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If you’re a frequent Motif bog visitor, the image above may seem familiar. About a month ago we covered the topic of, “How to make a photo wall collage.” In that post you may have read about a number of ways of transforming your favorite photos into interesting wall decor. Personal photo collages are great ways to complete any space in need of something special. But collages aren’t the only way to make a wall pop.
- What is a triptych
- 6 steps to make your own triptych
- Download the Motif app
- Choose your photos
- Open the photo in Motif
- Determine the cropping
- Triptych photo tricks and tips
- Consider image resolution
- Use three photos in a theme instead of one
- Go vertical
- Create your own triptych canvas with Motif
In addition to collages, triptych canvas prints have the power to transform a single image into one amazing photo feature. There’s a few important things one needs to know about creating triptych photo prints. Read on if you have a space that might benefit from this technique.
What is a triptych?
A triptych is a series of three images intended to be appreciated together. It’s created by splitting a photo into separate tiles or panels and displayed in a way that still captures the entire original image. Some create triptychs from a variety of similar images in addition to splitting one image. This technique has a way of creating a window of sorts into another place. There might be a bathroom on the other side of your empty wall, but a tropical island triptych will make you forget you’re low on toilet paper.
It should be noted, the same can be done by splitting the image in two, four, five, or whatever your imagination can come up with. Either way, your empty wall will become a stunning focal point in your home or office.
6 Steps to make your own triptych
Photo app companies like Motif make creating your own triptych canvas photo prints really easy. Follow these steps to better understand how to make a triptych for your home or office.
1. Download the Motif App
Any stunning canvas triptych begins with an app that easily transforms your photos into printed pieces. Motif’s gallery-quality stretched canvas makes your triptych photo prints really stand out. Visit the Mac App Store to download Motif to your Mac laptop/desktop and the App Store on your iPhone/iPad. Put your credit card away because the app is free.
2. Choose your photo(s)
Landscape photos are often great choices for triptych canvas prints due to their wide perspective. However, triptychs are not limited to wide angle photos. Just about any photo, or grouping of photos can realistically become a great triptych.
3. Open the photo in Motif
Since Motif works natively within Apple Photos, all you need to do is select the photo(s) for your triptych. The Motif app springs into action and places your image into canvas templates ready to adjust and personalize.
4. Determine the cropping
Once you’ve selected your photo, choose what will be in each of the three panels. You’ll basically break the image up to maximize its visual interest while keeping continuity.
If everything looks good to you, press Checkout to purchase. Once you’ve entered the pertinent shipping/billing info, your triptych canvas prints are sent to capable hands. With over 100 years experience in the printing industry, you can count on a quality product arriving at your door.
A key part of triptych photo prints is actually what isn’t there. Negative space between each panel is actually the magical part of any triptych. By determining the space between frames, you create an illusion of continuity. The space is technically there but the image feels seamless to the viewer. So, play around a bit with their placement on the wall before securing them permanently.
Triptych photo tricks & tips
Here’s a few more things you might want to consider when making your canvas triptych:
Consider image resolution
Of all these tips and tricks, image resolution is easily the most important. You could choose the best photo you’ve ever taken, but printing with a lower resolution version will likely produce a grainy, low quality canvas.
If you’ve chosen an image to create a triptych with, be sure to use the highest resolution version available. If you’re thinking about taking a photo to create a triptych with, adjust your settings on your camera to capture higher resolution images. Follow this link for more about image resolution.
Use three photos in a theme instead of one
A triptych doesn’t necessarily have to be three parts of one photo. If you happened to take a number of great photos of a favorite subject consider using three of them in your triptych. The alignment you’d have to consider when using a landscape or panoramic might not be as crucial with three photos.
This outside the box kind of thinking can really create an arresting visual. Look around your home or office and determine if a space for a vertical triptych is available. Challenge yourself when considering triptychs. Where you put the nails and how you hang them is completely up to you.
Create your own triptych canvas with Motif
As mentioned earlier, the process of creating triptych canvas prints begins with downloading Motif to your Mac laptop/desktop and iPhone/iPad. It’s free to download and also free to create with. If you like what you make, simply click or tap Checkout to purchase.
Motif works seamlessly with your Apple Photos so there’s no photo uploading necessary. There’s a variety of sizes and finishes to choose from. On your Mac, open Photos and select the images you’d like to create your triptych with. In the File menu select Create then Wall Decor then Motif. On your iPhone/iPad, open the Motif app and then select Canvas. You could literally transform a favorite photo into a canvas triptych in minutes.
You’ll be surprised how easy creating triptych canvas prints can be. And, you’ll be amazed seeing your image on the gallery-quality stretched canvas.
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