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Old 10-17-2008, 06:13 PM
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Photo Template Help

Hi,
I've been searching trying to find out how I create a template such as the example attached. I found two sites but must be missing a step in both because I couldn't get it to work; looked at Russell Brown's site and a few others. I know I've seen it done somewhere in my travels. So I thought I'd post here to see if one of you kind folk could give me a hand.

I have been asked by my local Kindergarten to create a photograph template for their teachers and kids this year and as I have about 10 to do, I thought a template would be the way to go.

So in my attached simple example the grey background would be like a graduated colour or something with the colour changing for each group.

And the "white ovals" I would "paste into" the kids photos. As the number in each group varies I also need to vary the number of "white ovals". Separate layers, maybe?

Would appreciate any help. Thanks.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:26 PM
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Re: Photo Template Help

I forgot to say, I tried the "Create a Photo Template" tutorial in the tutorials section here, but could not get the triangular box to be transparent as shown in this one when I dragged it onto my original document. I don't know what I was doing wrong.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:27 AM
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Re: Photo Template Help

Have I posted this in the wrong area? Would really appreciate a response.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:31 PM
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Re: Photo Template Help

Your plea has not gone un-noticed... I B workin on it! as of now!

I thought for sure you would have had a solution to your problem by now from one our wonderful members..

BRB

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Open your template document... copy the background layer

un-check the eyeball on the background layer

select all the cutouts and hit the delete key

you now have your working template.. Save as a PSD



Open a kid picture.. select all.... copy

select one of the locations on your template with select tool... then "Paste Into" (NOT paste).... move, situate, adjust with the Free Transform Tool

repeat for each picture and template spot

hope this helps

the sample is my granddaughter and son at her wedding a 300 resolution 8x10 Transformed down the way I described above
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:16 PM
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Re: Photo Template Help

One layer should be the gray background with the ovals cut out. (This should not be the bottom Background Layer.)

Open a file of one of the kids. Drag it into your main file.
The kid's photo should be on a layer below the gray layer.
Drag the kid's image so it is showing beneath an oval.
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