To those of you who have attended one of our workshops, you will remember on the Photoshop day we did the mood board/picture grid exercise. Well, I have put together some picture grids for you. There are so many instances a picture grid comes in handy: you can use it to put together a picture collage of a holiday which you can upload to FB, make a mood board for a client, for your blog, or for your website or Pinterest page.
Remember to use different textures and type and don’t be afraid to zoom in on a picture, especially in the smaller blocks where it would be difficult for full sized pictures or photographs to fit.
Here is an example of one I did for my web site to introduce myself. Just by looking at the pictures you can already tell a lot about me.
Click here SS Picture Grid 1.psd and here SS Picture Grid 2.psd to download the files, unzip and open in Adobe Photoshop.
In case you need a little refresher here is how you do it:
1. Once the file is open you will see in the layers panel all the white squares, right click on all of the white squares and convert them to smart objects.
2. If you want change your back ground layer, make sure it is selected. Click on your foreground colour, choose your colour (in the tools menu on the side), click on your paint bucket and click on the background layer.
3. Double click on the thumbnail layer in the layers panel (not on the name of the layer)
4. When you see this window click OK
The rectangle will open in another window.
5. Select File and then Place, and choose your image. once its inserted and you have scaled it the way you want it (ctl t), select File, Save and close the window.
6. Go back to the grid and you should see your image.
7. Repeat the steps for all the rectangles until you have your completed image and click File, Save As and select ‘jpeg’.
I hope this has been a fun little refresher, please shout if you are stuck and need a little guidance.