Happy Friday! Rolling out a new Friday tradition here featuring topics related to photography. This might include photo editing tips, composition tips or projects built with photos! Why? Because I am head-over-heels in love with everything related to photography! I want to use my photos and give them life outside my Mac. I hope you will find some inspiration and join me in using your beloved photos in creative ways.
So, without further ado…
I used PicMonkey (complimentary photo editing software) to create a 3 x 3 grid using the collage tool. PicMonkey allows you to edit each square of the grid individually. I tried to capture that dreamy Instagram-feel within each square. I built the grid using photo favorites from 2013.*
Next, I was ready to create greeting cards based on 4 x 4 matte prints. I tried to print the file via my usual sources: Snapfish, Walgreen’s and Target but I encountered problems printing square images since these vendors are geared toward printing 4 x 6 photos (or larger). I struggled to find a square solution even after reading online tutorials about using Photoshop to adjust my file so that I could print in 4 x 6 (with the 4 x 4 photo and white space)… but it wasn’t the quick and easy solution I was looking for!
I turned to my local friends at Office Max for assistance! With several grids up on a page I found an inexpensive option (6 images per page at 99 cents per print). Equipped with the card ingredients (4 x 4 “photos,” paper, double-sided tape, etc.) I created the cards I envisioned.
While at Office Max, I also ordered a larger 10 x 10 print on a matte photo paper. I attached the print to a burlap canvas with a light layer of Mod Podge!
*Note: I only include my photos on this blog unless otherwise noted. In the grid: bottom row middle and bottom row far right photos were taken by the talented Amy Bruss of Thistle & Muse.