Our templates work great in Photoshop Elements 7 or above and any available actions work best with Elements 11 or above.
Elements 11 & Up Users: We highly recommend heading over to our FREE ACTIONS page – scroll to the bottom, there you will find some AWESOME actions/effects that will speed up your work flow in Elements when using templates.
No, we are not a printing company and don't handle any printing. We
sell the pre-designed layouts (layered Photoshop® templates). You add
your images to the templates (pre-designed pages) and order your printed
piece from the printer of your choice.
Specialty products such as Accordion Books, CD Cases, Image Boxes, etc. are sized specifically for
printing at White House Custom Color or Miller's Lab - Check the description of any product for printer/sizing information.
Since all the page spreads are separate .psd files, you are free to
reuse your favorite spreads to make a longer book - or use only your
favorite spreads to make a shorter book.
Certain album printers and album products have covers that vary in size
depending on the number of page spreads your album contains. (such as Miller's Signature Albums and Books) We provide a cover design file that is sized based on the
number of spreads contained in the template set. If you wish to order
more or less pages, you can email us at email@example.com and we'll be glad to help with making the sizing changes to your cover template.
Use our optional, totally free Image Loader® Tool Panel which perfectly sizes and places your images into the templates for you with the click of a button- awesome! The FASTEST way to add images to Album Cafe templates. Available for Photoshop CS5 & up.
Using an Older Version of Photoshop, or Just Don't Want to Use the Image Loader?
Add Your Images Manually Following These Steps:
1. Select the layer in the layers panel called “Photo #1”
2. Go in your menu to File > Place Embedded (older versions of PS: File > Place)
3. Choose the image you wish to use.
4. Your image will appear centered on the page with a “bounding box” around it...you may need to move the image over to where the “window” is on the page to see it. Now you’re free to resize the image to fit inside the “window”.
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.
1. Double click the “color box thumbnail” on the left side of the shape layer.
2. This will open the “Color Picker” and you can choose a new color.
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.
While resizing your image, hover your mouse outside one of the four corners and it will turn into a curved, double-sided arrow (see screen shot below). Once you see that curved arrow, click down and drag to rotate the image.