12 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2016 9:21 PM by ZdC

    How do I go about customising some pages in LR that will give me the following layouts my photos?

    ZdC Level 1

      How do I go about customising some pages in LR that will give me the following layouts my photos?

       

       

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        • 1. Re: Book Module
          wobertc Adobe Community Professional

          Book module has many page templates included-  Choose from the "Multiple Photos" collection.

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          The left-hand image with the center large image can easily be created by a "Custom Package" template in the PRINT module and save the 'print' as a JPG to insert in the Book (on a single image full page book template). You will need to set the print page size to the book page size. And save the print design as a template so it can be used again.

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          • 2. Re: Book Module
            ZdC Level 1

            I much appreciate your assistance in this matter.  Being new to LR, I can’t believe how complex the procedure of making a custom page is.  Might I be able to get hold of an existing  template from somewhere? 

             

            The layout I presuming gets even more complicated if you have to take into consideration the amount of the page lost in the binding of the book. 

             

            A little more guidance, instructions, videos or templates would be most helpful.

            • 3. Re: Book Module
              wobertc Adobe Community Professional

              Book Page templates- others have tried and failed. I think that designing a page in the Print module (or Photoshop..!)  is far easier!

              Some expert guidance here- Quick Tip – Customizing Page Templates in Lightroom « Julieanne Kost's Blog

              If "page lost in binding" is a worry, does it harm your book to use pages with borders?

              If you subscribe for $50/month you can get Adobe InDesign which will do all you need.

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              • 5. Re: Book Module
                wobertc Adobe Community Professional

                Thanks Bob- I knew this thread existed.

                Maybe it is simpler that designing a page in the Print module!

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                • 6. Re: Book Module
                  Bob Somrak Level 5

                  wobertc

                   

                  I just linked to the thread.  I think if I was going to make a few custom pages I would just do it in the print module like you suggested.

                  • 7. Re: Book Module
                    ZdC Level 1

                    It does appear to be immensely difficult to make a custom page as per the 3 designs that I would like, as shown above.

                     

                    If anyone per chance has made page lay outs like this, could they somehow share them with me to add to my custom pages?

                     

                    {As you may have noticed, those layouts came from Apple Mac's 'Photos'.  I've made many great books in Photos and really like some of their page designs.  However, now that I have made the leap into LR I feel I need to embrace the Book Module.  I'm still finding both this module and LR in general quite a challenge though!!}.

                    • 8. Re: Book Module
                      Bob Somrak Level 5

                      I think you will find the Book, Web and Slideshow modules less than stellar compared to other companies offerings.  They are workable but very feature sparse. 

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                      • 9. Re: Book Module
                        ZdC Level 1

                        Bob I appreciate your frank comments.   

                         

                        And, at the same time I invite anyone who has some great layouts to share to send me the links.

                         

                        Ever hopeful I won’t have to create them myself! 

                         

                        In the meantime, a huge thank you for your input.

                        • 10. Re: Book Module
                          ZdC Level 1

                          I was also finished with making my first book in the Book Module and for some unknown reason a number of the images are now displaying red exclamation marks.  What did I do wrong?  They were fine yesterday.  I think I might be have been adjusting the type of cover I was using when these red exclamation marks started to appear.  Any ideas what I need to do to fix this?

                          • 11. Re: Book Module
                            Bob Somrak Level 5

                            You can click the red exclamation point and see what it says Is the problem.  I think it means the photo is at too low a resolution to print well.

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                            • 12. Re: Book Module
                              ZdC Level 1

                              I was getting concerned about the almost completed book.  So, I decided to turn LR off and restart the programme.  That seems to have corrected the problem and the red exclamation marks have disappeared.