PROS / Photo editing is easy and fun to use, and saving your projects is effortless.
CONS / There are not as many features and effects with this program as are available in other greeting card applications.
VERDICT / Although the simplicity of the program might not provide tons of features for greeting cards specifically, the layout allows you to create fast, personalized cards.
You can create stunning, personalized cards with The Print Shop Deluxe card-making software. Let your family and friends know how you feel by giving them a unique card cleverly designed by you in this fun environment. There are thousands of templates for any holiday, occasion, party or special event from one of the best greeting card software applications.
When you first open this card-making software program, you can select from more than 4,800 templates for a wide variety of occasions, or you can start fresh with a blank template. You can add your own photos or choose from a library of more than 193,000 graphics. In both options, you have control over the text, colors and appearance of all the elements in your homemade greeting cards.
Inside The Print Shop Deluxe, you can upload your own photos and edit them without difficulty. You are able to crop, scale, blur or brighten anything you wish to improve your card's customization. One unique aspect of photo editing in this card software is that you can accept or revert edits before they become permanent. Also, you have the ability edit text by changing its color, wrapping it around objects or by selecting the best typeface from more than 600 fonts.
This greeting card maker guides you through how to make greeting cards and makes it easy to create a masterpiece. The program is easy to navigate and inserting objects from the left sidebar and styling them from the top toolbar is a cinch.
One nice feature is that when you insert a photo or graphic, the library pops up and fills the page with an opaque background. This means you can see your card and the many graphic options without having to scroll or toggle back and forth. It is also easy to save projects as you have options right on the home tab to save them as a JPEG, HTML, PDF or to the program itself. You can even send your card directly to Facebook, email or other applications with the click of a button.
Broderbund, the manufacturer, provides a number of ways for help and support. Video tutorials explain a wide variety of the tools. On the website, you can also find FAQs, upgrades, a user forum, technical support and more. If you have questions, you can submit an email request or call customer support. One drawback is the lack of a live chat feature.
The Print Shop Deluxe provides versatility, an ample number of design tools and good help and support. You can put this greeting card maker to work creating beautiful greeting cards that are sure to please your friends and family. With this greeting card software, creating, saving, and sharing projects is simple and fun.