How to Prepare your images for a triptych
Convert to mono 1
To add to the fine art appeal of your shots, apply a mono conversion in Photoshop by hitting Ctrl+Shift+U. This adds a graphic element that will help to tie the three images together. This step isn’t compulsory, and many triptychs work really well in colour, especially if there’s one strong tone that runs across all of the images. Make your first crop 2 It would be an odd selfie if the shot didn’t include a face, so our first crop is of the head. Grab the Crop Tool from the Toolbox and draw a crop over the part you want to go ahead with. Position the nose using the rule-of-thirds and hit return to apply the crop. Now go to File>Save As and save your image under a new filename.
Continue cropping 3
Open up the original picture and grab the Crop Tool. Next drag the crop box over a detail in your image and hit Return to apply it. Go to File>Save As again to save under a new filename. When all of your crops are made you can load them into a triptych presentation frame as we have above. See p43 for how to place your images into a triptych grid.