Photoshop CS6 Tutorial
How to Create a Contact Sheet in Photoshop
Proof sheets are handy if you are working with a client that wants to view the proofs from a photo shoot.
In this example we'll create a PDF contact sheet using the Bridge application that ships with Photoshop.
You might also consider using a Web Gallery for sharing images with clients as you work through the proofing process. See topic, Web Gallery for more info.
Place all your images for your contact sheet(s) in a single folder on you hard drive.
In Photoshop choose File >Browse in Bridge to open the Bridge application.
To see the contact sheet options, open the Output section by choosing Window > Workspace > Output.
Navigate to your Contact Sheet folder to view your images.
Select one of the images, then choose Edit > Select All (Cmd/a (PC - Ctrl/a) to view all the images in the Preview window.
Click the PDF button and choose 4*5 Contact Sheet from the Template menu.
Open the Document section and select U.S. Paper from the Page Preset menu.
In the Layout section set the Columns and Rows values to three.
Open the Overlays section and make sure that Filename is selected. Deselect Extension. This places an image filename by each image for easy identification and communication with your client.
To update the Preview with your changes, press the Refresh Preview button.
If you plan on using this layout in the future, click the Save Template icon and name your template, 3*3 Contact Sheet.
Click the Save button to create your Contact Sheet.