The Print Shop 4.0 User Guide

This User Guide is designed to help you learn the software. Be sure to also check out the Video Tutorials and the Blog for additional ideas. To access the User Guide, either click on a topic to the left, choose a commonly accessed topic below, or search for a topic above.

In addition to the information available in The Print Shop 4.0 User Guide, Technical support is also available if you encounter an issue with the software. Solutions to common technical issues can be found using these links, or if necessary report a problem to our Support team.

Selecting a Ready-Made Project



The Project Gallery contains thousands of Ready-Made Layouts for projects that you can modify or print as is. The Project Gallery displays when you want to create a project from a Ready-Made Layout. You can also save your own modified projects and open projects in the Project Gallery.

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To use the Project Gallery you will select a Project Category from the New Project Wizard.

Once you are in the Project Gallery there are several options available to you:

  • Change the category of the project you are working on by using the project type drop down menu.
  • Filter the projects by entering words into the search, such as Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary

    Search Bar

    or by using the "Filtering Options" drop down menu. Select your options for each field and click on "Apply Filter". Notice the filter options are improved for The Print Shop 4.0

  • Change the preview size of the projects that appear in the gallery so you can get a better look at them.
    Preview Size
  • Filter projects by projects you've created or Ready-Made projects.
    Project Filter
  • Use the page turner to view more projects that match your search criteria.
    Page Turner
  • In the Professional Edition of The Print Shop 4.0, you can create ready-made projects using royalty-free commercial content.


  • While browsing the Project Gallery, notice the thumbnail for each project is displayed in their respective orientation. Now you can easily locate a project template using either 'Portrait' or 'Landscape' layout styles.


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