Greeting cards in CS4

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Greeting cards in CS4

Unread postby wildabout » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:26 am

Has anyone got a simple way to create greeting cards in CS4?.
Whenever I try to do them-it all looks OK on screen,but when it comes to print the image never seems to be in the right place on the card

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Re: Greeting cards in CS4

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:24 am

Study the print dialog window with the preview of the image position. Use the position offset and image scale controls.

It works 100% if the paper is the same size as you specify in the setup and no unwanted margins are added.

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Re: Greeting cards in CS4

Unread postby wildabout » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:50 am

Thanks David

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Re: Greeting cards in CS4

Unread postby wildabout » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:17 am

Hi again David-where do I find the scale image and position offset controls?just had a look and cant see them
Also if I print a card 7x5 image ,the paper would be 7x10 what paper size would I use for this-as 10x8 seems to be the obvious closest choice?
I do hope I'm not being a pain with this,but your help is appreciated

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Re: Greeting cards in CS4

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:02 am

I don't what system you are using, but Photoshop's print dialogues include a full preview positioned on the paper, in miniature.
photoshopprintdialog.jpg
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You can use the offsets and the scaling and centering, along with 90 degree rotation steps, to place the image anywhere you like exactly on the paper.

David

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Re: Greeting cards in CS4

Unread postby harvey » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:26 am

wildabout wrote:...
Also if I print a card 7x5 image ,the paper would be 7x10 what paper size would I use for this-as 10x8 seems to be the obvious closest choice?
I do hope I'm not being a pain with this,but your help is appreciated

Are you saying that you don't get a choice for the paper size you want to use?

I think the sizes you can choose from come from the printer driver so try to set a custom size (it might say
"user defined") in the printer driver and then choose that in CS4.

Harvey

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Re: Greeting cards in CS4

Unread postby wildabout » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:37 pm

Thanks again chaps


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