Sadly this is the last day of the EQ Photo Fun Blog Hop. I hope you’ve been inspired to try some new things!!
There have been quite a few “no reply” bloggers…. and you may not even know it. There is an information link in my side bar. If you are a “no reply” blogger we can’t email you, or contact you and you can’t win give aways. GAH! Be sure to fix it…..
Today I’m going to show you another fun, funky technique….colorizing your photos. But wait…this also applies to creating black & white and sepia images.
Importing an Image – See User Manual page 203
This is my image…
Resize an Image – See User Manual page 204
My image is a very large digital image so I need to resize it first. I need a 6 x 4.5 image for the quilt.
Click IMAGE>IMAGE RESIZE. A resize image dialog box will open.
Check MAINTAIN ASPECT RATIO, type 6 in the width box. The height will automatically set proportionately. Set resolution to 180 (for printing on photo fabric) and resampling to Normal (because image is shrinking).
Colorize – See HELP>HOW DO I >IMAGES
Let’s create some funky colored photos.
In the dialog box slide the hue bar back and forth. When you get a color you like click ADD TO SKETCHBOOK. When finished click CLOSE.
That’s all there is to it!
Black & White and Sepia Images
You can also use this technique to create black & white and sepia images for your memory quilts.
For a black and white image drop the saturation all the way down to remove the color from the photo.
For a sepia image select the hue range you want to use. Then drop the saturation until it’s to your liking.
That’s all there is too it!
Continue along for layout and printing information.
Create the Block
Set the following:
Block size: 6 width x 4.5 height
Snaps: 24 horizontal x 18 vertical
You will have this….
Create the Layout
You will have this…
Printing – See User Manual page 248
Click PRINT>PHOTO LAYOUT.
Click VIEW>GRID SET UP to adjust your grid size.
Drag the images to the worktable. You can print more than one photo per sheet. Use the tools at the top of the screen to rotate your photos.
It’s recommended that you print your photo 1/8” large in length and width. It’s not enough to show any photo distortion but will keep the white photo fabric edge from showing at the seam….I learned this tip the hard way:)
Use the grid as needed to space and align the photos for printing. Leave enough room to cut your seam allowances around each photo.
Hope you learned something new!!
Here it is quilted…..
a super fun memory of her favorite day in the Bahamas!!
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