» Paint chip color samples from
paint or hardware stores
» Brads ( 4)
» Blank card
» Adhesive index tabs (optional)
» Small hole punch or large needle
» Paper trimmer or scissors
» Office transparency paper
» Digital photos
» Computer and printer
» Photoshop Elements or similar
1. Measure up.
Measure the paint chip color sample you’ll use on
the card. I used half a large strip per card to provide
backgrounds for the images. Make a new working
document the size of your strip in a photo-editing
program such as Photoshop Elements. To do this,
choose File ⇒ New ⇒ Blank File. Set the Resolution to
300ppi and the Color Mode to RGB Color (Figure A).
2. Select your images.
Find photos or other images to use. You can use
scanned photos in color or black and white, or
photos you’ve downloaded from your camera.
You can also use line art or clip art images —
3. Convert the images to
black and white.
Open duplicates of the images to use on the card;
never work with originals. If the images are in color,
click each image in turn and convert it to black
and white by choosing Enhance ⇒ Convert to Black
and White (Figure B).