Our templates are super easy to edit within photoshop or anything that will edit a psd. We do highly recommend Photoshop to be the only way to edit these.

After you download your template from our site follow these steps to prep your template to be edited. 

  • Browse to your downloads folder and locate your file. We usually start the template name with PBG- or MT-.
  • Do a right click on the .zip folder and go to “Extract All” or “open”.  A new folder should pop up with your template files.You can open zip files with any device. Follow these instructions:
  • When you are in the folder you will see two text documents one will say help.txt and the other font.txt.
  • Open font.txt. copy the link for each font and paste into an internet browser> after downloading the font file and installing it you will be ready to rock and roll with the psd file.
  • We like using blending options (AKA: FX or Layer Styles) for easy color changes. Color Overlays or Gradient Overlays is what is most commonly used.
  • Hex or RGB codes is what you will need to find for your color choices. A simple Google search will help find your exact color code.

If you run into issues send an email Including the following: File names, software, and what your issue is. Email the file to

*All of our templates use photoshop to edit the layers & text items. We recommend the $10/mo Photography plan from

A free approved alternative that we support to photoshop is

Saving your template

All our templates are saved as overlay.png. We only offer background.jpg when we do green screen events.

**Note** In photoshop make sure that the photo cut outs (inside the frame) has a checkerboard. If not it will not be transparent. Simply turn off the layers by clicking on the eyeball to the left of the layer to hide it. If you see a gray or black box in the background that is called “Photo/picture placements”. Hide this layer.

Best practice to save in photoshop for overlays is to use File > Save As >  PNG > Smallest File Size (Slowest saving).

If your overlay file is larger than 2mb use a compression tool such as

If you require a background.jpg please download them here free: background.jpg



Adding your custom ordered file to Darkroom Booth.

  1. Download and save (Do NOT open)  from your email onto your photo booth computer
  2. Open Darkroom Booth
  3. On the right side on the output page you will see “choose” click that
  4. You will see the template catalog at the top you will see a black bar click on “ADD”
  5. Browse to the “downloads” folder and you will see the preview of the template.
  6. Click on “add all” or “add selected
  7. Find your template and choose in the catalog and have a great event!

Adding a static template to Touchpix

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Login in the upper right corner
  3. Log in to your account
  4. Click on Designer in the top menu
  5. Click on Templates in the left bar
  6. Select the type of template you want to add, usually ‘slomo templates
  7. Click on the template to add it to the canvas
  8. Click on Uploads in the left bar
  9. Click on Browse in the Custom overlay section
  10. Click on the file that appears in the left bar to add it to the canvas
  11. Select the event from the dropdown menu in the upper right corner
  12. Click on ‘Add template’ in the upper right corner
  13. Scan your QR Code and have a good event! 

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Turning off Layers in Photoshop


We have layers that need to be turned off before you can save out as a png. Use the “eyeball icon” on the left side of the layer to turn off or on the layers you need to use.

Layers to hide:

  • At the top: Sample line, Copyright, Standard License, and Can Not be resold-gifted-or traded.
  • At the bottom (below the base): Coordinates and Picture Placements

Save as a png file. Our templates are used as “overlays” or aka “image mask”. See above section for more details.

This is how your product will come before you get ready to prep your template.

This is how it looks when you have the layers turned off.

This is what your final product should look like when completed. Make sure you have checkered boxes for the transparency. Save as a PNG. If the file is too big use to compress.

Editing Your Template in Photoshop

Editing Rustic Mason Jar Template.

Resizing a template


Follow the link below for instructions on how to use our videos in your Darkroom Mirror Booth.

Be sure to use the .mp4 from the product folder.


This tutorial will help you with the custom coordinates for the picture placement.

Follow this link to a tutorial:

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Below is a key of our layer styles that we use in Photoshop.

Green = Editable item
Red = Important info and layers that can not be deleted.
Orange = Elements
Violet = Frames and Photo Placements

Using Canva Pro
You can can use canva pro to edit some of our templates. As long as the zip file you download has a “Textless PNG” folder with a png included in that folder then you can use Canva Pro. If there is not a file in that folder (You can tell if it’s older then 2020 by the sku number PBG-DesingerYear-ProductName) contact us and we will create the png to add to the folder free of charge.
  1. Log into your Canva Pro account
  2. Click on “Create a Design”
  3. Click on “Custom Size”
  4. Click on “Uploads”
  5. Upload the Textless PNG from the file from our site
  6. Scale your template to the canvas (make sure in the block box it’s the same or the coordiantes will be off)
  7. Click on “Text” and use the “add a little bit of body text” to add your desired text.
  8. Click on “Download” and click on “Transparent background”
  9. Click on “Download”

We really recommend that you use photoshop, photoshop elements or our onsite free template editor.