Q: My computer crashed and I lost all the files I’ve purchased from you…can you please resend links to me?
A: Unfortunately no. While I more than sympathize with computer issues, with a busy photography business, design business, and family, I just do not have the time to resend links every time someone has computer issues. THEREFORE, please back up, re-back up, and back up again your purchases immediately after downloading them.
Q: Are your templates compatible with Photoshop Elements?
A: All templates are created in Photoshop CS3 + above and are guaranteed compatible with Photshop 7 and above. Certain templates do require the use of color overlays to change the color. Photoshop Elements does not allow the use of color overlays, therefore, the ability to edit the colors on those specific templates are not an option for Photoshop Elements users.
Q: Do you sell your templates to photographers in your area?
A: No. My products are not available to those servicing the Lincoln/Omaha area. For exclusivity reasons templates are not available to the general public or photographers in the Lincoln/Omaha area.
Q: Can I offer your templates for sale in my Etsy store?
A: No, you may not advertise the templates for sale to the general public. (i.e. Ebay auctions or Etsy stores, therefore, you may not offer these templates as part of an online business where a client submits a photograph and you deliver a printed product.)
Q: I’ve never done press printed items before, is there someone you suggest for printing?
A: Please note each product description for suggestions on where to print.
Q: I’m new to clipping masks, can you help me?
A: Sure! Clipping masks are SO easy once you grasp the concept. You can make a clipping mask out of any shape, letter, or object. In my templates, the “grey squares” are the mask and all you need to do is insert your image. Follow these easy steps (templates also include instructions with screen shots):
1. Open both your template file, and the image you’d like to use.
2. Drag the image and drop it anywhere on the template file.
3. On the template file, locate the layer called “IMAGE”.
4. Move the layer your photo is on directly above the “IMAGE” layer.
5. Next, with the photo layer highlighted, select Layer>Create Clipping Mask (**make note of the shortcut that pertains to your operating system, for Mac users it’s Shift+Apple+G). An arrow should appear to the left of the photo layer.
6. Your image should now be inserted into the “IMAGE” box.
7. Next you’ll need to re-size the image to the box. Do this by selecting Ctrl + T, (Apple + T for Mac users). Next, grab a corner and hold the Shift key to maintain proportion of the image. Drag the image so it fits in the box. Hit return, and that’s it.
8. If you have multiple images in one template, just follow the steps again.
Q: Can I use papers or elements on my website or other marketing pieces for design purposes?
Q: Do you sell to other designers?
A: Certainly, but I ask that you please contact me before purchasing. Thanks!