get arty for gift shop-worthy cards
use a little adobe magic to compile everything together
01 edit your Shots
It’s easier to edit all of your shots first separately before you add them into a Photoshop document. At this point, you should tweak the levels, make any lens corrections and crop your images to the right shape. Save all the images in one folder so they’re easy to find again later.
02 make a canvas
Postcards come in a range of sizes. If you plan to print yours out using an online company, it pays to check the dimensions required. In Photoshop, go to File>new… and select Custom from the presets. Add in the measurements and resolution (300dpi is a good bet) then click OK.
03 Lay it ALL out
Drag-and-drop images straight from Bridge onto your canvas, + and moving each shot as you go. The Text tool can be used to add in the name of your location, but avoid making it look too tacky – unless that’s your aim! You can use one shot per postcard, or several if you wish.