I’m back with Day 4 of being Card Captain. Sorry it’s a little later than intended, however, as you know life tends to spoil plans when you least expect it.
Thursday’s card is a digital compilation of a couple of photos, one a landscape orientation and the other portrait orientation. Both of sunsets in Cooma and I think even in different years but both around June, which is winter for us.
I simply could not resist the colours, so when I was “rummaging” in my computer files to find a technique and found these, I thought doing a digital card with these photos would be a great idea. But how to overcome the fact they are different orientation. Then I remembered that I also had to include a Michael Strong Stamp so it could not be completely digital, and of course a flower was the perfect choice because it would cover the “empty” space between the photos.
Step by step (as best as I can):
- Pick two photos that complement each other – one landscape and one portrait orientation
- Open your application – in my case Microsoft Publisher – copy and paste the photos, you will need to resize as you go depending on the sizes of your photos and where you wish to use the finished image, and place them beside each other, and yes, you will be making one image out of the two photos.
- To work with the images as one you will want to join them as I did, once you have the arrangement you want them in and making sure you have the correct size you want for your card (when you have the 2 photos together) you need to group them.
- Just click on one, and holding the shift key down, click each of the others in turn, once highlighted, right click on one of the images which will give you a drop down menu and click “Group”, now that you have them grouped you can copy and paste as many times as you like – I have attached a copy of the sketch to give you a better idea. The original sketch was too pale to see properly, so I went back and tried to draw the outlines to make it more visible.
- One tip here: when you group the images you need to “ungroup” by doing step 4 – only this time you highlight the one image and right click to “Ungroup”. Just be careful, sometimes the individual images may move and you might need to re-adjust them and to do that you will need to “Ungroup” them. But once done you don’t have the same painstaking job again. Especially if you have saved in a workable file.
- For a card you will only need one “grouped” image but for a scrapbook page you might like to simply enlarge the one image, you need to be careful how large because the one image could be “fuzzy” so you might need to paste 4 for a 12″x12″ size scrapbook page.
- Once you have the image you want simply print and trim to the size of your card, add an embellishment such as a flower, add a sentiment and ta dah! Your card is made and ready to use.