In the Step 5 Share screen choose what to do with your project

You can choose to create an Acrobat (.pdf) file, attach your creation to an email, or pri out. If printing by Kodak EasyShare is an option (if you created a photo book, for exam then the Order Online button is available for clicking.

At any time, you can back up to a previous step or cancel your project altogether by using the buttons at the bottom of the window. When you're finished, your completed creation gets added to the Organizer. You can see a list of all your stored Create projects by going to File —► Open Creation.

While the basic steps are the same every time you run the Create wizard, your choices vary depending on what you're creating. The next section covers some Elements Create projects in more detail.

17.5.1. What You Can Create

Elements Create projects give you almost more choices than you can count. Fortunately, the wizard screens are clean and simple. But just to make extra sure you don't miss a single chance to get creative, here are some notes about a few popular project types:

• Album Pages . Elements lets you create individual album pages to put in a binder. You can choose whether or not to create a title page, and whether to include captions (Elements starts you out with any comments it finds in your Organizer), page numbering, and headers and footers (text above or below the photos).

In step 1 of the Album wizard, click a template to preview its style. At the lower-left corner of that window, choose how many photos you want to include on each page. You also can specify how many photos you want to appear on succeeding pages so that every page isn't identical. To do so, click the menu "Number of Photos Per Page," and you see a list that lets you set the pattern you want, like a page with one photo followed by a page with two photos.

• Photo books . When you order hardbound photo books through EasyShare, your Title photo appears through a cutout in the cover (see Figure 17-15 ). Books can be up to 80 pages long, depending on the style you select. If you have less than 20 pages of photos, you get nagged to add more pages when you order, but you can order a book with blank pages at the end if you want to. You have the same options for the number of photos per page, title page, captions, page numbering, and header or footer text that you get when creating an Album Page.

You can edit the size of your photos in step 3 of the Project Creation wizard. Click Reset Photos if you decide you don't like the changes you made, and your page goes back to the way Elements originally set it up.

When you order your book, check out the Material pull-down menu on the Order page to see the different cover choices availablethey make quite a difference in the cost of the book.

Figure 17-15. When you create a photo book, your title page photo is cropped to a square so that it shows through the cutout in the book's cover. The dotted lines show the boundaries of your actual photo; the area outside the white box is going to get cropped. You can resize your photo by dragging one of the corner handles, or you can drag the photo to reposition it inside the white cutout box.

Figure 17-15. When you create a photo book, your title page photo is cropped to a square so that it shows through the cutout in the book's cover. The dotted lines show the boundaries of your actual photo; the area outside the white box is going to get cropped. You can resize your photo by dragging one of the corner handles, or you can drag the photo to reposition it inside the white cutout box.

4-fold Greeting Cards . These cards are intended for home printing on a full-sized sheet of paper that you then fold into quarters, so the finished card is quite small. (If you want a larger card, check out the Photo Greeting Cards, or set up your card yourself in the Editor.)

You can use only one photo in a Greeting Card. Elements may need to crop away part of your photo, so in step 3, you'll see your entire photo displayed, with a light mask over the portion that will be cropped away in the completed project. 4-fold cards have space for text inside them, so in step 3 don't forget to choose Inside from the pop-up menu above the preview area if you want to include text inside your card.

• Photo Greeting Cards . These are single-sided half-page sized cards, like postcards. The wizard works pretty much the same as the one for 4-fold Greeting Cards, only of course you don't get an option for an inside page. You can order some styles online, which is a great way to create cards for holidays and special events.

Tip: 4-fold Greeting Cards and Photo Greeting Cards rely on the paper size you choose in Page Setup (Section 16.4.1 ) for the size of the final output. A popular workaround for resizing projects to an exact size that you can't get using your available paper sizes is to create a PDF in step 5 of the Create wizard, and then open the PDF in Adobe Reader to resize it to exactly the size you want.

• Calendar Pages . These pages are calendars you print out at home. In step 1 of the Create wizard, you can choose from a number of different styles, and you can also choose how many months you want your calendar to cover. (Each month gets one page.) While the wizard is set up for an annual calendar, by using the pop-up menus at the lower-left corner of the window in step 1, you can choose to make a calendar of any length from one month to several years.

A one-year calendar usually requires 13 images (which you'd plug in during step 2: Choose Your Photos), since most styles have a separate title page that also needs a photo. You can use one of your monthly photos for the title page if you like, by clicking it and then clicking Use Photo Again. Then drag the duplicate and position it wherever you want it on the title page.

You can take your printed pages to a local office supply store or copy shop for binding, if you want to make a bound calendar from these templates, or just use the Create Bound Calendar wizard and order your calendar from EasyShare.

• Bound Calendar . A very popular gift item. You upload your completed project to EasyShare and get back a spiral-bound calendar. The Bound Calendar wizard works just like the Calendar Pages wizard (but you get some fancier designs to choose from), and step 5 gives you the option of ordering a bound calendar online. You can also print these Bound Calendars at home as unbound calendar pages, if you prefer.


17.6. Photo Mugs, T-Shirts, and More

Your photos don't have to be relegated to a two-dimensional existencethey can become three dimensional objets d'art (well, if you consider aprons and playing cards art ). EasyShare, Shutterfly, Snapfish, and a firm named Zazzle provide options that range from the sublime to the ridiculous (see the table at the end of this chapter for a full rundown of all your options). For example, take a picture and put it on a coffee mug, a keepsake box, or a mini-soccerball. It won't take long before you come up with the perfect combination of photo and object.

Here are some tips for ordering photo-adorned trinkets online:

• Cotton and canvas behave a little differently than high-resolution photo paper, so simple, vivid images usually work better than delicate, detailed ones. Experiment with high-contrast and saturated colors if you want something other than a photo-realistic look, like the examples shown on EasyShare in Figure 17-16 . EasyShare's cartoon and coloring book effects (Section 13.1.3 ) can also create great looking t-shirts.

Figure 17-16. Don't be a slave to fashion: create your own. You'd be surprised how many wearable objects you can create

Many online services offer nearly identical products; compare prices to take advantage of the competition.

You may even make back a bit of money to support your digital shutterbug habit: Zazzle ( ) not only lets you buy products with your photos on them, it lets you sell them to other people (Figure 17-17 ). You'll have some competition for those visitors' dollars, though: Zazzle offers Special Collections from the likes of Disney, Star Wars, Marvel Comics, and the Library of Congress.

Figure 17-17. The Zazzle Contributor's Gallery lets you showcase and sell your work to a large online marketplace. For example, you can turn a cute dog photo into a touching Get Well card or a clever t-shirt. You earn a 10 percent royalty every time someone buys a product with your design. Typically, Zazzle collects your royalties until they amount to $25 and then sends you a check.

• T-shirts are popular and, at around $15, affordable. But since you can't always predict fit, consider options where size isn't an issue. For the greatest variety in wearable photography, check out Snapfish. They have a mind-boggling array of products, including neckties, aprons, and scarves.

• If you're ordering a batch of gifts, such as travel mugs for your entire softball team, it's wise to order one sample first. Then, you can check the quality and double-check the design before you place a large order.

Albums Yes Yes Yes

Aprons Yes Yes Yes

Archive CDs or DVDs


Books Yes Yes Yes

Box - Storage

Yes Yes

Boxer Shorts

Calendars Yes Yes Yes

Candy Tin Yes

Canvas Prints

Children's Picture Books Yes

Clipboard Yes


Coasters Yes Yes Yes

Collage Yes


Golf Towels Yes

Greeting Cards


Mouse Pads

Mugs Yes Yes Yes

Neckties Yes

Notepads Yes

Pet Bowl Yes



Pillow Cases

Playing Cards Yes

Postage Stamps Yes


Puzzles Yes



Stickers Yes

Tote Bags Yes Yes Yes

Table 17-1. Some sites specialize in different types of items. Only Snapfish, however, offers boxer shorts









Philip Dangler was the production editor and proofreader for Digital Photography: The Missing Manual. Darren Kelly and Marlowe Shaeffer provided quality control.

Karen Montgomery produced the cover layout with Adobe InDesign CS using Adobe's Minion and Gill Sans fonts.

David Futato designed the interior layout, based on a series design by Phil Simpson. This book was converted by Abby Fox to FrameMaker 5.5.6. The text font is Adobe Minion; the heading font is Adobe Formata Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano and Jessamyn Read, using Macromedia FreeHand MX and Adobe Photoshop CS.


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