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Old 01-16-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default HOW TO: Printing six 2x2 photos on one 4x6 photo

I have Photoshop Elements 4.0, and don't know how to use it.

I have been using scrapbookpictures.com to print my photos because I love the sizes, but I have been somewhat ambivalent about their quality. I'd rather print them at my local store, but they only offer standard sizes.

How do I make a document either in Photoshop -- or Word -- or something else --where I can cut and paste six pictures on one 4x6, and then print it in a 4x6 at my local store, and then I cut them apart?

I've searched the Photoshop manual, and can't find it, unless I'm blind. I'd like something in English (i.e. Idiot Proof) --what am I not understanding?????

Any help or pointing me in the right direction is appreciated!
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Hi Kristi,

I've never done this before, so I'm really flying by the seat of my pants, but I'm going to try to walk you through something and you can try it and see if it works!

In Word, open each of your photos, size to 2x2. Place each one next to the other, either 3x2 or 2x3, which ever you would like.

Use your own printer and change the paper size to 4x6 and tell the printer you're using photo paper, glossy if that's what you're using.

If you've placed your photos 3x2, tell the printer you want to print the picture landscape. Also, you might want to say you want borderless printing.

Put the 4x6 paper in the printer and print.

Let me know if it works.
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I use elements too, but am in no way an expert, but here's what I came up with for you.

Open a new document in photoshop:
file:new
choose the size to be width 4" and Height 6"
This will just now be a blank 4 x 6 page...

Now open one of your photos:
file: open and browse to whereever the photos are stored:
using the selection tool, select a square area of your photo, crop the photo to the square (image:crop)

now resize the photo: (image:resize:image size) so the document size reflects 2" x 2". You'll be able to come close to the 2x2 size, depending on how perfectly square you cropped it

Now, you should be able to see the resized image and the blank, 4x6 page we first created. If you can only see the photo you just resized, from the toolbar, choose window:tile, and you should then see both documents.

Click on the image you just resized, and from the toolbar, choose select:all
Now use the move tool, click on the photo, and just drag it onto the blank 4x6 sheet.

Repeat this for each photo you want.

The move tool is located on the side toolbar that has the paintcan, paintbrush, etc....just hover your mouse over each icon, and it should tell you which tool it is. You can also use the selection tool to select the image, rather than using the toolbar.

I hope this makes sense...
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