Friday, January 22, 2010
A pocket, a locket...
Here are some ideas for how to get your photo to fit in a locket. It's easy if you know Photoshop (oooooh, Photoshop?!).
-Measure your locket face as closely as you can and remember that measurement.
-Open your photo in Photoshop or another application that allows you to crop with a circle tool.
-Use the circle marquee tool on your favorite photo of you and your favorite of your honey (be sure to hold down the shift key while you draw the circle so it will stay an even circle).
-When you have the circle the size you want, crop the photo. Then, go to image size and size it to the approximate measurement of your locket face.
Here's the kicker for making sure you don't have to print a million times...
-Copy the cropped tiny circle onto a new document the size of your photo paper.
-Make a bunch of "copies" of your photo and scale them up and down slightly from the original. I wound up having to use a lot smaller photo than what I had measured. Making lots of options before you print your photo on the printer makes it much less annoying when you're trying to get one to fit! You'll have lots of sizes to choose from.
-Cut out the photo(s) that looks like it will fit best, try it in the locket, trim it a little, and voila!
I hope you'll finally get some lovelies in your locket now, too! Or go buy a locket if you don't have one. They are very special ad pretty. Gee, I kinda have a lot of freckles, huh??