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ordering unfinished book to see how it looks
Book Design and Imaging

I did a partial soft cover version proof on my first book. I wouldn’t do it again as everything after came out OK colorwise.

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Jan 13, 2008 10:22pm PDT
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Bleed photos in blurb
Book Design and Imaging

If you have critical edge data that you don’t want cut off, ignore the recommended 1/8" safe area & give yourself 1/4" of space.  You’ll be happy that you did.

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Jan 13, 2008 10:19pm PDT
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bleed question
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For what it’s worth, I had the opposite problem. 1/8" wasn’t enough bleed margin & I had to use 1/4" to keep critical info at the edge of the image.

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Jan 13, 2008 9:57pm PDT
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Build my own book templates
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If you have a good image editor, like Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements, you can make a full bleed page sized file & put your pics & text exactly where you want them.

I did most of my 11X13" book that way.  Some views at www.FrankCizek.com 

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Jan 13, 2008 9:53pm PDT
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White type on black backgroung
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Quote: And the reason I said black was an unsuitable background is that it’s problematic when viewing the photographs, as it distorts the hues and values in the photograph.

Actually, a black background has no effect, where white will tend to make the images look darker. I used black pages with white type & it looks pretty good. Mine had a lot of full page image spreads & I would agree that it isn’t something I would do with a book containing a lot of text though.

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Jan 13, 2008 9:43pm PDT
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