Creating a Photo Book with Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 not only provides you with various ways to organize and edit your images, but also to put them to good use in multiple ways. This tutorial will show you how to create a Photo Book out of your images.


For this tutorial, you need the following software:

Prerequisite knowledge:

Creating a Photo Book

  1. Select the images you want to use for your Photo Book. You can select multiple images by holding down the Control key on your keyboard and clicking on them.
  2. As a reminder, if you forget to select some images for your Photo Book at this point, they are available to you at any point in this process.

  3. Click on the CREATE tab in the Task pane.
  4. There are some options for creating Slide Shows, Photo Books or even Online Galleries.

  5. Click on Photo Book.... Photoshop Elements Editor Workspace is launched and opens the images you have selected previously in the Organizer.
  6. Select a Title Page Photo. You can do this by rearranging the images in the Project bin. The first photo in the Project bin becomes the Title Page photo.
  7. Click on Next.
  8. To the right, you can choose a layout for your Photo Book. Leave the Random Photo Layout option active. This is a default setting.
  9. Click on one of the available Themes (see figure 1).
  10. Click Done and Photoshop Elements begins composing your images in the Photo Book.
  11. Image 1

    Figure 1: You can choose from a number of layouts.

  12. Use the blue arrows in the Photo Book Editing Toolbar to navigate through the pages of your Photo Book.
  13. If there are still some blank pages you can fill them now.

  14. Choose a photo from the Project bin and drag it onto an empty frame in your Photo Book.
  15. You can move the images in the layout with the mouse. If you hover your cursor just outside one of the image edges, you can click and drag or even rotate to adjust your image. When you are finished, you can print out your Photo Book.

  16. From the menu File select the option Print. The Print dialog box appears.
  17. Adjust the print settings according to your needs. Remember that within the Photoshop Elements application, you can order prints online.

Where to go from here

For more information and additional tutorials, visit the Adobe Design Center.