HOWTO | Create pa ge layou ts
1 Adding text
You can change the page layout by clicking the little previews in the Layout Options palette, and Photos will instantly change the layout while keeping that original photo on the page. You can use the standard Undo command to go back to the original layout if needed.
2 In contrast
You can also change the page layout completely. Scroll down in the Layout Options palette to see several layouts that use multiple photos – up to 16 on a page. We’ll contrast the two vertical photos on the right-hand page with two horizontal photos on this left-hand page.
A long stretch
Keep scrolling down the Layout Options palette to see other layouts to experiment with, including text pages and even maps that you can zoom in on to show locations visited. There are also some nice ‘spread’ layouts that allow you to stretch photos right across two pages.
4 Keeping track
You can use the Add Photos command to fetch more photos whenever you want. To help keep track of your photos there’s also a set of menu commands that adjust the tray so it only shows photos already placed in the book, or only photos you haven’t used yet.
5 Adding pages
The standard themes are all for books that have 20 inside pages, plus front and back covers. You can add extra pages using the command shown here – and Photos will update the cost of the book. You can remove pages as well, but you can’t drop below 20 pages.
6 Quick change
If you decide you’re not happy with the design of your book, use this menu to change the entire format, theme, or size of it. Any photos or text you’ve already placed in the book will remain in place, but you may need to tidy things up a bit to match the new page layouts.
7 Order book
When you’re happy with the design you can press the Buy Book button to place your order. Unfortunately, you’re only allowed to pay for your book with a credit or debit card. You can’t pay with iTunes gift cards or any existing credit on your iTunes account.