5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 10:36 AM by Old Toad
cboscia Level 1 Level 1

I'm making an 8.5 x 11 book in iPhoto, but I want to customize my 8.5 x 11 pages. What size should I make my layout pages in photoshop? Should I make them 8.5 x 11 or does it need a bleed?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5

    I think that depends on where you are printing them...

  • cboscia Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having the book printed through Apple through iPhoto. The book template is 8.5 x 11. So I want to create the pages in Photoshop, then import those created pages into iPhoto, then import them into the layout of iPhoto.

  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5

    I don't believe you want a bleed in this case. You can always create a small book, print the pdf preview, and check it out.

  • cboscia Level 1 Level 1

    Keith - Thanks. Yeah, I'm sure it will be fine, the only thing I worry about is that if I make the images in Photoshop at 8.5 x 11, ad they have a full color background, I'm worried about seeing little white lines around the border if the registration is the slightest bit off. I'm sure Apple will print it fine, but it's still a concern.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    Bleed is build into the book layouts  so you don't need to worry about it.  Just create an 11 x 8.5 image at 300 dpi with the sRGB color profile.


    Always create a PDF file of the book before ordering to proof as Keith has suggested. Then compare it with the printed copy when it arrives to confirm you got what you expected.