Design a Template


Creating a new design from our Base Photo Booth Templates is simple.  In this section we will walk you through the steps to accomplish this.

1. Once you have signed up for an account, select and download one of our Free Base Templates to get started.

2. We will use Base Template - 2x2 Type3 Landscape Circle for this tutorial.

3. Once you extract the files from Template.zip, there will be a Template folder as well as a couple .png and .psd files but we will visit that once the template design is complete.


4. When you go inside the Template folder, there will be three .txt files.  The only one you should be concern with is the readme.txt.  This is the file where you will enter your template name, description as well as any additional instructions or font URL that the buyer might need for your design.


5. Open up the template.psd to begin the design process.


6. In the Layer window, you will see all the various folders already setup for you.


  • 'GUIDES' folder is hidden by default.  Notice the missing eye icon on the left hand side checkbox. You can toggle that on and off to see the bleeding area for your printer.
  • 'WATERMARK' folder is the PhotoboothTemplates.co logo you see in step 5. You can toggle that entire folder off, or just the 'DELETE' folder inside the 'WATERMARK' folder.  There is also a 'Your logo' folder inside the 'WATERMARK' folder, this is where you want to place your own company logo or if you want to leave that option available for the photo booth owners who will be purchasing this template.
  • 'Overlay' folder is the main folder where you place your top layer design that will go over top everything underneath it. This layer will typically be saved as a transparent 'Overlay.png' file so that the Photo Booth Software can place it on top of the photo and background layer.
  • The 'Design' folder inside the 'Overlay' folder is where you can place your design and rasterize it if you prefer. It also has a 'Your Domain URL' layer, this folder is for the client to enter their business domain. The last layer in the folder is the 'Borders' layer. This layer may or may not exist depending on the base template but if it exists, you can easily click on the black box next to the link icon and change the border color to whatever you like.
  • 'Photos' folder defines the location of each image and matches the photo location perfectly from the coordinates.txt file. If you want to know what the coordinates are, there is a 'Coordinates' folder that you can unhide to show the numbers.  The 'Gray Layer' and 'Mask' at the bottom of the folder can be hidden.  They exist for reference purposes only.
  • In the 'Photos' folder, you also find 'Sample Images' White and Black BG folder. These are sample images that is used a sample.png for the client to see, as well as for the preview.jpg that you have to generate before upload. We strongly recommend that you change these images to match your template design and theme.  Any stock image can enhance the look of your design and provide a better preview to attract new buyers.
  • 'Text' folder is where you should place your text. However, sometimes you might need to place your tax in the 'Overlay' folder if your design requires.
  • The 'Background' folder is where you can select your background color and include your design in the 'Design' folder.
  • There is also a 'Color' folder inside the 'Background' folder, this is where you can use the included color layers to show the color you need.  We included inspirational color as well as 110 colors from David's Bridal's Full Spectrum palette. These colors are very common for invitation or wedding theme.

7. For this design go to 'Design' folder inside the 'Overlay' folder. This is where the 'Circle' folder is located.  We will change the 'Outer Circle' layer to red by clicking on the color selector on the left.


8. Next we will change the text from PBT to Bride & Groom by adding more text layers.


9. Next, I added the floral pattern as background for the circle. Noticed that I added a 'Solid Color' adjustment layer so that the buyer can use the color adjuster to change it to anything they want.


10. Then I added another floral pattern for the footer of the page in the background 'Design' folder. I did the same thing and made it a 'Solid Color' adjustment layer.


11. Finally, I turn on the sample photos layer in the 'Photos' folder. Please note that you should use your own stock photos to match the theme of your template.


12. Once that's done, collapse all the folders, make sure the 'WATERMARK' folder is shown and hit Ctrl+S to save the .psd file.  

13.  Make sure to also save and replace the sample.png file with the current psd.

14. Then turn off the 'WATERMARK', 'Photos', 'Text' and 'Background' layer and use the 'Save for web' function to replace the overlay.png with PNG-24 preset.

15. Finally, turn all the other folders off and leave 'Background' shown and use the 'Save for web' feature to replace the background.jpg with JPEG preset at around 80% for quality.

16. Close out of the template.psd file since you've already saved it earlier in step 12.

Please go to the UPLOAD A TEMPLATE SECTION to continue to setup this template for upload to PhotoboothTemplates.co