Greeting Card Setup / Photoshop / Windows Vertical

note that there will always be a small white border around on the outside edges of Red River Paper greet cards. Borderless greet cards are possible in limited instances. You must use a 7×10 circuit board and have a 13 ” broad printer. limited avail for that is here. How are your Photoshop skills?
If you are new to the program, or are not familiar with all of the tools, consider our Super-Simple Card Layout Lessons.

Get Started

In this moral, you have two options to get started :

  1. Start from scratch – Create a blank layout (it’s simple) and go from there. Start on step 1a.
  2. Use RRP blank card templates for Photoshop. Start on step 1b.

Download the free blank templates for Photoshop here. Using the templates will save you a spot of time, and come with helpful guides that show the score line and margins.

STEP 1a – Create a Blank Canvas from Scratch

Choose File > New from the top menu. 1. Make a newfangled canvas based on the table below. 2. Set solution to 300ppi. This is the most democratic resolution for inkjet print. 3. Color Mode – RGB Color

If your Card Size Is: Set Width Set Height
7 x 10 (A7) 10″ 7″
6.25 x 9 (A6) 9″ 6.25″
5.5 x 8.5 (A2) 8.5″ 5.5″
5.25 x 5.25 (Square) 10.5″ 5.25″
8 x 9 Pano 8″ 9″

Your space poll for a vertical image greeting card will look like this. If rulers are not turned on, do sol by hitting CTRL + R on your keyboard. What is that blue sky cable on the layout ? It is a Photoshop guide. In this event it represents the middle of the layout where the wag will be folded. You will have to place that guide manually if you want the reference. See Photoshop ‘s serve menu for information on guides. The Red River Paper tease templates come with guides already in station. The right side is the outside front of the card and the leave is the outdoor back.

Step 1b – Open and prepare the card template you downloaded

Below is the Red River Paper template when first opened. You are seeing the Instructions Layer. Read it carefully. It shows you the front and back of the poster, angstrom well as the fold line and printable margins.

BEFORE YOU START – MAKE THE INSTRUCTIONS LAYER INVISIBLE. Go to the Layers pallet as shown below and click the “ eyeball ” picture next to the Instructions layer.


next, loose the visualize ( s ) that you want on the outside of your card. You can prepare images beforehand with borders or other limited effect. Or, you can open a childlike unaltered effigy for placement on the card. Make sure you crop or size your images using the mesa below as a guide. Borderless print with customs sizes, like Red River Paper note cards, is not generally not possible. There are some exceptions we discuss here This table shows your utmost printable area for our tease sizes. You want to make your photos this size or smaller.

Card Size Max Image Width Max Image Height
7 x 10 (A7) 4.75″ 6.75″
6.25 x 9 (A6) 4.25″ 6″
5.5 x 8.5 (A2) 4″ 5.25″
5.25 x 5.25 (Square) 5″ 5″
8 x 9 Pano 3.75″ 8.75″

now, use the Move Tool and dredge images onto the blank canvas you created in the step above. Photoshop Note – Anything you drag and drop will come into the blank text file as a new layer. Your completed poster should look similar to the exemplar below. The blacken area is the Photoshop workspace, not the card layout.
You can take this opportunity to add text with the Text Tool that can go anywhere in the printable margins of your card.

Next Step – What Type of Printer Do You Have?

Epson printer? – click here Canon printer? – click here HP printer? – click here

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