May 14, 2009

Tutorial-How to edit a 24x12 Template

This tutorial is for those of you who would like to take a 24x12 page and adjust it to make 2 - 12x12 pages. I'm going to use one of my State Templates as an example, I'm also using Photoshop CS3. First what you will do is make your page like you normally would, add your photos, papers, embellishments etc...and save it as a psd, under a new name so you don't edit the original template(If you need more help with this I have a tutorial here.) My example isn't exactly finished I'm just using the plain psd as an example (you can pretend all the pretty papers, pictures and embellishments are there). Then with my Rectangular Marquee Tool selected I will go select fixed size and enter 12in by 12 in. Shown below:
After that is done, you will click on the left edge of the psd and it will select the left side of the page (exactly 12x12). Then go to image crop.
Once you've cropped that side you can save it as a jpg or a new psd (with a different name).

Now once you have saved that side you can go back to your full page 24x12 finished page and do the same thing to the right side of the page (save it with a different name) and you have two 12x12 pages that will fit together perfectly. Hope this tutorial is helpful.


lwlittlebit said...

Thanks so much! I had to work awhile to figure out how to do this in PSE7.
Instead of inches at the top of the screen it's in px so had to change that to 3600x3600 and it works perfectly!

Bridget said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I always use templates and have put off buying any that only come in this size because I had no idea how to use them. I just bought some of your's because I read in the info that you had a tutorial and now I'm embarrassed at how easy it is to use them! Thank you!!! Now I'm off to read through your other tutorials to learn how to do the other things I've been avoiding :)

Elizabeth said...

You're welcome. Glad it helped!

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