Create a photo greeting card
A great way to use your favourite digital photos is to make a photo greeting card to send to your friends and family.
|Step 1: Download the template
Step 2: Add your photo to a new document
Step 3: Rotate and copy the photo
Step 4: Paste it into the template
|Step 5: Adjust your photo in the template
Step 6: Size and crop to fit
Step 7: Add your message
Step 8: Save and print
In this quick tutorial, we will be using:
- Microsoft Word (v 2000 or later)
- Web browser
We recommend the following hardware:
- Colour printer
- Photo paper or high quality paper blank on both sides
To download the template for the card, visit this Web site. Click the Downlaod now button to download the template into Microsoft Word. If you get an error message while downloading, follow the directions to "download manually".
To add your own photo, create a new Word document. Choose the Insert menu, choose Picture and then From File.... Locate and select the photo to use, and click Insert.
Click the photo to select it, then click the Rotate Left 90° icon twice to flip the photo upside down. Click the Edit menu and click Copy.
Switch to the photo card template. Click on the existing photo to display the sizing handles around it. Right lick and choose Paste from the menu. Don't worry if the photo doesn't look correct at this stage.
Click on your photo to display the sizing handles around it. Then, click on the text wrapping icon and select the In Front of Text option. Then drag the image so that it appears in the centre of the frame.
Drag on the sizing handles to size the photo to fit the window in the card. Click the Crop icon on the Picture toolbar and drag to remove excess parts of the image so it fits just right.
Locate the text on the card, click it and replace with your own text. Use the format options to set the font face, text size and colour.
Choose the File menu and click Save to save your project. Load the paper in the printer. Choose the File menu, click Print and click OK to print the card. Fold in half and then in half again.