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Instagram friends, let’s talk about printing instagram pictures shall we? I’m using my iPhone to take pictures of my kids way more than my Nikon these days. If you’re like me with over 2,000 pictures on your camera roll you don’t want to leave those captured memories sitting on your phone. I’ve wanted to print instagram and iphone pictures for a while now and I’m so glad I’m finally incorporating them into my Project Life spreads. Today I’m going to share a quick tutorial on how to print Instagram photos with an iPhone and with Photoshop Elements.
To print 3×4 photos for Project Life albums I’ve put together a quick tutorial on how to do this using Photoshop elements.
First open a new blank file (file -> new -> blank file). Size the file to a width of 6, height of 4, while making sure you’ve clicked inches. Set the resolution to 300 and make the background transparent. Then you’ll open your photos, make any edits you’d like then drag them over to your blank file.
When dragging the picture down to resize you’ll see the height and width changing size on the top. You can manually adjust the size or keep making is smaller until you find the size you like best. You can add 6 pictures this way by sizing them to 2×2 inches then printing on a 4×6 print. Here I’m using two pictures which can be 3×4’s or smaller with a white border, which I prefer.
Once you’ve sized them to your liking click on “layer” then “flatten image.” Save as a jpg and you’re ready to print! Also, make sure you’re only saving the “blank file” not the individual pictures in case you want them in their original form later on.
To print instagram photos from an iPhone download the PicFrame and Walgreens app. Open PicFrame and select the 3:2 ratio at the top right of the screen.
On the third page you’ll find a 6 frame collage. Add your images then once you have adjusted the white border to your liking save and print the image with the Walgreens photo lab app.
I learned the the photo app trick from my friend Nat who has a 3×4 tutorial on her site. While browsing the frames I saw they have a 6 frame collage that’s perfect for the new instagram kit.
This spread is a little out of my comfort zone with the mixed patterns and colors, but I think that’s while I like it so much. I used resized photos in the entire layout. They range between 2×2 inches to 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches with borders. In this spread I’ve layered the cards and added stickers that will be included in the new kit.
This spread speaks my love language..simplicity! I really like how low key it is with vintage looking photos. These are photos I’ve shared on instagram then have sized in PicFrame with white borders. I kept this spread simple with the black and off-white theme. A few stickers and thickers are the only embellishments needed to complete the look I was going for. Oh and did I mentioned the black & white prints are on the BACK of the colorful prints? Genius, pure genius! I love that I can mix and match the colors with the exact same print on the back.
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THANK YOU so much for sharing this! I can’t wait to purchase this kit!
Thanks for the great tutorial. Isn’t Elements fun?
Thanks so much for this ‘how-to’! I can’t wait to get my hands on all the latest Project Life products!
Aww, thanks for the shout-out! I love your layouts! your kids are so darn cute, and you always get good pics of them :)