A Gallery Wrap Border in ON1 Resize for print with mpix

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A gallery wrap can add an exquisite finish to a canvas printed photo with mpix.  It adds a thick border to the sides of the print making it appear like a painting that has been stretched.  It also adds depth to the print forcing it away from the wall.  This design element can be breathtaking, but the setup can force you to count your breaths as it can be frustrating.

The biggest problem with the gallery wrap is that the setup with printing services can force you to crop in on your photo to compensate for the gallery wrap border.  At mpix, this wrap is 1.5 inches.  You lose 3 inches width and length wise during the crop to make up for the 1.5-inch border around the image.

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An example of the gallery wrap cropping in on the picture to compensate for the edge treatment. The screenshot was taken from mpix.

There is a way to compensate for the gallery wrap border in Photoshop, but it can be time-consuming to create.  The Photoshop plugin and standalone program, ON1 Resize, can take a lot of the work out of the process for you and automatically generate a gallery wrap border before going out to the printer.

Screenshot of ON1 Resize adding a gallery wrap border to a photo.

Screenshot of ON1 Resize adding a gallery wrap border to a photo.

After using ON1 Resize, I was able to make a perfect Gallery Wrap border.  I was even able to make the image appear as if it were stretched around the canvas.  In the end, I did not lose any of my photo in the gallery wrap crop and I was able to add an interesting element to the final product.  I sent it off to mpix and now have the results in hand.  The proof is in the pudding, it works!

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An example of the gallery wrap border created in ON1 Resize and uploaded to mpix. Notice how the image is retained and the sides have a stretched appearance to make up for the 1.5-inch border.

In today’s tutorial, I will discuss several topics:

  1. How to use ON1 Resize to resize your photos.
  2. How to use the Gallery Wrap function in ON1 Resize.
  3. How to compensate for the 1.5-inch wrap with a 2-inch border in Resize.
  4. How to fix Gallery Wrapped borders in Photoshop.
  5. How to upload your gallery wrapped images to mpix for printing.

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Blake Rudis

f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.


For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.


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