April 17, 2013

Free 8 x 10 customizable photo template to print!

I had this idea for a word search photo frame.  Initially my design contained the child’s name which I thought was kind of cool.  Then I thought it would be a little more difficult to customize with a child’s name especially for those that are unfamiliar with their text and format tools/layers/etc. in Photoshop and Elements.  With that said, I decided on this ‘Be ONE in a Million’ theme! 

With all my templates, this is a .psd file that can be opened in Photoshop or PSE.  It is an 8 x 10 customizable photo template and is very easy to use.  Once open, find the ‘Place Photo Here’ layer (highlighted in RED) and make sure it is selected with your mouse.  Now go to File / Place.  This will allow you to choose an image from your computer files.  Once you have placed your photo in the square, you may adjust its size to fit the frame. 

Don’t like the color of the background and want to customize to your image?  No problem.  You can remove the background completely which means your background will be white.  To delete the background, navigate to the layer that reads ‘To remove, right click and delete layer’.  If you want to adjust the color, just double click on the layer icon (the thumbnail image of the background).  This will bring up a box that reads something along the lines of ‘After editing the contents, go to File / Save to commit to the changes’.  You must save the file in its original location.  The background will open in a new window where you will go to Layer / New Adjustment Layer and choose Color Balance.  Now you can start adjusting the sliders to change the color.  Once you’ve decided on the new color, you will need to flatten your image before you can save the file.  To do this,  go to Layer / Flatten Image.  Once finished, go to File / Save and you should be golden!  Once saved, go back to my template (in your other window).  Your changes should have been applied to the background.  Voila!

For best print results, I recommend using a professional grade soft gloss photo paper.  Also be sure your printer is set to BEST quality or maximum dpi if it's an option.

FREE 8x10 customizable photo template download

customizable photo template

* The background I used in this template is courtesy of The Coffeeshop Blog

Thought I'd also share a picture of the template framed!
Pretty cute right?
It’s already hung on my wall!

customizable photo template

Before I can leave you, I had to post my remaining park pictures.

benson park pictures

If you missed my previous post Blogging resources, tools, widgets, html etc. you should check out, feel free to catch up now!  Also, there’s still time to link up to the Friend Connect Blog Hop if you haven’t already!  We’d love to have you!

Little by Little

14 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness.. I LOVE that photo template! Thanks so much for sharing! It looks so good framed, too! I'm definitely going to have to print this one. I love all your other park photos too :-)

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  2. That template looks really nice once it's framed.

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  3. You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest GFC follower from the “Lovely blog hop” - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  4. Hi, Elena,

    Thank you so much for all the resources you post. I'm wondering if you might allow me to pick your brain about a blog redesign? I have questions about how hard it would be for me to take a pre-designed template and tweak it for my blog considering that I don't know much about html? If you'd be willing to help me think this through, please e-mail me at brearob at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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  5. Great frame & printable! I love Livi's sunglasses! She is just like J with them - Our little Fashionista's! Looks like this weekend won't be that warm but we might try to make it to the park anyway if it doesn't rain. Plenty of warmer days to come though .... luckily!

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  6. What a beautiful park day...and I love the sunglasses!

    That template is so cool, Elena. Thank you!

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  7. That is such a cute idea! I love that. Would make a great framed gift for grands.

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  8. wow how sweet is that picture of your cutie in that template!! DARLING!! the park pics are just too too cute. Love the hat and glasses:). My little is wearing glasses more these days but, she insists on wearing them upside down. Always a nice laugh:). Hope you are having a great week!

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  9. Very cute! Your kids are too adorable! Just stopping by from the social blog hop! Have a great friday!

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  10. love this happy post! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  11. This is a wonderful post, and the pictures you've selected are perfect!

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  12. Wow, beautiful idea! Your daughter is ten tons of adorableness! Thanks for sharing; you made me smile! :)

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  13. Thanks for linking up, Elena. Alivia has grown so beautiful, she's as adorable as ever. I love her cutie pie face :)
    I also though we were following each other since we've met such long time ago but I guess 2 busy moms like us can lose track sometimes :)

    Have a beautiful week.

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  14. I am thankful for printable photo templates because I love taking photos and printing them, but my editing skills aren't that developed yet. Anyway, the design is really cute. And just like what it says, my little one is definitely one in a million. Thanks for sharing! Shelley Dade

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