PREPPING YOUR TEMPLATE

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”.  A new folder should pop up with your template files.
  • 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.
    https://photoboothgraphics.com/2018/02/22/install-fonts-windows-pc/ ‎
  • 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 clay@photoboothgraphics.com.

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

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 is to use File > Export > Export as PNG.

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

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

 

Turning off Layers

 

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 tinypng.com to compress.

Editing Your Template in Photoshop

Editing Rustic Mason Jar Template.

Resizing a template

MIRROR BOOTH ANIMATIONS – DARKROOM

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.

http://www.helpconsole.com/Darkroom%20Booth%20User%20Guide/page.aspx?pageid=how_do_i_create_a_mirror_booth

MIRROR ME PRESETS – FOTOMASTER

Follow this link to a tutorial: https://fotomasterltd.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006235414-6-Creating-a-Preset?mobile_site=true

TEMPLATE KEY

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