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#1 Sunsierra

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    Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:30 AM

    I'm planning on making our AHR invitations using a picture from our wedding as the entire background. I wanted to design them myself and then upload them to vistaprint.

    I am not very handy with photoshop but I'd like to use it (cause that's what I have) but I have a few questions....

    1. Can I make a template in Photoshop and then insert a picture If so, how??

    2. How do I resize the picture so I don't lose the quality of the pic (or DPI I guess)?

    3. Is there any way to make ruler lines (guidelines for myself so I don't put any text past the printing edge)?

    4. Anyone have ideas on how to spruce up this picture so the colors are super vibrant?

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    (this picture is compressed - I have the original at home)

    Our plan is to have our wording right aligned on the right side of the invite.

    Thanks!
    http://i210.photobuc....J-0109-166.jpg
    Stacy & Joel
    Gran Bahia Principe, Mexico
    January 9, 2008MARRIED!!!!Our Review Our Pictures

    #2 rodent

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      Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:34 AM

      I think the colors are pretty vibrant as it is. It's a little hard to explain what I'd do to brighten it. I'll PM you my email. If you get the picture to me by 12 EST I'll work on it during lunch (I like to photoshop during lunch).

      Which vista print size are you using? Flat invite? POstcard? I'll show you how to put on the guidelings. I would overlay it & make the top image a little transperant.

      Photoshop isn't the simplist but it's such a great program once you've spent some time with it.

      #3 Sunsierra

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        Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:44 AM

        You're quick, haha! We are going to go with the flat card. So how do I overlay I know how to make layers but how do I add that picture to the layer??

        Thanks a bunch! I'll email you the picture when I get home!
        http://i210.photobuc....J-0109-166.jpg
        Stacy & Joel
        Gran Bahia Principe, Mexico
        January 9, 2008MARRIED!!!!Our Review Our Pictures

        #4 rodent

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          Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:00 PM

          Click the image to open in full size.

          here is a screen shot of how I'd do it.

          #5 JennyK

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            Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:09 PM

            which version are you using?

            #6 Alipires1

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              Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:27 PM

              How much does that program cost? I hear it is awesome.

              #7 rodent

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                Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:33 PM

                elements 4.0. Elements is much cheaper & can do probably as much as you want to do. You can get it for maybe $30 on ebay.

                #8 rodent

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                  Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:34 PM

                  I alos have elements 2.0 & it's really good too. I recently upgrade to CS3, but I'm still learning how to navigate it.

                  #9 rodent

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                    Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:37 PM

                    delete, didn't like how it looked- I'll play with it later

                    #10 rodent

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                      Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:38 PM

                      I just realized it didn't turn out much brighter.




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