Thursday, January 31, 2013

Inexpensive Art

I am always on the look out for inexpensive, but original art to fill my walls.

This was the quickest and cheapest DIY I have done in a long time.

 This is what I did...(I admit to getting help with Photoshop from someone much smarter and hipper than me!)

Take a photo, fiddle with the colour in Photoshop (if you want) then to get it to fit in a large Ribba frame without having to buy a new mat...

Resize picture to approx 20x28 (size of Ikea matte is 19 1/4 x 27  1/4)
Change canvas size in photoshop to be 24x30 (anchor to center so you now have a 24x30 picture with a 1 inch white border on top and bottom and 2 inch white border on left and right)

24x30 is closest Costco print size. 

Save to usb at 300ppi (pixels per inch), that's the printer resolution that Costco uses.
Print at Costco on 24x30 matte paper. Unfortunately you can't take photo with you right away because the ink takes a couple of hours to dry enough to roll photo.

Stick it in a 28 1/4 x 40 1/4 Ribba frame from Ikea and bam, you have a large piece of original art for less than 50 dollars!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! I printed a couple large pictures at Staples during their boxing day sale then framed them at Michaels when frames were 50% off. About $50 each which is amazing for a big picture!


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