Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Free Photo Tile Tutorial from Fabric Envy
I love to take pictures! I picked up a real camera (by that I mean a nice DSLR) in 2006 and have been hooked ever since. From the moment I heard the first shutter actuation I couldn't put the thing down! I wanted to take classes right away but because my hubby worked full time and went to law school in the evenings it wasn't possible. So instead I bought books, lots of books on photoshop, understanding the cameras mechanics, and became a member of online forms to perfect my skills. I practiced like a maniac and much like a writer writes each day to improve, I took pictures (hundreds of them) every day.
I started my photography business, Your Every Color Photography (named after one of my all time favorite songs by Train) four years ago and have enjoyed it so much! I'm currently only booking seniors as I've decided to take a break to pursue my fabric shop. Just for fun here's one of my favorite senior shots:
So why the heck am I telling you all this? This is supposed to be a "fabric" blog after all...
Because I've had lots of requests for tutorials and tips for better photographs recently. So I thought I'd start with a photo/craft project and perhaps in the future I can do a few posts on my photographing techniques, as well as photoshop tips.
Okay enough with my rambling! Onto the tutorial
There's really not much to it for these tiles. I've been making them for a few years now and they were always a hit with my clients. In fact, I taught a class on how to make these at a local Scrapbooking store not too long ago and we had such good fun together.
Here are the basic instructions:
You can download the PDF Here.
If you want to add embellishments like ribbon or scrapbook paper just cut them to size, and keep them from falling off by using hot glue or double sided stick tape on the back of your tile. You can also purchase small 4x4 tavertine tiles and make coasters or mini art. The possibilities are endless.
The image below is one I took of the Salt Lake Temple a couple years ago. I distressed it in photoshop, cropped it to a 12x12, printed it at Costco, and then made another photo tile. Sorry I don't have a pic of the completed project but it really is gorgeous.
And because I love my readers so much you can download the full resolution watermark free file Here.
Since I'm being nice to you, please be nice to me and not resale the image or claim it as your own. This is for your personal use to decorate your home, or offer as a gift:)
Enjoy and Happy Valentines Day!