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Change Your Book

Change the style, size and number of pages of your current design project.

CONVERSION DETAILS
The Convert Book feature allows you to convert the current design project to a new book style, add or remove pages, or change the book size (square to square, vertical to vertical, horizontal to horizontal).
  • The Convert Book feature can only convert files with extension psd.
  • You will need to create the new product templates that will be used when converting your original layout. The original layouts will not be affected.
  • All layers will be kept and transferred to the new set of templates.
  • Due to quality restrictions, our tool protects against sizing files up. Size conversion can only be done from a larger to smaller sized product with the same aspect ratio.
  • Conversion needs to be done separately for inside pages, cover and case.
    For example: If you are converting to a book style with a designable case and/or cover, you will need to use the Convert Book feature three times, once for the pages, once for the cover, and once for the case.
  • You cannot convert a product to another product of a different aspect ratio.
    For example: A square layout cannot be converted to a horizontal/vertical layout or vice-versa. You will need to redesign the layouts if that is your goal.
  • If the source color space does not match the destination color space, the conversion process will stop.
  • If you wish to increase the number of sides (pages), extra blank spreads will be inserted before the last single side.
  • If you wish to decrease the number of sides(pages), you must remove those spreads from the original layout prior to conversion.
  • Small adjustments to the new layout may be necessary after the conversion process is complete. Reviewing each layout prior to placing your order is strongly recommended.

PREPARE TEMPLATES FOR CONVERSION
Create the new product templates that will be used when converting your original layout. The original layouts will not be affected.
  1. Launch Photoshop
  2. Go to File > Scripts > ABPs_1.2.2.20
  3. Review the message dialog box.
  4. Click Close when you are finished.
  5. Click New Blank Templates on the control panel.
  6. Select the new product details and click OK.
  7. Create or select an existing folder to save the templates to and click Open.
    Blank templates (PSD files) will be created and placed in the selected folder.
    Creating templates may take a few minutes depending on the type of product, product details and computer speed.
• Note that the ABPs Tool will automatically close once it starts creating the Photoshop blank templates.

Step 1 - CONVERT FILES
The Convert Book feature allows you to convert the current design project to a new book style, add or remove pages, or change the book size (square to square, vertical to vertical, horizontal to horizontal).

Convert all Inside Pages
  1. Launch Photoshop
  2. Go to File > Scripts > ABPs_1.2.2.20
  3. Review the message dialog box.
  4. Click Close when you are finished.
  5. Click Convert Book on the control panel.
  6. Click on Yes if the new blank templates have already been created.
  7. Select Inside Pages.
  8. Select the folder which contains the original layout.
  9. Select the folder which contains the new product templates.
  10. Click on OK to start conversion.

Convert Case
  1. Launch Photoshop
  2. Go to File > Scripts > ABPs_1.2.2.20
  3. Review the message dialog box.
  4. Click Close when you are finished.
  5. Click Convert Book on the control panel.
  6. Click on Yes if the new blank templates have already been created.
  7. Select Except Inside Pages.
  8. Select the folder which contains the original layout.
  9. Select the folder which contains the new product templates.
  10. Click on OK to start conversion.

Convert Cover
  1. Launch Photoshop
  2. Go to File > Scripts > ABPs_1.2.2.20
  3. Review the message dialog box.
  4. Click Close when you are finished.
  5. Click Convert Book on the control panel.
  6. Click on Yes if the new blank templates have already been created.
  7. Select Except Inside Pages.
  8. Select the folder which contains the original layout.
  9. Select the folder which contains the new product templates.
  10. Click on OK to start conversion.

Step 2 - REVIEW CONVERTED FILES
Open the new PSD files in Photoshop and review layout for correct placement after the conversion. Make any necessary adjustments and save.


Step 3 - SAVE JPG FILES
Once your layout is complete, save a high resolution JPG of each file by following the steps found in Export, Proof & Order.


Step 4 - PLACE ORDER
Upload JPG files to sync with the AlbumLayout Proofing website or continue to place order by following the steps found in Export, Proof & Order.