DIY a Photo Strip without Leaving the House

Three years ago today, Chris and I got married.  We pretty much celebrate our marriage every day, but today is extra special.  He did have to work from home this morning, but this afternoon and evening we are hitting the tizown.  Because his birthday was last month, mine is later this month and next month is Christmas–we opted out of getting each other presents this year and decided to just do something together.  Make a memory.  I think it is a tradition that might stick.  First thing we did to remember today–DIY a photo strip:
It was impromptu actually, which is best in our book. 
1. We found ourselves all at the dining room table.  Chris was working and I was keeping Greta busy snapping photos in Photo Booth.  Chris stuck his head in some and then Greta retreated and we decided to get a couple shots of just us.

2. I picked my favorite four shots and put them in a column in photoshop.  

3. I downloaded a cool free photoshop brush that makes several different kinds of photo strips here:    http://www.coolestbrushes.com/brush/photo-booth-strip 
With one click of the brush, I had my photo strip layer over my photos. 
4.  Because I lined up all of our heads in the strip, the photo widths were all over the place so I cropped the whole thing the width of the photo strip. 
5.  I added a few filters using Pioneer Woman’s Photoshop Actions until I liked the look of the photos.  Free photoshop actions downloaded here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/2010/03/actions-update-2/

Done….I think it would make a cute Christmas card, don’t you?

8 Comments

  • Reply November 8, 2011

    Meagan

    SUUUCH a cute idea to do it for Christmas card!

    (i want photoshop!!! Oooo the possibilities!)

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Meagan

    SUUUCH a cute idea to do it for Christmas card!

    (i want photoshop!!! Oooo the possibilities!)

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Grandpa Marcum

    YES. IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT CHRISTMAS CARD…HOWEVER, MY HEAD WAS “SWIMMING” WHEN I READ YOUR INSTRUCTIONS. I’M JUST NOT THAT COMPUTER ILLITIRATE.
    I TRIED TO CALL YOU LAST NIGHT AND WISH YOU A HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY. I EVIDENTLY DON’T HAVE YOUR LATEST NUMBER AS SOME ONE ELSE ANSWERED. I STILL HAVE YOUR 208 NUMBER. HAVE YOU CHANGED? IF SO WOULD YOU SEND ME YOUR NEW PHONE NUMBER OR JUST CALL ME.
    WHAT A SPECIAL WEDDING DAY AND RECEPTION YOU HAD THREE YEARS AGO. SO, GRANDMA AND I HOPE YOU HAVE A SPECIAL DAY TOGETHER AND MAY YOIU HAVE MANY MORE SPECIAL DAYS…YES, MAKE MEMORIES. YOU TWO ARE SPECIAL TO US AND WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. WE ARE PROUD OF Y OUR SUCCESS IN LIFE AND SPECIAL RELATLIONSHIP YOU HAVE TOGETHER. MAY THE LORD’S CHOISEST BLESSINGS CONTINUE TO BE WITH YOU “THIS DAY AND ALWAYS”..
    LOVE YA…
    GRANDPA AND GRANDMA MARCUM

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Evey_strong

    You two are so adorable…I am just saying.

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris Loves Julia

    Aw, Schmanks!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Cat Alford

    Super cute! I love that!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel

    You guys are so classy and prettay. I love the Marcums. I hope you make this one your Christmas card.

  • This is precious! And CONGRATS on your anniversary, we just celebrated 3 as well and are, like you, celebrating each and every day. Blessings to you always.

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