storyboards ala story form

So . . . uhhhh  . . . all I can say is . . . WOW! Looks like many of you are just as crazy for the storyboard templates as I am!

I also want to mention that Miss Nichol is giving away a set of templates on her blog! So go leave a comment over THERE to be entered to win. Also, I know she’s got some projects up her sleeve, so keep an eye out. And FYI, I will be doing a giveaway here on my blog next week, so you’ll want to stay tuned for that! :)

One thing I’d like to say about using the templates is you don’t have to have Photoshop to use them-you can use them with Photoshop Elements too, which is much cheaper. And if you want to start playing with PSE, you can download the trial version for free to play with for 30 days . . . and it’s the full version of the program too.

So, since I haven’t had time to play with these new templates myself just yet and I’ve had some requests to see them in action, I thought perhaps showing you some other storyboard pages I’ve done in the past would help tide you over until I can make some pages with the new templates. (Some of these square templates will be coming in the next kit though.)




On this page I used a “white space” template,
however, I put a black background behind it instead.


Here’s how to do that.
Open a template, create a New Layer and move it to the bottom of your Layers Palette.
Make sure your Foreground color is set to Black. Select the Rectangle Tool and then click in the upper-left corner and drag it down to the bottom-right corner.


Voila! You now have a black background!


I don’t know why I love the look of collages so much. It must be the clean lines and how it just draws so much attention to your photos. I feel like my eyes dance on the page, but in a good way. It’s like reading a story as you move from one photo to another–each photo getting the attention it deserves.

I sent these templates to my cousin Tia, who’s a fabulous photographer (you can see it HERE), and she is so excited to use them! She was just starting the process of making some 10×10 photo albums (like a Shutterfly book) and thought they would work wonderfully with them (perfect timing).

It makes things so much simpler when it’s all laid out for ya, eh?

Okay, so stay tuned for Picture This/That

[Squared] tomorrow!
2018-02-28T19:54:18+00:00March 9th, 2011|photo templates, photography, tips and tricks|6 Comments


  1. Hazel A. March 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Kerri – These are absolutely wonderful! I've made my own templates in PSE and then forgot where I saved them :o) Anyhow, now that you are enabling me, I'll never have a problem (unless, of course, the 'ole computer crashes :() Thanks so much for these and ones coming up! hehe! BTW – love your cuttables too and have completed TT Lucky with, if I say so myself, fantastic results!

  2. Kerri March 10, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks Hazel! And I'm glad you had "fantastic results" with your Lucky kit too! :)

  3. Jill McBride March 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Can the square 8X8 templates be resized to use on 12×12 pages? Or will you be offering them in a 12X12 size as well?

  4. Kerri March 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    That's a good question Jill and it's one that I was going to point out again in today's post. Any of these templates can be resized and rotated to whatever your needs are.

    I kind of geared them with an "8×10" size in mind for the majority that might be printing them, but they can be resized larger–or smaller–than that, as needed.

  5. Tracy Wallace March 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    These look like exactly what I was looking for except I am such a newbie with Elements I don't know where to start.

    When I purchase and download the file, where do I save it to in Elements so that I can access it and follow along with your tutorial?

    If there are helpful tutorials out there that will get me to that point, please feel free to point me in that direction.


  6. Kerri March 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Hey Tracy! I like to save anything picture/photoshop related into my Pictures folder. I have a PS (Photoshop) directory under that where I save all the masks and brushes and such. You could even create a Mask directory to keep it sorted that way too.

    If you look up to the right here on my blog, I included the two links about Photo Masks. Hopefully that can help you get started on your merry way. :)

    Let me know if you have more questions.


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