How to Sequence and Design Your Next Book Like a Pro from Blurb Books on Vimeo.

“Pro photographer and book designer Mat Thorne presents an introduction to book design principals. This webinar covers an overview of typography, essentials of cover design, and laying out front & back matter. Mat also shares examples and offers inspiration from published photography books.”

Find more bookmaking resources here.

Learn more in my digital printing and digital photography workshops here.

How to Sequence and Design Your Next Book Like a Pro from Blurb Books on Vimeo.

“Mat Thorne, pro photographer and design whiz, shares his secrets for great book design. Mat was the Art Director at the prestigious Maine Media Workshops and has designed books for some notable figures in contemporary photography. In this webinar, he walks you through book design and layout essentials and touches upon tips and tricks to help you with every aspect of bookmaking, from workflow to typography to final layout.”

Find more bookmaking resources here.

Learn more in my digital printing and digital photography workshops here.

Blurb recently updated their free bookmaking software BookSmart (3.0).

New feature highlights include …

Change book sizes automatically with one click, making it smaller or larger.

Create two-page spreads automatically.

Read more about the update here.
Watch more about using Blurb in these useful videos.
Learn more in my Bookmaking lessons.

Start a book project with Blurb BookSmart® and invite others to contribute with GroupBook.

Learn more in my online Bookmaking resources.

Learn more in my Professional Portfolio workshop.

Manage color with Blurb’s PDF to Book workflow.

Learn more in my online Bookmaking resources.

Learn more in my Professional Portfolio workshop.

Go beyond the basics of BookSmart. This intermediate webinar explores several design ideas you can use in your books. Part inspiration, part instruction, you’ll get some great tips straight from Blurb’s designers.

Learn more in my online Bookmaking resources.

Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

Learn how to: create your book; work with photos, text, and layouts; upload your book; and more.

It’s surprisingly easy to do!

Learn more in my online Bookmaking resources.

Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

How to Sequence and Design Your Next Book Like a Pro from Blurb Books on Vimeo.

Mat Thorne, pro photographer and design whiz, shares his secrets for great book design. Mat was the Art Director at the prestigious Maine Media Workshops and has designed books for some notable figures in contemporary photography. In this webinar, he walks you through book design and layout essentials and touches upon tips and tricks to help you with every aspect of bookmaking, from workflow to typography to final layout.

Learn more in my online Bookmaking resources.

Learn more in my Publish & Exhibit workshop.

The cover of your book is your best chance to catch someone’s eye. In this webinar, photography book editor Alan Rapp uses examples from iconic works and Blurb books alike, and shows how the cover draws the viewer in.

Learn more in my online Bookmaking resources.

Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

You won’t believe how easy Getting Started with Blurb BookSmart (2:12) is. If you’ve ever made a book traditionally you’ll be amazed. If you haven’t you may be tempted to take this new found ease for granted. The mechanics of making a book has never been easier. The art of making a book (editing, sequencing, designing, etc) has never been more important.

Learn more in my online Bookmaking Lessons.

Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.


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