Several students have requested help altering images
for portrait quilts.
If you are taking my
I will provide an image printed on fabric for you.
However, you are welcome to print your own if you prefer.
Photoshop Elements Tutorial
Neocolor II Portrait
Preparing the image to print on fabric:
This is the image to be altered in Photoshop
Open your Photoshop Elements Program
Photoshop Elements 4
The program is open and ready to go !
Scroll down & click on.......Open
A new window will open:
Choose the American Goldfinch image
The American Goldfinch image has been opened in Photoshop
Top right hand side
Click on.......Standard Edit:
Click on.......Styles & Effects
Scroll down and double click........Photocopy
This will remove all of the color from the image
The image is now in black & white:
The image may be too large for the window...
At the bottom left side of the window...
Click on...... 100%
Click on........Fit on Screen
The image will now fit in the window
There are sliders on the top right side...
You can adjust the Detail & Darkness
of the black and white image if necessary.
Your altered image is complete
You may need to crop the image:
Scroll down and click........Crop
The software crops the photo
(see the darker areas, they will be cut off)
I moved the cropped areas so the bird is in the center.
(notice the dark areas have changed from above)
The cropping is complete on this image
You need to check the Image Size
This will enable you to print the proper size image onto your fabric.
Scroll down to.....Resize
Slide over and click on.....Image Size
This new window will open up:
Width & Height
If you are printing your image onto
8.5 x 11 inch commercial fabric sheets,
put 11 in for the width.
The height will automatically set itself.
When I print on my widepath printer
I set the width and height for 13 x 19 inches.
SAVE your new altered image
CLOSE the new altered image file
This is the new altered image icon
on the desk top
Your altered image is now ready to be printed on fabric.
You can use commercial fabric sheets purchased from your local quilt shop, fabric or craft stores.
You can also iron fabric to the shiny/waxy side of freezer paper and run that through the printer.
CLICK HERE: to see My Quilts
CLICK HERE to view Neocolor II Portrait Tutorial
CLICK HERE to view Full Curl Portrait Quilt
CLICK HERE to view Zinnia Portrait Quilt
CLICK HERE to view the Portraits on Fabric Class Slideshow
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full of Portraits,