I have recently started trying to digit scrapbook using photoshop Elements 12. I'm still learning the program, so I sometimes struggle, but I had a generic question:
I am working on a photobook as my son's baby book. In your opinion/experience, what is the best way to make a photobook? Create individual (one-side only) pages or use the "Create" function to make a photobook?
I started using a "Create" template, and just making changes. However, my file is so big (and I've only completed 5 pages), it is nearly impossible to open it and work on it already. I did notice that when you save the project, it saves a separate folder with individual pages. I have been able to open an individual page to work on, and it is much faster, but the page layouts are not available.
The thing I like about the "Create" photobook is that 1 "page" is actually set up like an open book so you can see what it would look like laying on the table, left AND right sides. I also REALLY like how you can make the pictures flow from the left page to the right page across the seam. Plus, it's all right there together and you can see the whole project and progress. However, I have hard time lining things up in this mode.
I've never printed a photobook, but can I just upload many individual pages in the order I want them?
PS: For some reason now when I open the whole project, I can't see the layouts menu, either. It is there, and I can click on it, but the box is empty. Anyone know what has happened? So frustrating :\