How to print a 6x8 photo for the Ali Edwards Dec. Daily overlays

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Posted 12/3/2012 by shellyb140 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 409,459
January 2009
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Posted: 12/3/2012 4:24:10 PM
Hi there, I am wanting to use Ali Edwards 6x8 Dec. Daily overlays. How do you print a 6x8 photo on 8.5x11 photo paper? If you are using these overlays, how do you set your picture size and print? I am using Photoshop elements to set the size, but when I go to print the picture on 8.5x11 photo paper, my printer won't work. Help!

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Posted: 12/3/2012 5:03:32 PM
If you are printing a single photo, crop and size it in PSE using the crop tool and custom dimensions.

First open photo, select crop tool, and add dimensions in proper fields, 6 x 8. (In my version it says "Aspect Ratio" at top of screen,fill in those blanks with 6 x 8.)

This crops both the image and the canvas.

Next, go to Image> Re-size >Canvas, and re-size the canvas to 8.5 x 11. The 6 x 8 pic is now on a 8.5 x 11 background and should print.

There are a couple of ways to do this, when you get other responses try them out so you'll find the best fit for you. Depending on your printer you might not need PSE. Some printers allow you to select different print and paper sizes from the printer dialog boxes.

If I am having a commercial print made I fill an 8 x 10 PSE canvas with the 6 x 8, and then use extra space (4 x 8)for smaller photos.

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Posted: 12/3/2012 5:22:09 PM
The way I do it is to place the 6x8 photo onto a 8.5x11 canvas.

1. Create your 6x8 photo. Make sure it is flattened, not having layers.
2. Open a 8.5x11 canvas.
3. Click on the 6x8 photo in the main window and drag it down onto the 8.5x11 file in the bottom panel.
4. Flatten the 8.5x11 file. Save and print as per normal.

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Posted: 12/4/2012 4:14:56 PM
And, if worse comes to worse and you own PowerPoint, you can always open a new PowerPoint document and 'insert picture' to get your photo on a 'canvas.' use the grid lines to make the photo the size you want it to be and print!


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PeaNut 181,125
December 2004
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Posted: 12/4/2012 4:38:34 PM
Depending on your software, some have options for 5x7 as one of the photo standards. Could you use that and have a 1/2 inch border on each side? I used to print 2 5x7s on an 8.5x11 sheet.


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