Photoshop How-To: Creating Contact Sheets, Picture Packages, and Online Galleries

This article is taken from "Photoshop CS: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks."

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In many respects using Photoshop is just like having your own darkroom or photographic studio. Its ability to develop digital images is well known, but what about the print-presentation qualities we associate with professional photo labs? Photoshop can do that, too, by giving you several options for printing your work or showcasing it online.

For example, you can make a contact sheet containing all the images from a particular "roll of film" or shoot. You can create a picture package, much like those you ordered for your school portraits, that includes differently sized prints of the same image. And you can post your pictures to an online image gallery for remote review.

In these selections from "Photoshop CS: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks," you’ll learn how to turn photo collections into contact sheets, picture packages, and online galleries.

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Excerpted from "Photoshop CS: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks" by Denis Graham. Copyright © 2004 Wiley Publishing. All rights reserved. Reproduced here by permission of the publisher.

Posted on: November 5, 2004

1 Comment on Photoshop How-To: Creating Contact Sheets, Picture Packages, and Online Galleries

  1. What happens if Contact Sheet II does not appear on your File/Automate? I have been unable to get this to appear and all these tutorials just “assume” its there.

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