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The Super-Simple Card Setup - Vertical Image Layout - Photoshop / Windows

If you are looking for the simplest way to create a basic note or greeting card in Photoshop, this is the place. You will start with an image, and in a few steps end with a card layout - a photo on the outside front and blank outside back. If you want to create a more complex card with multiple images or text go back to the card setup help home.

Get Started - Open Your Image

Open the image you want for the outside front of your card. For this tutorial, you will need to choose an image in the vertical (portrait) orientation.

In Photoshop, go to File > Open to begin.


STEP 1 - Image Size Rules

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

Refer to the table below for the maximum size you can make your image by card size.

Make your photos this size or smaller using the crop tool or image resize feature.

Are you unfamiliar with cropping or image resize? Watch this video.

Card Size Max Image Width Max Image Height
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"

Once you resize your image you are ready for the next steps.

STEP 2 - Create Card Layout

You will now create the card layout using the Canvas size feature in Photoshop.

STEP 2a - Front Panel

At the top Photoshop menu bar, choose Image then Canvas Size.

The Canvas Size dialog will appear showing the current image size as the canvas size.

You will resize the canvas based on the paper size you are using and this table.

Card Size Set Width To Set Height To
7 x 10 (A7) 5" 7"
6.25 x 9 (A6) 4.5" 6.25"
5.5 x 8.5 (A2) 4.25" 5.5"
5.25 x 5.25 (Square) 5.25" 5.25"
8 x 9 Pano 4" 9"

This is an example - use the table above for your dimensions.

Once you enter the width and height using the table above, click OK.

You will notice the image now has a white border on all four sides.

STEP 2b - Complete Card Layout

At the top Photoshop menu bar, choose Image then Canvas Size again.

The Canvas Size dialog will appear showing the new canvas size you just created

Set the canvas size based on this table:

Card Size Set Width To Set Height To
7 x 10 (A7) 10" 7"
6.25 x 9 (A6) 9" 6.25"
5.5 x 8.5 (A2) 8.5" 5.5"
5.25 x 5.25 (Square) 10.5" 5.25"
8 x 9 Pano 8" 9"

This is an example - use the table above for your dimensions.

Next, CLICK THE MIDDLE RIGHT ANCHOR BUTTON. This is a critical step.

Now click OK. The canvas updates and you have a completed, ready to print card! You could take this opportunity to add text with the Text Tool that can go anywhere in the printable margins of your card.


Next - Printing Your Card

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