This package with 9 PSD templates is created mainly for mass processing and for multipage designs like catalogs, contact sheets, photobooks and so on.
PSD templates are extremely flexible and easy to use. You can resize(resample) created layout to just any size and aspect ratio. All PSD layouts have variables attached to file so you do not need to deal with Variables and to learn how to create them. The real power with Variables is that you can generate unlimited number of files with the same layout but different JPG images placed in defined placeholders (up to 225 per file) in a minutes. JPG images are not limitation, you can use any supported file format. To use PSD templates you will need first to select and batch rename files you want to use in Adobe Bridge, it will take only a minute. All you have to do is to choose layout, resize it then to load Data Sets text file which is also provided along with PSD files. After loading txt file you can export (with files provided in this package) 20 PSD files in chosen layout with up to 4500 images.
Watch video on YouTube to see how things works http://youtu.be/wbhcYXO3_c0 although video is showing how to use 4×4 template, everything is exactly the same with only dfference which text file to load. For example for 15×15 template you need at least 225 images properly named and to load 15×15 Data Sets text file. Text file with Data Sets must be in the same folder with images while PSD template can be anywhere on hard drive.
What is included:
Entire package is well organized in main folder with sub-folders. There are 4 sub folders inside Unlimited Grid Layouts Vol 3 folder:
1. Actions folder which contains actions to optionally add stroke and separate images in any of 9 defined layouts as they are without to modify and customize them.
2. PSD Templates and Data Sets folder contains 9 PSD files and 9 text files with Data Sets.
3. Data Sets for Custom Templates contains text files with data sets for custom layouts which you can create by simply deleting placeholders you do not need. For example: if you need 9×2 layout, open 9×9 template then delete 3rd, 4th…9th Row groups.
4. Help and Instructions folder contains user guide. It is easy to follow step by step instructions with lot of screenshots. You will see all power and strength of variables in a minute. I bet you will wonder how that happen that nobody before introduced something like this? I bet you will say: how easy was that! How powerful is this feature!