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 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

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          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 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              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 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  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!