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Tips to Create a Photobook with our P3 Publisher (Free Software)

Are you thinking of gifting something unique this holiday season, then photobooks are a great gift idea. Usually you must have thousands of nice photographs stacked in your computer but these go unused. If you want to create a photobook then you can use these photos and make a memorable gift item. Some people scare away from getting the photos printed as the costs incurred to buy a photo printer or to get the photos printed from a printing service provider are high. So why not use one among the hundreds of free software available with the printing agencies? PrintPapa has recently come up with one such software, the PrintPapa Photo Publisher, using which the clients can create a well-designed photobook including some of their unused snaps. There are various designing and personalizing options available in the software so that you can make the gift item meet your exact specifications.

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The PrintPapa Photo Publisher is user friendly and you can create the photo book using some very simple steps. First of all download the software onto your desktop or laptop and then follow the below given steps:

Step 1

Start by clicking on the downloaded PrintPapa Photo Publisher software. When the software opens there is a page displaying a few options. You can read about various key facets such as the FAQs and Pricing models. If you have already gone through these then get started with the project.

On the left panel of the page there are various photo products mentioned. As we are looking to create a photobook so we will click on “Photo Books”.

Step 2

When the next page opens up click on the option “Create New”. You will immediately be taken to a page “Select Book”. Here you have to choose the size for photobook. There are two options available such as Hardcover Photobook 11X8.5 and 8X8. You can also select the categories for the product such as all categories (which will let the software choose) or Landscape and Square, whichever option you feel comfortable with. Here I have selected the option “Landscape” and will settle for the size “Hardcover Photobook – 11X8.5”.

Step 3

Once you have made your selections click on “Easy Photo Book Wizard”. Select a Theme for your Photo Book next. The themes will depend on the occasion. There are various themes such as Birthday, Holidays, Sports, Travel, etc. Here I will go for the “Holidays” theme. Once completed I will click on “Next” to go through to the next stage.

Step 4

Now go on and select the photos that you want to include in your photobook. It is a good idea to pre-select the photos and keep them in a separate folder. You can select any number of pictures from 21 to 398. Click on “Select Pictures” option. On the left hand panel of the page there are browsing options. Search for the folder where you have kept the photos. Once the pictures in the folder get recognized by the software they will be displayed to you. Click on the photos you want to include by ticking beside them. I will be using 24 pictures for my project. Once the selection is done click on “OK”.

In the next stage you can choose the Cover Picture for your Photobook. The software takes the first picture in the selected list to be the cover photo, so you can alter that by clicking on “Preview Pictures” and dragging the suitable cover photo to the top of the list. You can rearrange other photos in your preferable order too simply by dragging them. Once done click “OK”.

Step 5

In the next stage you have to give a caption for the photobook that should not exceed 30 characters as also select the caption location (i.e. whether on Front Cover or First page). Once you are through click on “Next”.

Step 6

The PrintPapa Photo Publisher will give you a summary of the preferences you have selected for your photobook creation. Go through it and then click on “Finish” to proceed further.

Now you can design the background of for photos, add frame, add Sepia and black & white touch to them, etc. You may choose the Page Backgrounds, Page Layouts, Page Borders, Picture Shapes, Clipart, etc. The top half of the page shows the arrangement of the photos page wise. So take a minute look.

Step 7

After taking a minute look if you are satisfied with the design and the page arrangement then click on “Send to PrintPapa Press” on top of the page. You will be shown the resolutions of each and every photo, click “Proceed” to get to the next stage. The software will take some time to process your project.

Accept the terms and conditions of the company and then click “Continue”. Wait for some time as all the details will be transferred to PrintPapa for order processing.

Now you have to mention the number of copies you want for the photobook and fill in the expected turnaround time. The calculator will calculate the total cost so that you can instantly know how much you have incurred.

Now just sit back and wait for the photobook to arrive to your doorsteps. It is very easy to create that perfect gift item using the PrintPapa Photo Publisher. There are other photo products also offered by this renowned printing agency such as photo greetings cards, photo posters and banners and photo calendars.

Date: 2nd May, 2011 | Under: New @PrintPapa | No Comments

How to Create A Vinyl Photo Banner?

Marketing needs innovative ways to get prominence. Banners are a marketing tool that never goes unnoticed. Most of the big businesses have already reaped rich rewards with the use of various dimensions of banners. In terms of the banner printing vinyl photo banners are most popular among the marketers. When the banners are printed using the vinyl material it assures both durability and flexibility. Vinyl banner does not rust, tear or chip even in the extreme climatic conditions. The texture that is provided is easy to print on and the transportation can be done worry free. Nowadays, photo banners have become a good tool for the marketers. With the effective use of photos and designs the companies can give their marketing campaigns a new dimension.

Now you would be thinking that you will require knowledge about Photoshop and the other photo editing software! No, you don’t require to have any knowledge. With renowned printers all the designing can be done with ease. PrintPapa which is one of the most renowned printing service providers has come up with a new software PrintPapa Photo Publisher using which clients can design vinyl photo banners with a few mouse clicks. The printing agency understands that not everyone is a techno-geek so they have kept the operations for this software very simple. Let’s go through the step by step process to create your choice of photo banners:

Step 1:

Open the software present on your desktop and you will be lead to the Home page. There are various tabs in this page. You can read about the Pricing, FAQ, etc. and learn whatever you need to know before starting off with the project. Notice tabs on the extreme left panel. Click on the ‘Posters’ option.

Step 2:

Out of the options available click on Create New. A new window will open up and you can insert the size of the poster that fits your bill among the various standard sizes available for posters and banners. Once this is done next you will have to choose an image for your photo poster.  Bear it in mind that the picture you choose should appear clear and have the desired pixels. This is very important to impress the onlookers.

Step 3:

Once the picture is selected click on ‘Next’ button and you will be led to a page where you can personalize the photo poster to best suit your campaign. You will be able to insert clipart to your poster on various themes such as Flowers, Holidays, Kids, Letters, Travel & Vacation, Ornaments, etc. There are other personalization options such as rotate the image, add captions, and resize the image. You may also make the image sharp with adjustments in the skin tone and color.

Step 4:

And you are done! Just send the photo poster design to PrintPapa. Tick on the terms and conditions that appear. Next click on ‘Continue’. Select the number of copies and fill in the payment and shipment details.

It was quite easy wasn’t it? PrintPapa offers various types of photo products such as photo greetings, photobooks, photo calendars, etc.

Date: 18th April, 2011 | Under: Design Tips | No Comments


 

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