Last week I showed you our nursery gallery wall with the promise of telling you how to use Photoshop to arrange a gallery wall without lifting a finger (well, not very high anyway). I really appreciate this method because I didn’t have the floor space to lay everything out, nor did I have the energy to cut wrapping paper the same size as every frame and tape it on the wall. For complex gallery walls or for trying out many variations, this is definitely the way to go.
What we are doing is creating your wall on Photoshop with all of your frames that you can move around and play with. Begin by creating a new file. The trick is to convert all your real-life measurements from inches to centimeters on Photoshop. For example, if your wall is 150 inches wide, type 150 cm for the width of your new file.
Make the image look as similar to the real piece of art as possible. The amount of detail you put into this determines the accuracy of your virtual wall. I began by creating a “frame” using the line feature.
Tip: At first I only framed the images that had black frames in real life, but by framing the canvases virtually, it made it easier to get a sense of their size and how they fit into the gallery wall.
And there is my finished product. I forgot about the A and the framed giraffe when making my virtual wall, but they were easy to add on at the end.
Super easy. Have any questions? Just leave them in the comments below and I’ll answer them as soon as possible. Hope this is helpful, my friends!