October 1, 2011

Don't Delete ->>Free Photo Frame Overlay

There are many pro's and con's of this new digital era. We have the ability to take digital pictures, touch up our imperfections, or even delete the photo completely and start over.

>> Sometimes our imperfections are perfections. Don't delete!

Today, I had a 43 year old customer come into the lab with beautiful images of herself; studio portraits taken over 5 years ago. She said that when she had these photo's taken, she hated them. Not the photo itself, but how she looked. She kept the image disc, but never intended on printing them. Ever.

This woman is sitting in the chair next to me. We are looking at these images. She now wants them printed in the largest way possible (30x40 + mounted) to put in her bedroom and bathroom to remind herself how beautiful she was in her 30's.

Don't Delete! You never know, this could be your prime! :) This was a good lesson for me, as I am nearing my 40's-- ahhh!

With this post, I thought that I would share a way to "liven" up those every day images.

In just a few steps you can add a little character to your regular 4x6 and 5x7 photo's ---

I have this 5x7 image, it's OK. Adding this border, and cropping the photo makes it so much better!

To use this particular photo over, make sure your image is formated to 5x7.

  • Download & Unzip 
  • Open the 5x7 folder
  • Drag the 5x7 .png into Photoshop (or any program that will accept a .png)
  • Copy & Paste it over your 5x7 image
  • Flatten, Save & Print!

{change the color or blending style -play with them!}

We have also included this 4x6 Overlay.

Have fun with your Digital Photo's
& RememBeR
 --------------> Don't Delete!

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  1. Thank you. These are very very nice. And thank you for the story behind the overlays.

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Oct. 02, 2011. Thanks again.

  3. Thank you very much for these great frame overlays!

  4. Thank you so much for this wonderful easy to understand post about overlays! I think I can do this & I can't wait to see how my photos look! I love the style of the overlays/frames too!! Thank you again!!! :)

  5. Hi Chari, thanks for this lovely over lay. I needed something beautiful to enhance my new grandbaby layout and this will be perfect. Thank you from the heart, it is very much appreciated, Angel Hugs, CocoAngel