0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2013 2:24 PM by JoelAlbert1

    Workflow for building Photo book Page in Photoshop & Lightroom

    JoelAlbert1

      I am working on publishing a Photo Book using MyPublisher and will be laying out each page in Photoshop rather than using their templates.

       

      I need advice on the best workflow for accomplishing this task--here are some details:

       

      1. Images are Imported to Lightroom, are Flagged, and adjusted with Develop settings (Cropping, Basic Panel, Paintbrush etc.)

       

      2. I do add some capture sharepening to the image in Lightroom (not much).

       

      3. Use the EDIT IN Photoshop CS6 with 1 or more images from Lightroom as SMART OBJECTS.

       

      4. In Photoshop, I am changing the Image Size (sometimes upsizing for full page spreads) and resolution (everything goes to 300 DPI).

       

      5. Doing more intense Creative Sharpening for each image.

       

      6. I am using a variety of custom actions to layout pages with 1, 2, or 3 images plus text. I create a new document that is sized for the entire page (11.08 x 14.08 @ 300dpi for Deluxe Hardcover). I fill the background page with a custom pattern simulating textured paper and then layout the images for either a Left or Right Hand page.

       

      7. Saving page as a Photoshop File and re-importing into Lightroom

       

      8. Publishing the Photoshop Files as JPEGS with Medium Sharpening for Glossy Paper

       

      9. Importing the JPEG of the Page into My Publisher as a single image the sive of the entire page.