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HOW TO ADD YOUR IMAGES
First, if you're using Photoshop CS4 or newer (which includes all the CC versions) you really should be using our amazing & totally free plug-in called IMAGE LOADER. Image Loader perfectly resizes and inserts your images into the templates for you - all with just the click of a button! Check it out HERE. Otherwise, onward!
Select the photo placement layer called "Photo #1". (highlighted in red in the layers panel)
Go in your menu to File > Place Embedded (older versions of Photoshop: File > Place)
Your image browser will open. Choose the image you wish to use, then click "Place".
Your image will appear on the template page. Position the image over the #1 "window" on the page and resize as needed - when you're done resizing, press Enter/Return.
IMPORTANT: In all versions of Photoshop (and most version of Elements), when resizing an image you must hold down the SHIFT key while dragging only from one of the four corners to keep the image in proportion. If you do not hold down the SHIFT key, your photo will become distorted.
To switch out an image, right click on it's layer in the layers panel and choose "Replace Contents".
HOW TO CHANGE COLORS IN YOUR TEMPLATES
Double Click the "color box thumbnail" on the left side of the shape layer.
This will open the "Color Picker" and you can choose a new color.
When the "Color Picker" opens, you can hover your mouse over an image on the template – the mouse will turn into an "eyedropper" and you can "pluck" a color from your image to use.
If there are strokes (outlines) in your template, you can change the color by (1) double clicking on the "fx" symbol on the right side of the layer. This will open your "Layer Style" panel. (2) Click on "Stroke" in the menu on the left, then (3) click the color box to open your "Color Picker" and choose a new color.
HOW TO CHANGE TEXT IN YOUR TEMPLATE
Select the Typing Tool in your tool palette. (looks like a big "T")
Click within the text to "activate" it, make your changes, then click back
onto the "Move" tool when finished.
If you are using "Elements", you may need to select the layer that contains the text first.
If you don't see the layer that contains the text you want to change, it's possible that it is "grouped" in the layers panel. (grouping layers keeps the layers panel from becoming too confusing with complicated designs) On it's own, Elements doesn't have the ability to ungroup layer sets in the layers panel - but we provide a free action/effect for Elements users that will allow you to ungroup any layer sets so that you can access the text layers if needed. You can find it here:
ABOUT THE GUIDELINES
It's important to know what the (non-printing) blue guide lines mean in your templates.
If you don't see the guide lines, go in your menu to View > Show > Guides
On a book/album page, the center guide line (#1) is where the book folds.
It's generally best to keep anything important in your image (such as a face) out of this area.
The two "outer" guide lines represent (#2) the trim line where the printer will actually trim the page down to size, and (#3) the safe line - it's best practice to keep important information such as text inside the safe line.
HOW TO ORDER A LAYFLAT BOOK FROM WHCC IN ROES
It's easy to order a layflat book in ROES using your full page spreads, even though it looks like you can only order single sides. Here's what to do:
Drag your page spread into the preview window.
Drag the page to the right as far as it will go, then click "Add to Order".
This will order the left side of the page spread.
Next, drag the page to the left as far as it will go, then click "Add to Order".
This will order the riight side of the page spread.
HOW TO INSTALL NEW FONTS
Double click the font file, click "Install" in the window that opens.
WINDOWS 8 • WINDOWS 7 • VISTA
Right click the font file and select "Install".
OLDER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS
Place the font file(s) into the FONTS folder, usually located here:
Click START - Double click your C: Drive \ Windows \ Fonts
SOME VERSIONS OF PHOTOSHOP REQUIRE A RESTART
BEFORE THE NEW FONTS WILL APPEAR
Due to the digital nature of our products, no refunds can be given. Please email email@example.com with any questions prior to purchase.
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