Need albums, frames or packaging for holiday gifts?  ||  REVIEW OUR HOLIDAY DEADLINES

Editor's Pick Mini Books

Modern Accordion Albums for Photoshop & InDesign

Hello and welcome to our Editor's Pick Mini Books.  Please take a moment to read this important information about your product. FONTS: In order to maintain the look of the templates you will need to have the same fonts installed on your system as the ones we used in the design. FONTS USED IN THIS DESIGN: Memphis LT Standard (Light, Medium) Memphis-Bold (Regular) Ostrich Sans (Black, Bold, Medium & Regular) The fonts we use in our designs are usually freeware or shareware fonts available for free on the internet.  We cannot include the fonts in your download because they are protected under copyright.  However you can download them directly from their creators.   We find that if you type in the name of the font into your favorite search engine you will come up with several download sources. INSERTING IMAGES: Inserting your own images into the templates is very easy.  Perform the following steps: 1)) Select the image layer you would like to populate in your LAYERS palette. 2)) Open your image and drag it onto the template using your MOVE tool (Keyboard shortcut “V”) 3))  Click on the tiny black triangle in your LAYERS palette to pull up the drop-down menu and choose “Create Clipping Mask”. 4))  Use the FREE TRANSFORM tool (Keyboard shortcut Control+T) and drag in the corners of your image to position it correctly within the frame. 5)) Press Enter to apply the transformation. Repeat this step with any subsequent images. CHANGING COLORS Changing the colors of design elements is quite easy, and there's a few different ways, depending on the element.  Simply follow these steps: PHOTOSHOP CS AND NEWER Any non-vector design elements will have a solid color fill layer linked directly above them in the layers palette.  To change the color of that element, simply double click the colored box next to the words “”X” COLOR” and choose a new color. SOME DESIGNS ARE IN THE FORM OF SHAPES, WHICH ARE VECTOR LAYERS.  This makes it very easy to change the color on the fly.  Here's how: 1.  Choose the graphic that you would like to change in the Layers palette. 2.  Now, double-click the small box of color next to the name of the layer. 3.  Choose the new color when the dialog box appears. 4.  Click “OK”. PRINTING YOUR MINI ALBUMS: We have designed these templates to be used with White House Custom Color's ( www.whcc.com ) Press Printed Wallet Size Accordion Mini Book with a Custom Cover.  If you currently use WHCC the templates are 100% ready to go.  Don't worry, however, if you use another lab as the albums will be printed easily with your favorite printer.  Remember that each lab is different, so be absolutely sure that you contact them for their specs and color profiles prior to submitting your files.  When you have your lab's sizing and submission guidelines, you will need to transfer the designs to their templates before printing them.


Also in Design Aglow Blog

2016 Holiday Gift Guide
2016 Holiday Gift Guide

0 Comments

Maybe you’re looking for that perfect gift to give the creative in your life or maybe you’re just trying to #treatyourself. No matter who you might be shopping for, delight your giftee with something from our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.  

Read More

What I Wish I Knew: Being Your Own Boss is Hard
What I Wish I Knew: Being Your Own Boss is Hard

0 Comments

There are the obvious benefits to being your own boss. You control your own schedule. You decide what direction you want your business to go in. You deal with your clients directly. The business is 100% YOU. Then there are the not so obvious obstacles to being your own boss. You control your own schedule. You decide what direction you want your business to go in. You deal with your clients directly. The business is 100% YOU! Everything is on your shoulders. You must have self-discipline to get things done on your own time, all while wearing 100 different hats. I am my own editor, creative director, location scouter, accountant, marketing material designer, client care and customer support team, the photographer, and so much more!

Read More

2016 Holiday Giveaway
2016 Holiday Giveaway

0 Comments

The holidays are upon us, and to celebrate, we’re hosting an incredible giveaway, where 5 lucky winners will receive $100 shopping sprees towards any Templates & Resources in the Design Aglow Shop. The only thing sweeter than that are those scrumptious holiday cookies we know you have baking in the oven right now (p.s. when can we come over?!).

Read More