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Create a Blurb Photo Book with the Book Module in Lightroom

with Jared Platt

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    03:24
  •   02 Selecting And Organizing Images

    19:06

Class duration: 1h 45m

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About The Class

Tell and share your stories


Printed books are a great way to tell your story. Whether you want to great a book of your travel photos, a portfolio of your work, or a printed marketing piece, Blurb® is the best tool out there. In this class Lightroom expert Jared Platt will show you how to use the Blurb plugin tool in Lightroom to easily create photobooks, including:

  • How to decide the best format for your book 
  • Workflow best practices 
  • Organizing and editing your photos 
  • Using Lightroom's book module plugin 
  • Working with text and backgrounds 
  • Customizing page layouts
Blurb is a self-publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks. Get started today!  


Software Used: Blurb Photo Book with Book Module + Lightroom


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:24
  2. 02

    Selecting And Organizing Images

    19:06
  3. 03

    How To Order Images To Tell TheStory

    03:49
  4. 04

    Understanding The Book Module

    04:00
  5. 05

    Formatting The Book

    05:08
  6. 06

    Auto Layout And Page Design

    11:08
  7. 07

    Editing Layout And Page Design

    16:08
  8. 08

    Adding Text To A Page

    08:21
  9. 09

    Using Photos As Backgrounds

    05:53
  10. 10

    Editing Images Within The Layout

    06:35
  11. 11

    Designing The Book Cover

    08:34
  12. 12

    Order, Share, And Sell Your Photo Book

    13:53

Meet Your Expert

Jared Platt

Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional ... read more

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  • Marnie

    Marnie

    May 2017

    This was fantastic! I've been using Blurb for years but somehow never made the connection between Lightroom and Blurb via the Book module. This streamlines the process brilliantly (well done, Adobe!) and Jared's excellent instructions are clear, concise and it's super easy to follow his logical steps through the entire process. Great presenter. Thanks, Jared.

  • Georgette

    Georgette

    April 2017

    I have been looking for a new “publisher” for my grandchildren’s birthday books and my photo trip books since My Publisher was absorbed by Shutterfly. Neither of these two offered me the photographic control I have in Lightroom. Blurb looks like a flexible option and Jared’s class has given me the courage to start publishing again. Many thanks!

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    December 2017

    A very informative class. Jared did a good job getting me excited to start printing some books of my travels. One thing I found surprising however, was that particularly at the end, there were multiple sections that should have been edited out (where Jared started, made a mistake and restarted. I don't know why these weren't removed. Other than that a good class

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