Print four postcards on one page from Photoshop Elements 15 on my Mac

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I create a lot of postcards in Photoshop Elements 15 for my Mac. I then want to print four postcards per page. Currently I am saving it as a jpeg and pasting four copies into Word and then printing from there. Is there a way to do this straight from Photoshop Elements?

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Steve Lehman

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Hello Isaac,   

I can only give you my take on that subject.  Adobe Photoshop (or any of their applications, do not have a proforma to connect formatted graphics with applications for printing on Avery or 4 to a sheet formatted adaptations.   

To format post cards from one application to another takes a "proforma" program, which is previously programmed piece of software that works between two applications.   Adobe doesn't have that, as it's only to format the actual image.   I have never used Photoshop for development for a post card unless I have graphics to add to it.  

Actually, I use MS Publisher to develop all my stuff, and then for Avery formatted post cards, 4 to a sheet, or anything with Avery, even Microsoft hasn't a proforma for Avery products anymore.    As such they don't have the parameters for formatting post cards (or anything) built into their software.   So I format my own by making border adjustments, as it only takes some experimenting with borders.   To do this, I have used Publisher which has some Avery products although it doesn't have a proforma for Avery, and again, I format my own.  

To do this in Publisher, you will need to find the Avery section by going to its menus and templates.   Avery is there but hidden under other generic formatted templates.  There are probably more post card templates in Word than in Publisher.   Adobe doesn't have a proforma for post cards to Word.  

It would be nice to have a proforma for all of our applications but that would be a huge undertaking for all companies to convert their stuff to another company's application.   We are just finally getting companies to conform to our Operating systems to program their DLL files to connect with Windows or Mac.  

Steve Lehman, MCSE for adobe forums  


 
 
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Steve, 

Thank you for your reply. I did not realize it would be such an undertaking. Thanks for the information, it now makes more sense. 

I use Photoshop because of the variety of ways I can create, add, and modify images, logos, and the layout.

Because I am using a Mac, I am not able to use Publisher. I will just keep playing around with border parameters. 

Thank you! 
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Take a look at the Picture Package plugin in PSE 15 to print four copies of the postcard image on one sheet:

https://books.google.com/books?id=z8yWDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT581&lpg=PT581&dq=%22photoshop+elemen...
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Hi again Isaac,  

I apologize while looking in version 14 instead of version 15.  While it may appear in version 15, post card setup does not  appear in 14, as Picture Package is found in version 14 in the print dialog box, but it doesn't list post card setup, and in its Organizer, there is not one listed there either.  You have the best in version 15.   And Todd has more of a handle on this.  I hope you don't mind I hand you off to Todd.   And Issac, 2018 may be available for you now.