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