5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2018 12:27 PM by norman.sanders

    print 2x3 wallet size on 4x6 photo paper

    csvideo Level 1

      I want to print some wallet size ( 2x3" ) pictures on 4x6 inch paper.  4 pictures will exactly fit.  How do I do this?

        • 1. Re: print 2x3 wallet size on 4x6 photo paper
          norman.sanders Most Valuable Participant

          Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 5.22.11 PM.png

          Your printer probably does not provide for printing a four-side bleed (image to the edges of the paper.

          It would be prudent to:

          Create and crop to 2x3 size 240 ppi image.

          Select > All

          Edit > Stroke .125" ...White... Inside. This will provide a 1/8" margin all four sides

          Open a new file 4x6 240ppi

          Click on the master image and drag the Layer in the Layers panel into the 4x6 and position it

          Cmd+J to make a duplicate layer and use the Move tool to position it.

          Repeat the Cmd+J and Move for the other two positions on the sheet.

           

          NOTE: If your printer requires a larger white border, adjust for it before calculating print area..

          If your printer can bleed 4 sides and you don't want white margin, there is no need for the Stroke step.

          • 2. Re: print 2x3 wallet size on 4x6 photo paper
            csvideo Level 1

            Thank you for your help.  It will take me some time to understand and try all of your directions.  Please stay with me.

             

             

             

            Cliff

            • 3. Re: print 2x3 wallet size on 4x6 photo paper
              norman.sanders Most Valuable Participant

              No problem. Perhaps this will help. I have numbered the Steps. If one of them gives you trouble, refer to it when you write and describe the problem .

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              1. Create and crop to 2x3 size 240 ppi image.

              2. Select > All

              3. Edit > Stroke .125" ...White... Inside. This will provide a 1/8" margin all four sides

              4. Open a new file 4x6 240ppi

              5. Click on the master image and drag the Layer in the Layers panel into the 4x6 and position it

              6. Cmd+J to make a duplicate layer and use the Move tool to position it.

              7. Repeat the Cmd+J and Move for the other two positions on the sheet.

              • 4. Re: print 2x3 wallet size on 4x6 photo paper
                csvideo Level 1

                I have PSE ver 15.  I set it to expert mode.  I think I completed steps 1-4 OK.  I am totally lost on step 5.  Which one is the master image?  What and where is the layer panel?

                 

                 

                 

                Cliff

                • 5. Re: print 2x3 wallet size on 4x6 photo paper
                  norman.sanders Most Valuable Participant

                  Wasn't aware you were working with Elements.

                  The master image is also called the Source Image, In the illustration above it is the file pictured on the left (Debbie.jpg).

                  I suggest that you direct your inquiry to Photoshop Elements

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                  Although I have not seen Elements, I suspect that Instead of Step 5 you did this:

                  Choose the master image, Select > All

                  Edit > Copy

                  Choose the 4x6 file and Edit > Paste, it would work for you.

                  Good luck!