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PHOTOBOOK MAGIC with Susan Kravitz Ayer

Available for group or individual instruction

Are your travel photos sitting in a folder on your computer? Are your family photos and archives sitting in a box in the basement? Are you looking for a better way to preserve these and share them with friends, family and future generations?

This hands-on, four-session workshop is for those who would like assistance in creating a custom photobook, using their own digital photos and more. Participants should have basic computer skills and should bring a fully-charged laptop computer that has a wireless internet connection and photo-editing software, [such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements (about $80), and Picasa (free)]. By the end of the class, participants will be ready to order their photobooks online.


Week 1: Getting started

  • How to select and edit your photos
  • Taking photos with intention
  • Working with images that haven’t been digitized
  • Preparing your digital photos for your photobook
  • Introduction to photo-editing software


Week 2: Layout and Graphic Design: Using online photobook sites

  • The basics of photobook design
  • Uploading photos
  • Working with templates and how to customize your pages


Week 3: Adding text and other non-photo elements to your photobook

  • Working with text boxes, fonts, and text styles
  • Utilizing other resources for text
  • Including access to videos, movies and audio recordings, using QR code “stickers”


Week 4: Editing and Proofreading your photobook

  • Fine-tuning your photos, text and layout


Optional: Weeks 5 and 6:

  • Susan will be available to assist you as needed for an additional charge.
  • For fees and detailed information, please email [email protected].
  • Class size is limited to 10 people.