Hello and welcome to our Teenage Fan Club Senior Cards Tutorial. 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:
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 IN PHOTOSHOP:
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 (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. 4)) Choose “Create Clipping Mask” from the top right drop down menu of the layers palette. (This will contain your image with the IMAGE LAYER) 5)) If your image is too large, use the FREE TRANSFORM tool (Keyboard shortcut Control+T) and drag in the corners of your image to position it correctly within the frame. (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.
These 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 CARDS:
We have designed these templates to be used with White House Custom Color's ( www.whcc.com ) 5x7 flat card products. If you currently use WHCC the templates are 100% ready to go. Don't worry, however, if you use another lab as the cards 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.