Hi! I hope you had a great weekend! Earlier today we went to a local ranch our friend manages. She takes in abused and neglected horses, and those destined for slaughter and gives them an incredibly awesome temporary home, she then finds a perfect home and adopts them out. She has a heart as big as Texas. :) I'll be sure and share some of the pictures I took in the next couple of days, the ranch is a photographers dream... so many neat photo opps there!
Anyway though... onto the reason for this post... the holiday cards! :) I do still have about 4 templates that I am still tweaking and having my DT test... so expect those soon. I'll share a sneek peek sometime this week! Currently I have 7 designs available, and I hope you love them as much as I do. :) Like I mentioned earlier... they really aren't overly Christmas-ey... this does make them super versatile, and because they are layered psd files, you can always change the colors to your liking. :)
What do you think?? I tried super hard to create templates that were a little more unique then what you might regularly find online. These were a definite challenge and took me out of my normal comfort zone, but I have to thank Jodie a thousand times over for her encouragement and honest feedback during the making of these templates. :) She believed in me from the beginning and it really gave me the confidence to just trust my instincts and to stop second guessing every decision I made! :) Hannah has also been telling me that I need to offer templates for like, EVER... so I want to thank her as well. :)
Okay... here are some details about the templates....
:: You can buy the templates individually, so picking your favorites is definitely an option! :) I also have a super saver pack where you can purchase all 7 at a HUGE discounted price. :)
Templates are 10.00 a piece, or 55.00 for the super saver pack including all 7.
::These are not knock outs (flattened images with a hole cut out for your pic) my templates are editable layered psd files created with WHCC sizing in mind.
::All templates are flat 5x7 cards, allowing them to ship cheaper then a tri-fold.
::Most of the text is rasterized (un-editable) on its own layer so that your computer can still read the font, even if it you do not have that particular font. I do include the font name on each text layer, and I always use free commercial use fonts, so you can easily google the font name and download it to your computer... Or you can simply delete the text layer and use your own. :)
::Templates use clipping masks, if you are unfamiliar with what this means... never fear, clipping masks are suuper easy to work with. Check out this tutorial for detailed instructions.
::You may also edit the colors by selecting the desired layer and adjusting the hue/saturation or playing around with the color balance. :)
Be sure and check out my FAQ page for more information, and also some details on the legal aspect of these cards. :)
Be sure and tune in tomorrow! Jodie from Fresh Art Photography will be answering some questions and sharing some insight on offering holiday card templates to your clients. So, if you think you would like to offer cards for the first time this year... you will definitely want to hear what she says! :) So, come back here TOMORROW! :) Bright and early...
It feels SO incredibly good to have these wrapped up and finally available! I'm curious how many of you photographers are on the ball and already purchased some 2010 holiday card templates?