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How to Use Cards & Templates: Online Photoshop Class (+ Free Cards/Digital Papers)

How to Use Cards & Templates: Online Photoshop Class (+ Free Cards/Digital Papers)

How to Use Cards & Templates: The Online Photoshop Training Class

It’s that time of year again.  Whether you are a professional photographer offering holiday cards to your customers or a hobbyist wanting to make collages, cards, and gifts for your friends and family, you will want to know how work with cards in Photoshop: add your images, change colors and alter text as desired.  This MCP Online Group Workshop makes using cards and templates easy and fun.

Not only will you learn how to add pictures to your templates, you will know how to use clipping masks, adjust colors (where applicable), change text, and more. And thanks to some amazing partnerships and collaborations with MCP Actions, this class will include dozens of cards and templates for photographers from leading designers. New this year, class also comes with 23 beautiful digital papers.

Once you sign up for this workshop, you will get the following:

  1. Hundreds of dollars worth of cards, templates, digital papers: dozens of designs (one sided and double sided cards, calender templates, senior templates, wedding set, and more) by leading graphic designers for photographers.
  2. A 1 1/2 hour live workshop teaching you how to use the cards and templates: you will learn clipping masks, layer order, changing colors when applicable, adding or changing text, and more! See the bottom of this post for times and dates available.

Since this class is seasonal, dates, prices and purchase info is at the bottom of this post.

Here are thumbnails of some of the cards, templates, and digital papers that come with the workshop:

holiday cards for photographerssimplicity photography holiday cards

holiday digital scrapbook papers

Thank you to the following contributing designers. Please visit their sites for amazing products:

Simplicity Photography Designs

Hamelin Designs

Eva Talley for Luxcetera

EW Couture

Photographer Cafe

LCH Photography & Design

Photo Card Boutique

Designs by Amie

Simply Couture Designs



THE DETAILS

Investment: The “card and template workshop” is $125 per participant for a 1.5 hour live online group training, and includes dozens or cards, templates, and digital papers (most, but not all, shown above).

Class Times/Dates: 3 dates are currently scheduled. More will be added if/when these fill.  Bookmark this post if you want to check for new dates. Please make sure you select the date above the Buy Now button for the class you want. Details on attending this online class and links to the downloads will be sent two days prior to the workshop. Read the Workshop FAQ section to better understand how MCP Online Classes work.


Photoshop Class: for those with Photoshop CS2, CS3, CS4, or CS5. Need to be familiar with the layout and basic functions and tools in Photoshop. I will teach the class using CS5.

October 5th, 2010 – Tuesday – 10:00-11:30 AM eastern time – SOLD OUT

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October 14th, 2010 – Thursday – 2:00-3:30 PM eastern time – SOLD OUT

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October 23th, 2010 – Saturday – 2:00-3:30 PM eastern time – SOLD OUT

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October 26th, 2010 – Tuesday – 8:30-10:00 PM eastern time – SOLD OUT


Just Added: Elements Class: for those with Elements 8, Elements 7, Elements 6 or Elements 5. Need to be familiar with the layout and basic functions and tools in Elements. This class will be taught by Erin from Texas Chicks Blog and Pics. She is the official Elements Consultant for MCP Actions. She also teaches other Elements classes. Check them out here! Sign up for the card workshop for elements by using the BUY NOW button below.

October 19th, 2010 – Tuesday 11:00 to 12:30 PM eastern time


Once purchased, your money is non-refundable. I will send details and the card/template download links 2 days prior. Once this email is sent you will not be able to cancel and apply toward a different class since products will have been emailed.

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21 Comments

  1. Jenna Stubbs
    September 15, 2010 at 9:15 am — Reply

    oh my gosh. i was just thinking yesterday “where in the world can I learn to do templates, etc”. This is coming at a perfect time =)

    • September 15, 2010 at 9:28 am — Reply

      Jenna – I will be teaching all about using them. I will not be teaching how to make them from scratch. Just in case you are wanting that too. Hope that helps – maybe I will “see” you there.

  2. Aidan Conolly
    September 15, 2010 at 9:16 am — Reply

    How “advanced” would a person’s photoshop skills have to be to get through this workshop successfully? I’m very interested but I am a little worried that I’ll end up feeling lost.

    • September 15, 2010 at 9:27 am — Reply

      Very basic Aidan – just an understanding of what the move tool is, general understanding of layers, etc. I do have a beginner’s bootcamp photoshop class if you are brand new to Photoshop. That might help you too – but if you have used Photoshop for even a few months, you probably will be fine.

  3. Meera
    September 15, 2010 at 10:19 am — Reply

    Would the cards come with a commercial or personal use license?

  4. September 15, 2010 at 11:04 am — Reply

    Hi,

    Will you also teach us about what to do with them once they are done? Where to send them or printers, papers, supplies, we would need to get them done?

    Very interested!

  5. nicole
    September 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    what about those who are in financial struggles…?

  6. Karen
    September 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    Perfect timing! Just the type of class I’ve been looking for!! Will we be able to ask questions once the class is over if we need help?

    Thanks!

  7. September 15, 2010 at 10:22 pm — Reply

    Good post ! I like here !

  8. September 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm — Reply

    thank you !

  9. Gail
    September 17, 2010 at 10:05 pm — Reply

    Ditto Nicole, what about those of us in financial struggle ? proof in learning credit ???

  10. September 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    Jodi.
    Greetings. I too wondered if you will be suggesting vendors for print. Also are the images are available with an unlimited use license. The way I read it is the latter question is “yes” and I wanted to double check. Cheers!

    • September 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm — Reply

      I can suggest who I use, but I can only speak from my experience. You are welcome to pose this question on my facebook page as well. You can use the cards for your clients as flattened files, but not as PSD files for resale in any way. You cannot use parts of them in design work you will see for a card/template business – just for flattened cards for your photography customers.

  11. Jen Chesnut
    September 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    Will you offer any Saturday or after work hour slots? Thank you!

  12. September 23, 2010 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    Jen, I am not sure at this point about weekend classes. The latest I train at night is the 8:30 pm eastern slot. I do not want to yawn during training 🙂

  13. Kylie
    September 26, 2010 at 7:32 pm — Reply

    This is GREAT!!!! Any chance you are able to do a 830pm class any sooner – other times are during the night for us aussies interested in doing the class. or if not any chance we can get the templates a little earlier to play around with?

  14. Jacky Ford
    October 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm — Reply

    What do I need to have for computer equipment in order to attend the class?

  15. Brenda Gembarski
    October 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm — Reply

    Hi Jodi! If any other classes come available, or if anybody can’t attend, please let me know I wanted to do this class but life got in my way.
    Thanks,
    Brenda Gembarski

  16. Nicole
    October 25, 2010 at 9:55 pm — Reply

    Will you be offering another card and template class in the next coming weeks? They are all sold out. 🙁

  17. October 26, 2010 at 8:38 am — Reply

    I have no plans to offer another class until next year. If I did it would be day time. The problem is that even though a number of people still want one more date, the chances of one date and time working for all would be slim.

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