ONLINE GROUP WORKSHOP – Using Cards & Templates (just in time for the holidays)

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ONLINE GROUP WORKSHOP – Using Cards & Templates (just in time for the holidays)

Using Cards & Templates in Photoshop (just in time for the holidays)

Have you ever purchased a template, storyboard, birth announcement, holiday card, etc. only to find out you have no idea how to customize it or even how to insert and resize photos to fit?  If so, you are not alone.  Thanks to some amazing template and card designers, those who sign up for this 1 hour workshop will get some great cards and templates to practice on (shown above).  I will use these designers’ layouts in my online workshop.

Eva Talley

Beyond Red and Green

Savvy Designs by Jess

Simply Couture Designs

Jamie Schultz Designs

LCH Photography & Design

MCP Actions

WHERE: This will be a group format online workshop. You will be able to see my screen and interact via phone (call into a US based toll free number) or VoiP (if you have a headset with speakers/microphone).

WHAT: I will teach you how to use a variety of templates and cards.  I have gotten dozens of emails in the past few weeks from frustrated photographers trying to use cards and templates they have bought from a variety of companies online.  The cards and designs are beautiful, but I hear over and over, “I have no idea how to get my pictures into the cards. Can you help?”  As you know, my Magic Blog It Boards, Print It Boards and Tell a Storyboards all come with video instructions.  But very few sites offer this support.

So now I am hear to help.  And just in time for the holidays…

In this 1 hour training, I will teach you how to use a variety of templates and cards.  I will even have a sample cards for you to use for practice from a few designers. The ones included are shown above. You will get a link to download these once the class is filled.

This class is for beginner to intermediate users.  I will teach you how to insert and resize photos to work in cards using: clipping masks, layer masks, cut out openings, paste into command.  I will explain how you can customize templates and cards – from changing fonts, to colors, and more.  Each designer has different TOU so what you can do with a card has a lot to do with how it is designed and also what terms they have.

WHO: Anyone can benefit.  Before taking this workshop, you will want to own Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3 and CS4 and be familiar with the layout and basic functions of the tools in Photoshop.  I will be using CS3 to demonstrate in this class.

WHEN: You have two options for when.  You can sign up for one of the times listed at the bottom. I need a minimum of 3 people per workshop, maximum of 8.  If you sign up for one and it does fill up, you can switch to a different one. OR if you have 3-8 friends who want a private workshop, we can coordinate a time and I can conduct one for your self created group.

INVESTMENT: The “Using Cards & Templates” workshop is $50 per participant. Once purchased, your money is non-refundable.  But with 48 hours notice, you may switch to a different workshop slot.

I will update on this thread as classes fill. So if you are interested, please bookmark this post. I may add future times and dates here for this online class. All times are posted in US Eastern time.  Please make sure you know what time that means for you.

Please add a comment in the comment section, which class you are registering for. I will add your name here once I receive your payment.  To pay, go to paypal, and click send money.  My paypal address is:  Please make sure to write “MCP USING CARDS AND TEMPLATES GROUP WORKSHOP” and your specific time slot desired on your payment.

– Tuesday, November 11th, 8:30-9:30PM eastern time (THIS TIME/DATE is now FULL – for night class check my class the following week (on Wed).

1. Char Lynn O’Connell – PAID

2. Julie Bogoevski – PAID

3. Amy Barnett – PAID

4. Wendy Layne -PAID

5. Staci Landis – PAID

6. Photographer (anon) – PAID

7. Lailah Mueting – PAID

8. Allison Wist – PAID

– Wednesday, November 12th, 9-10AM eastern time.

1. Tara Pugmire – PAID

2. Dale Regazzi – PAID

3. Stu Bernstein – PAID

4. Claire Hill Photography – PAID

5. Laurel Riffey – PAID

6. Tonya Dreher – PAID

– Friday, November 14th, 2:30-3:30PM eastern time. (THIS TIME/DATE is now FULL – check my classes available for next week.)

1. Maureen Rigdon – PAID

2. Terri Stahl – PAID

3. Alisa Conn – PAID

4. Jenny Ress – PAID

5. Sara Schrock – PAID

6. Valerie Bowlick-Terrell – PAID

7. Niccole Kulig – PAID

8. Kim McKinney – PAID

– Wednesday, November 19th, 8:30-9:30PM eastern time.

Nichole Johnson – PAID

Teri Vollmer – PAID

Erin Thompson – PAID

Julie Miller – PAID

Dionne Terrell – PAID

Pam Maumenee – PAID

Pamela Davis – PAID

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  1. November 15, 2008 at 2:45 am —

    Thanks Jodi, sending payment.

  2. Niccole Kulig
    November 12, 2008 at 1:59 pm —

    Hi Jodi … I just wanted to let you know I just sent payment via PayPal for the Friday Nov 14th class … I hope it is not to late to join.

  3. November 12, 2008 at 12:34 pm —

    Hi Jodi,

    Do you still have availability for next Tues. the 18th? If so, let me know and I’ll pay asap! Thanks for offering this. It is much needed!


  4. November 10, 2008 at 9:57 am —

    I would love to sign up for the Wed. 19th class:)
    THANKS for offering these!

  5. November 9, 2008 at 7:26 am —

    I’d like to register for the Wed., Nov 11 class. Thanks!! Tonya

  6. November 7, 2008 at 10:22 pm —

    For me, a night class is the best, but I need to learn this as soon as possible and since the 11th is full (BOO HOO:(), my husband has graciously decided to stick around and watch the kids so I can do the morning class on the 12th. I see you have one pending on the 11th. Do you have a waiting list if this person does not pay? If so, I’d like to be on that list. As for now put me on your list for the 12th at 9-10am! Thanks!!!! This is so AWESOME of you to do! Sending payment now!

  7. November 7, 2008 at 6:17 pm —

    Hi Jodi! I would like to do the November 14th workshop from 2:30-3:30. Off to Paypal to pay!

  8. November 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm —

    A few of these are filling up. If you are listed as pending, your spot is not firm. So please check out with paypal to confirm your spot. I will be in touch this weekend with details on how to attend. Please be watching out for this information.


  9. November 7, 2008 at 5:02 pm —

    Hi, Jodi. I would like to do the November 11th workshop. I am going to pay today. Thanks!!

  10. Allison Wist
    November 7, 2008 at 3:28 pm —

    I would like to enroll in the November 11th workshop!! Thanks!

  11. Wendy Layne
    November 7, 2008 at 10:54 am —

    I would like the Tuesday November 11th workshop!

  12. Amy Barnett
    November 7, 2008 at 10:19 am —

    I would like to sign up for the Tuesday 11/11 class at 8:30 PM. Thanks!

  13. Stu Bernstein
    November 7, 2008 at 7:20 am —


    I would like to register for the class on Wed Nov 12 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM.

  14. November 6, 2008 at 11:32 pm —

    Hi Jodi,
    I would like to register for the class on Tues Nov 11th from 8:30-9:30pm

  15. jenny ress
    November 6, 2008 at 11:07 pm —

    I would like to sign up for the session on Friday, Nov 14th 2:30-3:30pm ET.

  16. November 6, 2008 at 9:53 pm —

    I would like to sign up for the Friday the 14th class.

  17. Char Lynn O'Connell
    November 6, 2008 at 9:45 pm —

    Hi Jodi-
    thanks for letting me read my mind..I would like to sign up for the tuesday november 11th class from 8:30-9:30 eastern time. I will wait to hear from you.sending payment now.
    char lynn

  18. November 6, 2008 at 5:24 pm —

    Well a few of these were back and front – but I am not thinking a photo went in back of any. I will look. In terms of doing it = photos would get inserted the same way. Do you mean how would you print them?

  19. November 6, 2008 at 5:21 pm —

    sorry I would like to sign up for the Wed Nov 12th Class from 9-10 eastern time. I will wait to hear from you.

  20. November 6, 2008 at 5:19 pm —

    I would love to do this class. I am wondering if you are going do show how to use templates that are trifold or multiple sided layouts? These are harder to figure out than the one sided layouts. Mabye once you teach the concept it will apply to all layouts. Just a question sorry if it is a lame one!

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ONLINE GROUP WORKSHOP – Using Cards & Templates (just in time for the holidays)