phichef wrote in post #6969009
Thanks all for your input. I went back and looked again and did see that Miller offers then 10 x 20. Was in a hurry when I looked before and missed it. Duh!
This is what I have designed in photoshop and I was hoping to find a printer that had templates for these so you could just pop the photo in the space.
I am not certain it is spaced correctly and would like to have the photo blocks transparent so I don't have to totally resize the image to fit but haven't quite figured out how to do that yet.
Anyway, I appreciate all your help and suggestions!!
Hi, and pardon for jumping in.
I think you could pull this off quite easily in Photoshop.
Here's how I would approach it:
1- Create a canvas that is 20.25" wide by 10.25" tall and 300dpi (it's a little bigger to account for trimming in the lab)
2- Set horizontal guides at 0.13", and at 10.12", and one more at 5.13" (your center line)
3- Set vertical guides at 0.13", and at 20.12", and one more at 10.13" (your center line)
4- Go to the photo you want to insert, in a new window. Looking at your mockup, your two verticals appear to be a 5x7 ratio, and the center appears more like a 5x4 ratio... find these panel photos, and using the fixed aspect ratio marquee tool, set the cropto match the layout you want. Then resize them to exact inch/size you want at 300dpi (so that when you drag it onto your main canvas, it will be the expected size) (e.g. 5x7x300dpi for the two outside images, and it looks like 5x4 for the center one).
5- CTRL-Click from the resized photo onto the canvas. This should add that photo as a layer.
6- Move them around as needed.
Sorry if this is more of a tutorial than you wanted. I don't know of Millers offering a drop-in mat for products like this.