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Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Photo Books

Elements lets you create 10.25" × 9" pages for use in a bound Photo Book—a very popular gift item. If you wish to order your Photo Book from Kodak EasyShare Gallery (see Ordering Prints to learn how to set up an account), you need at least 20 pages.

Creating a Photo Book is something like creating a Photo Collage; Elements walks you through the process with plenty of hand-holding:

  1. If you want, choose your photos.

    If you want Elements to automatically place your photos in their slots in the book, make sure you have your photos open in the Project bin and in the correct order before you start. Or if you prefer, you can wait and add each photo manually after you create the book layout.

  2. Start your Photo Book.

    In either the Editor or the Organizer, go to Create → Photo Book.

    Elements switches you over to the Editor, if you aren't there already, and presents your first set of choices for your book.

  3. Choose a title page photo.

    Photo books usually have a cutout cover through which you can see one large image on the title page. This page has a different layout from the rest of the book. If you're using photos in the Project bin, drag the photo you want for the title page so that it's the first photo in the lineup.

    If you prefer, you can wait and choose your title page photo after you complete the book layout.

    Click Next to go to the next pane.

  4. Choose a layout and theme for your book.

    You have two choices for your layout:

    • Random Photo Layout. Elements makes the decisions for you about how many ...

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