Make your own book with Blurb

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On the other hand, Let me introduce to you, Mostafa Keyhani, an extraordinary painter. Drawing from the Impressionist tradition, his work is alive with color and texture as he uses thin washes, areas of bare canvas, and thick impasto to impart an expression of organic life. While his paintings fetch high prices in galleries across the United States and Canada, his self-published books give each of his fans a chance to own his art. Keyhani is a Canadian resident born in Iran, and has had a journey as fantastic as his art. In this video, Blurb captures a glimpse at Keyhani’s remarkable creative process. Perhaps it will inspire you to make your own book with Blurb.

 
Such an interesting story,  I’m no painter and my hands are not born with a golden touch, drawing might not be a thing to me but I surely know how to create a nice book  and collage. 

Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb

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Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE.

(And, even if you don’t enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books or save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)

How to : A Fashion Book with Blurb

Blurb is a cool company that lets you make books about anything that interests you. And if you’re interested in fashion and style—and love to show it off—making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way to capture your sartorial genius for all time. Whether you want it just for yourself, so you can look through your greatest hits, or you’re a bit of an Internet fashionista who wants to make a book to sell, you’ll find these tips pretty helpful:

1. It’s all about lighting. To make your fashion really pop, choose natural light or studio light with a soft box (you can even make one from a lamp and last season’s white t-shirt). If you’re using a flash, you’ll probably want to bounce it or stick a diffusion filter on it.


2. Make a shot list. This is a critical step, and even more important if you are photographing models. Even if your model is just your best friend who owes you a favor, they’ll appreciate it if you know exactly what you want to shoot. Think about the poses you want to capture, the outfits you want them to wear, and the details that you want to highlight in every shot.

3. White balance (WB). Accurate color and skin tones come from making sure the WB function on your camera is set to your lighting situation.


4. Choose the right lens/zoom setting. If you’re using a wide angle, you’re going to lose your beautiful lines (and your model may never forgive you). If you have a camera with different zoom levels, zoom out to minimize lens barrel distortion.

5. Keep it stylish. It’s a fashion shoot, after all. Play music, keep things moving, try new angles. Attitude, attitude, attitude.


6. Dress it up. Make your book as fashionable as the clothing featured in it. Choose a simple design that doesn’t upstage the clothing, but still looks chic. Pick a size and paper type that showcases the work brilliantly.

If you’ve ever paid attention to what’s on the catwalk, you know that fashion means different things to different people. Follow your own fashion obsessions and document them in a fashionable book. If you look good today in person, imagine looking great forever on the printed page with Blurb! Start your Blurb book now andSave 25% on print book orders of $75+ at Blurb.

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Getting creative with Kal Barteski: A self-publishing success story

Blurb author Kal Barteski is a maker extraordinaire whose creativity knows no bounds. She’s a working designer, painter, storyteller, book creator, TEDx speaker, and calligrapher who can now add “video star” to her resumé with the first of our Canadian book-maker profiles.

For others to be inspired, she created this video to let her readers and followers know the side of Kal’s creativity.  I think you’ll be inspired to make your own book with Blurb.  See the video.

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Blurb’s 2013 Gift Guide

Blurb is one shop i so love to connect with.  Each year, they never failed to wow me with the easy way to create your own high quality custom book.  You know how much i love taking pictures and compiling them is just one of my hobby. If you are like me who loves to create books out of your simple projects, you can use Blurb’s 2013 Gift Guide to get inspiration and start creating your own photo book. 

The Gift Guide is also an instruction guide for how to make a beautiful Blurb book gift for anyone in your life or just a perfect collection. Get a head start on your Holiday gifts by creating your own Blurb book and save 20% through 10/7 with code EARLYBIRD20.

Getting Creative with Blurbs

I remember the days when creativity still sparks my life,  I used to make different scrap books of my special days or events in my life.  The problem with those is it’s really time consuming and it can cost a lot because i need to buy different materials and accessories to create just one book.

Good thing there are Blurb books  that can be a great alternative to store all the beautiful and happy moments in our family life.  I’m also thinking of creating a summer book, a compilation of our travels and get together.

What’s good with it is, it’s easy to create one. You don’t even need to be very creative to have your photo book because there are lots of accessories and themes to choose.  All the  instructions are there and within the tip of your fingers, you can easily get a photo book that you have created.   Instagram books, cooking book, brochure, name it and they got it too.

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What’s more convenient is that your facebook pictures can be converted into a photo book.  Learn more by visiting Blurb today because they are offering 25% off purchase from February 22-25 .