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mastermom 10-29-2013 12:40 AM

business cards
 
I'm designing a business card using a photo and need guidance regarding sizing of photo and how to copy the card once finished.

pigoo3 10-29-2013 12:45 AM

Ok...sounds great. Now how about telling us what application/applications you are using to create these business cards.

- Nick

pigoo3 10-29-2013 12:47 AM

Thread moved to more appropriate sub-forum. Not really a "Switcher Hangout" topic.

- Nick

mastermom 10-29-2013 01:03 AM

Thanks, Nick. I'm using OS10, Pages.

What I really need to know is how to size proportionately the picture I wish to use on the 2 x 3 card. I want the picture to cover the entire card but when I go to size it to fit, there are margins, either at the top, bottom or sides. I think I need to use the 'mask' feature, but I'm not clear on how to use it.

Also, how can I copy the finished card (image with text) onto the other nine blank rectangles? Copy and paste doesn't do it.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

I should say I'm not terribly literate when it comes to computers, but I'm learning, and it's fun.

pigoo3 10-29-2013 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mastermom (Post 1546487)
Thanks, Nick. I'm using OS10, Pages.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

I should say I'm not terribly literate when it comes to computers, but I'm learning, and it's fun.

Thanks for that information...I'm sure it will help.:) I don't use Pages very often...but I bet someone else here does & will be able to answer your question.:)

By the way...yes you are using OS 10...but OS 10 (OS 10.0) was released way back in 2001. I'm betting that you're using an OS X version much newer...like OS 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, etc.

- Nick

mastermom 10-29-2013 01:23 AM

Yes, it's 10.7.5.

newscribe 10-30-2013 06:33 AM

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Hi,

Im using 10.9 but do you mean something like my screen shot? took about 2 minutes to do with pages.;D I only copied it to 4 cards as an example for you.

mastermom 10-30-2013 11:40 AM

Thank you, newscribe. I'll study the screen capture you sent and see if that process will work for me.

It may be more advanced than I can understand, but I'll give it a try.

vansmith 10-30-2013 12:32 PM

If you're getting borders on the card, it's likely due to the fact that the picture has the wrong proportions. A business card is roughly 9 x 5 (I think) so you'll want the picture to meet those proportions (be 1.8x wider than high).

cradom 10-30-2013 01:11 PM

If you can find a copy, you might be better off with Avery Design Pro for Mac. I cant find it on the Avery Dennison site but I have a copy so it's got to be there somewhere.

mastermom 10-30-2013 02:19 PM

Thanks, all ... I'll try it all.

newscribe 10-30-2013 08:31 PM

Hi mastermom,


Can do a short vid walk through for you if you like, but can't do it before Sunday.

mastermom 10-30-2013 10:18 PM

business cards
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by newscribe (Post 1546952)
Hi mastermom,


Can do a short vid walk through for you if you like, but can't do it before Sunday.

newscribe thanks. This could be fun. Sunday is good for me, however, I believe there is a significant time difference. How would this work?

newscribe 10-31-2013 07:36 AM

Hi,

Have sent you a private message with Vid link, had a few minuets free this morning. Hope it helps.

Edit:
You may want to turn the sound up as I forgot to do this while recording.:Confused: Was rushing.

mastermom 10-31-2013 02:02 PM

newscribe • unfortunately, I am unable to open the link ... uncertain what to do next.


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