Creating a custom wall gallery can be very overwhelming. I admit, it used to give me heart palpitations. I would stare at all of the beautiful empty frames laying around my house and become paralyzed. I had the hardest time trying to decide what images to use. I would think I had it all figured out, order the prints, fill the frames, and then enthusiastically begin hanging them on the wall. Only then would I realize, “I should have ordered that one bigger” or “that one really would be better in black and white” or even “that one over there just doesn’t belong”. I found myself constantly obsessing over my wall gallery, moving this, switching that, adding a new one here, taking down another. It was exhausting.
Then one day, I said enough is enough! Let’s get this done and do it right! So I spent some time creating a layered photoshop template of all of the frames that I had, complete with my Kilm Beige wall color. I was able to pull images that I liked, add them to the frames, move things around and tweak it until it was just right. I was able to see how the colors all worked together, enlarge the images I wanted to emphasize, and then order my prints with confidence.
Here is a screen shot of the template in action. As you can see, I had a ton of frames 🙂 Simply hide the ones you do not want to use, copy them to add more of a certain size, change the wall color, change the frame color, keep the mats or hide them.
Grab the photoshop template FREE by visiting my facebook page and view the video tutorial here:
And for a little inspiration, a few images of how I’ve displayed some of the images in my home.