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Card Setup / Mac / Vertical Image / Photoshop

Note that there will always be a small white border around on the outside edges of Red River Paper greeting cards.

Borderless printing with custom sizes, like Red River Paper note cards, is generally not possible.

Get Started - Template Download

Red River Paper offers free blank templates for Photoshop here. Using the templates will save you a bit of time, and come with helpful guides that show the score line and margins.

Step 1 - Open and prepare the card template you downloaded

This is the Red River Paper template when first opened. The instructions, showing the front and back of the card, as well as the fold line and printable margins is a layer that needs to be turned off before proceeding.

To turn the layer off, go to the Layers pallet as shown below and click the "eyeball" icon next to the Instructions layer.


Next, open the image(s) that you want on the outside of your card. You can prepare images beforehand with borders or other special effects. Or, you can open a simple unaltered image for placement on the card.

Make sure you crop or size your images using the table below as a guide.

Borderless printing with custom sizes, like Red River Paper note cards, is not generally not possible.

This table shows your maximum printable area for our card sizes. You want to make your photos this size or smaller.

Card SizeSet Width ToSet Height To
7 x 10 (A7) 4.75" 6.75"
6.25 x 9 (A6) 4.25" 6"
5.5 x 8.5 (A2) 4" 5.25"
5.25 x 5.25 (Square) 5" 5"
8 x 9 Pano 3.75" 8.75"

Now, use the Move Tool and drag images onto the blank canvas you created in the step above.

Anything you drag and drop will come into the blank document as a new layer.

Your completed card should look similar to the example below. The black area is the Photoshop workspace, not the card layout.

You can take this opportunity to add text with the Text Tool that can go anywhere in the printable margins of your card.


Click here for the next step - printing

Last updated: June 12, 2020

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