Nerd alert: I first started using Photoshop in fourth grade when I would hang out at my dad’s office after school and mess around on his computers drawing airbrush caterpillars. I then progressed to making collages of my favorite celebrities (aka the Lord of the Rings cast) and primitive web sites in high school. After grad school I became an okay wedding and portrait photographer so I mostly used Photoshop for developing my digital files and designing albums. In 2012 I switched to InDesign for page layouts and never looked back.
This past weekend, however, I got a reminder of my original love for Photoshop. I met up with the lovely Beverly of xoBeverly.com to help her learn to use and make some Photoshop templates for her blog, and it was a lot of fun. (Once
an insufferable know-it-all a teacher, always a teacher.) So much so that I was inspired to make a free template for you! (There’s a link to download at the end of this post.) It’s an all-in-one, super-customizable template for blog covers, Pinterest images, Facebook cover photos, and more. Here are a few examples I punched out in just about five minutes.
If you aren’t super familiar with Photoshop, here’s a video overview for how to use this template. If you’re weird like me and hate watching videos, I wrote some instructions (mostly so I wouldn’t go rogue when I recorded the video.) I also hate listening to myself talk, so I didn’t go into a lot of detail with how to use Photoshop in general. If you need it, here’s a tutorial for Photoshop basics.
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