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In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to work with templates.
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Alright, Henry has given us some templates to play with and what I’ve done is I’ve gone in, I’ve actually cut out the areas where you drop your images and I placed the whole template on its own layer so that all you have to do is drop your images in behind this layer. So as you can see when we click on the layer’s tablet, we’ve got the text for my sister, my friend and then we’ve got the actual bottom there which is the whole template. So what I’ve got here is I’ve got my four vertical images that I wish to drop into this template.
The first thing I do is with the move tool, I’m simply just going to click on it and hold my left click mouse button and drag it onto my document just like that. Now, I'm going to do that for each of these images. I’m just going to click and drag. Going to click and drag and the last one, click and drag.
Now when you’re using your move tool, you have this little box here, it says auto select layer; I’m just going to click on that and what that does is every time I click on the image, it automatically selects the layer. So it’s just much easier for moving images around.
Now all my images are above my template as you can see. So what I’m simply going to do is I’m just going to take, click on the bottom there and I’m just going to drag it and place it on top of all the images. So now I have my images in behind the template. So I can place them where I wish.
Now I can simply just go to ctrl to your image. I don’t even remember how to do it. here we are, free transform and I can always just resize the images the down if I want to get a little bit more, you know, a little more image into the actual pocket, let’s just say like that but you know what, I kind of like it this one, I actually want a zoom just a bit, there we go, a little bit of there, and same thing with this one. And there you have it, just like that, so all our images are now in the template.
Now, if I select the text layer, I can always just go in and highlight this text and I can always change it if I wanted to and put like our wedding or something, you know. Let’s just select it all here and choose a font that we like. Anyway, that’s one, so let’s just get rid of this now.
Now, I know there’s another template here so we’ve got the 20x20 and again what I’ve done is I’ve just cutout the spaces where the images goes and it’s on in its own layer. So now, I can simply just open up my images and again just drag them and drop them onto the canvas. Now you can always resize your images before you drop them into the canvas. Alright, there we go. Now, I’m just going to pull my click on the bottom there and pull my template above all the images.
Alright, let’s just put that there and now, let’s just start resizing the others. I’m going to press ctrl-T for free transform and just going to size this down to fit the template. There we are. And the bottom one here, let’s just grab that there. So it could go something like that if I wish. And if I wanted to say, convert all these to black and white, I’m just going to select the top one and I’m just going to go layers and I’m just going to go merge down or ctrl E and just merge those three together then I can just desaturate them all and I end up with black and white. And if I wanted to play with the colors on, the big one, I simply just select that layer, going to use saturation with the colorize and we can always just take a shade of blue and there you have it.
That’s it, that’s how you use templates. It’s all basically just drag and drop. Hope this helps.