HOW TO USE A LAYERED TEMPLATE FILE
1. Open the photo you want to be in your template.
2. Then open the psd template file.
3. Then on your photo, click ctl+a (to select all) then ctl+c (to copy the photo).
4. THEN, on your layered template, turn off the layer that has the sample photo (on the layers box, you’ll see an eye ball next to each layer…..click on the eyeball, this will turn that layer off).
5. THEN, on the layered template, click the magic wand tool,….find the layer that is titled “shape (with a number after it” that is where the photo was)” and make that your current layer by clicking on that layer in the layers box.
6. Once that is your active layer, then use the magic wand tool, and on the actual template, click the magic wand tool IN the shape…you should see the marching ants around it.
7. Now, go to EDIT (the pull down menu at the top left) – PASTE INTO, and your photo should appear.
8. To scale the photo to fit the layer opening, click ctl+t, to transform, or scale. Just make sure to hold down the shift key while you scale it…or it will be all messed up. Hit enter once you’re happy with the scaling.
9. Then, when your photo is in, edit the text.
10. Click on the layer box the layer that has the text that you need to change…the kiddo’s name.
11. Use the type tool to write what you want.
12. You should be done now….SO, merge all the layers…..do this by right clicking on the bottom layer of the layer dialog box.
13. Now save as a jpg (save as, then type name of file, and pull down where the file type is in the save as dialog box and select jpg).