PSD Saving Your File for Print

Here is a sim­ple tuto­r­i­al on how to save your Dig­iluxe PSD (Pho­to­shop) tem­plate for print.

BEFORE you open a paid template, you will need to download & install the fonts listed on the instruction sheet that came with your template. (Unfortunately, I can not provide direction for installing fonts as the steps vary depending on your specific model of computer) 

Once you have installed the required fonts and downloaded your template from your Etsy Purchases Tab — begin with step one.

STEP ONE

  1. Open Pho­to­shop!
  2. Click FILE > OPEN and nav­i­gate to the tem­plate you saved and then CLICK > OPEN.

STEP TWO

Once you have com­plet­ed all of the edits to your tem­plate, you will need to save your file for print. Most print­ers will pre­fer that you save your file as CMYK col­or and as a HI-RES .JPG for­mat. CMYK is stan­dard print col­or qual­i­ty.

To save your file for print, click on FILE > SAVE AS from the upper menu, name your file some­thing  new in the FILE NAME box and then click .JPG from the for­mat drop­down. Final­ly, CLICK SAVE.

STEP THREE

Once you click SAVE the .JPG details box will appear. Be sure that your slid­er is on 12, which is Max­i­mum Qual­i­ty, best for print­ing. Then hit OK.

STEP FOUR

Repeat these steps for each side of your tem­plate and then your files are ready for print.

 

STEP FIVE: A SECOND OPTION IF THE ABOVE DOES NOT WORK FOR YOUR PRINTER

My files are set up in CMYK COLOR MODE, because that is what the vast major­i­ty of print­ers require. My files are cre­at­ed based on the vast major­i­ty of print­ers. If the above instruc­tions do NOT work for your print­ing com­pa­ny,  your print­ing com­pa­ny might require an RGB COLOR MODE. In that case do this:

  1. Open Pho­to­shop!
  2. Click FILE > OPEN and nav­i­gate to the tem­plate you saved and then CLICK > OPEN.
  3. Once you have com­plet­ed all of the edits to your tem­plate, you will need to change the col­or mode.

With the file open, go to the tool­bar and click IMAGE > MODE and then select RGB from the drop­down menu. Then a box will pop-up ask­ing you if you would like to “Merge the Lay­ers” and select DON’T MERGE.

Now you will save your file for print, click on FILE > SAVE AS from the upper menu, name your file some­thing  new in the FILE NAME box and then click choose EITHER .PNG or .JPG from the for­mat drop­down. Final­ly, CLICK SAVE.

Every print­er has dif­fer­ent require­ments and spec­i­fi­ca­tions. If nei­ther of these options work for you, you (the buy­er) will need to con­tact your print­er direct­ly and ask them for their instruc­tions on how to save from a PSD file for their sys­tem. Sor­ry, but I am not part of the sav­ing for print or print­ing process so I can not be of fur­ther assis­tance. Your print­ing com­pa­ny should be able to assist with their spe­cif­ic spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

Thank you for your busi­ness!