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Printing a cookbook title page

Apr 12, 2012 7:41 PM

My wife and I are trying to print a cookbook title page using an image with a title over the image. However, the print sometimes blurs or is lighter than the image. How can we print the text over the image without distorting the text?  Also, we are lanscape printing to a page that is 8.5 by 5.5. How do I just print this image on the right half of the page?

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    Apr 13, 2012 7:50 AM   in reply to ldscdr

    Try this:


    1. File>new>blank file. Enter width=11.5", height=8.5", resolution 300 px/in., background=white.(I am assuming that you wish to use card stock of letter size, utilizing 1/2 the area for the graphic and the text.)
    2. For orientation, go to View>new guide, and place a guide at the half-way point. You can also use the grid.
    3. Open your image file and drag it to the canvas from the Project bin, or copy/paste
    4. Access the move tool,
    5. Position the image, and resize utilizing the corner handles of the bounding box
    6. Next, type your text and position it to suit. Be sure that the font color contrasts against the background, and that the pt size is adequate.
    7. You should have 3 layers: the background, the layer with the image, and the layer with text
    8. Go to File>print and enter size of paper, etc. in the dialog





    Ideally, the resolution of the image and of the blank file created in step #1 should be the same value. If necessary, you can reduce the resolution to 240 px/in and still get a decent print.

    The variance in brightness which you report between monitor and print output is probably related to calibration of your monitor.

    Please report your progress

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    Apr 19, 2012 3:57 AM   in reply to ldscdr

    You're welcome. Glad to help.

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