Hi there, this is Jenn Kirk from the blog Ambrosia Creative. I think it's safe to say that a lot of us are fans of snapping Instagram pictures! Here I share three easy (and cheap!) ways to display Instagram photos around your home.
15 4x4 Instagram prints
Cut poster board to fit within frame. Do this by tracing around the paper frame insert onto poster board, then trim out.
Arrange your photos into a 3x5 grid. One way to accomplish the grid is to use a ruler and approximate measurements mixed in with some eyeballing! The margin measurements are:
Right and left sides - about 2 11/16" wide
Top and bottom - about 1.5" tall
Space in between the images - about 1 1/8."
Another way is to print out this template and cut out and/or fold the measured spacers into strips.
Start by placing pictures at the two top corners using the spacers for the top margin and sides. Use a bit of double-sided tape on the backside of your pictures. Next place the middle images. Then work your way down, row by row using the row spacer until the grid is complete.
Step 4: Finish by framing your collage for display.
Oversize Instagram Print
Tools: Photoshop (download a free trial here
) or similar photo editing software
Step 1: Choose and open up a favorite Instagram photo into Photoshop.
Step 2: If it's a color image, convert to black and white. From the menu, choose Image > Mode > Grayscale.
Step 3: Crop out any border you may have. Choose the crop tool, or hit 'C.' Crop out a square by holding 'Shift' as you click and drag the Crop tool across your picture. Then hit 'Return.'
Step 4: Save file as a JPG to a flash drive or other portable disc and bring to a printer such as FedEx Kinko's that offers large-format black and white printing services. I requested my print to be 20" x 20" which came out to less than $3.
Step 5: Display your new print! I used some washi tape to hang mine up.
Circle Instagram Poster
Tools:Photoshop (download a free trial here
Step 1: Choose and open up a favorite Instagram photo.
Step 2: If it's a color image, convert to black and white. In Photoshop, this is done by choosing Image > Mode > Grayscale in the top menu.
Step 3: In the Layers palette, make sure your image is unlocked. If there is a padlock on your layer, double-click on it to unlock.
Step 4: Choose the Marquee circle tool, and while holding 'Shift' click and drag the tool across your image. You should see a perfect circle outline signified by "marching ants."
Step 5: From the menu, select Image > Crop. This will crop your picture to a perfect square. You should still see the circle selection. Next, choose Select > Inverse from the menu. Then hit delete. Your image should now be a circle.
Step 6: How large do you want your circle image to be? I decided on 25" knowing that the widest my poster could be is 36" (I called in to the printer and asked for this number). Select Image > Image Size and change the size.
Step 7: Now set the poster up. Go to Image > Canvas Size and type in your desired dimensions (I used 46" tall by 36" wide), then hit OK. Your circle image should be dead center. Flatten file by selecting Layer > Flatten Image.
Step 8: Save file as a JPG and take to printer. This printout cost about $4.