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Chapter 13. The Big Print > Creating Custom Layouts Any Way You Want Them

Creating Custom Layouts Any Way You Want Them

In Lightroom 4, Adobe gives you the option to break away from the structured cell layouts of previous versions to create your own custom cell layouts in any size, shape, and placement, using a Print layout style called “Custom Package.” Here’s where you can create photos in any size and any layout you want, without being tied into a grid.

Step One:

Start up at the top in the Layout Style panel by clicking on Custom Package (we want to start from scratch, so if you see any cells already in place, go to the Cells panel and click the Clear Layout button at the bottom of the Add to Package section). There are two ways to get photos onto your page: The first is to go down to the Filmstrip and simply to drag-and-drop images right onto your page (as seen here). The image appears inside its own fully resizable cell, so you can just drag one of the corner handles to resize the image (the image you see here came in pretty small, so I resized it to nearly fill the bottom of the page). It will resize proportionally by default, but if you turn off the Lock to Photo Aspect Ratio checkbox (at the b....


  

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