1. Picking your photo
Picking your photo is the very first step in your canvas print ordering process. Canvas Busters makes it easy, with options to choose a photo off of your computer, facebook, or instagram. Once you select your image source, you’ll be given the option to select from either the files on your computer, the photos on your facebook account (you’ll have to sign in) or your instagram account (sign-in required).
The photo will take a few moments to upload, and a progress counter is shown to let you know how we’re doing in receiving your photo.
2. Choose What Format/Type You Want
There are four different formats to choose from. You can select between a single canvas, two/diptych canvas, three/triptych canvas, or a 4-panel canvas. Depending on how large a wall space you’re working with, or the type of effect you’re trying to achieve, selecting between these formats can have a significant effect on your artwork.
3. Choose Your Size
Canvas Busters offers a wide variety of sizes, divided into three categories: Standard, Panoramic, and Square.
Step 1: From the drop-down menu, you can select how large you’d like your artwork…everything from 8″ x 8″ all the way to 48″ x 72″.
Step 2: Press Orientation to flip between a wide/landscape or a tall/portrait style. All sizes can be flipped with this button.
Step 3: Use the corners of the overlay to adjust what part of your photo you’d like to be shown
4. Pick the Thickness and Border
The thickness refers to how thick the frame is, onto which the canvas will be stretched. There are two options; .75″ or 1.5″. We generally recommend the thicker option for larger sizes, and both thicknesses work for smaller and mid size.
The border options are also straightforward, but if you are unclear, please ask us! The basic problem is that in order to wrap a canvas around a wood frame, there needs to be ‘extra’ canvas on all four sides. Most peoples’ first concern is that we use up a portion of your image to accomplish the wrapping – DON’T WORRY, none of your image is lost to the wrapping process.
There are two options to fill up this extra space. The most popular is mirroring which takes the outer 20% (approx) of your image, and then copies and reverses it to the outside edges. This gives the look of a continuous image, but without losing any of it to the sides. The second option, called gallery wrap applies a solid color to the side, rather than doubling your image. You can choose from many colors.
5. Effects and Editing
There are 6 effects to choose from, or you can choose to stick with the original look of your image. They are available to preview if you wish.
There are two levels of editing, should your photo require it.
The following services are defined as basic edits:
– red-eye removal
– colour correction
– contrast / exposure adjustment
– small date stamp removal
The following services are defined as advanced edits:
– editing or removal of a visual element (tree branch, flag post, obstructing sign)
– blending or merging of two or more photos
– collage editing or creation
– significant text additions or edits
– editing or removal of a person