May 6, 2010

Deep, Deep …

in Yearbook-ville.  yearbook snipit

And, again, as last year … ever so thankful for the organizational tools of Lightroom.  I can’t imagine this task without it.


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9 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

I don't know how you do it.
Seriously.

Anita Johnson said...

My goal is to buy and learn lightroom next winter. Did I just mention winter? Yikes!

Drew said...

I bet that's the classiest yearbook around! I see the yearbook being put together at the middle school, and I just have to walk away. I know it would never be a good idea to be the advisor because I would end up doing the whole thing...and I still probably wouldn't be happy with it. :)

shurter's :) said...

I was thinking of purchasing lightroom. I just down loaded the free trial yesterday. I like it, but not quite sure. I haven't figured out how to soften skin or fix blemishes yet, and a few other things that I could think of. It seemed pretty simple, but looks like it could do A LOT! What is your favorite thing about it and why lightroom and not photoshop?

Just ME the MOM said...

VERY impresive - I really must get Lightroom . . .

Kristin

Laurie K. said...

Oh my gosh Susan, you ROCK! I can't believe you do this and how hard it must be! Lightroom looks AWESOME too!

metaphase said...

My word. I can't even imagine how much work this must be. Way to go.

Carly said...

I've been working on a yearbook too. I used lightroom to edit some photos that were given to me by teachers and to select the photos to go on the collage oages. I am wondering how you used it to organize the actual book itself. I know that there must be a better way, but I created the picture pages in elements and selected the pictures with lightroom, but made the collages with picasa, and used word to organize the pages. (I have to give it to the printer in a PDF.) I figure that there was provably a better way to do it, but could not easily think if anything.

Skeller said...

Shurter's - I actually use and love both LR & PS. They go together like hand and glove.

Carly -
LR manages all my school pics/folders. I use it to pick the best pics; I key word everything (by grade, event, campus life, staff, etc.); I tag every picture I use, so as not to double use it; I color code the pictures I pull to use in the end of year slideshows. I use Fotofusion (not LR) to design the actual yearbook pages. I pull the completed .jpg yearbook pages back into LR, put them in a "collection" and move the pages around to get the proper order (that's what you're seeing in this blog post); rename each .jpg as page 1, etc.

My printer also requires pdfs, but since my pdfs last year were ginormous and bogged down their system (!!), the printer allowed me to send jpgs instead. I intend to do the same this year.