by: www.OfficeJax.Has.It The online surplus outlet store home and office desks partitions furniture ps3 bicycles jewelry diecast models and collectables
We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
Bookmarks As Unique As You
Racks and racks of bookmarks ranging from funny to inspirational are available in most bookstores. But for a truly unique bookmark, make your own from a treasured digital photo.
This idea came from my wife, who wanted to give something meaningful to the ladies in her group she met with regularly. She and her friends love reading books, so the bookmark idea sprung in her mind. After a few minutes of searching our digital photo database, we found the perfect image from a rare Valentine's Day snowfall in Dallas.
Tools you will need
If you have a digital camera then you are half way there to having all the tools you need to create your very own bookmarks. The other half is a digital photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0.
More specifically, here are the tools you need, some of them optional:
Selecting the image
This step is completely up to your own taste. Select a photo and perform any necessary editing to your satisfaction. My wife selected the photo below and requested that I add a Bible verse for inspiration.
In the original picture she was walking our dog, which I removed with the "stamp" feature in PhotoShop Elements. I also converted the photo to black and white. Your photo may be fine as is, so don't feel like you have to do any modifications.
Preparing the image
Now for the trickiest part of the procedure. Don't be intimidated-it only seems tricky the first time.
The goal is to select a narrow portion of the original image so that two will fit on a single 4" x 6" print, including borders. Ours looked like this:
I will give you the general steps and you can apply them to your specific photo editing software.
OK, so there is a little bit of math involved. If that completely turns you off, you may still achieve good results eyeballing your project, but the numbers below will give you an exact fit.
For example, if you intend to print at 300 ppi (pixels per inch), then the dimensions of the new image needs to be 1200 x 1800 pixels. I arrived at these number by multiplying 4" by 300 and 6" by 300.
Using my numbers above, that would give us 600 pixels.
Be sure to leave a generous border to mask slight imperfections in your final cut. We used 30 pixels all around.
This gives us a total of 60 pixels for the borders for one of the bookmarks.
In my case that leaves 600 - 60 = 540 pixels.
The same math for the height gives us 1800 - 60 = 1740 pixels.
My bookmark proportions are 540 pixels wide by 1740 pixels tall.
The result is a single 4" x 6" vertical image containing two bookmarks. For larger bookmarks, you can print on 5" x 7" photo paper and re-calculate the dimensions using the technique above.
Print the image
Now that the image has been prepared, you can do one of two things. If you have your own digital photo printer, just print, wait for the ink to dry, and cut.
If you do not have a printer, save the image in JPEG format and take or upload to a photo lab. When you get your order back, cut it in half and you are done.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Charles Kerekes is an amateur photographer and maintains the Flying Sam Digital Photo Guide (http://FlyingSamPhoto.com) web site to help others find fun and unique digital photo finishing products and services.
MORE RESOURCES updated Sun. March / 07 / 2021
Michaels Draws Buyout Interest From Private Equity The New York Times
Get crafty at your Abilene Public Library Abilene Reporter-News
Obituary: Rechelle Jacques | Lewiston Sun Journal Lewiston Sun Journal
Creative workshops see boost in numbers as people pick up new hobbies in lockdown - South West Londoner
Creative workshops see boost in numbers as people pick up new hobbies in lockdown South West Londoner
Janice Rae Adams | Obituaries | championnewspapers.com Chino Champion
Throwback hobbies now make money as side gigs Las Vegas Review-Journal
What's Happening at Your Library - Paulding County Progress The Paulding County Progress
Wasting money on lockdown subscriptions you no longer use? The Independent
Get in the loop - Albert Lea Tribune Albert Lea Tribune
Here are five of the best craft shops in Lancashire Lancashire Post
Hints from Heloise: Don't advertise your life The Union Leader
Sew much fun quilting and crafting your way through COVID Wooster Daily Record
Soar Into Spring With GNPS Community Ed Great Neck Record
Buy Books To Support The Library - MyVeronaNJ My veronanj
Janette Jaros Alt, Struthers, Ohio WKBN.com
Persell Middle School Announces Students Of The Month Jamestown Post Journal
Obituary: Phyllis Franck - Portland Press Herald pressherald.com
Obituary: Loanne Crafts Morse - Portland Press Herald pressherald.com
Kirk Andrew Servantez | Obituaries | globegazette.com Mason City Globe Gazette
Top 10 new hobbies kids have tried in past year include baking, quizzes and makeovers - Mirror Online
Collingwood artist gathers following with homemaker YouTube series CollingwoodToday.ca
Louise Nicholson | Obituary Times-Enterprise
Craft lounge idea for all to enjoy in Holbeach is the dream of Yvonne Porter-Smith, who started out creating bridesmaids dresses for Harrods - Spalding Today
Craft lounge idea for all to enjoy in Holbeach is the dream of Yvonne Porter-Smith, who started out creating bridesmaids dresses for Harrods Spalding Today
Aspiring women's home gets relaunch | News | hammondstar.com Hammond Daily Star online
The Punk Rock Linguistics of Cottagecore JSTOR Daily
Coronavirus pandemic: This ‘Netflix-like platform’ strives to facilitate early learning among kids - The Financial Express
Coronavirus pandemic: This ‘Netflix-like platform’ strives to facilitate early learning among kids The Financial Express
TODD SMITH — Facebook to pay $1 Billion to news industry Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
TV preview: Jenny Eclair: 'It's an afternoon show on channel 4, there are rules and regulations' - HeraldScotland
TV preview: Jenny Eclair: 'It's an afternoon show on channel 4, there are rules and regulations' HeraldScotland
Most Popular Lockdown Hobbies for Women Revealed | News Craft Business
Heloise 3-5 | | theprogressnews.com Clearfield Progress
Local author publishes fourth novel, a thriller | Arts & Entertainment | coastalpoint.com - Coastal Point
Local author publishes fourth novel, a thriller | Arts & Entertainment | coastalpoint.com Coastal Point
Local hobby and craft specialists seeing uptick in consumer interest Charleston Gazette-Mail
11 unique at-home craft ideas to see you through quarantine, creatively goodhousekeeping.com
7 Quarantine-Friendly Hobbies to Try Right Now Real Simple
Hobbies keep us entertained, relieve stress during pandemic HollandSentinel.com
50 Hobbies for Men You Can Start at Home The Trend Spotter
30 Best Hobbies for Women - Creative Activities to Fill Your Free Time - GoodHousekeeping.com - GoodHousekeeping.com
30 Best Hobbies for Women - Creative Activities to Fill Your Free Time - GoodHousekeeping.com GoodHousekeeping.com
New Jersey Sues Smith & Wesson Over Its Gun Advertising The New York Times
Widen Your Horizons: Hobby & Craft Books 2020 Publishers Weekly
Crafting new hobbies to get through 2020 INQUIRER.net
Best hobbies to do at home while self-isolating Stylist Magazine
At the Library: Let the library be your hobby incubator The Westerly Sun
Ben Morris Sundancetimes
'Trying to find positivity': UNC athletes find hobbies during COVID-19 The Daily Tar Heel
People Have Gone Full 1800s The New York Times
COVID Long Island: Roslyn teen Caroline Faber creates crafts program for kids in homeless shelters - WABC-TV
COVID Long Island: Roslyn teen Caroline Faber creates crafts program for kids in homeless shelters WABC-TV
The Best New Hobbies to Try During Quarantine (That We’ve Written About) New York Magazine
Northeast Ohio Parent Camp and Summer Programs Guide March 2021 - northeastohioparent.com
Detroitisit - Looking for an Exciting New Hobby in Detroit? Submerge Yourself into the City Culture - Detroitisit
Detroitisit - Looking for an Exciting New Hobby in Detroit? Submerge Yourself into the City Culture Detroitisit
Not a crafter? Here’s why you should consider becoming one during the pandemic. - The Washington Post
Not a crafter? Here’s why you should consider becoming one during the pandemic. The Washington Post
The Top 5 DIY Trends, According to Michaels BobVila.com
Hobby Lobby scheduled to open to the public mid-September Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
Endangered Crafts and the Destinations Keeping Them Alive The New York Times
A pandemic winter is a great time to start a new hobby Minnesota Public Radio News
'I kind of needed something to do': Picking up new hobbies during social distancing - The Daily Tar Heel
'I kind of needed something to do': Picking up new hobbies during social distancing The Daily Tar Heel
Aldi Release New Hobby And Craft Range | News Craft Business