August 9, 2016
With Father’s Day coming up, we wanted to show you how to create a really easy gift that will make Dad smile, and look great hanging on the wall. Read on to find out our tips on how to make your very own collage canvas. What you’ll need A selection of photos, old (printed) & new (digital) A DSLR or digital camera – a smartphone with a high quality camera will also work Access to a computer or laptop Step 1 Pick out a mix of 3-5 of your favourite old photos and newer digital ones. You could choose a theme for the canvas before you start creating – we had lots of photos of trips to the beach, and used 2 older photos & one Instagram shot to show this off. Step 2 Lay out your old photos individually on a plain background – a wooden table or (clean!) floor works well – and use your camera to take a photo…of a photo, ensuring you crop as near as possible to the original photo. Select the size of collage canvas that works best for you’ve – we’ve gone with a 16” x 16” square classic canvas, as we thought it suited the photos we had the best. Step 3 Using the PhotoBox studio, you have the option to choose from lots of different layouts for your canvas. You can click on one of the pre-designed options, or even use the ‘aperture’ button to create a design that works best for the shape and size of the images you’ve chosen. If you do decide to create your own layout, use our red guidelines (example below) to make sure the images are spaced evenly on the canvas. Top tip: Use our illustrations & text feature to add a little message to your Dad – a present & a card all in one! Make sure you check the quality of each photo before you save and order your canvas. Good quality photos will have a green smiley face next to them, average quality will have an orange face, and low quality (red, unhappy face) will not print well. Once you’re happy with your layout and quality, you’re ready to order! Sit back, relax and get ready to be crowned the best son / daughter / grandchild around – no need to thank us!