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Earl Gratuito
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Need help with layout Reply

    Hello, I wanted to know how you take one picture and tile it into smaller photos. An example would be the cover in this photo book, http://www.artscow.com/share/7lrcoegsku0t

    Thanks!
11/23/2009 3:30:37 PM

Alana
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RE:Need help with layout Reply

    The best way I know how to do it is with a Photoshop action called The Big Picture.

    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=productHome&exc=16&loc=en_us

    Do you have one photo in mind, or several?
11/24/2009 7:29:23 AM

Earl Gratuito
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RE:Need help with layout Reply



    Thanks for the reply Alana. Does that photoshop technique work when making a photobook on this site as well?
11/24/2009 7:59:02 AM

Alana
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RE:RE:Need help with layout Reply

    You use it on a regular digital image and then flatten it back to a .jpg. You then just upload it like a regular photo.

    Do you have Photoshop?

    Do you have more than one image you want to use the technique on? How many if so? If it's not a lot, and you don't have Photoshop or much knowledge of it, I might be willing to help you out.
11/24/2009 8:02:45 AM

Earl Gratuito
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RE:RE:RE:Need help with layout Reply

    >You use it on a regular digital image and then flatten it back to a .jpg. You then just upload it like a regular photo.
    >
    >Do you have Photoshop?
    >
    >Do you have more than one image you want to use the technique on? How many if so? If it's not a lot, and you don't have Photoshop or much knowledge of it, I might be willing to help you out.
    >
    Alana, thanks so much for your help. Unfortunately, I do not have photoshop, just picasa, and I might have more than a couple pictures than I'd want to trouble you for. I was just seeing if there was any other way besides photoshop. I really appreciate your help. Thanks!

    Earl
11/24/2009 10:15:07 AM

Alana
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RE:RE:RE:RE:Need help with layout Reply

    Send me an e-mail at alana@glaves.org pick one photo to send and we'll see if what I do is even what you want. Then we'll talk about the rest. It might not even take me that long. I know what it's like to have a vision of what you want to do and not be able to do it.

    There are ways to do it in the Photo Book Designer her on AC by hand too, but it is very time consuming and unforgiving. Let's see what we can do.
11/24/2009 10:33:35 AM

Alana
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RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:Need help with layout Reply

    OK, I was a little brain dead. I could have more easily accomplished what you were looking for by creating a grid frame to place over your photos. I send you an example and am more than happy to tweak it for your specs. If I get a chance, I will do some variations and upload a kit for others to use.
11/24/2009 2:08:17 PM

Meta Meulenbelt Cancer
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RE:Need help with layout Reply

    >Hello, I wanted to know how you take one picture and tile it into smaller photos. An example would be the cover in this photo book, http://www.artscow.com/share/7lrcoegsku0t
    >
    >Thanks!

    Hi, the easiest way to accomplish this effect is by using a template. First you create or download a layered template. All elements on this template are on separate layers. You can add a photo on top of a layer, select ctrl + G in Elements, and then your photo is "glued" to the layer with the shape underneath. A tutorial about this is here:
    http://mistycato.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/using-layered-templates-in-pse/

    If you want the effect like in your example, you first select two layers that are next to each other, merge the layers so they become one, then add the photo you want to be on the two separate fields, and then select ctrl + G. You then have the effect you desire.

    To find free templates you can search on this blog:
    http://digifree.blogspot.com
    Every day digital scrapbooking freebies are added here automatically.

    Misty Cato has more tutorials (and there are way more to find on the web, even video tutorials).
    http://mistycato.wordpress.com/tutorials/
    Here are the tutorials on her old blog:
    http://mistycatodesigns.blogspot.com/2007/05/index-of-tutorials.html

    Good luck!
    Meta Meulenbelt
12/22/2009 3:59:57 PM
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