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Create Book Cover (PDF) using Lightning Sources Template

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I'm new to Affinity Photo. I publish books for authors. I have an artist who creates covers for me in JPG and PDF formats. I publish the books using a worldwide publishing company named 'Lightning Source' (division of INGRAM Publishing). Lightning Source requires the covers to be submitted using their 'template' which they send my artist in PDF format and she created the 'submittable' PDF using InDesign 9780999561805-Perfect.pdf   9780999561805-Perfect.pdfbut she no long is doing that. I need to take their template and my artist's JPG and place it (in pieces?) on their template and save it as a PDF then submit it to them. How do I do this as my artist's JPG is one 'picture' that has a front, spine, and back and the template requires each piece to be placed in EXACT locations on the template! Is there a single tutorial that would demonstrate this? Thank you.

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Hi MICTIP,

Welcome to the forums :)

Unfortunately there is no tutorial directly for this as I'd say this is a very specific case. You will need to cut out individual elements of the design and place them in the template. You can find out how to do this here:

 

Thanks

Callum


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I am using the most current 1.6 version and did as instructed but when I did a paste it pasted the whole image instead of just the piece that I selected. How do I make only the piece 'active' and not the whole cover? It still had the piece I copied highlighted (or the piece had the little broken line around it). I do notice tho that when I select the spine portion of my picture it doesn't give me the broken lines at the top and at the bottom of the selected portion; why would that be so?

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Please could right click the layer and hit rasterise then try copy and pasting your selection?

C


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I did but when I pasted it to the section of the other document it didn't do it; it just 'moved' the section I was pasting to to the left w/no image. I'm working with two pdf documents; would this make a difference?

Followup: I just exported and saved both documents as JPG's then closed the application without saving my work; reopened the application and opened the new JPG documents and performed the selection/rasterize/copy/paste and it worked! I will now save the one document as a new JPG as well as a PDF and it should be good to go.  THANK you so much for your quick help/responses. Cheers! Mictip (Chris)

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