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    I can't get my mind around this one...

    I want to have some stretched canvas prints done with a 1.5 inch wrap on all four sides. It should be pretty easy to figure out the image size that I should send the company. Simply add 3 inches to each dimension. That will do it but, how can I see exactly how the framed image will look minus the wrap. In other words, if I want a framed image that is 10 inches by 10 inches (I am just using this as an example) and I crop te image to 13 inches by 13 inches. How can I see exactly where the 10 inch by 10 inch crop will be?

    I know that this should be simple but, I just cannot figure it out! Please give my addled old brain some help!

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    Re: I can't get my mind around this one...

    Richard, if I understand you correctly, won't the framed image just be the exact centre 10"x10" of your 13"x13" original?

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    Re: I can't get my mind around this one...

    Richard - in Photoshop just set up a 13 x 13 image and add guidelines that are 1-1/2" from all four edges. Drop your image on top; the parts inside the guidelines will be the main image and the parts between the guidelines and edges will be the wrap around.

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    Re: I can't get my mind around this one...

    Thanks for the help Manfred. I knew that it would be something relatively simple like that but, I just couldn't figure it out!

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    Re: I can't get my mind around this one...

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    I want to have some stretched canvas prints done with a 1.5 inch wrap on all four sides. It should be pretty easy to figure out the image size that I should send the company.
    If it's of any other use to you, of the 3 times that I've had prints made into canvas, the company that I deal with 'adds' the extra needed edge of photo to produce the wrap around (to match that side of the photograph) to the print. So if I want an 10"x10" finished product, I send them a 10"x10" photo. They do the rest.

    Maybe your company doesn't do it the same though.

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    Re: I can't get my mind around this one...

    Another way of doing it is in photoshop go to files/new and open a 10"x10" photo with either a white or transparent background. Go to canvas size and increase size by 3" for both horizontal and vertical using a black or grey fill colour. Copy background to a new layer, select the white centre and delete. Go back to bottom layer and import/copy you image beneath the copied layer. The top copied layer will act as a visual mask and you can reduce it's transparency to make sure you move or scale your image so it is positioned as required.
    Last edited by pnodrog; 7th September 2013 at 06:17 AM.

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    Re: I can't get my mind around this one...

    All I do is turn on the rulers (ctrl+R) and then mark out a crop (but don't "hit the button" to apply it). It automatically dims the area outside of the crop.

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