Recently on Facebook a friend posed the question – “What size do you print your digis?”. I must admit I was rather surprised how many people responded with a specific size as I nearly always size to suit the project I am working on – this is one of the joys of a digi image – you aren’t restricted to one size! Since I have a fairly simple technique for choosing what size to use I thought I would share – but be warned – I’m a visual person so there are lots of pictures.
I use Microsoft Word to import my photos in to print and I discovered that if I set the screen to show the page at 100% then what prints out is fairly close to the size on the screen. This works out well with my computer but it may pay to check with yours – you can always change the size on your screen by using the slider at the bottom to change the percentage.
Now it’s time to insert the image you want – I’ve chosen this cute angel from Make it Crafty. When she opens up she is nearly 12cm (~5″) tall.
Then I thought I may use a round Spellbinder so I pop the one I want over the image and it’s too small so I need to re-size to fit so I drag the corner to make it bigger.
That’s better – now she fits!
I also use this method if I want to use a particular frame like this chipboard one from Make it Crafty. Please note I have left the extra chipboard in the frame to protect it – I’ll be sure to remove it before I use it on my project.
Here are my angels in all three sizes to suit my different frames.
The other thing I use my frames for is to format the images on my page for printing so I give myself enough space around to cut them out after printing.
I also use my screen to work out if I have space to print an image onto a scrap of paper if I’m only printing one image – I hold the scrap over the image – you can see it peering through faintly. I like to use all the scraps I can – LOL.
And here they are printed and cut out using the different sizes.
I managed to card up one of the gals – here she is – the largest one set into the Circle Flourish Frame.
I hope this has been a little bit of help to someone – please ask if you have any questions.
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