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Using the grid for aligning pictures

helenlinda

Welcome to my portfolio.

I joined this site in June 2007 and have gained so much from being here - advice, challenge and a supportive community when moving out of my comfort zone and stretching my skills.
I take most of my pictures in my locality in South Birmingham, and I digitally manipulate many of them - adding textures and combining images.
I see images in the most ordinary of places and love the effects of shadows, reflections and the weather. I hope you enjoy looking at some of my images, and that in so doing you begin to notice things that you hadn't seen before in the world around you Smile

Thanks for looking Smile

Helen
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Using the grid for aligning pictures

5 Jan 2009 11:01AM   Views : 743 Unique : 484

Happy New Year to anyone who happens to read this. I can't believe it was June since I last made an entry!!
It amazes me that people still continue to view my blog, though no comments have been added. So I feel I need to add something worth reading if I am going to make an entry here.
So probably the best thing to describe is what I have been trying to develop with my photography since June. The quantum leap for me has been with moving from Powerpoint to CS3 as a means of presenting my photos for my monthly montages. This took a lot of working out and a big chunk of my summer holiday. I am thrilled to bits with the move as I lost so much detail when putting images into Powerpoint. (although I still find the automatic balancing and positioning of images so easy and more accurate in Powerpoint)
If you click http://www.ephotozine.com/u62244/gallery/1088983 you will see all twelve of my monthly garden montages through 2008
One of the aids in CS3 for this is the grid, which Dven pointed out to me and which I have taken upon myself to suggest to others who perhaps did not know about it for aligning multiple images.

So this entry will just focus on that as it is such a useful tool.
In CS3 go to View on the menu bar, Move down to Show, move across to grid and click. Up comes your grid, which can be removed by going back through that again and unclicking. I find its rather small for my eyes, so I enlarge the picture and just work with a section at a time. It has made such a difference in aligning my shots. Hopefully someone else reading this will find it helpful too.
Best wishes for 2009
Helen

Tags: Grid for aligning pictures in cs3

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dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2009 4:30PM
Hello Helen,
Happy New Year to you and all good wishes for the months ahead. I hope that you are fully recovered, I seem to remember that you were poorly for ages !
Thank you for your good wishes on my blog. It has been a very difficult Christmas as we have been visiting my mum every day and she is still very poorly. I have all but given up taking photographs and uploading as I have had so little time but hope to be able to start again very soon. Yes ! Smile I do duel with jools in the Word Associations..and a few others as well ! It can be done in the odd few minutes and takes very little thought but offers a much needed smile so often.
You sound as though you have been very busy. I am so impressed and thank you for all the info. If I ever get CS3 I will have a go at it but it all still sounds really complicated to me.
Back to school tomorrow and I expect you are back already. Lovely to hear from you, please stay in touch.
Di x

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