Post # 1
So I had planned to purchase Save the Dates online, but then I stumbled across a vintage postcard of our venue, and now we want to use it for our Save the Dates. So, people who know more about this kind of work than I do, how do I do this? Basically we want to replicate the postcard. Do I scan the postcard and print replicas through VistaPrint? Do I take it to Kinkos and have them scan and produce it? Something else? I have access to a scanner the produces a PDF of the item scanned. I’m decent at working with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. I don’t have Photoshop. Please help a clueless bee.
Post # 3
The post card is most likely copyrighted, what you’re talking about doing is illegal. You need check the copyright of any photos you use. And you would need photoshop to do this anyways. You can get a 30 day trial of photoshop for free, that’s how I made mine.
Post # 4
@asbtoabs: You definitely need to contact your venue or whoever took the picture and ask permission. If the image is on a product that is in production, it likely has a copyright and it may be illegal to use the picture without permission.
Post # 5
Maybe you could get someone to take a picture of you two in front of the venue?
Post # 6
I know “STD” is a common acronym around here, but “DIY STD – how do I do this?” is definitely the title of the day, because I am an 8 year old.
Also, I have no useful information. Sorry.
Post # 7
@asbtoabs: can you take a similar picture of your venue, then give it a sepia tone in a photo editing program to make it look more ‘vintage’? Then you could upload that to vista print or cat print to get them made. That way you wouldn’t need to fool with copyright issues.
Post # 8
Ugh, I didn’t think about copyright issues. The postcard apppears to be from somewhere in the 1950s-1970s. I definitely do not care enough about using this postcard to deal with the hassle of figuring out who holds the copyright and requesting permission to use the image. We’ll just purchase some Save-The-Date Cards online. Thanks!