In this tutorial we’ll show you how to mirror an image with Pixlr. For many of our images Mirroring them won’t make a lot of different as they are symmetrical repeated patterns. However there are some backing papers, 3d Decoupage sheets etc which you may well want to have facing the other way.
If you haven’t come across Pixlr before it’s a free online image editor, you don’t even need to sign up to use it. Being “Online” means there is nothing to download, nothing to install.
You will find Pixlar HERE.
The tutorial is VERY simple and I hope even those of you who have never used an image editor before will manage to follow it. In fact if you have ever used an image editor before, online or off-line you are probably going to find this a bit too simple!
How to Mirror an Image with Pixlr.
The steps are as follows:
- Download the image you like off Craftville.com, save it onto your computer somewhere where you can find it easily.
- Go to the Pixlr site, use the initial window ( “Open Image from Computer” ) or “File / Open Image….” , find the image you downloaded onto your computer and click “OK” (Fig.2.).
- Once the image has uploaded click “Image / Flip Canvas horizontal”. You should then see the image change on screen (Fig.3.).
- Now, just as in any program, go to “File / Save…” and a little box will pop up (Fig.4.). On the left you should check it is set to “My Computer”. On the right, in the top box we suggest you amend the file name so you don’t overwrite the original. You can call it something different or just add something to the end. In the next box down leave the format as JPEG and lower down still change the quality to something around “95”. (You don’t want it too low as I assume you will be printing this image out.
- Click OK and again a box will pop up which allows you to choose where on your computer you want to save the image.
- Once you have chosen where, click OK again and that should be everything finished.
I know it looks a little complicated when written down but honestly after one or two goes you will find it is taking you about 30 seconds to do!
I’ve put this on here so you can use it on images on our site. It will work with any sized of backing papers, decoupage sheet, pyramid paper, digi stamp etc. The only thing it wont work on well it the cross stitch charts. You can also use it with any other image on your computer, even family photos etc.
Printing sheets in different sizes.
Printing sheets in different sizes to the original is a useful skill to master, especially as it can save printer ink which can be quite expensive.
The method(s) you use will depend on your printer and the program you are using to print from. Most printers and programs with reduce the size of your image either by scale or percentage. The other way to do it is to resize the image first and then print it. The main ones you need are below.
|A4 – A5.||0.71||71%|
|A4 – 10×7.||0.86||86%|
|A4 – A6.||0.5||50%|
|A5 – A6.||0.71||71%|
Example of Printing sheets in different sizes.
This example uses IrfanView as the program (a good free image manipulation program). Irfanview works using a scale rather than a percentage. In the example given I am changing an A4 insert sheets (for A5 cards) to an A5 insert sheet (for A6 cards).
With some programs it is best to resize the image first and then print it. This example uses Paint.net (a great free graphics program). As you will see I have resized the image (Image/Resize) to 86%, changing an A4 sheet to a 10×7 one. Once resized it can just be printed off as normal.
How to add a picture link to your gallery or one particular image from your gallery to your signature box
1) go to your profile
2) click on edit my profile (top right hand side)
3) Click on signature
4) Click on My Media
5) Choose if you want to add your gallery album
or just one picture from your gallery then click on finished
6) Click on save changes all being well your gallery album or picture
will appear in your signature box
Or follow these picture instructions
Hope that helps
If not please let us know
We can only help if we know you are having problems
For those who have asked “how do you add a video on here”
Here are some visual instructions with text
Videos can be added from youtube and other video sites – you just need the URL
Hope that helps
If not – please let us know – we can only help if we know you are having problems
For Sonia and Julia and anyone else who needs instructions
1) Go to members gallery
2) Find your album
3) Click on upload
4) Click on Browse to find the picture on your computer
When found click on Upload
5) If the right card is in the preview box click on review and publish
6) You can then add a title and description if you wish
You can choose to delete, rotate or follow the image
If you choose cover image this will become the main image for your gallery
I have added some pictures below for those who prefer visual instructions
Hope that helps.
If not please let us know.
We can only help if we know you are having problems.
We have two different ways of storing papers and therefore two different ways of downloading them.
Our normal papers in our gallery are downloadable individually. Just browse the selection and when you find one you like click on the thumbnail to show a larger version of the image. Once you are on the larger version, assuming you still like it, just click on the download button on the right hand side.
Many of our older papers are archived, which means they can’t be downloaded (or viewed) as individual papers. They come in zipped folders by type for each set. To download a folder just click om the relevant link and it will download on to your computer (exactly where depends on your setup but most often it will be in your download folder).
It is always best to download the papers and then print them via a graphics programme. If you don’t own a graphics programme then we highly recommend Paint.Net which isn’t only really good, it’s also really free ( only download it from the official website, there are “bad” copies of it around).
You should also check your printer settings, ensure it is set to the correct orientation etc.
If you have forgotten or lost your forum password then you should visit THIS PAGE where it can be reset. If you have no joy with that then please contact us via the contact page and we will sort it out for you.
There are no other no other passwords used on the site. You don’t need one for the papers.
No you don’t need to be a member in fact the main part of the site has no membership facility. You can if you choose join our forum and/or email list. We’d love to have you as a member of both but it isn’t a requirement for getting the free downloads.