When you have an image that you want to print as a gallery wrapped canvas but you do not want any of it to wrap around the edges, you can create a solid border! ROES will automatically do this for you with black or white, but occasionally a different color may suit the image better. The additional space needed for wrapping is 2" on every side. For this guide I will be preparing the image to print as an 18"x12" gallery wrapped canvas. This means that the submitted file should be 22"x16" @ 300ppi to account for the wrapping of the canvas around the frame. To do this I need to prepare my canvas with an additional 2" border on every side.
Photo credit: Heidi Knight Photography
Step 1: Crop your image.
To start with, crop your image to the size you'll be ordering @ 300ppi. In this case, I'll be ordering a horizontal 12x18, so I'm cropping and resizing the file to 18x12 @ 300ppi.
Step 2: Duplicate the background layer.
Step 3: Extend your canvas.
You are going to need an extra 2" on all sides. At the top of Photoshop, select "Image" and then click on "Canvas Size." It'll pull up the Canvas Size box. Make sure relative is selected and that your canvas is anchored to the center. Then put in 4 inches for both width and height and click "OK."
Step 4: Fill the background with your border color.
First, select the foreground color on your color palette and choose the color you want your borders to be. Make sure the background layer is selected and then click the "Fill" option under the "Edit" dropdown at the top of Photoshop.
Then when the "Fill" box pops up, make sure to select "Foreground Color"and Normal blending mode with 100% opacity. Click the "OK" button.
Step 5: Save file as a jpeg.
Save a baseline standard jpeg version of the file with borders so that you can order through ROES.
Step 6: Load into ROES.
When you pull the image into ROES and into the size you're ordering, the mirrored border should align with the area indicating the border and the center should just be your original image.