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Step 4: Fitting a Photo

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Using Word or using a photo printed at your local drugstore, size your photo to fit inside of the watch's backing. Use the INSIDE ring measurement, or else your photo will be too large and you may have to cut it more than you'd like.

HOW TO MAKE A PHOTO IN WORD: (I sincerely apologize for no photo explanations here. I couldn't figure out how to save screenshots.)

First, find a photo you like. Generally, the photo should be adequately large and "crop-able."

Copy the photo into Word. (I use a "preview" function on photos I'm looking at to easily copy them into Word)

CROP the photo to how you want it to look like. (Try making the crop square, but do not worry about measurements yet. To crop, click on the photo. Then, a picture toolbar should show up, giving you the option to Crop near the top-right.)

THEN

Resize the photo. While the photo is selected, an option in the top right should give you resizing measurements (right next to crop option). Type in what dimensions you want. Note, the resizing is proportional. When you change height or width, the other will change accordingly.

To get a nice circle shape, under the Picture Tool's Format area is a large area of the toolbar called Picture Styles. You can select an "Oval" styling that will frame your photo with a round shape. You can format the round frame to be invisible or thin, if you desire, as the preset frame is thick and black. The options to edit that will be immediately right of the Picture Styles section ("Picture Border").

After you have a nicely sized photo, you can add words to it ("Insert"--> "Text Box" then if you like, --> "Insert" --->"Word Art" for a more decorative style. I used the word art that bowed my words. The bowed words fit nicely with the rounded shape.
 
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