By Lesa Snider

Unless you’re fortunate enough to live near a Trader Joe’s, affordable greeting cards are hard to come by. If you no longer enjoy paying $6 or more for a greeting card, you can use your Mac to create a unique and personalized card that your loved ones will cherish.

In this column, you’ll learn to create a simple yet classy Valentine cards using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (nearly any version of these apps will work). To keep it budget-friendly, we’ll use standard size paper and then fold it. We’ll also utilize the built-in shapes included in both apps to frame a photo with a heart shape, so you don’t need to buy additional imagery.

Create the document

In Photoshop, choose File > New and in the resulting dialog box, enter 11 inches for width, 8.5 inches for height, and 300 for resolution. In Elements, click the Expert (or Full Edit) button at the top of the workspace and then choose File > New > Blank File. In the dialog box that opens, enter the same dimensions.

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