How To Create A Print Ready Festive Postcard In Adobe photoshop. Learn how to make a Christmas Theme Print Ready Postcard in Photoshop! We’ll be designing the Front & Back of the Postcard using various shapes and helpful methods & techniques.

Final Result


1. Create a new document with the settings below. The resolution is set to 300 for high quality & CMYK is the Printing mode.

Final Result

2. Press CTRL+R to bring up the rulers around the canvas. Drag out 2 horizontal & vertical lines and place them on the edge of the canvas like below:

New Document

3. Next go to Image > Canvas Size (ALT+CTRL+C) and expand the canvas using the settings below. These lines are now show the ‘Cutting Risk Area’. Make sure your postcard design stays within the lines.


Postcard Front

4. Save the document 2 times one for the Front of the Postcard, the other for the back. Open up the Front Postcard document. Double click on the white background to unlock it, then again to go into Blending Options. Put in the Gradient Overlay below: