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Creating a PhotoStory

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Creating a PhotoStory

  1. 1. Creating a PhotoStory Copyright. Anna Sexton & Diana Rosas, CIT NISD 2010 This presentation can not be copied or duplicated.
  2. 2. New Project <ul><li>File Organization & Launch Photo Story 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Make a new folder on the desktop called Photo Story. You will save everything in this folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Double-click the Photo Story 3 icon or go to Start > Programs > Photo Story 3 for Windows. </li></ul><ul><li>The Welcome window appears. Click on the Begin a new story radio button. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Next. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Import Images <ul><li>The Import and arrange pictures window appears. Click on Import Pictures. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Import Images 2 <ul><li>The File Browser window appears. Click on the pictures in your CD that you would like to include in your Photo Story. You may hold down the Ctrl button and select several pictures to select at once to import. Click OK. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Import Images 3 <ul><li>Your pictures appear in the storyboard (at the bottom) of the Import and arrange pictures window. The selected picture appears in the large window. Click Next. </li></ul>Reposition imagery by dragging to a new location in the timeline.
  6. 6. Edit images <ul><li>To edit pictures, click on </li></ul><ul><li>the edit button on the </li></ul><ul><li>Import window. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the tabs at the top (Rotate and Crop, Auto Fix, and Add Effect) to crop a picture, correct the picture color, fix red eye, add an effect, etc. Experiment with these. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Adding a Title <ul><li>The Add a title to your pictures window opens. You may add titles to individual pictures by selecting the picture in the storyboard and typing the title in the text window. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an alignment and location for your text. </li></ul><ul><li>You may also change the font, font color, and size. Click Next. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Option: Add PowerPoint Slides <ul><li>Launch Power- </li></ul><ul><li>Point > Go to Format > Background > Choose a color you like > Go to File > Save As > Save it as a JPG extension </li></ul><ul><li>(.jpg NOT .ppt). </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to save in your Photo Story folder. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Adding Narration <ul><li>Select the image you want to record sound on. Click on the record sound button. </li></ul><ul><li>Record your narration. Click on the stop button. </li></ul><ul><li>Test your voice-over by selecting the Preview button. </li></ul><ul><li>If acceptable, repeat steps 1-4. If the voice over needs to be redone, remove the voice over by clicking on the appropriate button and </li></ul>Step 1. Select the image you want to record your voice over on. Step 2. Click this button to begin recording. Begin recording. Step 3. Stops the recording of the voice. Removes the recorded voice over. Step 4. Previews the slide and the recorded voice over.
  10. 10. Customize Motion <ul><li>The motion is preset in Photo Story, but you have the option of customizing the pan and zoom effect by clicking the Customize Motion link. </li></ul><ul><li>Select where you want the zooming and panning to start and end. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Customize Motion 2 <ul><li>On the Motion and Duration tab, select specify start and end position of motion. In the start position picture, drag the square to where you want the zooming or panning to begin. Then in the end position picture, drag the square to where you want the zooming or panning to end. </li></ul><ul><li>You may set the duration of the slide yourself or let Photo Story automatically do it. Preview your slide to see if it’s just what you want. Click Save. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Transitions <ul><li>Click on the Transition tab to change transitions between slides. </li></ul><ul><li>You may also set the duration of the transition or let Photo Story do it for you. Click Preview. Click Save if you’re satisfied with the transition. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Close to get out of the Customize Motion window. Complete these steps to customize motion for the rest of your pictures in the storyboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Next when finished. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Adding Music <ul><li>The Add background music window appears. You have two options —you may add your own music from a CD (.wma, .mp3, or .wav format), or you may create your own music . </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the slide where you want the music to start. Then click Select Music or Create Music. </li></ul>If you would like to create your own music (and not have to worry about copyright), click Create Music. The Create Music window appears. If adding music of your own, click Select Music and browse for your music/ songs.
  14. 14. Saving your Video <ul><li>The Save your story window appears. Select Save your story for playback on your computer. Click Browse to choose where to save your PhotoStory. Click Next and Photo Story will build your story (this may take a few minutes depending upon the length of your show). </li></ul>
  15. 15. Final Step <ul><li>The last step is the Completing Photo Story 3 window. Click Save Project (at bottom left) so that you have the option of making changes later. </li></ul>NOTE: The file name that ends with .PS3 is an editable version. The file name that ends with .wmv is NOT editable in PhotoStory.

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