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I made a yearbook for my son’s preschool. You can too

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Recently I made a yearbook for my four-year-old son Elijah’s class – the Butterflies – at his preschool. It was such a success, I wanted to share my experience creating the book. Making yearbooks with Blurb is a great way to document a child’s early classroom experience and easily raise money for the school. I [...]

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Power users and pro photographers: Get more out of BookSmart

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Here are six technical tips to give your images greater potential in Blurb BookSmart™. While this is not a comprehensive list – it’s based on what I’ve learned in all my hours making books and creating templates – it’ll definitely give you an expert advantage going into your next book. Shoot at the highest DPI. [...]

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Tips on how to synchronize your color

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Updated March 2010 This post pertains to BookSmart only and is not applicable to our PDF to Book workflow. I recently read that Hewlett-Packard is “developing technologies with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. to improve the color consistency between print and digital images.” Hewlett-Packard calls this new technology “DreamColor.” Essentially, HP has created a closed loop [...]

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