(Closed) photoshop invitation printing help

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Okay, a few things. I designed my own too. We actually finished my bridal shower ones today.

1) Go in and make sure your pictures are high enough resolution. 300 pixels per inch is a good benchmark. In photoshop, oyu can change this under the “Image Size” menu.

2) Use the windows photo-printing program. Just open the containing folder and then right click the files you are printing. From there, select print. A window will pop up asking what size, etc you want to print the photos. There should be a drop down menu at the top that has option like “photo quality, best photo quality”. Make sure you select “best photo quality”. Doing it this way will make your computer treat your image file like it’s printing a photo, and it will be better quality.

Post # 5
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

In the character palette there are different settings for the text: none, sharp, smooth, crisp, strong.  I always choose sharp.

Also make sure in the print menu that the page scaling is not more than 100%.

Post # 6
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3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It sounds like you created it using 72dpi.  It needs to be 300dpi like @zippylef: said.  There is method of fixing it fairly quickly.  Hopefully this will make sense.

SAVE the file before doing anything like this and do NOT save it under the same name AFTER you’ve done this.

1) Merge all your visable layers.  (You should be able to right click on the “layers” palette” and do “merge visable layers”)

2) Right click again and choose “create smart object”

3) Go up to Image >Image Size and chage it from 72dpi to 300dpi there.

4) After the canvas becomes bigger and your picture smaller, hit “ctrl+t” and use the shift key as you enlarge your layer. 

Your invite SHOULD be larger and NOT pixelated.  I’ve done that several times as a cheater’s way of enlarging everything and it usually works. 

Save the file under a new name if it looks right so you’ll have that, but will also have the original 72dpi in case you need to revert back to your original individual layers later to change something.

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