I still, a year later, get so many questions on how I added the dates on my photos 2010 (above) so I thought I’d pass on the link to those cool date overlays once more now that a new year has begun and I’ve understood that quite a few of you are going to do the 365 project this year.
The dates are digital overlays that you layer over your photos using Photoshop (Photoshop Elements is good enough). I’m not going to explain the whole process (to be honest I can hardly remember all the steps and shortcuts) but you can get Ali Edwards’ overlays from Designer Digitals here. Instructions on how to use digital overlays in PS elements can be found here. The instructions are for how to use digital overlays in general and not these 365 ones in particular but it will give you a general idea if you’ve never used overlays before. I hadn’t when I embarked on the project two years ago and it does take a bit of figuring out (I used Photoshop)but once you get going you have a whole year to perfect it :). Also try googeling if you run into any trouble along the way. I did that a lot in the beginning and there is a wealth of information out there if you ask Mr. Google nicely.
The 365 project is actually more of a 366 project this year with 2012 being a leap year and since I like to try new things I’m using a different method to add the dates to my photos this time around. My photos will simply have a thin frame around them with the dates printed under the photo to the right.
To achieve this look I use Photoscape, a free photo editing software (sorry Mac users it’s for PC only) and tweak one of their existing frames (I use Slidemount 2) and add the date at the bottom with the T (text) tool. Easy peasy.
I got the idea from Weronica who used some similar frames a few months back and she was actually also the one who introduced me to the Designer Digital overlays over two years ago. Thank you, Weronica!
So there you have it. Now only 365 days more to go.