I love creating customized birth announcements for my clients! Many of my clients come to their newborn session knowing that announcements are one of the products they want to purchase. So I like to offer them several options from clean and simple designs to current trends in stationery. I have several design vendors from whom I purchase templates, but sometimes I want to create something from scratch.
Here’s a simple design I made for a recent newborn baby girl client. And since I liked how it turned out, I decided to make a boy option as well and save it in my collection of birth announcement templates for Photoshop. I’m sharing this template today along with a list of other free birth announcement templates over at I Heart Faces.
Free Birth Announcement Templates for Photoshop
These are fairly simple to use. You just click on the layer where you want to add your photo. It should clip to the framed area by default, but if it doesn’t, simply hit Ctrl+Alt+G to fit the image into the mask.
To use the blue background, simply turn on the blue background layer by clicking the empty box for the eye icon in the layers palette (See diagram below). You can turn off the pink layer if you want to, but it will be hidden by the blue one anyway, so I don’t usually bother.
The lines of text are on separate layers so that you can change the color and style to fit your needs. (I thought white text looked better on the blue background.) I just used a font I already had, but you can find lots of fonts that fit your style at daFont.com.
When you have all your photos and text in place, flatten your image and save as a jpeg file to send to your print lab.
Once you have gotten comfortable with layer masks, you are going to want to make some templates for yourself. My favorite source for background papers is Tactile Studios. The two papers above are from the Blush and Felicity paper packs. She has amazing sales often, so sign up for her newsletter to take advantage of those and stock up.
I hope you will find these templates a useful addition to your newborn photography business products.
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