LifeBook Page Creation
 
We can accept your page layouts as JPG or PDF files.

It is important, when creating a LifeBook to work within certain constraints, to ensure you get the best possible results.
Below are a few pointers which will assist you in creating your first LifeBook.

Please ensure your page is set to the correct size and resolution.
eg. If you require a 10"x 10" LifeBook, each double spread should be sized at exactly 20"x 10" @ 254ppi.
Each book is slightly smaller than this size when trimmed. Simple Page Templates (JPG files) with guidelines can be downloaded via the links below.
 
Simple Page Template
"Right click" and select "save target as" to download.
Open within Photoshop, ensure that your guidelines are set to on (View - Show - Guides
)
 
The outer border (edge of the page) should be no less than 10mm, approximately 2-3mm is trimmed from each edge during finishing.
With this in mind, if an image is to fill the frame, or is placed to the edge of the page, ensure that nothing important will be lost.
Avoid placing faces on the centre crease, re-size, move or adjust your images accordingly.

Try not to place too many images on each page. As a rule try to stick to a maximum of five images per page (ten images per double spread), an uncluttered, simpler solution will often produce the best results.

 
LifeBook Cover Templates
 

Photoshop Templates (PSD files) are available to assist you in creating the cover(s) for your LifeBook. Click on the relevant template(s) below to download. Please note, if the preferred cover is "Photo-wrap", you'll need both the Dust Jacket and Photo-wrap templates.
If you are unsure which templates you require, please contact us via phone (0114 224 3200) or email imaging@peak-professional.com.

 
Dust Jacket Cover
(All LifeBooks are supplied with a dust jacket)
8"x 8"
10"x 10"
12"x 9"
(upright)
12"x 12"
 
Using the templates : Within Photoshop, ensure that your guidelines are set to on (View - Show - Guides)
The outer red area will be trimmed once finished, please place your artwork within the boundaries (in the white area).
From left to right, guidelines denote inner fold, rear cover, spine, front cover, inner fold.
Once you are happy with the layout, flatten the image and save as a JPG file (set to highest quality).
 
Photo-wrap Cover
(An alternative to the black or ivory leather cover)
8"x 8"
10"x 10"
12"x 9"
(upright)
12"x 12"
 
Using the templates : Within Photoshop, ensure that your guidelines are set to on (View - Show - Guides)
From left to right, guidelines denote inner wrap, rear cover, spine, front cover, inner wrap.

The outer red area will be trimmed once finished, please ensure that your artwork fills the whole of the white area (up to the red).
The layer named "WRAP" is to assist with image placement. This "grey" area denotes the content that will wrap on the inside of the cover.
It is important that nothing important is placed here. Text / artwork for the spine, should be placed within the two middle guidelines.

Once you are happy with the layout, hide or delete the layer names "WRAP", ensure the layer named "crop marks" is visible (top layer).
Flatten the image and save as a JPG file (set to highest quality).
 
 
Creating the Box Art
 
This is the photo which appears on the presentation box and is square in format.
Your image dimensions should ideally be set to 12.2 x 12.2cm @ 254ppi, but any square formatted image will suffice.
 
 
Sending your artwork to us
 
You can post your completed artwork to us on disk (CD, DVD, flash memory) to the address below...

Peak Imaging
FREEPOST RLSY-YZJX-SLXC
Sheffield
S20 3PP


Or you can upload them to us...

PDF files
should be emailed directly to us - imaging@peak-professional.com. We are also happy to receive files via a third party storage facility (mailbigfile for example).


JPG files
can be uploaded via our image uploader - www.image-uploader.peak-imaging.com

Within the Special Instructions (on the delivery selection screen) state the LifeBook size, number of pages and cover type (photo-wrap, black leather or ivory leather).

Once received, we will assess and proof the artwork via email for you to double-check.
If all is ok, we will start to process your LifeBook.