Sectioned Photo Mural how do I do it?
Posted 19 July 2008 - 09:48 AM
I can't figure out the easiest way to cut the photo up in PSE 5.0. Can anyone help with some instructions?
Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:12 AM
this will turn on guides
Using Rectangular Marque tool, using Mode:Fixed Size - set the width and height to your 5 and 7 dimensions
If the marque tool has pixels or something else as the size default, put your mouse over the numbers and right click and you should be able to select inches.
Click on your photo and the marching ants will show up in the size of your 5x7 rectangle. Move the selection box to one of the corners of your photo. Press Ctrl-J and it will copy what is selected to a new layer.
Repeat this step for each part of the photo. When you are done, you should have one layer with the original and 12 layers with the 5x7 sections.
For each of the new layers:
With the layer selected, Ctrl-Click on its thumbnail in the layers palette...the marching ants will appear around that 5x7
Select Ctrl-C (to copy)
Goto to file>New ...select OK, as the default size given should be the right size for what you are copying.
Ctrl-V to paste into the new file
File>SaveAs ...select jpg as the format
Repeat these steps for all 12 layers and then you will have them formatted to print as 5x7 where ever you would like!
Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:55 AM
I saw something similar to this concept done in CK magazine this month (on a smaller scale). It looks cool! For an added effect, I think she sanded the edge of each photo (or applied a digital sanded edge). It created a really artistic feel to it, you could still get the sense of the overall photo, but it gave some definition to each part too.
Be sure to post a photo in the gallery for us too ooh and ahh over when you finish your project!!
Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:39 PM
Thank you so much for the instructions Christy! I even used the sanded edges!
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