I have several photos that I am trying to put on an 8.5" x 11" sheet. Some are 1.5" x 1.5" but one or two are bigger. There used to be a feature called "contact sheet" under "automate". I saw that it's no longer part of PS5, so I downloaded the plug in and preset. It's not working, however.
Am I better off just putting them on a sheet in InDesign? Or is there an easy way to do this in PS?
They are faux postage stamps, and I am trading them with another artist. I want to give her a full sheet of stamps, with "gutters"/white space between each stamp.
It's not working, however.
Could you elaborate?
Have you tried Bridge’s Output Module yet?
Maybe you should check out:
Am I better off just putting them on a sheet in InDesign?
Doing it in Indesign offers some advantages, in my opinion, such as being able to export a pdf in which the various images can have different resolutions.
OS is Windows 7.
Yes, I did download the optional CS5 plugins for Contact Sheet II.
No, I have not tried Bridge's Output Module. I don't really want Bridge on my computer--I don't like it. Is it necessary that I do so?
I don't really want Bridge on my computer--I don't like it. Is it necessary that I do so?
If you have Photoshop then Bridge is on your computer as it is part of PS. Can not uninstall it seperately.
For the contact II to work you should probably put the contactsheet and webcontact plugins in the cs5 plugins>automate folder
and then put the layouts and web photo gallery folders in the cs5 presets folder.
There should be two sets of plugins in the download, a set for the cs5 32 bit version and a set for the 64 bit version of photoshop.
Also the included pdf has directions on the specific paths for the plugins.
For the 32 bit version of cs5 it would be:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5.1\Plug-ins\Automate
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5.1\Presets
For the 64 bit version of cs5:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\Automate
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 (64 Bit)\Presets
OK, I got it to work.
My only problem now is: I have three images that are 2" x 2" and one that is 1.5" x 1.5".
I'm not sure which is best to use: Contact Sheet or Picture Package?
All I need is to fit these in rows on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, evenly spaced (I hope!). Is there a way to customize the settings in Picture Package so that this will work?
I also tried to print the PP from a folder with all my stamps in it, but it ended up making a sheet for EACH stamp instead of putting them all on one sheet. Confusing...
I also found Bridge and opened it, but it's different from the last version I used (possibly CS3?) and I find I don't know what I am doing.
Is this a hopeless project? I sure hope not! Thank you again for your help.
If your familar with indesign that would be my first choice. My second choice would be to make a blank 8.5x 11 document in photoshop, place the images and then arrange and size them as you wish.
Using smart objects in photoshop gives you more latitude than either the contact sheet or picture package does.