Photoshop tutorial on making Placeholder
Create a picture placeholder in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
Some of our previous students asked about creating a photo placeholder in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Since I was asked several times, I decided to write this article. So here we go:
Suppose you want to create an album and want to use the same template on all the pages. This tutorial is about making a placeholder for your photos and text.
-Create a new canvas in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and use the dimensions for your page.
-Go to Layer>New and create a new layer
-With the marquee tool selected (M), Draw the shape the you want to use as your photo holder.
Go to Edit, Fill selection and fill the selection with color.
- In this example I selected two different shapes.
- Repeat steps 3 and four for the second selection
- “Deselect” the selection (Command+D in Mac or Control+D in Windows)
- To use the template, just drag your photos onto the canvas. Position each photo in a layer above a photo placeholder layer and then “CLIP” the photos on, by pressing Command+G in Mac or Ctrl+G in Windows for Photoshop Elements or Alt+Command+G in Mac and Alt+Ctrl+G in windows for PhotoshopCS/CC. Make sure you are on the photo layers when you clip. You will probably need to resize your photos using the Transform command (Command+T/ctrl+T).
Now you can add the text and SAVE AS jpeg. The job is done!-
Save the template for future use.
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