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Giving Sketchbooks New Life with Artist Abigail Halpin
31 May 2018

Giving Sketchbooks New Life with Artist Abigail Halpin

Abigail Halpin is an artist, illustrator, pattern-maker, and textile designer who captured her daily thoughts and ideas in a series of lovely sketchbooks. Recently, she compiled some of her favorite spreads into a beautiful book, Sketches and Sundries, which she then converted to a Layflat Photo Book. She talked with us about how old work begets new ideas, the importance of print, and how it...

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Book Layout & Design Ideas │Layout 1
29 May 2018

Book Layout & Design Ideas │Layout 1

This blog series is designed to provide some basic book design ideas for your books, magazines, or ebooks. The spreads you see here, and the added notes, are not meant to be reflections of perfect book design or book layout, only a baseline from which to begin your own book journey. Layout 1.1 Here, I’ve run an image across the gutter, but not across the...

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Webinar: How Photographers Make Money
24 May 2018

Webinar: How Photographers Make Money

It’s always exciting to partner with brands that are focused on what’s important: creatives and their success. We recently joined forces with ShootDotEdit and Jared Platt to do just that. Our live webinar for professional photographers, 4 Simple Product Ideas That Make You Money, is all about how photographers can monetize the amazing work they are already creating. The educational event will be hosted by Adobe...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor, Kickstarter, and Author Meg Smiley
23 May 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor, Kickstarter, and Author Meg Smiley

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor is a monthly webinar about all things book-making and self-publishing. This month we’re talking about the first stages of self-publishing: gauging interest, fundraising, and setup with Large Order Services. If you missed our latest live webinar, don’t worry! We’ve got the entire thing recorded below. May: Getting Your Book Off the Ground The process of fundraising through Kickstarter How to...

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From Screen to Page: Color Management for Perfect Printing
22 May 2018

From Screen to Page: Color Management for Perfect Printing

As our printing technology has gotten better, it’s easy to take color and color accuracy for granted. It seems that with one click of a button the images we captured land in our hands. But there’s so much more to it than that! Especially after careful effort to create an image with your camera and editing that has the best reproduction of the moment you...

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Dan Milnor: Breaking the Rules with Layflat Paper
17 May 2018

Dan Milnor: Breaking the Rules with Layflat Paper

Dan Milnor’s photo books are, among many other things, a record of the people, places, and experiences that have shaped his career. Case-in-point is Peru—a strikingly beautiful photo book that doesn’t always stick to the traditional rules of photography. Here he talks to us about the thought process behind his design decisions and why a Layflat Photo Book can help photographers stand out from the...

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