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: Style 1- Honey Script Alegre Sans NC Covington SC Shadow Style 2- Georgia Style 3- Trebuchet MS Style 4- Alegre Sans NC Arial Style 5- Georgia Style 6- Alegre Sans NC The fonts we use in our designs are usually freeware or shareware fonts available for free on the internet.Â We cannot include the fonts in your download because they are protected under copyright.Â However you can download them directly from their creators.Â Â 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. PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS USERS For your convenience, we have included an "ungrouping" action for those using Photoshop Elements, when will enable them to expand the layer groups, making them editable. Simply follow the instructions in the "read_me.txt" file within the "PSE_ACTIONS" folder. INSERTING IMAGES: Inserting your own images into the templates is very easy.Â Perform the following steps: 1)) Select the image layer you would like to populate in your LAYERS palette (It will be called "IMAGE LAYER"). 2)) Open your image and drag it onto the template using your MOVE tool (Keyboard shortcut "V") 3)) Your image will be placed above the IMAGE LAYER, but right now it will probably appear quite large. 4))Â Choose "Create Clipping Mask" from the "Layers" menu at the top.Â (This will contain your image with the IMAGE LAYER) 5))Â Use the FREE TRANSFORM tool (Keyboard shortcut Control+T) and drag in the corners of your image to position it correctly within the frame.Â (Hold SHIFT while you drag to constrain proportions, so your image won't get "smooshed".) 6)) Press Enter to apply the transformation. Repeat this step with any subsequent images. CHANGING COLORS: To change the color of an element perform the following steps: 1))Â Locate the design element that you would like to change. 2))Â To the left of the layer name, you will see a rectangle filled with color. 3))Â Double click on this rectangle and choose the new color for the design. Repeat these steps for subsequent changes. PRINTING YOUR CARDS: We have designed these templates to be used with ProDPI's ( www.prodpi.com ) 5x7 flat card products.Â If you currently use ProDPI the templates are 100% ready to go.Â Don't worry, however, if you use another lab as the cards will be printed easily with your favorite printer.Â 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.Â When you have your lab's sizing and submission guidelines, you will need to transfer the designs to their templates before printing them.
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.