Cropping A Double-Page Digital Spread For Printing | Video Tutorial

A quick tutorial on how to save files for printing when working with a 24 inch x 12 inch canvas.

You can check out the layout I showcase in the video here.

This is also a good tutorial if you're interested in making a Love You Because photobook. I'd also recommend checking out Melissa's post that includes for own process for setting up the files for the photobook. She added a bleed - a .25 around all the edges. She also leaves a bit of a bleed area in the middle when cropping - I think this is a good idea when uploading files to create a photobook.




Cropping A 24 in x 12 in Digital Canvas For Printing from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

HOW TO CROP YOUR 24 INCH x 12 INCH CANVAS TO TWO 12 INCH x 12 INCH IMAGES IN ELEMENTS


  1. Set up your canvas for 24 inches x 12 inches.

  2. Turn on the Grid. View/Grid. This will give you lines to assist your crop.

  3. Grab the Crop Tool and begin in the top right corner. Stop at the 12 inch vertical line (using the Grid as a guide). Hit enter to crop.

  4. Don't freak out. You will see just the left side of the layout. Go to File/Save As and save your left page as a jpg (this will flatten the file).

  5. Go to Edit/Undo. You should see both sides of the 24x12 canvas again.

  6. Grab the Crop Tool again and begin drawing your box at 12 inches. Hit enter to crop the right side of the layout.

  7. Don't freak out. You will see just the right side of the layout. Go to File/Save As and save your right page as a jpg (this will flatten the file).

  8. Go to Edit/Undo. You should see both sides of the 24x12 canvas again.

  9. File/Save to save the entire 24x12 canvas as a PSD file in case you need to edit it again.


Interested in getting started with digital scrapbooking or learning more about using your computer for telling your stories? Check out my list of posts and video tutorials on my Getting Started With Digital Scrapbooking page. My video tutorials can all be found in my Video Tutorial category archive or you can check them all out together on my Vimeo channel.

Also wanted to let you know that Persnickety Prints is having a big sale that begins on Sunday, February 6 and runs through Tuesday, February 8th. It's a great time to get those prints and digital pages you've been saving up printed.

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