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owlspook owlspook 680 posts

Quite some time ago when I joined RB I had a lot of cards I had already designed for my gallery at Zazzle so I thought it would be a no-brainer in moving them over here to RB … lol … well ya but (grin) …
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many of you probably know already that RB will trim the card around three edges and the result is not always what we expect it to be …. I had a lot of problems with that for awhile until I found prbimages and his fabulous journal tutorial Formatting Images For Greeting Cards … helped me out a lot and I suggest everyone who is designing cards for RB check it out (big smile)
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owlspook

owlspook owlspook 680 posts

Hi Everyone (smile)

Remember when RB said the size ratio/relationship was 2:3 now .. well I finally figured it out … so just to help here is a list of possible sizes in pixels to use for your original image that works with the cards .. the larger sizes will work also with the prints too ….

900×1350
950×1425

1000×1500
1050×1575
1100×1650
1150×1725
1200×1800
1250×1875
1300×1950
1350×2025
1400×2100
1450×2175

1500×2250
1550×2325
1600×2400
1650×2475
1700×2550
1750×2625
1800×2700
1850×2775
1900×2850
1950×2925

2000×3000
2050×3075
2100×3150
2150×3225
2200×3375
2250×3375
2300×3450
2350×3525
2400×3600
2450×3675

2500×3750
2550×3825
2600×3900
2650×3975
2700×4050
2750×4125
2800×4200
2850×4275
2900×4350
2950×4425

3000×4500

ok it’s a long list lol … hope it helps (smile)

and now for those that are mathematically inclined here’s how I did it using my high school algebra ….

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the ratio of 2:3 is the same as say for every two pixels on short side of the image there are three pixels on the long side …. the relationship/ratio can also be written as 2/3 (two divided by three) .. now if you know what the short side of the image is in pixels you can find out what the long side should be using this formula

(short side in pixels)/(long side in pixels) = 2/3
3 times the (short side in pixels) = 2 times (long side in pixels)
[3 times (short side in pixels)] / 2 = (long side in pixels)

or if using variable x = short side in pixels and y = the long side in pixels

the relationship of x:y = 2:3 or

x/y = 2/3
3x = 2y
(3x)/2 = y

so what I did was take the short side in pixels multiply it by three and then divide that answer by two and I found what the long side should be … for example

(3×1000)/2 = 3000/2 = 1500 …. if the short side is 1000 than the long side should be 1500

if you have an odd size you can use the formula to resize your image if you wish …

ok math’s over

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and then there still is the problem of trimming .. now if one designs their cards separately from the prints then it’s easier to work around that problem ..

however I believe it’s much more difficult particularly for patterns to get the image placement perfect for the combo of print/card …. then throwing in the postcard option with the cards also creates the same problem … either the post card looks balanced or the card does but not both …

for non-pattern work the print/post card/note card combo seems to work a lot easier …

I’d love to hear from you all .. what you think about this print/postcard-notecard problem .. do you think it’s a problem? are your experiences like mine or? and also what sizes you use to design for print and card …

owlspook
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