From Clicking to Creating-Week 14
The Dogwood 52 this week is triptych, or diptych. Or in other words, a series of photos that tell a story. So this weeks From Clicking to Creating I am going to show you how to create a triptych image in photoshop.
Here is my photo for this weeks prompt. The lamb jumping was the perfect subject.
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If you have photoshop, this is a pretty easy thing to do. You will need all the photos in photoshop, I import straight from lightroom then all my adjustments go with the photo. Then, you will create a background to place your photos in.
In the top left corner click on “File” and then”New”. This dialog box will pop up. Here you have the option to choose the size, and also the background color. Make sure your resolution matches what your photos are. Everything I export from lightroom is a resolution of 300 pixels/inch, so I make sure the document I create is the same. If not, everything is sized wrong and your photos won’t fit like you want them to.
Then click the blue create button. Now you want to be able to see all the photos, and the background you created. On the top menu bar click “Window” at the very top it will say “Arrange”, click that and options will pop up for arranging all the photos you have open. For this, I clicked the icon to show all four in a square.
In this image, I have sized the photo in the top right to fit the background. Use the move tool, shown with the arrow, to drag the photo over. Repeat with all the photos, you can then close out the photos or go back to “Window” then “Arrange”, consolidate tabs.
Once you have all the photos on the background, by using the move tool you can place them where you want. The pink guide lines will help you get everything evenly spaced. On the right side, you can see all the layers I created. You can also resize the photos by dragging the corner guides on each photo if you need to.
I then just export the image as a jpeg, or you can save it. It’s your choice.
I created this vertical triptych the same way, this type of image is what works well on Pinterest.
If I wanted to do 4 images, this would have been the last one.
Not too hard, and it’s fun to create a little story with some images.
The 2 Lil Owls this week is Looking Through. I found this arch hiking in Valley of Fire. These two images are actually the same arch, just from different sides. I can’t decide which I like the best.
And I’m so excited because today we are going to take the nieces camping for a few days and visit the horses. They had such a good time last year, and we are looking forward to it again. I haven’t used my camera for 2 weeks since we got to Utah, so it will be nice to take photos again.
So, let’s see what you guys create this week.