In this chapter we cover how to create a design for a lab using ROES software and submit that order. One of the great things about Album Builder is that all of the major labs in the U.S. and abroad are included. We’ll go step by step through this process. When downloading ROES, first login with your account.
In this example, we will use one of our favorite labs (who will also be included in Fundy Direct), Miller's.
Step 1: Download Any Cover Templates
The first step is to download any cover template you might need for your album. You will only need to do this if you do not see the cover option included in the Album Builder when creating your Album subproject. Download your cover template and then export it as a JPEG if it is not already in this file type. You can find the link to these cover templates here.
Here we have an example of the 10×10 Custom Image Album Cover from Miller's. These downloads are PSD files, but do a quick save as a JPEG before starting your Album Builder project.
Step 2: Set Up Your Album
Once your lab, line, and size have been chosen (we choose Miller's, Signature Book, 10x10), you will reach the option to choose an included cover, upload your cover template, or input custom dimensions. If there is a cover option, but you'd like to use a template, select Custom Cover Size in the bottom right. Then choose Cover Template and upload your JPEG template.
Step 3: Design and Export
Step 4: Launch ROES and Setup Album
When opening ROES, select Order Products. In our example, we chose a template for the 10x10 Signature Book with a Custom Image Cover, so these same options should be selected in ROES. Add spreads to the bottom well by dragging and dropping or selecting Add Images
Step 5: Add the Spreads
Next, simply drag and drop the cover and spreads onto the design area. You will see the page number you are on directly under the spread and can navigate the pages using the arrows. You can also double-check you are adding the correct spread by comparing the spread export name to the pages you are currently on.
Final Step: Add to Order and Order Your Album
When you are all done and have double checked your order, select Add to Cart and then proceed to checkout!