The Gallery Wrap feature is designed to help you print on canvas. When making enlargements for canvas it is common to wrap a portion of the image around wooden stretcher bars. These can be several inches thick and are used for mounting the canvas. These are commonly called gallery wraps. However, if the photographer had important detail near the edges of the image they may be lost in the wrapping process. The Gallery Wrap feature in ON1 Resize automatically creates extended margins by reflecting or stretching the areas near the edge of the image allowing the photographer to create a gallery wrap without having to sacrifice any of the original image. The Gallery Wrap feature allows you to select the thickness of the canvas mounting bars and offers a variety of techniques for creating additional margins.
To use the Gallery Wrap feature follow these instructions:
- Turn on the Gallery Wrap feature by toggling the on/off switch in the pane header.
- Set the Thickness control to the amount of margins you would like to add. A good rule of thumb is the thickness of the stretcher bars, plus half an inch.
- Select the Type you would like to use.
- If you wish to add a color overlay to the gallery wrap wings set the color and opacity.
The Gallery Wrap feature has several settings for adding margins and adjusting the look of the wrap:
- Reflect: Copies an area equal to the thickness setting around your image, then flips each side and adds it as the margins. This is a good general purpose technique.
- Reflect Soft: Does the same as the Reflect method but softens the added margins.
- Stretch: The Stretch method takes a small area around the edge of the image and stretches it to add the margins.
- Stretch Soft: Does the same as stretch, but softens the added margins.
The Thickness slider controls how thick your canvas stretcher bars are. Two inches generally works well for most gallery wraps. Gallery Wrap thickness must be at least 64 pixels.
You can darken the wrap or add a solid color to the wrap area with the Overlay Color and Opacity sliders. (The Opacity’s default is 0, which means that there is no color overlay added.)
You can also use a Gallery Wrap preset from one of the Canvas preset categories.
The Add to New Layer option places the wrap wings on their own layer, rather then merging them with the image. This only applies when working via Layers or Photoshop in a layered workflow.