Step 2: Picking and editing you photo

First you have to pick a nice photo. Make sure you pick a photo in which you will not cut away vital parts (such as eyes) later on.
Chose which part of the photo you want to use and cut out a square. Put the square in a new document.

On this new document you can:

Change image size to 30cmx30cm.
Desaturate the image.
Change brightness and contrast until you get the desired result.
You might want use the paintbrush to get rid of unwanted details in the background.
You might want to reverse the picture, otherwise you will end up (like me) with a mirror image of your original photo.
<p>I love the finished product! I have some pics of my grand babies that would look great as well. Thank you for this!</p>
<p>Thanks Yngla. what kind of tile is appropriate? I'm worried about the glue not sticking properly to glazed tiles.</p>
<p>my trick is to use a thin, double sided on the top only. I then cut the sticky part of a posted note off and attach it (sticky side up) to the double sided tape. Obviously you'll need several of them to cover all the tape. Now you have a sticky strip the will release the tissue paper easily.</p>
<p>Which kind of tape melted? I want to know!</p>
Scotch tape or similar.
<p>OK, I'll try first aid paper tape.</p>
The Tissue paper I found was slightly shiny on one side so was able to iron the shiny side (just around the very edges)to the computer paper....it stayed there long enough to print....also tried ironing it(tissue)to freezer paper....works well to BUT don't use too hot iron wont be able to get it off......The picture I saved off the internet...D
<p>Thank you! I realized I had fused the tissue paper to the deli paper completely. I'll try your suggestion.</p>
<p>Still having trouble because the tissue is fusing to the butcher paper. Will try a low heat setting.</p>
Printer.....inkjet...Canon ip1000
Linda Matthews Demonstrates: Printing on Tissue Paper.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUT2OTqCkzs ALSO Print on Tissue Paper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzKJJTiP-pU&amp;feature=related
I used Spray Adhesive to attach the pics to the tiles....did a coat of spray Clear acrylic paint before sticking the pictures to the tiles and 4 coats before I glued them to the board..(used Sellys Aquadhere to glue the tiles to the board...Must say Thankyou to Yngla for the instructions...I can feel another larger one happening soon...:-)
Great job. Looks wonderful.
This looks truly fantastic. I can now add a &quot;sweet factor&quot; to Valentine's Day without using chocolates! Great job!!
<p>Amazing! Thanks for sharing....</p>
Can these tiles be used on bathroom walls? Thanks
This is so cool I'm gonna do this for my girl friend and I'm thinking about tiling one wall in my room with one big picture
<p>Cool! Its great idea. But I dont use PS. But fortunately there are other programs, such as a <a href="http://www.smartprintlab.com/products/poster-printer/" rel="nofollow">poster printer</a> that automatically divides the image into equal parts</p>
<p>Where did you get the tiles? This looks amazing!!</p>
<p>this is so cool! love this!</p>
<p>Awesome instructables :) I just made one :) it took me about 3 hours to complete..</p><p>I still need to do finish coating.</p>
<p>I tested this project using a few ideas from Yngla's steps here and from a person who suggested the lazier print idea. It was a fun project but noticed that if you do not use enough glue the ink rubs off while you are rubbing the paper off. I had to do this project twice to get the right out come I was looking for. BTW I used the self stick tile and it worked great! Thanks for the project Yngla! I wouldn't have ever thought of something so cool.</p>
&nbsp;how did you get the tape off without ripping the tissue paper? every time i've tried it ripped
<p>I've got the same problem over here</p>
Just make your tissue paper bigger, center your print so it's not in the taped area, then cut off the part with tape.&nbsp; I had a hard time with this too.<br />
It's so simple I might make this as a gift for someone! Thanks!
Thanks so much for posting this! Do you know where I can get some <a href="http://www.x-tile.net/site3b/index.php/aboutus" rel="nofollow">tile in toronto</a> to make one of these?
I love this idea so much! Can I really find <a href="http://www.x-tile.net/site3b/index.php/aboutus" rel="nofollow">tile in toronto</a> for three dollars? That would be fantastic! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for sharing. It looks real nice. Professional.
Can you do this to a mirror? I can't find how to make a decal for a mirror anywhere! I can hardly even kind mirror decals or mirror stickers anywhere except for mirrors that already come with them. HELP PLEASE! Thanks
Thanks for the post, and holy cow that is just straight up awesome, because with a lot of the white<a href="http://www.valleyinteriors.com/Residential_Flooring_Tile.html" rel="nofollow">tile flooring in phoenix</a> that I've seen is just kind of plain and boring. But I have to say that this is a really creative idea, and the end product looks amazing.
Do you have a video tutorial of this by any chance? <br>I'm finding it very difficult to do step 3. <br> <br>also, what program are you using? I'm using GIMP
I was actually lucky enough to have access to Photoshop at the time... Unfortunately I suck at GIMP :(<br>And no video tutorial, sorry!<br>
Hey guys, i'm attempting this project, where did you guys get the tiles? I can't find them at Lowes.
home depot
That is awesome! Do you teach art or are you just creative and crafty? <br>Nice job, thanks for sharing.
OMG thats so cool! im definitelly doing this for my new room. Did you use Photoshop for the editing? I might have my dad (who's a computer whiz) do this part for me, if it's on Photoshop. <br>Thanks so much for this instructible! <br>:P
The website that Faxcion put in her comments says forbidden. Is there another addy?
I think you should consider the space between tiles and cut out the spaces out on the tiles. Otherwise things would look distorted, since your eyes &quot;fill in&quot; the empty spaces.
im having trouble printing the right size. i scaled it 30x30cm in a normal page but when i drag it to an A4 page it shrunk to 10x10cm. also, did u print it as a JPEG or a PSD file &amp; did u print it through microsoft word? thanks..
Follow the link that Facion posted: http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ it will solve all your printing issues as it does all the tiling for you and makes it any size you want it to.
This is so cool! would anyone know if it's possible to decorate tiles that are already attached to the wall? it would be such a cool way to decorate my small bathroom!
Here's my take on this project! Thanks for the idea! It'll make a lovely Christmas gift for my family and friends. <br><br>As you can see, the my first attempt was a photo with my friends and I. I completely messed up... because I messed up on measuring my tiles and only estimated... I learned not to make that same mistake again on the second time around! The photo with the butterfly and flower was actually my second attempt at it. <br><br>Although I loath the bubbles and wrinkles, my friends say that it gives the whole gift a very vintage look! (; Score!
I'm new to this site, but thought I might be able to offer another inexpensive idea, which I have used in mixed media collage pieces, to transfer the image. This will work with color images as well. Get your image, flip it so it is mirrored, print onto standard laser paper (will not work with and inkjet printer), brush Clear caulking sealant onto the tiles(shown in picture: Home Depot; Approx $4.00), press the reversed image face down onto the tiles, let dry. Make sure none of the sealant gets on the back of the paper. Once dry, soak the entire thing in water. Start rubbing the paper off as it's disintegrating. The image will stay as the paper is washed away. If you'd prefer, coat the new image with one more layer of the caulking. Super duper easy.
How long will it take for the sealant to dry? The package says 7 to 14 days!
we did this same thing in my alternative photography class.
I need help figuring out how to resize an image IDK if i dont have the right program to do this in. What program do I need to use for this?
Its called rasturizing or to rasturbate. It blows up the picture by making each pixle a dot of different sizes and darkness. Use this website to make even bigger blow ups: http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/
I dont usually have a problem with computers BUT I cant make my image larger without making it extremely fuzzy. Can anyone help? What am I doing wrong?
How do you print separate parts of a picture? I'm using a mac.

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