4. Size the images.
Measure 1 rectangular paint chip. Click the
Rectangular Marquee tool. On the Tool Options bar,
set the Mode to Fixed Aspect Ratio and type the
width and height of the rectangular chip.
Make a selection on the first image. Choose Edit
⇒ Copy, switch to the working document, and 6. Make the cards.
choose Edit ⇒ Paste. Size the image and move it into Trim the printed images, cut the paint chips to size
position. Repeat with the other photos (Figure C). (Figures E–G), and if you’re making your own cards,
cut and fold them.
5. Print the transparencies. Hold the transparency and paint chips in position
When you’re ready to print, flatten the image by on the card and punch a small hole in each of the
choosing Layer ⇒ Flatten Image. Make a new image 4 corners. Affix the transparency and paint chips
at 8½"× 11" and 300dpi for printing. Copy and paste to the card using 4 small brads (Figure H). You can
the assembled image into this document as many also add an adhesive tab with some words describ-times as you can fit on the page, taking care not ing the event. Add the details of the invitation on
to resize the images when you do this (Figure D). the inside of your card.
Print onto the transparency paper.
TIP: Make sure to buy the right kind of office
transparencies, depending on the type of printer you
are using — laser or inkjet. Inkjet transparencies have
a special surface that the ink can attach to, and laser
transparencies won’t melt and destroy your laser
Helen Bradley has been designing digital crafts for a decade.
She dreams in Lab color and owns helenbradley.com.