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Big Full Moon #6

Big Full Moon #6
2008-12-12-Moon-9061

My Neighbors Won a Major Prize

My Neighbors Won a Major Prize
2008-12-27-Misc-0727

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sunol another hazy Sunday afternoon #4

Sunol another hazy Sunday afternoon #4
2008-11-28-Sunol-8639

16th Street, San Francisco #6

16th Street, San Francisco #6
2008-12-06-Misc-0604

16th Street, San Francisco #5

16th Street, San Francisco #5
2008-12-06-Misc-0600

16th Street, San Francisco #4

16th Street, San Francisco #4
2008-12-06-Misc-0602

Mary's Kitchen

Mary’s Kitchen
2008-12-14-Mary-Frank-0678

Big Full Moon #5

Big Full Moon #5
2008-12-12-Moon-9089

Sunol after the Rain #3

Sunol after the Rain #3
2008-12-13-Sunol-9151H

Sunol after the Rain #2

Sunol after the Rain #2
2008-12-13-Sunol-9226H

Sunol after the Rain #1

Sunol after the Rain #1
2008-12-13-Sunol-9132H

Rain, Rain, Stay Awhile!

Rain, Rain, Stay Awhile!
2008-12-14-Mary-Frank-0662

Converting InDesign PDF to Blurb

16 Street, San Francisco
2008-12-06-Misc-0578

These directions are for exporting from InDesign CS3 to Blurb’s Booksmart software.

Open your book in InDesign.

  • If you are doing full bleed images, make sure that your document as an extra 1/8" bleed on all margins.

In InDesign, choose File | Export.

  • Choose for Adobe PDF Preset: [High Quality Print]
  • Check Spreads
  • In the left-hand side, choose Marks and Bleeds item
  • Check Use Document Bleed Settings
  • Click Export

Open Bridge and select your newly exported PDF

  • Right click on your PDF and choose Open With -> Adobe Photoshop CS3

In Photoshop, you now have the Import PDF dialog open

  • Select all the pages to convert
  • Choose Media Box from the Crop To choices. In the dialog, look at the image size values to make sure that you have a full bleed image. Mine has an extra 1/8" on all margins.
  • Click OK and your will have all your page spreads open as images.

In Photoshop...

  • Assign the sRGB profile to your images. Use the Edit | Assign Profile command.
  • Save your pages to a directory.

Open Booksmart software.

  • Create a new book of the correct size and choose blank for the template
  • Import your page spread images that you just created in Photoshop.
  • Drop your images onto your blank pages.

Big Full Moon #4

Big Full Moon #4
2008-12-12-Moon-9099

Big Full Moon #3

Big Full Moon #3
2008-12-12-Moon-9095

Big Full Moon #2

Big Full Moon #2
2008-12-12-Moon-9103

Big Full Moon

Big Full Moon
2008-12-12-Moon-9063

Tonight is one of the largest full moon in years. Fortunately, we had rain with clouds coming in that really made the night. Went out with the awesome Robert Kato and the amazing Patti McClung. Eleo, hope you can make it next time!

16th Street, San Francisco #3

16th Street, San Francisco #3
2008-12-06-Misc-0619

16th Street, San Francisco #2

16th Street, San Francisco #2
2008-12-06-Misc-0624

San Francisco SPCA

San Francisco SPCA
2008-12-06-Misc-0585

Sunol another hazy Sunday afternoon #3

Sunol another hazy Sunday afternoon #3
2008-12-07-Sunol-9019H

Sunol another hazy Sunday afternoon #2

Sunol another hazy Sunday afternoon #2
2008-12-07-Sunol-8948H

16th Street, San Francisco

16th Street, San Francisco
2008-12-06-Misc-0594

Christmas at Tiffanys #2

Christmas at Tiffanys #2
2008-12-06-Misc-0458

Sunol another hazy Sunday afternoon

Sunol another hazy Sunday afternoon
2008-12-07-Sunol-8902H2

Christmas at Tiffanys

Christmas at Tiffanys
2008-12-06-Misc-0459

Heading home from work #3

Heading home from work #3
2008-12-03-Misc-0411

Heading home from work #2

Heading home from work #2
2008-12-03-Misc-0383

Heading home from work

Heading home from work
2008-12-03-Misc-0368

Sunol on a Hazy Sunday Afternoon #4

Sunol on a Hazy Sunday Afternoon #4
2008-11-28-Sunol-8812H
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