i've been making little square blurb books to document my sabbatical. hoo haw! i don't know why it never occured to me to use the automated feature, whereby your photos are loaded up in the order they were taken. i've always done it manually by drag & drop.
but the automated feature is so easy. if you don't like the order of your photos, changing them is a breeze.
i used photoshop to add some words to 5 or 6 pages in each book.
because i wanted this to be a fast project, i didn't edit the photos for brightness or color or whatever, i just used photos i'd already edited for the blog. but not always. sometimes i just used crappy grainy photos and ignored the warnings telling me my book would totally suck if i didn't fix them.
i haven't had a chance to write on this book yet. unlike the first one, this one is on matte paper. i wanted to try out all the different papers.
this is project life for the lazy person who is not a scrapbook savant and can't possible spend 52 weeks stuffing teeny little vinyl pockets with teeny little photos and other decorations.
but seriously this is a good way for me to USE the photos i take for something other than sitting around in iphoto waiting for the apocolyptic computer disaster lurking around the corner to zap them off the face of my world.
i'm loving the way the photos compliment each other.
i've made a few blurb books before, but just with travel photos. using day-to-day photos is pretty fun.
right now i'm working on a book that turns the blog posts i wrote from venice into one of these 7×7 square blurbs. naturally it's taking 750 times longer because i'm not using the automated feature and i'm cutting and pasting the text onto the pages. but i like to think it's going to all be worth it. i'll post about it soon. i also just completed an umbrian blurb too. i'm a big believer in striking while the iron is hot. ya know?
okay. time to go draw more speech bubbles and arrows and big important thoughts. while i watch vera.