How to print n-up in Photoshop?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Ronald Bruck, May 14, 2004.

  1. Ronald Bruck

    Ronald Bruck Guest

    I have Photoshop CS running on a G5 Macintosh under OS X 10.3 server,
    and an Epson R800 printer.

    I have two naive questions:

    1. How can I print n copies of a picture on a single page. In
    particular, I want to print two 5x7 photos on a
    single US letter page. Should be possible: 7" wide, with two
    5" high photos one over the other.

    2. How can I join two Photoshop canvases? Say, side-by-side or
    one over the other? You see what I'm getting at, as a (klutzy)
    solution to 1.

    It should be simple, but the Epson printer driver doesn't let me enter
    free-form paper sizes. The 2-up printing in the printer driver doesn't
    seem to work.


    --Ron Bruck
     
    Ronald Bruck, May 14, 2004
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    Bob Hatch Guest

    "Ronald Bruck" <> wrote in message
    news:130520042127451625%
    > I have Photoshop CS running on a G5 Macintosh under OS X 10.3 server,
    > and an Epson R800 printer.
    >
    > I have two naive questions:
    >
    > 1. How can I print n copies of a picture on a single page. In
    > particular, I want to print two 5x7 photos on a
    > single US letter page. Should be possible: 7" wide, with two
    > 5" high photos one over the other.
    >
    > 2. How can I join two Photoshop canvases? Say, side-by-side or
    > one over the other? You see what I'm getting at, as a (klutzy)
    > solution to 1.
    >
    > It should be simple, but the Epson printer driver doesn't let me enter
    > free-form paper sizes. The 2-up printing in the printer driver
    > doesn't seem to work.
    >
    >
    > --Ron Bruck


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    Bob Hatch, May 14, 2004
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Ronald Bruck wrote:
    > I have Photoshop CS running on a G5 Macintosh under OS X 10.3 server,
    > and an Epson R800 printer.
    >
    > I have two naive questions:
    >
    > 1. How can I print n copies of a picture on a single page. In
    > particular, I want to print two 5x7 photos on a
    > single US letter page. Should be possible: 7" wide, with two
    > 5" high photos one over the other.


    The simplest way is to set up a half page paper size with your printer
    driver, and feed each sheet of paper through twice, once for each image.
    Define the size to be slightly larger than 8.5 x 5.5, say 5.75, and you'll
    get slightly more print area per page.

    > 2. How can I join two Photoshop canvases? Say, side-by-side or
    > one over the other? You see what I'm getting at, as a (klutzy)
    > solution to 1.


    Make a blank canvas, add a guide to split the page in two, and drag or cut
    and paste the images, followed by a free transform to get the size right.

    > It should be simple, but the Epson printer driver doesn't let me enter
    > free-form paper sizes. The 2-up printing in the printer driver
    > doesn't seem to work.


    All the epson driver's I've seen allow this. Look at the last entry in the
    paper size list - It should say "User Defined". Select it and specify the
    paper size in 1/100 inches or cm.
    --

    Mike Russell
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    www.geigy.2y.net
     
    Mike Russell, May 14, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    In article <130520042127451625%>, Ronald Bruck
    <> wrote:

    > I have Photoshop CS running on a G5 Macintosh under OS X 10.3 server,
    > and an Epson R800 printer.


    You are a smart guy, Ronald. See "help" and keywords like "automate".
     
    jjs, May 14, 2004
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    Harry Limey Guest

    Go to File New - Cooose letter size in the preset window.
    choose your resolution 240 ppi say
    Click OK.
    Once your new canvas is open - click on the document size in the very bottom
    left corner of your screen - should show you which way the paper is set for
    printing - landscape or portrait - if it is not as you wish go to file -
    page setup to alter.
    Open your two images at 7x5 (hopefully) and just drag each image onto the
    new canvas (you will then have 3 layers) - you can set guides for
    positioning
    view - show rulers - then click and drag on the ruler to where you want the
    guide.
    whilst in view click on 'snap to' to make positioning easier.
    You can downsize the images as you wish by edit - transform - scale, it is
    not recommended to upsize them that way!
    Once you have them positioned you can print - or flatten the image and save
    as new document.
    I hope that is what you want to do??

    Harry

    "Ronald Bruck" <> wrote in message
    news:130520042127451625%...
    > I have Photoshop CS running on a G5 Macintosh under OS X 10.3 server,
    > and an Epson R800 printer.
    >
    > I have two naive questions:
    >
    > 1. How can I print n copies of a picture on a single page. In
    > particular, I want to print two 5x7 photos on a
    > single US letter page. Should be possible: 7" wide, with two
    > 5" high photos one over the other.
    >
    > 2. How can I join two Photoshop canvases? Say, side-by-side or
    > one over the other? You see what I'm getting at, as a (klutzy)
    > solution to 1.
    >
    > It should be simple, but the Epson printer driver doesn't let me enter
    > free-form paper sizes. The 2-up printing in the printer driver doesn't
    > seem to work.
    >
    >
    > --Ron Bruck
     
    Harry Limey, May 14, 2004
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    steven Guest

    "jjs" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <130520042127451625%>, Ronald Bruck
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > > I have Photoshop CS running on a G5 Macintosh under OS X 10.3 server,
    > > and an Epson R800 printer.

    >
    > You are a smart guy, Ronald. See "help" and keywords like "automate".


    Automate? That's what you'd look for if you knew the answer...
     
    steven, May 22, 2004
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