Saving a Book Design in Lightroom CC


Storytelling and Album Design


Lesson Info

Saving a Book Design in Lightroom CC

After you're finished designing an album or a book inside of the book module inside of white room, there is the option to simply send it off to blurb or send it to print or make out your j pegs. But there's also the option to save that book so that you can use it later, and that saved book is always going to reside inside the catalog, which means that you could go back and tweak that book. You could re edit that book later on, and the way that you save that simply a top right hand corner of your book design. There is the button clear the book and there's also a button to create a saved book. When you click on that create a saved book, it's going to ask you what you want to call that book and what collection you want to put it in if you came from a collection it's going to naturally want to put it into that collection, which is a great place for it to go, so leave it in the collection that you just came from, and you're going to call it even call it the same thing, trey jin's, book two ...

and if you notice that it has several options, one of the options is include on lee, the used photos, which means that instead of having an entire book with a bunch of images that let's say let's say we used one hundred fifty images of two hundred if you say that without this checked, it will save it with all of those two hundred images down below so that you could then replace him and maybe you're not done with the book yet, but if you're completely done and you absolutely know you're never going to bring those images back in, you're always going to keep it as it is then you would just include on lee the used photos and when it saves it, even though the collection above it has all the images in it, the book itself will only have the images you have used in it. You can also tell it to make completely new virtual copies of this so you could design a book without making virtual cops. Now remember, we made virtual copies before he came to the book. You could also make your book design your book and then when you're make saving the book, make him all into virtual copies so that then if you start editing anything in the book, then you're not editing the original images you're writing copies of it you can also save it is target collection and you can sync it with light mobile, so if you're on light room cc and you're connected to the creative cloud and you sink this with right light ra mobile you could legitimately and easily click this synchro sync with white room mobile. Once you do that, it will immediately start sending all the images in your book up to the cloud. The cloud will send them down to your mobile device, and then you could be working on the images on your mobile device to lead, you know, adjusting, um and giving him some style and stuff while you're traveling home on the bus. And then when you get home, you can open your computer back up, and all the changes that you made in your mobile device will magically appear on your screen itself. And inside your book on dh that being said that's a good springboard to a really important discussion, and so I'm going to hit create a save book to show you where it goes. Here is the saved book you can see here is the collection, the trade and collection is here, and then right inside of that is the book. If you happen to then be out in the grid somewhere, or you're in the library module, wherever you happen to be, if you ever want to then come back to that book, you just come into that book area, doubleclick, the book and immediately you're inside your book you've got your design just the way you had left it and now you can start working on it now once you saved the book and this is what I always do I make the book I save the book and I don't necessarily order it right away because I might be making three or four books and blurb is really great about once a month or so they send out some kind of ah discount deal and so I'm pulling every time I see a discount deal come through my email immediately printed on a piece of paper and put a piece of tape on it and stick it on the wall right next to my computer so I've got a bunch of like coupon codes from blurbs sitting on the wall and then I'll keep working on books and then as soon as I have a collection of maybe two or three or four different books whether their books for vendors or whether they are proof books or maybe there are some you know, portfolio type books like this but I get at least a couple of them together and I just keep saving them his books and then as soon as I'm ready to order I go in and I build those books build those books build those books, send him off the blurb and as soon as they're done then I order all of them together that way I save twenty percent on all of them rather than twenty percent on one, and have to pay full price on the rest of them. So it's a good policy to make sure you subscribe to the the blurb newsletter so that you get those deals and then kind of saved him and be aware of them. Ok, now, once you have a bunch of saved books ready to go, remember that you can continue to edit these photos. So if I'm looking at an image and I decide that I've got, you know, uh, these images here work really well together, but they would really work better if they were like let's say this one here would would work better if it was a little brighter. And maybe it was a black and white instead of blue. And so if that's what I wanted to do, I could go into the develop module and work on that image. So if I go into this image itself, go into the develop module. That image is already available because I was selected ing it was already selected. So I click on the image, go to the developed module. I could turn it to black and white, I can increase the brightness. Add a little bit of clarity to it. Bring the black down on it, bring the white up on it so that it becomes much more graphic and then I can hit the book module again, and when I come back now, that is a black and white image instead of a color image. So the beauty of working inside of the actual raw framework so I'm working inside of inside of light room in the book module is that I'm still in the zone where all of my photos are, and I can adjust them and work on them and it's constantly changing and updating the actual design of the book so it's a really easy way to work and it's the way that a professional layout artist would work anyway, they would lay everything out, and at that time they would decide what actually needed to be black and white. What needs to be color, what needed to be retouched, what didn't, and we talked about that make sure that you were designing your book before you decide whether you're not, you're going to retouch an image, all right, so that is designing a book inside of the book module inside of light room.

Class Description

Photographs are one of the ways we tell stories – assembled together they paint a picture of a time and a place. In Storytelling and Album Design, Jared Platt will teach you how to tell better stories using innovative, easy-to-apply design and compilation techniques.

In this class, you’ll learn how to create compelling photo books using Smart Albums and InDesign in conjunction with Lightroom. You’ll learn how to:

  • Apply the art of storytelling to an album
  • Design a workflow to make the process fast
  • Ensure the album looks great printed
Jared will cover the best methods for designing a wedding album, senior album, and documentary book. The techniques he’ll share will help reduce the time you spend on albums from hours to just minutes.

Don’t let albums overwhelm you or your time – learn fast, effective techniques in Storytelling and Album Design with Jared Platt.


Tanya Lillie

I'm pretty proficient with LR Develop module, but I have not delved into the other modules. This class was introducing those modules and teaching how they can add value to your photography. Jared is a proficient and effective instructor.