Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tile pictures

So I had a reader ask "How do you post pictures to your blog in a tile form? " I thought I would share the answer with all of you. (see the picture of Bryson's first birthday below)

First ... I do it in photoshop. I create a new document that is 6" x 6" and has a resolution of 150 dpi.

Then I open all of the pictures I want to use and crop them to 2" x 2" with a resolution of 150 dpi.

Next I drag all of the mini pictures into the blank 6 x 6 document leaving equal space inbetween each picture.

Last AND MOST IMPORTANT ... when I am done arranging my photos I go to the menu "layers" and go to flatten object. This allows me to save it as a JPEG and attach it to my blog.

TIPS: You can also do this with a 4x6 document like the photo below and make the pictures 3" x 4" or any other size you want. I usually resize my pictures to 150 dpi so they don't take so long to upload to my blog! (example below)


Hope that answers your question Shannon!
M

8 comments:

Shannon Mac-a-bee said...

Thank you!!! I can do that... :) Have a great day!!

Lisa said...

Great Tutorial!!!! For those who may be photo-shopped challenged this site will do it for you!! http://www.bighugelabs.com
I have used them often for blog postings with great success and you can choose all different layout types.

ada said...

I am just learning how to do this...it took my FOREVER to learn. Curious what version you use. It is SO handy for those of us that take way too many pictures to scrap or post but can't help ourselves wanting to "document" the event. Love the 6x6 layout, but I also love the 8x8 which costco prints....something about square makes me happy.
Aloha~ Ada

Anna said...

Hi,
This is my first visit to your blog and I love it. I am in Melbourne, Ausralia. Am LDS too, and teach Primary!! I was looking through your older posts and love your advent calendar. If you still have the pdf file is it possible to email it to me, please??
c.ablyth@bigpond.net.au
nannaanna@blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Hi!
I love reading your blog and had a question for you... Do you have any ideas for wedding centerpieces using scrapbooking and photos? I'm getting married in June and would LOVE to put some sort of photos on the table for the reception. If you had any ideas it would be SO cool to see them on your blog! I'm sure many other brides to be would love reading it too!
Thanks for your time! and I hope to see something on your blog soon! :)

Kelli said...

yay! You are my hero, I've thought Photoshop hated me for the longest time, now I just know that I'm the inferior one and I need to learn more! YAY YAY YAY! I'm going to be making these so much people will be like, "why you always have more then one photo on a page"...and I will tell them because Mandy does and it's cool...so shut it! LOL Thanks for your awesome tutorial! :) I'm so happy! :)

mj said...

ok. i must be missing something. I have PSE (the newest one) and I cannot find "new document" anywhere!? any tips?

mj said...

ha! figured it out! thanks for the post!