Can I place one photo or image over two pages (spread)?
Yes, you can.
It takes some time.
- Open the left page you want the spread to start on (number 2, 4, 6 etc)
- Upload a horizontal image, drag it onto the page and stretch it so that half the image is covering the magazine page (dragging is done by clicking and holding the blue squares in the image corners and 'pulling' them until the desired size has been reached)
- Once you've positioned the left side of the image over the entire page (make sure there is no white space left around the image) make a note of where the image is cut off at the right side (the outer dotted line). You can write down the values of the y-axis, height and width.
- Save the page, and then close it and open the magazine page next to it (number 3, 5, 7 etc)
- Place the image onto the page and resize ('pull' the blue squares) it to the same size as the image on the first page.
- Position the right side of the image over the entire page and make sure the line where it is 'cut off' (outer dotted line) lines up with the place where the image on the left page is cut off. That way they align nicely.
Are you chief-editor? Make sure the two pages align correctly by checking the pages with the 'example' button (in the magazine page menu). If you're a co-editor, you can check it by clicking on 'browse magazine'.
Requirements for a Spread:
- A high quality image, that retains it's quality when blown up (larger size). The image 'star rating' is a good indicator of the quality of the image.
- A horizontal image. Vertical images can be used as well, but much of the page will be lost due to de resizing.
- Make sure you don't position anything important (like someone's nose!) near the 'cut off' line.
- Another way to do this is to use an editing program to split an image up beforehand and then uploading each of these 'image halves' seperately.
- Pre-made Spread images are available in the editing room as well!