Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Photo Cropping Tutorial with Tiiu

Hi there!

We have a fun change up to our tutorial today, Tiiu, one of our new DT members is sharing a fabulous tip with us!  I saw this tip on her blog and begged her for it to share with you!

Tiiu says: "For my Dolphin Swim layout that I posted  for last Friday's Sketch-y Friday reveal,  I used 3 specific sized photos because I tend to be a very precise/linear type scrapper. I'm not good at winging it for sizes, page placement, etc.  If you know me, you'll find that completely hilarious as math is not my strong suit at all! 

I want to share how I cropped the pictures to grab exactly what I wanted from the 4x6 print. I know I could edit them before printing but I'm not very diligent about that. I can't be alone on that can I? Definitely not!

Simple Stories just came out with some photo crops to do precisely that job! Well, here is my version. All you need is a little vellum
and some washi tape, it's really that simple.


Pardon the glare on the photo! So, I took some vellum and measured out the size I wanted my photo to be, laid it over the 4x6 and I could see exactly what part of the photo I was getting in that size, stuck it down with washi and put it through my trimmer. I've seen the Simple Stories ones used with scissors, but I'd be too afraid of the crop shifting, or not getting as straight and clean a cut as I'd like. The washi is great to use because it's not overly sticky and doesn't leave a residue behind, and I have more washi than I think I'll ever use. I hope you find this little shortcut useful for cropping your photos!"

Thank you Tiiu, this is a great tip!

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  1. Great tip! Thanks for sharing. I have taken my clear acrylix blocks before and placed them over an image to give myself a visual. Then I make a tiny mark with my acid-free journaling pen so I know where to start my cut. :)

  2. What a fabulous idea Tiiu!! Thank you for sharing with us!!