Quick Lesson on Storyboards for Jellybean
a. Open all pictures you want in your new storyboard. Write down the sizes of the images. Decide what height/length will absolutely be needed. I generally add a couple 100 pixels, cause I know I can crop later.
2. Choose background color.
a. I like to use the eyedropper tool. (looks like a little eyedropper). Click this tool on a picture with a color you would like to use. The eyedropper will automatically change foreground color (two boxes overlapping on your tools menu). Once you choose your color click on the little curved arrow on top right corner, this allows you to switch between foreground and background.
b. If you would rather, just click on the background (the two boxes that overlap each other on your tools menu...)click on bottom one, pick color from there.
3. Create your new project.
a. enter size
b. chose Background color on Background Contents
- Open layers menu from the Windows tab (or F7 for shortcut).
- Using Marquee Tool (box made with dotted lines), choose the part of your original picture you want to put onto your new project. After selecting photo, use Move Tool (arrow with compass looking arrows slightly to right). Click on original and hold down mouse while dragging it onto the new project. Repeat for each picture.
6. By clicking in layers menu (on new project), choose a particular layer you would like to move. You must be on Move Tool to position your pictures.
- Once you are satified with placement of pictures. Choose a foreground color for wording. (Using either Eyedropper Tool or clicking on box).
- Click on Text Tool (the big T). Click inside new project and start typing. If you cannot see what you are writing, you may have the type size too small. Change font size to much larger and you should see it. You will need to highlight entire printed section to change size, font and color.
- By moving mouse away from type, you can easily move wording around. Or you may opt to use Move Tool.
- Once you have everything, look to see if you need to crop. You may need to move things around again to get centered before cropping.
- Save often throughout process. Once you are happy with final project, save as a JPEG. I usually close the project and RE-OPEN the JPEG picture. This will be a "flattened" project (meaning you can no longer move layers as they are all one flattened image). After re-opening, I resize and download to Photographica.