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How do you put text into a photo book?

May 26, 2013 3:03 PM

I am new to Photoshop Elements, using Elements 11, and my first project is to make a photo book for a recent trip.  I have figured out importing the pictures and titles.  I want to include a 3000 word story on 3 or 4 pages.  I have spent hours trying to do this.  I thought I would be able to easily copy and paste from Word but that isn't working for me.  I have retyping the whole thing in "Your Text Here".  I can't seem to make it work.  Pane sizing is an issue.  Editing after I have typed several paragraphs.  I am about to give up.  I can't locate any tutorials etc on how to do this.  I bought Elements 11 for Dummys and they might as well have skipped photo books.  It was useless.  Can someone give me some guidance please?

  • 99jon
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    May 26, 2013 11:45 PM   in reply to lpart57111

    Try creating a new page template in expert mode.


    File >> New >> Blank File


    Select your page size height and width and background color and use 300 ppi for printing.


    Then select the T tool, click top left, and copy and paste your text.


    Save as jpeg and add it to your book as an image and use the bounding box to scale/re-size.


    Note you may have to click inside the text area and add the carriage return as it’s not easy to justify text in elements.


    I would suggest you first save as PSD that will preserve the text layer as a separate layer. You can then re-open the PSD file at any time e.g. if you decide to edit any of the text. Treat it as your master file and use it to save a fresh jpeg whenever needed.



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