Mmm Boiled peanuts. These delicious treats can be found all over the South. From roadside stands selling hot bags of them to a standard items at college football tailgates, late summer and fall is boiled peanut season. For the recipe you can head over to Taylor Tailgates Today I am going to use these boiled peanuts as an example to show you how to create a diptych.
If you have been following Taylor Takes a Taste, you probably have noticed I love using diptychs and triptychs to display my images. Having two photos side by side is a great way to convey a message that one photo can’t do by itself. It is a very useful way to show contrast between two subjects, before and after effects of a process, or two different views of one subject.
For today’s example, I decided to use a diptych to show the before and after of boiling peanuts.
To make a diptych you first must plan out your image and decide on what you want your border to be. This involves a little math, but don’t worry it is very simple.
First you need to know your final image size.
For the left and right, I decided that I wanted a border of 45pixels.
Our new image size of 810×540. When creating a diptych with two vertical images, we will resize those images to our new height of 540. Again, you can use whatever number work for your blog or final output size, but remember to account for bot the top and bottom when figuring out the height and the left and right when figuring out the width.
Now that you know what your dimensions are. Time to make the diptych. Instead of writing it out, I found it was easier to show you. Here is a video of how I made this diptych.
If you have never used diptychs before I hope you give them a try! They are a fun way of displaying your work.