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shutter_blitz
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Sep 07, 2008 12:30 |  #1

I am ordering an album through Mypublisher-the deluxe hardcover book which is about 11 x 15. If anyone has ordered this size, I would appreciate your help with the following questions. I am doing the entire layout in photoshop:

I have several pictures that will spread across two pages. So, essentially 2 full bleed pages for one picture. So that would mean my image would have dimensions of 11 x 30. It would seem that these dimensions would stretch and distort the image. How do I resize for such dimensions w/o distortion?

Also, this is my first time creating collages/ montages where several smaller images are inserted into a larger image that forms the background. With such collages how do I apply sharpening? Should I individually sharpen each image and then put them together or should I put the collage together first and apply sharpen to the entire collage?

When resizing the smaller images should I first resize them individually with the 'Image size' menu option, or should I use 'Free transform' as a smart object after 'Placing' into the larger image?

All help appreciated.

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Sep 07, 2008 17:04 |  #2

You crop, not stretch. Using the crop tool put 11in in vertical and 30in in horizontal, and use 300ppi or whatever they require.

With collages you sharpen layers individually. I have actions that do it for me, the trick is something like control } or control] moves between layers.

Designing albums in Photoshop is a real pain in the butt, I suggest you get album design software if you're going to do it again. I do 25 albums a year using PhotoJunction, I get it free because of the volume I put through Queensberry. FotoFusion is a great product to use though.


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Sep 08, 2008 10:02 |  #3

Thanks!


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