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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:12 pm 
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We're doing the babies room in animals so I want to do a poster or 2 of some of my animal pics, thinking about a collage. Any tips or ideas? I don't know if I just layering a bunch of images will work.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:14 pm 
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A friend of mine at one point took 24 wooden picture frames and fastened them all together in an 8 x 3 formation. when done right with thought given to coordinating the pics it made for a very elegant display (which may not be what you are looking for).

Personally I do not like the idea of layering pics either but cropping images to different shapes and sizes with each one fitting the one next to it like a jigsaw puzzle but with basic shapes might make for an interesting collage.

Then there is always the idea of having the exact same size and shape images and using a program to lay them all out in say a 6 x 6 layout. then using draw or photo program to frame them individually. Take it to a printshop that does photo quality prints in large sizes... print it out and frame it.

At one point I did one for a group of ppl I took a tour with to Haida Gwaii about 10 years ago... for a base I used an old nautical map of the islands which I had scanned. Using a program I traced a line on the map to show the route we took throughout the islands by water and then I placed the best images along the map where the encounters ocurred. I then had it printed out. Again it may not be the best idea for what you are planning but having an underlying pattern or image to bring together everything else can be very effective.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:34 am 
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Thanks, you inspired me :D I like the idea of the 6x6 with a drawn in frame. I think I'll build on that.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:08 am 
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Hey HikingMike, just being curious, will you post the results in the forums sometime? Or do you prefer keeping it to yourself? I just wanted to know what kind of results you'd end up with

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:33 am 
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Oh yea, I'll post them :)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:14 am 
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here is a copy of the last idea I mentioned.. at the time I thought it was cool and the ppl on the outing loved getting copies of this... now of course I would do it much differently...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:35 pm 
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HikingMike wrote:
Oh yea, I'll post them :)

Yay, thanks! :D
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here is a copy of the last idea I mentioned.. at the time I thought it was cool and the ppl on the outing loved getting copies of this... now of course I would do it much differently...

Well it looks pretty good, better than anything I could do right now, but I feel it lacks something, but that's just my opinion :)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:14 am 
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Thanks again Wolfsong for the inspiration. Here is number 1 of 2. I set the background color to match the curtains in the baby's room. Printed on 24x36 makes each picture 6x6. My wife wants me to do six 8x10's of our favorites to go together with the poster, I want to do 2 posters with only three 8x10's but she'll win :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:29 am 
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Nice job! Looks really nice, you and your wife have some good ideas :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:09 am 
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These were pretty simple once I had the inspiration. Here is #2
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Poster 2 w Logo by mcarriganphotos, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:19 am 
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Nice :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:24 pm 
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Nice mike... happy to hear some of my ideas helped out with the project.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:41 am 
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Nice, Mike.

What program did you end up using? I do quite a bit of pages like this for my school's yearbook with InDesign, it works pretty well.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:57 am 
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I'm not failure with InDesign. I probably did it the really hard way with PhotoShop. I'm sure I have something that would have been easier :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:22 am 
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Don't feel bad. I would've merged them using Paint, lol. (I know this because I've done it before.)


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