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How To Create Your Own Modern Photo Booth Photo Strip

Updated on September 9, 2012
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Here is a simple guide on how you can create your own modern photo booth photo strip at home.

Creating your own photo strip is a great idea if you don’t intend on visiting or renting a photo booth, but want to enjoy making some creative and fun photo strips using pictures from your very own photo collection.

You can vary the size to create a double photo strip, or even shorter or longer photo strips.

The “mood” of your creation will depend upon the photos you choose.

These are the basic instructions for Adobe Photoshop Software.

Have fun creating your very own photo booth photo strip!

Step 1 - Preparation

I would recommend using Adobe Photoshop software to create your photo booth photo strip.

Choose 4 digital images to work with. These could be edited or unedited images depending on the photos you choose. However you decide to select your photos, remember the mood that you want to create with your photo strip. Should it be fun, amusing, exciting, maybe a little different?

In the examples below, I created 4 individual images from selections within a couple of my favourite photos. After doing a little photo restoration work, I had 4 beautifully restored digital images to work with.

Once you have loaded the photo editing software, open the 4 digital images that you are going to use for your photo strip.

Original Images Before Photo Restoration and Cropping

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Step 2 - Settings

To create the base photo strip for your images, go to “file”, “new” and use these settings:-

Width: 4 inches

Height: 20 inches

Resolution: 300 pixels/inch

Click OK

Step 3 - Crop

To crop your images, select the “crop” tool and then enter the following dimensions in the crop bar:-

Width:  4 inches

Height:  5 inches

Resolution:  300 pixels/inch

Click the image with the crop tool, and drag your mouse. It will automatically crop to the correct dimensions. Position correctly, and then double-click to crop.

Repeat for all the images.

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Step 4 - Move

Select the “move” tool.

Move the images one by one to your photo strip and position correctly.

Step 5 - Borders

A photo booth photo strip has a border around each photo, and this will be created in “layers”, as follows:-

The “layers” window will be visible normally to the right hand side of your screen.

Currently you have 5 layers, 4 images and a background layer.

Use a layer style; this is at the bottom of this window and will be a small “f” or “fx”.  Click on it and then select “stroke” from the drop down box.

In the new window, select white for your colour.

Select the size between 40-50.

Change the position to “inside”.

Your bottom photo now has a border.  Click OK in the layer “style” window.

To repeat this for the other images, go back to the “layers” window, hold down the “alt” button and drag down the “f” or “fx” icon down to the next photo and repeat for all the photos.

Click on “layer” at the top of your screen and click on “flatten image”

Step 6 - Save

Save your photo booth strip.

Congratulations! You have successfully created your first modern photo booth photo strip.

Learn how to add extra effects to your Photo strip with my hub:

Bring Digital Photo Strips to Life with Easy 3D Image Effects




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    • Ancillotti profile image

      Ancillotti 6 years ago from Brasil, Vitoria - ES

      Beautiful hub, thanks for share

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ancillotti

      Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed the hub, thanks for visiting.

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      jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for this tutorial! I will try this.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      I am learning so much from your hubs!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jill

      Glad you enjoyed the tutorial.

      Hope you have fun experimenting with this one!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dexter

      That's just great to hear!

      Many thanks

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Another great one here. The tutorial is short so it must not be too difficult. Too many ideas, too little time:)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Hyphenbird, it's a nice easy one and quick to do! have fun!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Great tips - I can envision taking many photos at a party at my house, then doing this for each guest and sending it to them afterwards. Voted up and useful.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Phil, that's a great idea, I'm sure your guests would love it, it really is quite easy to do, have fun!

      many thanks for commenting and voting up.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      I shall have fun trying this out. Great information, thank you for sharing.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi acaetnna, this is so easy to make, I've had great fun making photo strips out of all kinds of photos.

      Many thanks for visiting and your comments, have fun!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Great hub MM. These are very useful tips. I saw you hit 10,000 views. Congrats MM! Well deserved.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi TLW, glad you enjoyed the hub!

      Thank you for the congratulations, that's very kind of you, I am chuffed to bits!!

      Best wishes MM

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      you deserve it MM. I wish you even more!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you TLW for making my day!

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      Eileen Hughes 5 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      This looks like a great idea, now all I have to do is get photo shop

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Eileen, Elements is a cheaper, condensed version and probably contains all the features and tools you need!

      Have fun!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes MM

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      Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

      What a cool technique. And that photo is priceless and the women beautiful.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Lynn, the technique is very easy to do and looks quite quirky!

      That's my grandaughter in the top picture and the other photos are me and my 2 sisters!

      Many thanks for your comments, enjoy your weekend, best wishes MM

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      bmukherjii 5 years ago

      It looks very easy but it is actually not

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi bmukherjii, many thanks for stopping by and commenting, if you are finding a part of the process difficult to do, please contact me and perhaps I can help you.

      Best wishes MM

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A detailed tutorial hub! I hope to put this into action soon. This is an ideal lesson for a technically challenged person - me. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi ishwaryaa22, I hope you enjoy creating your own photo booth strip - it's a fun project to do!!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, they are much appreciated.

      Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Great hub very good instructions. I don't have Adobe Photoshop Software but I do have other programs and I think your instructions will help me with my programs. I'll let you know.Voted up.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi moonlake, I am sure the basic instructions will work in most softward programs - hope you have some success!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes.

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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