I am pretty vocal about how much I love AdoramaPix for printing by photo books. If you are new, you can read about it in these posts:
Recently, I decided to print a photo book that included some of my favorite digital scrapbooking layouts. It has been great to have to show people what I do. I thought I would share with you how simple it is to put digital scrapbook layouts in a book with AdoramaPix. I also have an exclusive coupon to share with you! 🙂
First, head to AdoramPix and select Photo Books:
Then, select “Create a book”:
Now, you can select the style and size you want. I always like to do custom cover, so I can put a layout or something similar on there:
I’ve always done 8×8 square books. I love that size (and that is what the coupon is for):
Then, you will see a confirmation screen that will point out all of your choices so you can verify them (you can add more pages later if you need them, but only in the incremental amounts listed):
After, that screen, you will want to select, “Build Your Own” which will allow you to fill pages and spreads with your own jpeg digital scrapbook layouts:
Then click Proceed to Next Step. Now, we can start uploading. You can upload photos from a lot of different places, but we are going to upload photos from our computer:
Select the layouts you want to upload and while those are uploading, you can click on “Browse” under the progress window, and select more layouts to upload.
After everything is done uploading, just click on “Proceed to Next Step”:
Next, you just drag your layout onto a spread and drop it:
Click on Fit/Fill in the menu:
If you are using a two page spread OR a 24×12 layout, then select “Fill to Spread”:
The layout will automatically fill up the two page spread and because AdoramPix photo books are “lay-flat”, two page layouts are absolutely beautiful in their books!
If you are putting a 12×12 on a page, drag it onto the page you want it on, drop it, click Fit/Fill and then “Fill the page”:
I designed my cover right in the AdormaPix Book Builder. Because AdoramaPix allows you to used png files (and keeps them transparent), I just uploaded one of the collages I had saved as a png many years ago for a layout. It was already split into 12×12 png sections, which I uploaded and then added to each side of the photo book cover and sized them to fit inside of the bleed guides. Then, I selected one of their fonts and added a title to the front and the spine. The title is a line from an old Sara Evans song and says, “These Are The Moments I’ll Remember All My Life”.
AdoramaPix has been great to work with over the past few years. A relationship that started because of my very first review when I compared the 12 different companies. They even added some features in the past week based on a book I created for Capturing Magic (more on that on CapturingMagic.me next week).
The folks at AdoramPix wanted to send something special over for our readers here at The Daily Digi and CapturingMagic.me and boy did they ever! They came through in a BIG BIG way! I’m really excited to share with you a 40% off 8×8 photo book coupon code. You can use for as many books as you would like, as many times as you want until it expires on November 30th 2013! Here’s the code: pxmagic40
Sooo many of you have shared that you’ve really want to try a photo book from AdoramPix, so NOW IS THE TIME! Just upload some of your favorite layouts and give it a try. Then, I’m thinking gifts for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and everything in-between!
Katie and I have several more great ideas for creating photo books and will be sharing them with you over the next while. Here are a few more posts you can check out to get you going:
- if getting started creating a vacation or themed album seems overwhelming, then check out this “getting started guide” on Capturing Magic.
- How-To Guide: Planning An Album or Photobook
- How-To Guide: Printing PhotoBooks and Albums for Digital Scrapbooking
At AdoramaPix, you can customize the inside cover and cover page, see how I have done mine:
- Custom Inside Covers
- Using a map for an inside cover (this is a Disney park map, but can be used for any destination).
Let me know if you have questions! Happy photo booking!