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How to use Photography Templates for Adobe Photoshop

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Hello everyone! Wondering how it is possible to create effects that make up such an amazing layout of our photographs, like the ones that we can see on the web sites of professional designers? The truth is that such a big secret: Much of that type of work can be done with Photography Templates for Adobe Photoshop.

These templates are extremely versatile: they allow us to adjust different parameters such as the images to use, text, colour of the source, etc. In just seconds you can change the appearance of a template from a guy’s graduation card to a female version of the same, even if we are not that well versed in the use Adobe Photoshop.

In this guide we will show, one by one, how to use the Photography Templates designed by Sleeklens most effectively.

‘Thank You’ Template Cards

These types of cards are an ideal souvenir for our loved ones. Express, with a touch of elegance and finesse, your gratitude to all those who took part in the most important day of your life.

thank you

Instructions are the same for Windows or Mac OSX

1) Unzip the Zip file
2) Enter the folder where the PSD files
3) Double click on the file that you want to do (1 file corresponds at the front of the card and the other to the back)
4) The two first layers are instructions. The first shows where would pass the cut lines at the time of printing; the second instructions to the Clipping Mask. Hide both layers before saving the final image
5) Open in Photoshop the image you want to use
6) Drag the image to the template file. You must position the image inside the folder “Clipping Mask” – place the image on the top of the Clipping Mask to use
7) Go to Layer menu – Create Clipping Mask (adjusts the size and position of the picture using the Move and Free Transform Tools). Repeat the procedure to add new images.
8) In order to amend the text, it is necessary to have installed the fonts used in the Template (Adobe Photoshop will display a warning do not find the necessary sources in the operating system). Change with the Text tool and click on the layer that you want to edit, can be both the text as the same color.

Gift Certificate Template Cards

Give a gift with style? Don’t miss these trendy tools for Adobe Photoshop: Gift Certificate Templates. Ideal both for companies and common persons, it’s that professional touch every gift deserves.

gift

Instructions are the same for Windows or Mac OSX

1) Unzip the Zip file
2) Enter the folder where the PSD files
3) Double click on the file that you want to do (1 file corresponds at the front of the card and the other to the back)
4) The two first layers are instructions. The first shows where would pass the cut lines at the time of printing; the second instructions to the Clipping Mask. Hide both layers before saving the final image
5) Open in Photoshop the image you want to use
6) Drag the image to the template file. You must position the image inside the folder “Clipping Mask” – place the image on the top of the Clipping Mask to use
7) Go to Layer menu – Create Clipping Mask (adjusts the size and position of the picture using the Move and Free Transform Tools). Repeat the procedure to add new images.
8) In order to amend the text, it is necessary to have installed the fonts used in the Template (Adobe Photoshop will display a warning do not find the necessary sources in the operating system). Change with the Text tool and click on the layer that you want to edit, can be both the text as the same color.

Graduation Card Templates

Be the hit of the Prom Night thanks to these fashionable Graduation Card Templates. Keep a memory for a lifetime of this special night, while setting the best way to take the first step into College life.

graduation

Instructions are the same for Windows or Mac OSX

1) Unzip the Zip file
2) Enter the folder where the PSD files
3) Double click on the file that you want to do (1 file corresponds at the front of the card and the other to the back)
4) The two first layers are instructions. The first shows where would pass the cut lines at the time of printing; the second instructions to the Clipping Mask. Hide both layers before saving the final image
5) Open in Photoshop the image you want to use
6) Drag the image to the template file. You must position the image inside the folder “Clipping Mask” – place the image on the top of the Clipping Mask to use
7) Go to Layer menu – Create Clipping Mask (adjusts the size and position of the picture using the Move and Free Transform Tools). Repeat the procedure to add new images.
8) In order to amend the text, it is necessary to have installed the fonts used in the Template (Adobe Photoshop will display a warning do not find the necessary sources in the operating system). Change with the Text tool and click on the layer that you want to edit, can be both the text as the same color.

Color scheme is not directly editable – If you want to change the color scheme of the templates you need to work your way either by using a layer in Color as its Layer Blending Mode or other similar options.

Facebook Timeline Templates

Ideal for business, for passionate photographers or for simple users who want to give a unique look to their Facebook profile. Don’t miss the chance to personalize your space with these Facebook Timeline Templates for Adobe Photoshop!

facebook timeline

Instructions are the same for Windows or Mac OSX

1) Unzip the Zip file
2) Enter the folder where the PSD files
3) Double click on the file that you want to do (1 file corresponds at the front of the card and the other to the back)
4) The two first layers are instructions. The first shows where would pass the cut lines at the time of printing; the second instructions to the Clipping Mask. Hide both layers before saving the final image
5) Open in Photoshop the image you want to use
6) Drag the image to the template file. You must position the image inside the folder “Clipping Mask” – place the image on the top of the Clipping Mask to use
7) Go to Layer menu – Create Clipping Mask (adjusts the size and position of the picture using the Move and Free Transform Tools). Repeat the procedure to add new images.
8) In order to amend the text, it is necessary to have installed the fonts used in the Template (Adobe Photoshop will display a warning do not find the necessary sources in the operating system). Change with the Text tool and click on the layer that you want to edit, can be both the text as the same color.

Keep in mind that space required by Facebook Profile Picture is not included within the Template, therefore you should leave at least 1/3 of the template without text or focus center point in order to avoid the Profile Picture to affect your composition.

Price List Template Cards

Now it’s time to promote your professional photography business with the quality that you deserve! Thanks to our templates for Adobe Photoshop, you can deliver your full list of prices to your clients in a fast, efficient way and with a unique design – the best way to publicize your business without losing your personal style.

price list

Instructions are the same for Windows or Mac OSX

1) Unzip the Zip file
2) Enter the folder where the PSD files
3) Double click on the file that you want to do (1 file corresponds at the front of the card and the other to the back)
4) The two first layers are instructions. The first shows where would pass the cut lines at the time of printing; the second instructions to the Clipping Mask. Hide both layers before saving the final image
5) Open in Photoshop the image you want to use
6) Drag the image to the template file. You must position the image inside the folder “Clipping Mask” – place the image on the top of the Clipping Mask to use
7) Go to Layer menu – Create Clipping Mask (adjusts the size and position of the picture using the Move and Free Transform Tools). Repeat the procedure to add new images.
8) In order to amend the text, it is necessary to have installed the fonts used in the Template (Adobe Photoshop will display a warning do not find the necessary sources in the operating system). Change with the Text tool and click on the layer that you want to edit, can be both the text as the same color.

Collage Boards Templates

A quick and efficient solution to make beautiful compositions with those special moments that marked our lives. Go beyond simple gifts and give something with meaning: a memory for a lifetime thanks to Adobe Photoshop!

Collage Board

Instructions are the same for Windows or Mac OSX

1) Unzip the Zip file
2) Enter the folder where the PSD files
3) Double click on the file that you want to do (1 file corresponds at the front of the card and the other to the back)
4) The two first layers are instructions. The first shows where would pass the cut lines at the time of printing; the second instructions to the Clipping Mask. Hide both layers before saving the final image
5) Open in Photoshop the image you want to use
6) Drag the image to the template file. You must position the image inside the folder “Clipping Mask” – place the image on the top of the Clipping Mask to use
7) Go to Layer menu – Create Clipping Mask (adjusts the size and position of the picture using the Move and Free Transform Tools). Repeat the procedure to add new images.
8) In order to amend the text, it is necessary to have installed the fonts used in the Template (Adobe Photoshop will display a warning do not find the necessary sources in the operating system). Change with the Text tool and click on the layer that you want to edit, can be both the text as the same color.

Save the Date Card Templates

And finally the day has arrived! That special time to share with your friends, family and other loved ones; that day in which you will embark a new adventure in your life, and why not do it with elegance and freshness? Don’t miss these templates for Adobe Photoshop can do for your ceremony!

Save the Date

Instructions are the same for Windows or Mac OSX

1) Unzip the Zip file
2) Enter the folder where the PSD files
3) Double click on the file that you want to do (1 file corresponds at the front of the card and the other to the back)
4) The two first layers are instructions. The first shows where would pass the cut lines at the time of printing; the second instructions to the Clipping Mask. Hide both layers before saving the final image
5) Open in Photoshop the image you want to use
6) Drag the image to the template file. You must position the image inside the folder “Clipping Mask” – place the image on the top of the Clipping Mask to use
7) Go to Layer menu – Create Clipping Mask (adjusts the size and position of the picture using the Move and Free Transform Tools). Repeat the procedure to add new images.
8) In order to amend the text, it is necessary to have installed the fonts used in the Template (Adobe Photoshop will display a warning do not find the necessary sources in the operating system). Change with the Text tool and click on the layer that you want to edit, can be both the text as the same color.

Birth Annoucement Templates

Receive who that little someone you have waited for so long with elegance and style! With these templates designed for keen photographers you’re just a step closer to create a lasting memory of the most important day of your life: the day when your baby came into the world! Differentiated by sex in their shades of color, or simply with a classic traditional tonality, a lovely way to announce the arrival of the newest member of the family.

birth annoucement

Instructions are the same for Windows or Mac OSX

1) Unzip the Zip file
2) Enter the folder where the PSD files
3) Double click on the file that you want to do (1 file corresponds at the front of the card and the other to the back)
4) The two first layers are instructions. The first shows where would pass the cut lines at the time of printing; the second instructions to the Clipping Mask. Hide both layers before saving the final image
5) Open in Photoshop the image you want to use
6) Drag the image to the template file. You must position the image inside the folder “Clipping Mask” – place the image on the top of the Clipping Mask to use
7) Go to Layer menu – Create Clipping Mask (adjusts the size and position of the picture using the Move and Free Transform Tools). Repeat the procedure to add new images.
8) In order to amend the text, it is necessary to have installed the fonts used in the Template (Adobe Photoshop will display a warning do not find the necessary sources in the operating system). Change with the Text tool and click on the layer that you want to edit, can be both the text as the same color.

Photo Release Form Templates

That professional touch your photography business was needing! Discover an elegant and efficient way to authorize your customers to print the sessions you’ve done; protect your work without losing a style of seriousness and charm with these templates for Adobe Photoshop.

Photo Release Template

Instructions are the same for Windows or Mac OSX

1) Unzip the Zip file
2) Enter the folder where the PSD files
3) Double click on the file that you want to do (1 file corresponds at the front of the card and the other to the back)
4) The two first layers are instructions. The first shows where would pass the cut lines at the time of printing; the second instructions to the Clipping Mask. Hide both layers before saving the final image
5) Open in Photoshop the image you want to use
6) Drag the image to the template file. You must position the image inside the folder “Clipping Mask” – place the image on the top of the Clipping Mask to use
7) Go to Layer menu – Create Clipping Mask (adjusts the size and position of the picture using the Move and Free Transform Tools). Repeat the procedure to add new images.
8) In order to amend the text, it is necessary to have installed the fonts used in the Template (Adobe Photoshop will display a warning do not find the necessary sources in the operating system). Change with the Text tool and click on the layer that you want to edit, can be both the text as the same color.

Common Mistakes When Working With Templates

  • “Adobe Photoshop changes the appearence of my template text”: You probably didn’t install the fonts required to work with each template. Please install the font files and open once again the PSD file. You shouldn’t get a warning on missing fonts this time.

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  • “I installed the fonts, but when I open the PDF file I created on some other pc, I can’t visualize the typeface as with my own pc”: The reason for this is that most pcs at printing centers or like won’t have the entire range of fonts you use, probably no one of the fonts used within this template. A golden rule when working with graphic design is to ALWAYS convert to curves when you think your design is ready to export (Please keep in mind that if you want to save the PSD file used after converting the text to curves, you will need to assign another file name to it, otherwise you’ll ruin the original template files as text converted to curves are no longer editable).
  • “Why does the color look different after printing the files?”: When working within Adobe Photoshop, in most common cases you’re working under RGB mode, which is optimized for digital visualization but not accurate for printing. Switch your file to CMYK mode prior printing in order to avoid surprises.

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  • “Should I reduce the size of my pictures prior loading them into clipping masks?”: Probably yes, especially if you happen to work with pictures over 2000px width, as you would find it quite complicated to resize and position it into the assigned space.

How to Install Fonts for Windows and Mac

Windows Procedure

  1. Open up your downloaded font files (unzip them if needed)
  2. At Windows Explorer, go to the location C:\Windows\Fonts
  3. Paste your copied font files inside that very folder; click “Overwrite” if needed, just in case.
  4. Restart Photoshop in order to make the fonts to be active. Now these fonts can also be used with any other app besides Adobe Photoshop

Mac OSX Procedure

  1. Close any open apps, otherwise this may not work
  2. Double click font file. You’ll see a preview of the font to install.
  3. Select the option “Install Font” at the bottom of the preview.
  4. For older Mac versions, you need to drag and drop the unzipped fonts into the Fonts folder in your user’s Library folder found here:
    /Users/Your_Username_Here/Library/Fonts.