March 11, 2009
Your layouts may be fabulous but if you’re not able to edit and crop them with the skill to match your pages, they won’t show as well as they deserve. Fair or not, good cropping and editing makes a difference.
Today’s episode is free for anyone and in it I share the steps I take using Photoshop to prepare my pages for online viewing. You can watch the video above, or you can the download it instead.
Of course, you can only crop your layouts as well as you photograph them. If you struggle to get straight photos, I recommend you also watch episode 86, How To Photograph A Layout, which is in the archives and available to the Paperclipping Members.
Below are the layouts I used in the episode…
Journaling reads: At Disneyland. Dad was taking pictures of our perennial model, Trinity. Blake moved in on her scene and even while pushing him and his “rabbit ears” out of the way (#3) she kept up her pose.
Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzil, Stampin’ Up) * Patterned paper and patterned circles (Sassafrass Lass) * acrylic paint.
Journaling to Trinity reads: Kindergarten ‘05-’06. You blow everyone away with your steady hand, artistic eye, your use of color and your love of beautiful things. I love this painting because it reminds me so much of you.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill) * sticker journal spots (Creative Imaginations) * ink (Stampin’ Up).