Wednesday, 20 April 2016

12 x 12 Project Life pages for under $1

I love big photos, but they are so expensive to print I find it hard to justify at times.  So I had a play in Photoshop and found a fab alternative to get the same impact, but for a fraction of the cost.

I am lucky to have all the digital images from our Wedding, and they quite large files so I had a fairly high quality image to work with in Photoshop, I used Photoshop Elements 11 as follows:
  1. Turn the ruler function on so you have a guide when using your selection tool
  2. Crop you image to a square - it doesn't have to be 12 x 12 in size, I found it helped to have the size where I could calculate the image sizes down to 6 x 4, eg 24 x 24
  3. Then using the Rectangularl Marquee tool, set the aspect Fixed Ratio as 6 wide by 4 high for this Project Life layout
  4. Then select segments of the square image, and copy into a new image as you go, ending up with 6 separate images, 
  5. Print the 6 images - I printed at Harvey Norman for 15 cents each (would be 10 cents if I could have waited til the next day), instead of over $10 for a 12 x 12 print
  6. Create your Project Life page!  
I'm really happy with how the image turned out.  This has given me a new angle with Project Life, endless possibilities!

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  1. Wow, what a great idea!! Another great reason why I should start Project Life. Thank you or the great inspiration.

  2. Wow! Gorgeous photo, beautiful layout and great tip. Very inspirational. TFS.

  3. Beautiful photo and layout. I agree with the comments, Project Life is a fab way to display your treasured memories. Great tips! Thanks for sharing. :)


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