what is needed for printable psd file in Photoshop? i need printable file . but i made it with rgb color mode and wants to convert into a printable copy.i want to convert this file

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    ...You need a printer, the printer drivers, and if using a .PSD then some piece of software that can open said .PSD. I don't think this is what you're after though so could you edit the question to better explain the problem. – Ryan Sep 9 '15 at 13:22
  • printable file usually means 300dpi, CMYK. – Stanley VM Sep 9 '15 at 13:57

Convert the RGB colors to CMYK colors in Photoshop with:

Image > Mode > CMYK Color

Change the DPI to 300 in Photoshop with:

Image > Image Size...

In the Image Size settings:

Change Resolution to 300 Pixels/Inch

Uncheck Resample Image if it's checked, so your image stays the same size (pixel dimensions stay the same).

Now File > Save As...

Change Format to Photoshop PDF.

Note that your file has colors on the edges and requires a 3 mm Bleed on it so that you get no white edges after cutting the edges.

This can't be done with Photoshop and would require Adobe InDesign. However, you could cut it a bit on the colored edges so that the business cards get a little smaller. You lose size but have no white edges (which is why bleed is required).

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    For bleed the OP could make the document larger and then add cut marks to incorporate the required bleed (add about 35 pixels to each side; or 70 pixels to height and width respectively). – Yorik Sep 9 '15 at 14:53
  • Agreed, although it would only require 11 pixels as that's about equal to 3 mm. I as a Desktop Publisher have only learned this with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator, haha. – Daan Sep 9 '15 at 14:58
  • I just took 300dpi/8 (1/8 inch bleed, each side); which is probably overkill for a business card. – Yorik Sep 9 '15 at 15:03

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