Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Freebie: Theater Program Template

For the past few summers I have had the wonderful opportunity to take photos at a local summer theater conservatory for kids.  It was one of the highlights of my summer because the young actors were so incredibly talented and the songs from their musical, "Free to Be You and Me" resonated all day long while I edited my photos.

As a fun way to capture their head-shots I created this template inspired by the Playbills you get from a Broadway show.  In my template I inserted a head-shot or stage photo of each child and added that to their digital album.  For an aspiring actor it is a great wall display for them to dream and "picture" their future in the theater.

For a free download of either a 5x7 or 8x10 Theater Template, link HERE.  NOTE, you will need to LIKE my Facebook page, but doing so also provides a number of other popular templates that I've created.  [NOTE: This template was inspired by the famous "PLAYBILL" design.  The "Playbill" Logo is tradmarked and copyrighted]

NOTE, you do need to have some Photoshop experience plus knowledge of clipping masks.  If you're not familiar with how to use a clipping mask which you will need to know for this free template, check out one of our favorite blogs, The Coffee Shop Blog by Rita.  The link will walk you through an explanation on how to use a clipping mask (it's easy, believe me).

If you have an aspiring actor, enjoy this template and on with the show!

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the fun template!

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  2. Hi, I was only able to download the playbill picture and not the entire template. Am I doing something wrong? I appreciate your help!! Katy

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    1. You must have clicked on the wrong link. Click where it says: For a free download, link HERE. and it will download a PSD file. You must have Photoshop in order to use the template. I just double checked and the download is accurate. I hope it works for you :)

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    2. I must also be doing something wrong. I clicked HERE, it opened Photoshop, but I only see the one page. I even printed it and got one page. It looks so cool - thanks for trying to share!

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    3. I double checked and when I click "HERE" it takes me to mediafire. There is a large 18MB file to download with the playbill that is in PSD format (for photoshop). It works! please try again and let us know

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  3. I also clicked on here, was taken to mediafire, downloaded it (18mb), and I only got the one page.

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    1. You need to know how to use Photoshop and create clipping masks to insert your own image. I double checked and you have the right file. Again, you need to know how to use PSD files in Photoshop.

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  4. Works great...thanks but what is the PLAYBILL font name you used?
    Thanks, nice work! - Jim

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    1. The font is called Plantagenet Cherokee, it can be downloaded for free here http://www.fontpalace.com/font-details/Plantagenet+Cherokee/ (you may need to cut and paste the link into your browser). It's not an exact match, but close!

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