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Quick Tips for setting up a book making template in Photoshop 2 3 ...Before you begin.Formula for the spine Page 10. Page 6.Setting up a book making template in InDesign Page 8.Index Page 4.Saving & Exporting in InDesign Page 12.
2.) 3.Before you begin. Crop and Resize. Image Size..25) larger than the page of your book. (If you want an 8x8 book.. set the DPI at 300. 4 5 . Size your image to 1/4 (. Whether you choose to use InDesign. Save as jpeg w/out compression and select color profile sRGB. 1. size ALL of your images to a maximum of 8 1/4 inches for the width and height. Photoshop or our Book Creator software. you must FIRST set up your files using Photoshop or any photo editing software.
Double click the master page. . In the New Document dialogue box . draw the guides 3/16” from the center.Select the number of pages for your book. .Setting up a book making template in InDesign CS3 1. If your book is 40 pages or less. 2. height and orientation for your book. In the master page template draw two guidelines for the gutter. inside and outside.Set the margins to . 6 7 .Select the EXACT width. Please see the spine formula on the next page if your book is more than 40 pages.25 on top. File>New>Document 3. bottom.
# of pages divided by 2 multiplied by X.007 100 lb cover = 0. master pages 3/16 from center. 8 9 .com. Now draw a box right on top of the guides you just made.004 100 lb text = 0.0095 Watercolor = 0. cover is our standard paper stock Note: For more information on our paper types.005 80 lb cover* = 0. please visit www. * This box is very important because this box tells InDesign how far you want your image to go off the page. This is your BLEED. Now place a guide 1/8 OUTSIDE your document on all four sides. 5.aandibooks. if X is the paper type. Paper types: 80 lb text = 0.0095 *80 lb. Next. The formula for the spine is: 4. select the Rectangle Frame Tool.
125 in. 2. make sure Bicubic Downsampling is set to “Do Not Downsample”. In the Marks and Bleed section select “Crop Marks”. The spreads check box IS NOT CHECKED. for the top. Saving & Exporting in InDesign CS3 5. Then click “Export”. If so. File>Export. 3. In the Bleed and Slug section put .Note: Please save your cover as a separate file from the rest of the book pages. 4. bottom. In the compression page. 6. Make sure the ALL radio button is selected. 1. 10 Please email books@aandi. (Everything else in this general section can be left as default). Now you can find your PDF and double click on it to check it. you’re done. Then Click “Save”.com for Instructions on how to submit your files and place your order. Select “Adobe PDF” from the Format dropdown. 11 . inside and outside bleed settings. You should see the crop marks in the artwork an 1/8 of an inch. Select “High Quality Print” from the Adobe PDF Preset dropdown.
25x8. name your template indicating right page or left page. One for the right side pages.25. Set the Color Mode to RGB Color / 8 bit. 6.25). and one for the left side page.) Note: Any important image or text information should be placed in the “Safety Zone” of all gutters (at least 1/4” within these guides) or it may be cut off. Draw 4 guides from each edge of your document at 1/4” (0. 7. 12 13 . (Remember we will be doing the opposite on the left page template.25 inches. My book will be 8x8 so I sized the document at 8. 3. We are first creating a right page template so we used _rt for right. Enter the page size of your book.Quick Tips for setting up a book making template in Photoshop CS3 We will build 2 templates. Set the Resolution for 300 pixels/inch. This indicates the bleed. Draw another guide 5/16” (0. 5. 1. then add . which will be ALL of your odd numbered pages. File> New Document 2. This indicates the gutter of the book. which will be ALL of the even numbered pages.3125) from the left edge. 4. In the New Document dialogue box.
8.. If you prefer a border around your image make sure that the space between the photo and the Inside Guides is equal. 14 15 . 9. File>Open 10. Then hold the shift key and drag the corner handles to fill the page.. Drag and drop your image into the template. If you want a full bleed for your image go to Edit>Free Transform.Now we can bring in our image. 12.
. 1. Save as JPG and name the file with the page number (i. 16 17 .jpg or something comparably clear). 9.. Select color profile sRGB. 5.e. 8.. 14. page eight should be named page08. When submitting your files to A&I please number your files to match the page numbers EXACTLY. 15. When you are done you should have two templates like the ones below.. 13. REMEMBER The Right Template will be ALL OF YOUR ODD PAGES.. In the Image Options panel select MAXIMUM for Quality. etc. 10. 4. Now Repeat steps 1-12 to create a left page template. The Left Template will be ALL OF YOUR EVEN PAGES. 7.12. etc. 6. 2. 3..
com books@aandi. For step-by-step instructions on importing the files and laying out the pages. To do this. For uploading instructions and order placement. please see our Tutorials section. There is an $85/hour fee that applies and most books can be assembled in one hour or less.com 18 19 . you must download and install the Book Creator software if you haven’t already done so. Another option is to submit your JPG files with the cover and have A&I assemble the book for you. please contact us. A&I Books 323-856-5280 x183 AandIbooks. One option is to use Book Creator to assemble your book and upload to A&I.SUBMITTING PHOTOSHOP FILES There are two ways you can submit your files for printing at A&I when designing in Photoshop.