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ABOUT SAVING A BOOK
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A friend who is a graphic designer is creating a book for me, but I want the final book in my computer, after finished. A while back I transfer my books to another computer and the files got corrupted.

Question: It Is  possible for me to get the final design without losing everything? please, let me know.

Thanks in advance. T.T

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May 31, 2009 4:29am PDT
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Booksmart BOOK PREVIEW
Book Design and Imaging

Thanks for your help, Lee, I will trust you:), I’ll let you know how it prints. Again, thanks for your huge help. Best. Tito Trelles

 

http://thecaretakersofparadise.com

http://madeinnewyork.net

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Jan 13, 2009 8:59am PDT
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Booksmart BOOK PREVIEW
Book Design and Imaging

Hi Lee, thanks again!! the first photo is the one I uploaded onto Booksmart, the second one is how it looks, if you like, please, download the first one and upload to Booksmart and let me know what happens, I am on a mac, Sorry for the hassle, your help is greatly appreciated.  Tito

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Jan 13, 2009 7:37am PDT
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COMPRESSION
Book Printing

Hi Lee, thanks for your reply, the images are 13×11" at 300dpi,JPG maximum quality here is how it looks on PREVIEW:

http://www.thetrelles.com/Picture%204

I’ve printed several 8×10 and they were great . thanks, Tito Trelles

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Jan 13, 2009 3:07am PDT
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COMPRESSION
Book Printing

I  just realized Booksmart compresses the images, sometimes to a point they lose their quality, it’s not about 4 colors print, it’s about compression, and images fine lines, like Trajan fonts that are part of the photo, degrade so much they are useless. Why?. we are doing the best we can, if you read the forums they are full of complains, many of them are about basic things like this one, if you like to check, I posted the two images so you can compare. I hope Blurb offer a solution soon. Thanks. T.T

 

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Jan 12, 2009 5:49pm PDT
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Booksmart BOOK PREVIEW
Book Design and Imaging

here are two links, the firstone is the photo uploaded on Booksmart, Jpg, maximum quality, 13×11, 300 DPI:

http://thetrelles.com/COVER.jpg

 

here is how the same photo looks on Booksmart Preview:

http://thetrelles.com/Picture%204

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Jan 12, 2009 4:59pm PDT
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Booksmart BOOK PREVIEW
Book Design and Imaging

I am working a book, 13×11, I usually make my pages in Photoshop the right size, SRGB profile and save as Jpegs maximum quality. This is the first time I order a big one, usually they are 8×10 and they are good, but after uploading my cover and checking on Preview, it looks really, REALLY crappy, I can use some help. Thanks. T.T

 

I posted this question in another forum and it doesn’tt appear anywhere

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Jan 12, 2009 4:37pm PDT
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Fonts?
Book Printing

At my beginnings I used Booksmart options for fonts and everything and I had a few problems, now I make my whole page in Photoshop, text included and save a Jpeg maximum quality, then import to Booksmart and use the full page bleed. Never again had a crash and PS possibilities with fonts and effects are infinite. Good luck with your book!!. T

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Apr 8, 2008 12:19pm PDT
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NEXT BOOKSMART
Book Design and Imaging

Please, include rulers , guides and crop marks. I make my pages in Photoshop and save them as jpgs maximum quality. I made a 10×8" book and now when I import the jpgs into Booksmart, the container is 10.1×8.5" and no trim marks around. Thanks. T. T

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Jan 6, 2008 5:28pm PDT
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cover text won't stay where placed
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What I do, and it always work for me:  I create a blank document in Photoshop, in my case 8×10", I design my page and save as jpg with Blurb requirements and import into Booksmart, I don’t get any font, text mistake because everyting is included in my image. Try it:). Tito

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Nov 19, 2007 5:28pm PDT
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default font?
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My advice…if you are creating a photobook, make your pages in Photoshop , for example,if your book is 8×10 create a blank document 8×10 300dpi, SRGB, design your page, fonts included then export as a jpeg maximum quality. Then after all your book is made in PS. launch Booksmart and choose full bleed pages,  That’s it. Hope this helps, any conflict between your font of choice and Booksmart will be gone. Tito Trelles

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Sep 21, 2007 12:03pm PDT
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I got my trust back!
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I just received the two book of Nudes 8×10 and they are great, so thanks for giving my trust back, Blurb!. T. Trelles

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Sep 21, 2007 11:57am PDT
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Sales
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I already sold a book but it read this:   This will not be accrued as profit until the transactions are closed.

What does that means? Thanks in advance. T.Trelles 

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Sep 14, 2007 3:04pm PDT
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URL
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Thanks Allison, I announced them to myself and got the URL, I’ll wait until I get my new copies to check.:).T

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Sep 12, 2007 3:17pm PDT
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URL
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I ordered two 8×10 books, as soon as I check the quality I’ll make them public, and sell them with Blurb . I want to announce them in my website and others, where can I find an URL so I can direct my possible clients to my books?. T

 

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Sep 12, 2007 9:22am PDT
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e-mail
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Thanks Allison!! I’ll try. T

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Sep 9, 2007 10:09am PDT
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e-mail
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I set my book as private, I am trying to send an email with the link to the model who is part of this book, and it reads I have to order a copy before…I ordered a copy to check quality. How can I do to let her check how the book looks?, I dont want to make it public until I am sure the quality is good. Thanks. Tito Trelles

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Sep 8, 2007 7:06am PDT
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rulers and guides
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I totally agree with you:). T

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Sep 8, 2007 7:02am PDT
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entering code
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thanks guys, already did it, I was refunded for two 7×7softcover, I decided to order a new book, 8×10" Hardcover, at the time I did, I couldn’t choose regular UPS, just UPS groing $8.something…I ended paying 1.90$ :) T

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Sep 7, 2007 1:58pm PDT
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Centering photo and text on cover
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My advice: make the pages in Photoshop, the size your book will be and with Blurb Requirements, then save it as Jpeg maximum quality and import on Booksmart, use full pages with the software, this included the covers. I hope this helps, my English is pretty bad. Best. Tito

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Sep 7, 2007 1:01pm PDT
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entering code
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I received a code in order to reprint my book, when I try to enter it it reads confirmed, but it ask me for the credit card number and all the info again, I am afraid it’s going ro charge my card again…Can anyone explains to me how this works? Thanks in advance. Tito Trelles

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Sep 7, 2007 12:52pm PDT
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Three suggestions for future Booksmart
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1) show  cropping marks so we can have an idea of how much we are losing and we can adjust the images.(like Quark or InDesign)

2) option to change distance between fonts 

3) on the slider where we can change dimensions of the photos, a box where we can write the   

     percentage so all pics can be same size, with no rulers on the pages there is no way of knowing.

Thanks. Tito

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Aug 25, 2007 6:22am PDT
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curious
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Thanks, Pat, see you there:). T

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Aug 24, 2007 7:05pm PDT
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curious
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What kind of press equipment does Blurb uses? Thanks. Tito

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Aug 24, 2007 3:21pm PDT
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email verification
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Hi Jack, I tried again and it says the same, however, I m login in with my new email.Tito

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Aug 21, 2007 7:10pm PDT
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