Chapter 15. Creating Projects

If you’re into making scrapbooks, greeting cards, and other photo concoctions, Elements is perfect for you. You can dress up your pictures in all sorts of creative ways without using—or buying—any other software. Elements is crammed with add-on graphics, frames, and other special effects; you can even create multipage documents.

This chapter kicks off with an in-depth look at how to create a Photo Collage. Once you’ve got those steps under your belt, all the other projects (summarized starting on The Favorites Palette) use the same basic method. You’ll also learn how to create photo books and calendars using Kodak EasyShare, Adobe’s online photo-printing partner, and make PDF slideshows to share your photos.


You can also create Online Galleries (photo-filled Web pages) in Elements. Learn all about those projects in Chapter 17.

Photo Collages

The new Create tab helps you create fancy pages featuring your photos, which you can then share either by printing or as digital files. Although Elements gives you lots of preset layouts to start from, you can customize every aspect of these layouts to create projects that are totally your own.

A Photo Collage is a page displaying one or more of your photos, with or without a themed background. (Flip ahead to Figure 15-3 to get a glimpse of what Elements can help you do.) Elements presents you with a series of guided questions that lead you from start to finish. All projects begin with one or more suggested photo ...

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