In our last post we looked at creating greeting cards using the tools in Photoshop Elements. And we found out how fast and easy it is to create a personalized photo greeting card.
But what do you do after you’ve created your card? What’s the next step? How do you share your new creation?
In this post, we’ll look at options for outputting a card created in Photoshop Elements
Print The Card Using Your Home Printer
You can print your greeting card right at home, using your home printer.
To print your greeting card on your local printer, start by clicking on the Print icon at the bottom of the interface.
This will open the Print dialog box. Here you will specify your print options.
These options will depend on your computer operating system, the printer model and the type and size of paper you’re printing on. So I can’t really help with specifics for this step. But I can suggest that you practice printing out your card using everyday letter paper and only move to the more expensive card stock after you’ve perfected the process.
Have Your Cards Commercially Printed
If you have created your card in one of the size/layout options that are Shutterfly compatible (See my previous post, Creating Greeting Cards In Photoshop Elements, for more information on this.) you can order commercial prints of the card directly from within Elements.
To start this process, click on the Order icon at the bottom of the interface.
This will open a window where you can sign up for a Shutterfly account or sign in if you already have one. You will need to have an account in order to use this service.
And from there, you can order your prints.