Artist's Studio Elements

Hi, and thanks for trying out our templates. This tutorial will give you a quick overview of how to customize and get the most from your new templates. Let's quickly go through what came in your download folder: 1. PSD files - completely customizable, unflattened Photoshop files. Each template element is layered so that you may change the colors and placements to your heart's content. 2. JPG previews - a quick preview of what each template looks like. 3. Tutorial PDF - What you are reading right now. 4. Copyright statement text file - Please give this a quick read so that we are all on the same page about usage :) Ok, now let's quickly go over how to go about customizing your templates. Because each template comes in un-flattened Photoshop format you may change pratically anything about the look of the design. Each template element is located on it's own separate layer so customizing the look of your artwork and even changing the placement of elements is a cinch. INSERTING IMAGES INTO THE TEMPLATE 1. Open the template .psd file into Photoshop and navigate to the LAYERS pallette. 2. Locate the layer named “IMAGE LAYER”, and click to highlight it. 3. Now, open the image you would like to insert into the frame. 4. Using the MOVE tool (keyboard shortcut “V”), drag your image onto the PSD template. 5. Now, make sure that your image is located directly above the layer “IMAGE LAYER”. If so, click on your image in the LAYERS pallette to highlight it. 6. From the main menu at the top of your screen Choose LAYER --> CREATE CLIPPING MASK. 6. Your image will now be contained within the frame. 7. To move or resize your image within the frame, use the FREE TRANSFORM tool (keyboard shortcut Control +T). Or you may go to EDIT --> TRANSFORM --> SCALE. OTHER TIPS Remember, your templates are completely customizable . Have fun, experiment, and don't hesitate to take out elements, and add in others. Try experimenting with layering patterns on top of the background layer and playing with the opacity for a completely different look.


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