Monday, December 2, 2013

Family Photo Cloth Book- Creating the Image

 Hi Everyone!

I've gotten a few questions about how to create the image for the family photo cloth book.  I'm going to do my best to explain this, but feel free to continue to ask questions.  I'm not a photoshop expert so I'll just explain it all the best I can!

 As I said before, I ordered a fat quarter of my fabric from Spoonflower.  A fat quarter is 18”x21.”  In order to have 10 images plus a front and back cover, each image will need to be 6” tall and 5.25” wide.

Start by determining your cover.  I used a pattern that I scanned into my computer and added a picture of my daughter.  Whatever your cover, create an image that is 6” tall and 10.5” across (for front and back cover).  To do this, choose Image>Image Size and then adjust size in inches.

Now go to Image>Canvas Size and adjust the canvas size to 18”x21.” Set it so that it will extend down and to the right.

Open your next image you would like and adjust that image to be 6”x5.25.”  Select all and copy image.

Now go to your first image (the large one with cover) and paste next image.  Move image until it is next to the right of the cover.

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 and continue to paste onto your cover image until you have filled in all of the pages.

To add the color blocks with names, choose the Draw Shapes tool and draw a colored rectangle at the bottom of each image.  Finally, use the Text Tool to add the names at the bottom of each page, over the rectangles.

When finished, make sure the save as a jpeg.


  1. Hi, I have enjoyed your post, and even attempted and received my fabric from spoonflower, however, I think I want to try again using 1/2 yard fabric length. (I am scared of leaving someone out!) lol.
    I did want to ask you about: the first image is 10.5 width, then you say the next ones should be 4.25 width (mommy and baby pic). This would be a total width of 19 inches wide. I think we scaled our canvas at 21" wide. So what happened to the 2 other inches?
    Thank you!

  2. I have the question as cindy.

  3. Cindy, I don't see a reply to your question about the "other 2 inches". Did you ever try again with the 1/2 yd. fabric length, and did you adjust the size of the images? If so, what sizes did you use! Thank you!

  4. Sorry I didn't see this before! I'm blogging elsewhere now and seemed to have missed the notification. It looks like I just made a typo. Each image should be 5.25". That way 4 pictures across multiplied by 5.25" would equal 21". Thanks for checking my math! I'll edit the post the correct that.


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