What software do I need to use the templates?

All templates and actions were designed for PC or Mac use in Adobe Photoshop CS3 or newer.  Many templates can work in older versions and in Adobe Elements, however most of the color changing features and some layer blending modes may not be available.

What equipment do I need to photograph subjects?

These templates are for use by professional photographers.  Studio lights are pretty much a necessity to properly light your subjects for the templates. Ben currently uses a 4×6 softbox, however in the past when shooting in a smaller space a 3×4 softbox was sufficient.  Alternative modifiers like beauty dishes, umbrellas and such are also acceptable.  Templates do include lighting diagrams using 3-4 lights but a single off camera main light and reflector could be used with adequate results.   A solid color background is recommended to extract your subjects.  Using a green screen provides the quickest extraction results.  Our green screen extraction action is available on our website and can help increase the quality and speed of your extractions!

What size are the templates?

Poster templates are sized to 18×24 at 300 dpi.  Individual images are sized to 16×20 and SportsMates 8×10 but the majority of the elements are also available at a higher resolution on the coordinating poster template.  Poster templates are sized large enough for banner printing also!

Can anyone purchase tempates?

Our clients travel quite a distance to our studio… To maintain the uniqueness and creative edge that our clients desire Game Changer templates & brushes can NOT be used by photographers or for clients located within 100 miles of our studio (Wilton, IA 52778).  Thank you for your understanding and respect.

What am I allowed to use the template for?

All templates are copyrighted by Shirk Photography LLC.  We retain all rights to the templates.  We license use of the template to you in your standard photography business. PSD files or individual elements can not be given to clients or other photographers.

Can I include more athletes than is shown on the template?

Yes, nearly all templates have the ability to make room for more athletes either through layering, or duplicating elements.  At Shirk Photography we encourage coaches to use the poster as a reward for those that have put in the time and effort and limit the number of athletes to just the starters/varsity letter winners/state qualifiers/seniors.

What if I have a very large team?

There are a few templates that have room to accommodate a large number of subjects but the more athletes that you include the smaller that they will be and the less room there will be for graphic elements.  Think outside the box.  Small headshots of all athetes can always be added at the bottom while using the main image area as a reward for the starter/senior athletes that have put in the time and effort.

Can I change the theme?

Yes!!!  Certainly, most templates have many different themes that would be awesome to use.  For example the Never Surrender template with wrestlers could be used for a dance team by changing the theme to Dance Like There Is No Tomorrow.  Be creative and make them whatever you want!

How do I get the fonts?

Because many fonts are from other designers we included the link to those sites where you can easily download them for free.

How do I earn Game Changers Cash?
  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT:  Earn $10 Game Changers Cash upon creation.
  • SHOP: Earn $1 Game Changers Cash for every $10 of product purchased.
  • REVIEW:  Earn $10 Game Changers Cash for each product review.
How do I review a product?

Simply log in to your account go to the page of any product that you have purchased.  Scroll down on the page to find the Reviews tab & then add a review.  Game Changers Cash will be automatically added to your account.

When will I receive my Game Changers Cash?

Your Game Changers Cash will appear in your account immediately after you have created an account, placed an order, or reviewed a product.

How do I check my Game Changers Cash balance?

Game Changers Cash rewards will appear in your account page.

How do I redeem my Game Changers Cash?

Any available Game Changers Cash in your account will be automatically applied to your order AS LONG AS YOU ARE LOGGED IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT.  Game Changers Cash is for use on product orders.  Game Changers Cash can NOT be used on workshops, memberships or converted into cash.

Does Game Changers Cash Expire?

Game Changers Cash expires 3 months after issued.

Additional Terms

Shirk Photography LLC has the right to change, limit, modify or cancel the Rewards Program rules, rewards and reward levels at any time, with or without notice, even though such changes may affect the value of Game Changers Cash or the ability to obtain certain rewards.

Why do I have to verify my order?

Our website requires verification of your Paypal email address for your first order.  Sorry for the extra step, however we’ve had a lot of people out there use hacked Paypal accounts 🙁  But on the bright side, we’re helping prevent fraud… and this is a one time verification, so all future orders placed with the same Paypal account should be immediately available for download!

How do I verify my order?
  • Go to your email account used by Paypal. (hint: the email address you login to Paypal with)
  • Find the email with the subject “Verify your Email Address to Complete Your Order” (please check your junk folder if it’s not in your inbox!)
  • Copy the verification key
  • Click the “Verify Order” link
  • Paste the verification key
  • Your download link(s) should work!
How many times can I download a file?

You are allowed to download a file twice.

How long do I have to download the file?

You have seven days after you purchase the file to download the template.

How do I download the file once I purchase it?

Our files are hosted by Amazon S3.  Once payment is completed you will immediately receive encrypted links to download your files.  The links will be provided on your order confirmation page & also in an email.

How long does it take to download?

That will depend on your internet speed and the file.  Because our templates are layered PSD files and some of them include many elements some files can be quite large.

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Shirk Photography LLC
323 Cedar Street
Wilton, IA  52778

Studio Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5 pm CST