.On the dark pages  I used the same size white border, but it really should be a pixel or 2 wider, as when printed, it appeared thinner then the black and sometimes "disappeared."  I made all the pages in photoshop cs2.

 Have fun!

suzi

 

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Jan 25, 2009 10:39pm PDT
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poor binding / white lines down centre
Book Printing

I had the same problem! I made a wedding photo book for my daughter and found the white line down each page. Most of my pages are black. I made all the full bleed pages in photoshop, then plopped each page into the book with a corresponding background color to be on the safe side…in other words, I thought I was "out smarting" the printing process.I spent weeks researching everything before beginning this venture! This was not a problem I was expecting.

I was also dissappointed with the stitching – looked like 3 or 4 great big stitches! I’m really concerned that the pages will tear and fall out in short time.

I’m rather concerned, as my daughter’s new relatives want a book, also…hey I want one too! Maybe I should try another publisher…or wait until the Christmas rush is over and hope the quality picks up. 

 

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Dec 31, 2008 9:46pm PDT
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How do I make my book like this one?
BookSmart

Rats! I will have to settle for something else….I just don’t want to do double work..

Thanks so much for answering.

Regards, Suzi

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Aug 10, 2008 9:17pm PDT
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How do I make my book like this one?
BookSmart

I’m a newbie….trying to make a family cookbook. I searched all the books in the bookstore and love the format of YUM . I like the banding (sideways title)on the pages and the background. Can anyone give me some assistance? I just downloaded the program and do not see a choice to do this. I even like the fine border on each page.  Maybe I’m missing something.  I hope this was not all done on photoshop first. I’m trying to avoid doing that….

Thanks,

suzi

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Aug 10, 2008 6:26pm PDT
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