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Dec 09, 2015 15:33 |  #1

I bought these frames with mats already cut to exactly 4x6, so a 4x6 image falls right through.

I want to print these on a 5x7 with a border just shy of 1". I resized the image to 4.2x6.3 and made a white background layer of 5x7, but when I combine the two layers, the image transforms to the 5x7.

I know there is a simple step I am missing, but cannot figure it out (I am a Lightroom guy, not PS guy)

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Dec 09, 2015 19:27 |  #2

Take your 4.2x6.3 image and just extend the canvas size (Image > Canvas size) to 5x7 that will just place a plain border around your original image, taking the overall size to 5x7, without messing around with any layers. Make sure the anchor has the dot in the centre, with arrows pointing out in all directions, so that it keeps the original in the middle and not offset to one side.




  
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Dec 09, 2015 22:14 as a reply to  @ sandpiper's post |  #3

Thanks for the reply. I figured it out a little while ago. I knew it was something very simple.

Using the canvas size is exactly what I learned.


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Dec 11, 2015 10:07 as a reply to  @ theantiquetiger's post |  #4

I would have just done it direct from LR. In the print module select 5×7 as the paper size. Set equal margins and then just set the cell size to be just over 6×4, and print, or print to file to send to a lab.

I was using cheap 20×16 frames with a mat for 16×12, which worked fine as the opening was about 15.5×11.5 giving a 1/4" overlap all round. The store then got a new batch of frames form the supplier, probably in China, and the mats had been cut to 16×12 exactly. So of course all the prints would just drop through. I was a little annoyed as I had bought half a dozen frames for a batch of prints I had had done. OK they were dirt cheap. What grated was that to get replacement mats I had to pay more per mat than I had done for each frame with mat.

As the lab I use only charges £1.15 for a 16×12 print, and at only £5.00 for the frame I was making up some cheap gifts for acquaintances, rather than friends, that looked really nice. Cheaper to do the big print than do a 10×8 or A4 print on my own printer at home.

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