(Closed) DIY Save the Date for Magnets

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I like the first/third one the best


Is there a difference between the first and the third one? 


ETA: oh ok you changed the third one since I wrote that. My vote is tHe first one.


If you add a poll, you’ll probably get more responses.

Post # 4
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I vote #1

Post # 5
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

#1, you should add a poll

Post # 6
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My only advice is to change the size of your photos. As they are, they look very squished and compressed. Not flattering at all. A little monkeying with the image sizes shouldn’t be too difficult of a project to find a resolution that looks “normal” and not crammed in.

Post # 9
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Hyperventilate:  +1   Something looks a little off about the sizing…the pics almost look blurry.

I like choice #3 but I think it would look better with 1 less picture against the stone wall…and I’d choose the one where you weren’t kissing.

Post # 10
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You essentially made the photos the same resolution of your calender (For example, something like 200 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall. I don’t know the actual ratio, but that’s just an example.)

The easiest way to fix this and have you look normal is to leave the original photo alone and simply resize it down. Figure out the resolution of your calender and then crop your photo to that size.

It’s a bit difficult to explain without being able to show you. Basically, you’re not resizing your photo to fit the resolution (Trying to fit a 1000 wide by 3000 tall pixel photo into something a lot smaller), but instead you’re shrinking the picture down, maintaining its proper aspect ratio, and then “cutting” you and your SO out in the size you need. So, you’d size down the photo until the parts you want to include are roughly the size of your calender or photo space, and then extracting only that size from the parts of the picture you want.


When I get on my other computer I can probably whip out some screen shots of what I mean.

Post # 11
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like #1, looks great!

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