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Readymag: An Exclusive Offer for Blurb Book-Makers
05 Oct 2018

Readymag: An Exclusive Offer for Blurb Book-Makers

Good news Blurb fans! Blurb is joining forces with Readymag, an online design tool that offers an easy way to create anything on the web—including websites, magazines, photo stories, portfolios, and presentations. The best part, especially for people like me, is that you can do all of this without any technical know-how. Just create. No limits, no coding! How Does It Work? Simple. You work...

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NEW Adobe Lightroom CC Updates Mean Big Things for Books
04 Oct 2018

NEW Adobe Lightroom CC Updates Mean Big Things for Books

Adobe Lightroom is the standard in photo management and photo editing. But it also includes a module for putting your photos into a bookstore-quality book. One of the coolest features of the Lightroom Book Module is that it tracks your activity in Lightroom. That means any changes you make to your images in Lightroom will also update those images if they are already in page...

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Going Old School with Kodak’s TMAX 3200
21 Jun 2018

Going Old School with Kodak’s TMAX 3200

The film vs digital debate has been raging for at least the past decade. There is no clear winner, other than all of us photographers, because we currently have a multitude of ways to be whatever style of photographer we want—working with whatever materials we choose. Kodak recently announced the reintroduction of a ­once-discontinued film, TMAX 3200, which prompted me to write this post. You...

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Reordering an Existing Photo Book with Layflat Paper
14 Jun 2018

Reordering an Existing Photo Book with Layflat Paper

Photo books just got an upgrade! Photo books with Layflat paper make great gifts for holidays, anniversaries, weddings, or any other special occasion. Layflat paper allows images to spread across a two-page spread, allowing your images to take center stage and make a bigger impact. Now, I know what you might be thinking, “I already made this book, I don’t have time to recreate it,”...

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02 May 2018

Our Favorite Free Resources for Designers

Good design doesn’t have to start from scratch. There are a ton of resources out there to help you get started—some of which are totally free! We’ve put together a list of our favorite free (or nearly free) resources that make it easy to look like a pro, without breaking the bank. Take a look at these: BookWright (Free book-making software) If you’re making a...

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How to Make a Book: Choosing the Right Tool
02 May 2018

How to Make a Book: Choosing the Right Tool

One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘which tool should I use to make my book?’. Although Blurb has many options to choose from, making the decision is quite simple. When choosing your tool we recommend taking three questions into consideration. 1. What type of book are you planning on making? Will you be making a Photo Book, a Trade Book, an ebook,...

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