How to Take Better Pictures With Your iPhone

Hey iPhone users! Jana Williams shows us a few of her super easy to learn tips on how to take better photos with your iPhone! Since you can easily upload a photo directly from your phone to print on a custom canvas, mastering the art of iPhone photography is essential and worth while! Jana’s tips include using your grid, incorporating different layers and textures, and more.

How to Take Great Pictures of Your Pets for A Custom Pet Canvas

There is something about the texture of a canvas that just brings pet and animal photos to life! They are a great way to showcase your furry loved one(s) and hang them up on the wall with the rest of the family! Professional photographer, Mark Fonville has been photographing pets for years gives us some tips on how to take awesome pet photos! He says the key is to get on your pets level so you can capture them up close, whether that means laying on the ground or bringing them up on a ledge or piece of furniture. Watch this video for more of his tips on how to take pet photos like a pro!

Decorating for the Holidays with Custom Canvases

Everyone loves the holidays  because they are filled with family, joy, generosity, good company and good food. Whatever your traditions are, we all have those special memories and traditions that have made our holidays magical throughout the years. As the years go by and family dynamics change and grow, we look back on past holiday’s which remain some of our fondest lifelong memories. This is why custom canvases are great for personalizing your household’s holiday decorations! With October kicking off the start of the holiday season with Halloween, we can tell you how you can incorporate a custom canvas into your holiday decor! Who really wants to walk into their home to a six foot tall witch that will let out a cackle at every passerby? Blowing up photos from past Halloweens, photos of pumpkins you hand carved, or a creepy haunted house you went to as a tradition adds a personal touch to your decorations without turning your home into what looks like a holiday themed antique shop or garage sale. hand turkeyDuring Thanksgiving time, remember those finger paint “hand turkeys” and all the fun thanksgiving art your little sister made? Now you can preserve these precious pieces on custom canvases simply by taking a photo of the art or scanning it, then uploading the image onto a canvas!

Much like how Mom still hangs up the Christmas ornaments you made in grade school (even if they are falling apart), we think that the photos you took at the mall while sitting on Santa’s lap when you were five can add a really fun personal touch to your home,  instead of sitting in a photo album all year long.  A custom canvas is also a great way to decorate your home for the holidays without completely ruining the decor or theme of your household.

Custom canvases are an amazing way to bring family memories, old and new to life and remind everyone of  these good times throughout the season!

Hang a Canvas On Your Wall WITHOUT a Nail!

Did you know you can hang a canvas on your wall without a nail? YUP! Check this out, just use a normal adhesive hanger from any store, like CVS even, and you’re good! Just make sure to get a hook small enough that it won’t show above the top of the frame, and you’re ready to hang a canvas without making a hole in the wall! Here’s a quick vid showing you how easy it can be:

Inspirational Quote Prints To Spruce Up Your Home

Have you ever had a moment where life just isn’t going your way only to glance up and see an inspirational saying that instantly boosts your mood? With MakeCanvasPrints, you can create inspirational quote prints that are sure to not only boost your mood but also spruce up a room. With a variety of fonts, colors and graphic details to choose from, you have the ability to create any size print just the way you want it.

Inspirational Quote Prints as Mood Boosters

We all have those quotes that have stuck with us all our lives, the ones that instantly come to mind when we are looking for inspiration or encouragement. Whether they are words we wrote ourselves, heard from our parents, or There is no better way to remind yourself of your favorite quote than to put it on a wall hanging. It’s a simple and fun process to create inspirational quote prints on our website. Within minutes you can type out your quote, choose your font, and add the finishing touches to your design. All you have to do from there is await the delivery of your quote print and decide where to hang it.

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Make a Statement

You can use your inspirational quote prints as statement pieces to tie a room together. Place it front and center on in your hallway or above your bed in your bedroom. With a print like this, you can totally change the look and feel of a room while lifting spirits at the same time.

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How to Create a Canvas Collage

Canvas Collage Guide

Canvas collages are a really neat gift that you can create for a loved one. With putting together many photos, you can create this look. This look is fun, since it has the look of a album page with a collection of photos displayed on one canvas. It can be a little tricky to figure out how to align all the images to make it look right. This is why we created a guide for you here at MakeCanvasPrints.com to help you through the process.

Using Our Customizer to Create A Canvas Collage

You can use our online customizer tool to create this look. The first step is to upload the photos you would like to use for your collage. The next step is re-sizing them and positioning them on the canvas to create the collage. If you are trying to place the images on the canvas and you are not particular on how they align, then this is the route to take. You can leave spaces between the images, and then fill the background with a color or a background design. You can also position the photos so that they slightly overlap each other to create this look.

Using an Offsite Tool to Create a Canvas Collage

If you would like to create canvas collages where all the photos are perfectly lined up against one another, then we suggest using an offsite design tool. Photo-collage.net has an awesome program to help you put together a perfectly aligned collage. They also have some tips and videos to help you through the process. This type of look is more crisp than the other type of collage look. They are both great looks, and it just really depends on what you or the recipient of the gift is looking for. So after you create the design from photo-collage.net, you can save the design on your computer. From there, you can upload it onto our customizer tool and it is ready to go!

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Create Custom Canvas Prints for Mother’s Day

Custom Canvas Prints for Mom

Mother’s Day is this month, so now is the best time to design custom canvas prints for your mom! We have some creative ideas that can help you with creating a unique gift for the special mom in your life. Our online customizer tool lets you upload images and add text to your design. This opens a lot of possibilities with what you can create. Your imagination is the only limit. We have also put together some ideas to help you get started with putting together the perfect custom canvas design.

Baby Photos

Baby photos always are a way to melt mom’s heart. If there is a baby in the household, you can take creative photos of the baby in the comfort of the home. Instead of going to a professional photography studio and spending a lot of money, you have everything you need already. Drawing inspiration from a creative mother, such as Queenie Liao, you can create fantasy scenes with objects found around the house. Queenie creates vibrant scenes with common house hold items such as linen and baby toys. You can also cut out shapes using felt, that can be found at a local crafting store. Most images also will be of good enough quality for printing if taken with a smart phone. But if you have your own camera, then that is even better! This is a great way to create something unique for mom.

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Poems

Poems are also a great way to express your love on custom canvas prints. You can write a poem of your own and add it to a canvas using the text tool. If you are not much into poetry, then writing a letter  on a canvas is also another great way to design a custom canvas gift. There are a lot of backgrounds to choose from and a lot of fun text to choose from too.

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How to Create A Photo Canvas Collage

A photo canvas collage is a fun way to put together many photos into one photo canvas. This design is great for kid’s bedrooms and college rooms. You can put together a collection of photos onto one canvas when creating this collage look. With the text tool, you can also add words and a date to the canvas. This is a fun type of design and also makes for good gifts during special occasion such as graduation, birthdays, and Christmas. Here are some helpful tips to get you started.

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How to Create a Photo Canvas Collage

Our online customizer tool allows you to upload multiple pictures. From there, you can resize and rotate the pictures to your liking. You can also use the tool to bring certain photos to the foreground or background. This is good for layering multiple photos when designing the collage. You can also create a more organized collage look by placing photos with spaces between them. For the background, you can choose a color gradation or a textured background to fill in the white spaces.

Adding Text

With the text tool, you can creatively add text to the photo canvas design. There are a lot of fonts to choose from and you can make the font any color you wish. The text tool also allows you to resize the text, rotate it, and place it anywhere on the canvas. With the text, you can add special messages and dates to your collage. You can also include inside jokes, poems, or anything else you wish. There is also a collection of emojis in the pre-loaded images section.

 

We hope that you will enjoy designing the perfect college photo canvas, and feel free to message our customer service team if you have any designing questions!

 

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How to Make Your Own Triptych Canvas

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We are excited to share with you our new product, the triptych canvas. The triptych canvas set is stretched over 3 8×10 canvases totaling 24” x 10”. The three canvases are stretched on a 1.5 inch frame and come ready to hang on the wall. We already made the measurements for you so that it is easy for you to make your own triptych canvas. Without having to put in the guesswork of where the photos have to line up, it is a simple four step process.

Panoramic Triptych

Panoramic photos work great as a triptych canvas, since these photos tend to be longer in length than the standard photo. Landscapes are the most popular panoramic type photo and are compatible with the triptych canvas look. Breaking a landscape photo into three panels is a great way to add an extra design element to the image. This wouldn’t work as well as a photo with a single subject matter, such as a portrait, but if done right, it can still be done. Another type of image that would work well as a triptych canvas is abstract art. This look is often found in modern homes with large artwork on the walls. The canvases we have set up as triptych are smaller in size, but still can be compatible as small abstract art hanging in an office.

Make Your Own Triptych Canvas with Ease

Like we said earlier, the guesswork is done for you, so that you can make your own triptych canvas with ease. The images will be fully wrapped around the frame, and the measurements have already been made. When side-by-side, the canvases will line up evenly and the images will align perfectly. Therefore, the edges of the canvas will not be left blank, but will also have the images seamlessly carrying over to the next canvas. The gallery wrap look of the triptych canvas can be easily designed by you.

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Easter Custom Canvas Prints

Celebrate Easter by designing your very own custom canvas prints. Along with putting together Easter baskets and coloring eggs, you can create fun crafts with an Easter themed canvas print. These make for fun gifts and activities during the Easter holiday.  The team at MakeCanvasPrints.com has put together some creative crafting ideas for you.

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Bunny Custom Canvas Prints

For a crafting canvas, you can upload a simple picture of a bunny as the main part of the design. It is better to use a simple image since you will be adding other details to the canvas later. Once the canvas has arrived to your home, it will be ready for your additional creative touch. The canvases also come mounted on a frame and ready to hang. You can add a fuzzy tail to the bunny, paint on the canvas, and even add colorful details with glitter glue. With a visit to your local crafting store, we are sure that you can find fun items to decorate your canvas with.

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Easter Canvas Basket Gifts

We have small 8×8 canvases, which are perfect to include in an Easter gift basket. You can include a small canvas with a bible verse, or family photo, as a personalized item. Our online designer tool will allow you to upload personal photos along with the option to add text. Another creative gift idea is to include a coloring canvas in the Easter basket. You can upload a black and white line image to design your own coloring custom canvas prints. The recipient will have a canvas that they get to personalize with their own touch of color, making it a creative and fun Easter gift!

We at MakeCanvasPrints.com wish you and your family a warm and Happy Easter!

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