Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for accuracy.
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b) Tutorial for Image Wrap Canvas
c) Tutorial for Solid Border Wrap Canvas
We have prepared Photoshop templates for you to prepare and submit your pictures with so that you can have more control what is printed and also to help reduce the time to print so that your customer can get the prints faster!
This tutorial will walk you through step by step on how to create the print file for the three different kinds of canvas wrap options: Image Wrap, Solid Border Wrap, and Mirror Wrap.
** The examples provided in this tutorial are of an 8×12” inch canvas, 0.75 thickness
** We recommend “Enabling Rulers/Grids” and “Enabling Snap to Grids”.
** We also recommend showing the Ruler
If the file is too large or is taking too long to upload, you may place your order by using the image’s thumbnail version and note under Special Instructions that the file will be submitted via WeTransfer. Send the actual image using WeTransfer to [email protected] and indicate your order number.
Tutorial for Image Wrap Canvas
1) Open the image you would like to display on canvas.
2) Set the size of the image for printing.
a. For 0.75” thickness, the bleed is an extra 1” on each side for the side and the back of the canvas. (2” total to both height and width). The bleed is needed because the image stretches over to both the sides and back.
b. For 1.50” thickness, the bleed is an extra 2” for the side and the back of the canvas. (4” total to both height and width)
i. For Example, an 8×12” image with 1.5” thickness would be sized to a 12×16” image.
c. Resolution should be set to 200 pixels/inch
d. Go to image size and check “Constrain Proportions”. This will make sure your image does not get “skewed” or distorted as you are resizing.
i. When resizing your image, the resized image may not exactly fit the size of the template.
ii. For example, sizing up to an 8×12” image would result in a 10×15” image. After you paste it into the template, a small part of the top and bottom may need to be cropped off.
iii. Alternatively, if you don’t mind your image being “distorted” you can uncheck “Constrain Proportions” and fit your image exactly to a 10×14” image.
3) Go to “Select in the Menu bar and select “All”. Once your image is selected, go to Edit –> Copy
4) Once the image is copied, Open “8x12x75.psd” Template. (Name will differ depending on size)
5) Select “Your Image here” in Layers
6) Paste Image: Edit –> Paste
7) The image will appear. If your image was sized bigger than the template, you can move the image around to select which part of the image is shown.
a. For Example, if the image you are copying from is 10×15”, and you are pasting into a 10×14” template, you can move the image around.
b. If your image exceeds the red space, please delete anything else outside of the red space, unless you are inserting your logo.
8) You can see where the sides of the canvas and the back of the canvas will be from the guides provided in Green and Pink colors. Click the eyeball next to the “Side/Back Borders” layer to hide these guides when you are preparing to save the file down for print.
9) Optional: Adding your Logo. If you would like to add a Logo to your canvas at the back, your logo should be added and then rotated 180 degrees because the logo will be folded to the back of the canvas.
10) Once you have hidden the “Side/Back Borders” layers, the image is finished. You can now save the file as a JPG image. File –> Save As –> ImageName.jpg.
11) You are now ready to send your image to print! Upload your JPG file to your order.
Tutorial for Solid Border Wrap Canvas
1) Open image you would to display on canvas
2) Re-size image to the desired size. Set resolution to 200 pixels, and press “OK”. Checking “Constrain Proportions” is recommended to keep the image from distorting. You may need to crop your image as necessary to be the right size.
3) Go to “Select” in the Menu bar and then “All”. Once your image is selected, go to Edit –> Copy
4) Once the image is copied, Open “8x12x75.psd” Template (name will differ depending on size)
5) Select “Your image here” in Layers
6) Paste Image: Edit –> Paste
7) The image will appear where the front side of the canvas will be. If necessary, move the image to center it to this location.
8) To choose the border color, select the “Background Color” layer and check the box to make the Background color visible. Then select the Paint Bucket
9) Choose the color you would like for your border, and click on the black border.
10) OPTIONAL: Adding your Logo. If you would like to add a Logo to your canvas at the back, your logo should be added and then rotated 180 degrees because the logo will be folded to the back of the canvas.
11) Save your image and your file is ready to upload!