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#1 rodent

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    Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:52 PM

    This is one way to make a postcard using powerpoint and photoshop. You could make it in just photoshop. I just prefer to work with powerpoint.

    *Don't forget- don't pay full price at vista print. Go through a link like Click the image to open in full size.
    Insert->textbox
    Draw->group
    Click the image to open in full size.
    Right click->save as (save it as a jpg not enhanced media file)
    Click the image to open in full size.


    Open in photoshop (this is photoshop elements v2)
    Image -> Resize-> Image size
    Unclick “constrain proportions”
    Set to 300 pixels
    Width=1677 Height= 1300
    Remember about ¼ inch from the edges will get cropped.
    Click the image to open in full size.

    #2 rodent

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      Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:53 PM

      Same steps without pictures

      Insert->picture->from file
      Insert->textbox
      Draw->group
      Right click->save as (save it as a jpg not enhanced media file)

      Open in photoshop
      Image -> Resize-> Image size
      Unclick “constrain proportions”
      Set to 300 pixels
      Width=1677 Height= 1300
      Remember about ¼ inch from the edges will get cropped.

      #3 ACDCDCAC

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      Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:12 PM

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      I can't believe no one posted about this, these are great directions, Morg! Thanks!
      I needed to know this for when we use them to make our reply postcards, altho I've done the postcards there, it is nice to know a cooler way to get a neat pic with text that I actually like! Thanks!

      #4 Leslie-Xcaret09

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        Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:15 PM

        Thank You for bumping this! Morgan you are great...awesome directions! I wanted to start making one this week to get my guests booking but I didnt know where to start!

        #5 rodent

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          Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:28 PM

          I posted this in October when I was still getting comfortable with photoshop. I was much more familiar with powerpoint. Using a program like photoshop or lumapix to make the whole thing is better. That way you don't lose resolution with powerpoint & have to add it back with photoshop. It works, but it's better to avoid doing that.

          My postcards turned out great following these steps, I just know it's not the best way to go about doing this. It's funny for me to see these old threads. It feels like it was so long ago I started learning how to do this stuff, but it was only 6 months ago.

          #6 ~Kate~

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            Posted 13 April 2008 - 09:15 PM

            Thanks for posting these directions, Morgan! I don't have Photoshop so I'll end up using PP for my vistaprint stuff. Thanks again...

            #7 Dez921714

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              Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:13 AM

              Thanks for posting these directions. I'm making VistaPrint post cards to send out with the room rates and Travel Agents info....Unfortunatly, when I save it as a gif or jpeg or any way, the text gets fuzzy.....any suggestions on what font works best?
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              #8 rodent

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                Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:16 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by deznchris2006
                Thanks for posting these directions. I'm making VistaPrint post cards to send out with the room rates and Travel Agents info....Unfortunatly, when I save it as a gif or jpeg or any way, the text gets fuzzy.....any suggestions on what font works best?
                that never happens to me, but I've heard other people say thats a problem they have with powerpoint. do you have photoshop? you could make the whole thing in photoshop & not have that problem.

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                  Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:22 AM

                  I don't have photoshop
                  http://ticker.7910.o....25vdCBpbiA.gif27 Confirmed with Plane Tickets...5 with rooms booked!

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                  #10 Maura

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                  Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:35 AM

                  morg, do you have instructions for just photoshop? i'm redoing carly's postcards and would like to get it done quickly rather than mess around with it for a few hours. i have all the image files i need, im just not used to doing this is photoshop.




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