How to Combine Templates

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Supplies: Enjoy Life by The Cluster Queen

A while back, Steph did a great post about combining two templates into one to stretch your digi supplies and make a page that works for your photos and journaling.

We thought it would be a good idea to share how to do that, step-by-step. Don’t worry – it’s very easy!

Step-by-Step

I’m going to work with templates from the following template packs:

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Step 1: Open both templates in Photoshop. I keep them “floating” rather than “docked” so that I can easily drag layers between the two template files.

Step 2: In one of the templates, select all the layers by going to the layer palette and selecting the first layer and then holding down the SHIFT-key and selecting the last layer.

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Step 3: With the Move tool active, drag the selected template layers onto the other template to combine them.

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Step 4: Play with the groupings until you’re happy with how to they work together. Add or delete layers, flip sections and resize as desired.

If you’re using pre-shadowed templates, don’t forget to adjust the shadows on all the layers to match each other, since the two templates might have different shadow settings.

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And that’s all there is to it! Now I have a two photo template with a busier design and lots of room for journaling!

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