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Design a Unique Bookstore-Quality Photo Book with Blurb

Unleash your talents & learn self-publishing techniques to create an amazing book of your photographs or illustrations
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 41m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Is making your own beautifully designed photo book a dream of yours? There is no better way to present your portfolio in a professional manner and also archive your best work. But for most people, that’s where the dream ends. They don’t know where to begin, how to edit their work and how to design and publish their photography portfolio. This course puts an end to the confusion and shares the proven, systematic technique from concept to coffee table album that I’ve used to self-publish more than 30 photo books. I take you through step-by-step using the self-publishing platform Blurb, which has a ton of gorgeous, downloadable templates that you can use to easily create a professional quality photo book.

Sharpen Your Skills
•Selecting Images — Work With Printed Thumbnails
Discover how the pros cull their photos to prepare for publication with this simple yet effective technique. You’ll learn the benefits of printing all of your images in a small or even tiny size and working with them in order to get the final set.

•Creating A Sequence To Support Your Storyline
Learn how to work on sequencing your photo material. You will be using professional techniques such as pairing, rhythm, rests and repeating motifs.

•Design And Self-Publish A Beautiful Photobook
Turn a collection of your most cherished photos into a professional portfolio to last a lifetime. Holding in your hands a self-published photo book that you designed and produced is truly a special feeling. You don’t have to be a publishing pro to produce a polished, inviting book of your artwork for others — and you — to enjoy.

You will learn

✓ How to self-publish photo books that look like something you’d buy for your coffee table — and that you can distribute through Blurb, Amazon or Apple’s iBook store if desired
✓ Professional techniques for visual storytelling based on carefully sequenced images
✓ The easy way: a fun and quick photo book design that takes images right from your social media feed with Blurb’s Bookify
✓ The fancy way: a simple yet professional way to design and produce a stylish coffee table photobook with Blurb’s BookWright


• No prior design knowledge is needed, I will explain everything step by step
• You need a computer with Internet connection

This course is for

• Take this course if you want to make your own photo or illustration book
• Take this course if you want to learn about photo editing techniques
• Take this course if you want to learn how to self-publish your book in an efficient way with free software provided by Blurb: Bookify and BookWright
• Take this course if you want to improve your design skills and learn how to create sophisticated coffee table album with BookWright
• Take this course if you want to create a professional portfolio in form of a printed book
• Take this course if you want to surprise your loved ones with beautiful, personally customized gift
• Take this course if you want to quickly publish a photo book with your social media photo feed such as Facebook, Instagram or Flickr
• Take this course if you are looking for a new hobby
(MFA) Artist, Photographer, Digital Art Classes Founder
Like you, I’m an artist. I’m passionate about creating personal, meaningful and captivating artwork. I love the freedom of the medium, as it allows – and perhaps encourages – unexpected moments that are both surprising and delightful.
Your vision is unique, and my goal is to assist you on your path to realize your artistic dreams. It’s my mission to support and nourish your talent with the tools necessary to take your photography to the next level. Sharing my experience and helping you develop your visual language helps me evolve as a teacher and enriches me as a human being.
I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to interact with people all over the world who share the same passion as me. It’s honestly my greatest thrill and source of fulfillment to foster the growth and development of the DAC community of photographers.

A born-and-raised Polish girl with a passion for artistic self-expression and adventure, I trained at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2003. Photography has been my medium of choice for 20 years, starting in darkrooms and now, in the digital space. I am a featured photography skills teacher on several prominent online educational platforms and am thrilled that over 70,000 students from 183 countries around the world have joined my courses and developed their photography skills with me. It’s a great honor and delight to be engaged in this work — and it’s the best way I know of to make friends on all seven continents! As you can probably tell, I’m an obsessive learner who spends time watching, reading, photographing, editing, creating and selling educational courses.

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I’m happy we’re connected and I’m excited for the journey ahead.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 41m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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