1. SELECT YOUR PRODUCT TYPE AND SIZE
Select your preferred category and product from the wide range of options. Choose from a range of book sizes and styles consisting of Hardcovers, Softcovers, Genuine Leather Covers, Leatherette Cover and Picture Window Covers. Next, name your new project and click "Create".
2. LOAD YOUR PICTURES
Click on "+" icon to add pictures to your project. Select the pictures you desire to put into your design project. Your pictures will then be loaded into the "Pictures" tray, and are now ready to use.
You are able to import pictures from Facebook and Flickr as well.
3. FILL IN PICTURES
To insert a photo, drag-and-drop your picture into the page. You can choose to have your picture as a single picture, background picture or spread. The autoflow option is available and what this function will do is to add all the pictures that is in your picture tray into picture boxes in your project/photobook.
4. RESIZE, CROP AND ROTATE PICTURES
Resizing - Drag the resize handles at the four corners of the object to resize your picture.
Cropping - Drag the side handle inward to crop your picture.
Rotating - Click on the Position button on the photo tools menu on the right of Picasso Album Maker Software. Toggle the picture according to your desired angle.
Predesigned Page Styles - Make layouts easier! Select the layout of your choice and simply drag and drop them to shape the entire page with your images.
5. EDIT PICTURES
Give your photos a special touch. For a unique look, consider adding Black & White or Sepia filters. Feel free to explore the image enhancements such as Contrast, Sharpen, Skin Tone, and Noise Reduction to showcase new results from your original images!
6. CHANGE PAGE STYLES, MASKS AND BACKGROUNDS
You may want to start designing each page with "Page Styles". Just drag and drop your preferred layout to the page. You can adjust and modify the page layout according to your preferred picture sizes. These page styles make creating your book easy and fun!
You can add a mask to a picture box or shape simply by dragging it from the library onto the picture. A mask will always scale to fit the box exactly.
You can also use either your pictures as backgrounds, or the various pre-loaded background designs from the "Backgrounds" tray in the library.
7. INSERT TEXT AND CAPTIONS
Adding text or captions to your book adds a special detail to your story. Picasso Album Maker Software automatically loads all font types available in your hard disk. You can choose the desired font sizes and colours.
8. CHANGE BOOK SIZE
If you happen to change your mind on the product size, or had made a mistake selecting the wrong size, simply change it using the "Change Product" icon. Select the respective book type, click "Change".
Once you have finished designing your project, click on the green "Shopping Cart" icon to submit your design. Tick the disclaimer check box and click the 'Start' button. A new browser window will launch and you will be directed to Q-Photo's online order page. Sign in or create a new account.
10. MAKE PAYMENT
• Fill in the required quantity.
• Select cover material.
• Select slipcase, paper upgrades or presentation box (if required).
• Confirm shipping and billing details.
• Select shipping method.
• Confirm order is correct.
• Fill in Order Notes (presentation options).
• Select preferred payment option. Click here to view a short tutorial on how to make an instant EFT payment
• Fill in voucher or discount code and click 'REDEEM'.
• Click 'Confirm Order' and complete payment process.
• You will receive an email confirmation containing your order number together with your order details.
11. UPLOAD ORDER
The order is not complete until your book has been uploaded. Once you have completed the online order form, upload your book by choosing "UPLOAD ORDER".
You may choose to upload files online (approximately 30-45 mins depending on internet stability and file size), or save into a portable storage media (CD or USB drive) and come to the Q-Photo's offices to submit it, or you can mail the files to us. Click 'Continue'. Your order is complete once your file has been uploaded successfully.
Our Picasso Album Maker Software, is a creative publishing service that transforms photos, recipes, plans, emails or any other content into superior-quality coffee table photo books and many other bespoke print products. This application offers unmatched creative flexibility and ease of use with simple drag and drop features into simple and professionally designed book templates, our Readybooks. It also offers great customisable backgrounds, page layouts and colour palettes for extra depth to bring your memories to life. Download and begin your designing journey!