June 14, 2011

Father's Day Gift Idea: Motivational Poster

Do you ever catch yourself smiling or laughing at the mere thought of something?  Abby Kyhl captured this moment at our newborn session and it is one of my favorites.  I wonder what she's thinking about?  Since Father's Day is coming up I thought I would make a motivational poster for this sweet baby's incredible daddy.  New office decor?!  I think so.  You can make one too by simply using Microsoft Power Point.

The How-To:
- Open up Microsoft Power Point.  Click on Design ==> Page Setup.  Change the width and height to whatever size you would like.  I made mine 8"X10".
- Still under the Design tab, click on Background Styles (far right) and change to black.
- Insert a picture.  You can add a white border by clicking on the picture and then Format.  Choose from one of the thumbnails.
- Think of a word that describes the photo and a caption to go underneath.  Type it in the text boxes that are already there and save it as a PDF (if you save it as a JPG it will print out fuzzy??).  I recommend having it printed at a copy store.  Walmart doesn't print PDFs so I printed my at Staples.

If you make one, let me know.  I would love to see it!

8 comments:

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Dropping in from Ucreate -
Love this idea! Thank you for the inspiration!

Whimsy-ma-blog said...

Fantastic idea! I made a few for my hubby for Father's Day and LOVE how they came out. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

http://whimsy-ma-blog.blogspot.com/2011/06/fathers-day.html

-Janice
(PS - found you through Ucreate!)

Just Call Me Tasha said...

Did anyone else experience fuzziness in the final product? I followed the directions and had mine printed but they came out super fuzzy. :(

Kim said...

Ok, I am really really sorry! That was probably so frustrating for you to spend money to get it printed and have it not turn out. I actually had not printed one out, but just assumed that it would print out like it shows on the screen. I played around and experimented and had a few printed and this is what I found. For some reason the jpg is fuzzy?? But if you save it as a PDF it is crisp! So that is good news. I really should have printed one out before posting this, so again, I am sorry! And thank you for commenting and letting me know.

mylittlegems said...

very cute!

Hank hendricks said...

How you come up with this..look easy to do.

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