Creating a PDF Portfolio With Pages

If you are an artist or photographer you may be asked to submit a PDF to schools or galleries. You can create a nice PDF portfolio using Pages and simply placing images on layout pages along with borders and text boxes. You can even include an information or bio page. Then just export as a PDF. The result is much better than just converting image files to PDFs.

Comments: 8 Responses to “Creating a PDF Portfolio With Pages”

    Douglas Brace
    8 months ago

    How would using Pages for this be better than using Keynote, or are both fine for this type of task?

    8 months ago

    Douglas: Both will work. Pages makes it easier to set up as a document, such as an 8.5×11 page size, etc. You can do it in Keynote, but you’d need to come up with screen dimensions that make sense.

    Robert Douglass
    8 months ago

    Gary-
    Is there an easy way, once you set up the first page, to make that page a template (or something similar), to ease the pain of adding, say, 20 pages more?
    Thanks for your tutorials, I greatly appreciate them!

    8 months ago

    Robert: Yes. You can use Master Pages. I did a video on this: https://macmost.com/pages-master-pages.html
    Of course you can also use copy and paste pretty effectively for this too.

    Scott Dacey
    8 months ago

    Gary – Is there a way to bring two or three pictures on to a single page, while simultaneously reducing their dimensions to fit the page? Thank you.

    8 months ago

    Scott: Yes. Just drag as may images on a page as you wish, and resize as you wish.

    Dan
    8 months ago

    Sometimes I use Keynote to make a collage, screen capture saved as a jpg or png then insert into pages and emails. An effective way for social media as well.

    Dan
    8 months ago

    Just as a note, I used to use Corel to create collages when on a Windows PC, but had to improvise on the Mac.

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