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Creating a Book December 20, 2012

Posted by hullbenj in Bookmaking/Publishing.
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I was the first person to do this station so I did face challenges, but I was able to conquer them.
My first challenge was creating a book in Photoshop. This was very slow and very inefficient. Later once I was finished, I learned about Indesign, and my first problem was solved.
My next problem was trying to get started on working in Indesign. Most of the tutorials for Indesign were like creating business cards and such; which is not what I needed. I resolved this by searching for how to make a photo book, and I found a video that showed me how to make a simple photo book in Indesign.
Once this challenge was resolved, I faced the challenge of printing. It was difficult to get everything right, and I never got it just right. My first printed practice did not print right, and it wasn’t back to back. My next one was back to back but not perfectly lined up. So to avoid this problem for my final, I exported my book into a PDF and printed it.
My last challenge that I faced was actually when I was going to bind the book. At first Mr. Karden and I couldn’t find his jig. So I was going to use two shelves as a make shift jig. But right before I started, Mr. Karden found his jig. But the problem wasn’t fixed. The jig was the wrong shape. So we had to construct a new one (well Mr. Karden did with my help here and there). Once this jig was complete I final was able to bind my pages, and finish my book.
Though I faced many challenges though my book making process, I am glad I did it. My final turned out great, and I know my mom will love it!

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