Hi there Everyone! I am so sorry for being a bit late with my post today. It just slipped my mind with all of the happenings in my household lately. I am here now though for my last post in this series. I hope that you have been enjoying all of the School of Design posts and have been learning a thing or two!
My last tip for making templates your own is all about rotating them. Sometimes you can see a template and just know that for the photos you have it’s not going to work. Maybe your photos are landscape and not vertical? When I have a picture and the subject is facing to the right I make sure that when I place my photo the subject will not be looking right off the side of the page. I want them to be looking across the page. It just feels like it doesn’t flow right if they are on the edge looking off of it.
For today’s layout I used my new Photo Centric Templates. (Click on the image to view them in the store where you can see them larger)
(PS: These are only 1 dollar right now!)
Ok! For the sake of this blog post I used the template that was opposite from the photo I had, which is the template on the right with the vertical photo. I had this photo of my boys where they were totally living in the moment riding a ride at the carnival. It was such a fun photo….but it wasn’t vertical! So, I opened it up in Photoshop Elements and just rotated the entire thing. You can do this super easy peasy by going to Image > Rotate > 90° left or 90° right. Once you have done that your whole canvas will be perfect for your photo!
This is my finished page
I love the way it turned out and I am glad I used the photo I wanted to use and made the template work for me, instead of finding a photo for the template. These are your own stories you are telling so remember to make the products you use work around you and what you want to tell instead of the other way around!
I hope that you enjoyed these posts and will look at templates a little bit differently and realize any template in any style can be made to work for you!