Photoshop Elements: Printing Miniture Picture Shapes for Photo Charms?

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As most people these days want to print larger and larger, I am the opposite and need to print photos in tiny miniture sizes for photo charms. I'm talking as small as
.57" wide x .59" high. I also need shapes likes hearts, ovals, circles, etc, and want to maintain a beautiful photo that small. Can someone give me some advise on how to accomplish this? I am having trouble with both the printing sizes and creating the shapes and by the way, I am totally a newbie and I have Photoshop Elements 9. Thanks!
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The size and quality of your prints will entirely depend upon your printer.

You can create a document of whatever size you want in Photoshop Elements, including very small as you describe. But when you go to print, the Printing sizes you see there are supplied to Photoshop Elements by your printer and it's driver.

What sort of trouble are you having when creating shapes?
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Hi Brett! I just got the Epson 1400 photo printer. Hopefully it can handle most things I throw at it. As far as shapes go, I have figured out how to select the shape and I think I need to set to fixed size on the shape options, but it's after that I get confused. Nothing seems to happen when I click on the picture so I must be doing something wrong. Am I approaching this process correctly to begin with? My picture is already in the work area then I am selecting the shape. Should I perhaps select the shape first, then the picture? Thanks for being patient with me!
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When using the Shape tools, you have to click and drag the shape, this is not a single click action. So, you select the Shape tool (if using Customer Shape tool, select the custom shape you want to use). The click in the image where you want the shape to start and drag to the opposite corner, where you want the shape to end.