Four friends explore Turkey in October 2013. The two week tour was organized through Medhills Travel.
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Hi Stephen,I love the format of your book and if possible I would like to use your layout file/template. I'm running InDesign CC 2015 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks, Lee
Hi Stephen,What paper type did you use for your book? Having a hard time trying to decide which would be best.Thanks, Gail H
I am french and love travelling. I have found the perfect way to edit my photobooks.Thank you very much to let us see your beautiful book. Very good idea the map and all the details each day.I keep that in mind for mines : New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, India, Portugal, Ivory Coast.....
Hi Stephen,I love the format of your book. I want to make a book of a trip I took to Thailand and would love to have your layout file. My email address is email@example.com Thanks, Gail
Wow! Your book is stunning! I have InDesign 5 and I would love your book template! Please advise.
Thank you Stephen and sorry about the delay in answering! I will take a look at In Design to see if its worth the monthly expense....I'll let you know if i decide to commit!
<Michael> I'll need an email address then to send the file to. Mine is stepoliv AT g mail DOT com
This is really nice, gives me ideas on how to make mine more interesting. Thank you for sharing this. Wish I have the in-design !
Thanks Stephen,I am using Adobe Indesign CS 5.5. Greatly appreciate as it could save me a lot of time setting up.Thanks & Regards,Michael
<micho111269> Thanks for your comments. As you'll see from other comments on the book, I used InDesign to layout the book. I would be happy to share the master layout file with you BUT you must have Adobe InDesign in order to use/open this file. Do you have this application and, if so, what version of the software?
Hi Stephen,I loved the format that you did for your book. It is beautiful and am interested if you don't mind sharing it with me too as I am about to start creating a photobbook for my recent trip. I have used the Blurb Booksmart template before and found your useful.Would appreciate your help.Thanks & Regards,MichaelAustralia
<< cristinabure >> I would be happy to share my template with you BUT you would need Adobe InDesign software to use it. The reason I used InDesign was that it gave me the freedom to lay out the book as I wished and because Blurb has a plugin for InDesign that contains the proper page dimensions, margins etc. You can probably use any page layout software to create the book as long as you observe the margin and printable areas that Blurb requires for their books. Basically, my book uses a grid system where everything on the page is a certain percentage of the space available. It's not complicated, nor original BUT you do need to be disciplined in how you lay out your photos. I do not crop any photos before adding them to a page. In InDesign, I move the picture around in it's "window" to achieve the crop and to make sure it fits the grid. Hope this helps somewhat.
Hi Stephen,Question about the format of the layout of the photos...I really like it and its nicer than what Blurb offers! Is this a template that you found or is it a template that you came up with? Would you consider sharing the template for the layout of the photos? I feel that Blurb offers something similar but leaves way to much blank spaces when you choose the templates that have 3 photos per page and there is no way of diminishing the white blank spaces around the photos. Thanks again for any help in this regard!Cristina
Thanks so much for your help Stepoliv!
Sayseb: the cost shown is my cost of printing the book. I am not making anything on this book. Look at the prices here and you will see what a 200 page book costs to print.
Hi Stephen, I found the book "very personal", good for you and friends.Don't you think it's very expensive? € are not beans!
Hi cristinabureI built the maps in Google Maps from GPS data gathered by my iPhone. I then took that URL (to the map) and entered it in bit.ly to generate a shorter URL which makes for a better QR code when shrunk down. I then used the bit.ly URL to create the code at qrcode-generator.com. Be sure to export it as an .eps image as that works best for print purposes. Also try and place your codes on the page away from other codes and text. Don't go too small or people may have trouble scanning the code. The shorter the URL, the less dense/complex the generated code. Hope this helps. Leave me another comment if you need more help.
Hi Stephen,LOVE your format and I too went to Turkey recently so it would work well with my photos. I'm not too familiar with how to get your template from QR codes...I went to the link you mention above but once I'm there, how so I find your template? Thanks in advance for any additional help in this regard!Cristina
Your book was a pleasure to see. Spent one day in Kusadasi recently, coming in on a cruise ship, and am amazed to see what we missed. Good photos, great organization. Fabulous book. Thank you!Jonna MendezKnoxville, Maryland
Hi Stephan, Love your book. I was in Turkey same time of year in 2010. So I have similar photos. I like how you have a lot of colour in your landscape photos. A Lot of mine were a bit washed out.
Hi Mrinal. Thanks for your kind words on my book. I created the book in Adobe InDesign (on a Mac using the Blurb plugin). I did not use any Blurb software so no template was used. The design/layout is my own. Feel free to copy the look if you want. It's not copyrighted. The QR codes were generated online at www.the-qrcode-generator.com Be sure to use .eps format as your output at that will look best for print. I built my maps in Google Maps using data collected in an iPhone app called Geotag Photos Pro. Hope this help. If you have more questions, feel free to contact me.
Hi Stephen: Great creation! We have just returned from a three-week trip to Greece and Turkey. It was mostly Greece plus four days in Kusadasi (visiting Ephesus, Sirince, and Izmir). I am in the process of making my book. I really loved your format and theme. Would it be OK if I loosely follow your theme and format in my book? I would really appreciate that. Also, I would love to know how you had incorporated the Google map scan symbol on various pages.Thank you so much.Sincerely,Mrinal DasEdmonton, Alberta