Using The Room Sets – Step By Step Instructions
Room sets are a great way to show a client how wall art might look. They will significantly increase your sales value and are also a great way to show your work on social media and your website.
You can find room sets to download in the Store.
Instructions for using a room set in Photoshop
I’ve already included some example images – these will be removed when you put in your own photos, but it makes the process easier if there is a placeholder to start with.
If you look in the layers window, you will see a number of layers (you may need to expand the group “Three Frames” to see all of the layers):
- “Wall and Frames” Layer – The wall, sofa and frame rims and mounts. This is the background layer for everything.
- “Three Frames” Group – this group contains the frames themselves plus a grain layer to make the image more realistic. The layers are in a group so that we can change the opacity later to make it as realistic as possible.
- “Light Reflections” Layer – this layer contains the window and light reflections on the frames, the glass, the wall and the sofa. You can adjust the opacity of this depending on your requirements.
To use the Room Set with your own pictures:
- Expand the group ‘Three Frames” (note the name my vary depending on which room set you are using)
You should now see each of the frame layers.
- Click on one of the frame layers (note: click on the frame placeholder thumbnail NOT the picture thumbnail)
- In the properties window (you may need to open this if it is not already open – go to [Window]>[Properties] and make sure it’s ticked) you should see the following:
- Click on the ‘Inset Image’ drop down (it will initially say ‘Place from Local Disk – Embedded’) – select ‘Place from Local Disk – Embedded’ and Photoshop will ask you to select an image to use.
- Select your image for the frame
- To position your image, click on the image thumbnail this time (rather than the frame placeholder thumbnail):
- Go to [Edit]>[Free Transform] to position the image:
- Drag / scale your image until it suits your taste and hit <Enter> to commit the transform
- Adjust the opacity of the “Three Frames” Group, the “Grain” layer and the “Light Reflections” layer to suit the effect you’re after – over the years we’ve learned that things like reflections are great when creating promo videos and articles, but can distract the client from looking at the designs you’re presenting. For this reason, we’ve made it adjustable to suit your needs.