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8x8 Photo Book Template

The second book that I made using ArtsCow.com was a newborn book for my little boy. Now that I have received my book, I am sharing the pages as an 8x8 book template. There are 30 pages, as well as a front cover and a back cover. Out of the 30 pages, 11 of them are simply full-bleed photos (like the page in the bottom left corner of the image above).

The covers are based on the ArtsCow templates so the bleed areas are appropriate for this company. I do not know whether the cover templates will work for other companies. The pages are all formatted as 8"x8" and all important elements are at least 1/4" from the edge to allow for bleed area. I have done a little experimenting, and I think that you could resize these pages to 12"x12" without losing quality. Please note that the photo openings on these pages are not standard 4x6 sizes.

After you have completed your pages and covers, you will need to flatten and save as .jpg before you send it to be printed.

Please Read Before Downloading:
The pages are all saved as .TIF files with all layers turned off to minimize file size. After you have downloaded the zipped folder that includes all of the templates, you must "unzip" it. Then, you can open each file in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. These templates should work with almost any version. When you open the file, you will not see anything. You must turn on the layer visibility for each layer in the layers palette to see the page elements. The layer visibility is indicated by a small eye next to each layer in the layers palette.

To insert a photo into a template, select the photo layer in the layers palette. Then, use the magic wand tool to select the black area. Next, open the photo you'd like to insert, and press Crtl+A to select all, and then Crtl+C to copy. Now, go back to the template (with the black area still selected) and press Shift+Ctrl+V to "paste into." Now you can resize your image with the transform controls to make it fit appropriately in the opening.

For the pages that are full-bleed photos, just crop the image to 8x8 and drag it over to the page.

Finally, here is the download link:

NEWBORN BOOK TEMPLATE

This template may be used for commercial purposes as a finished product. Do not redistribute, sell, or modify and redistribute or sell the template files in any way.

17 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I have 2 books that expire on Tuesday, so I'll definitely be using this.
Heather

Anonymous said...

Thanks. You are so nice to share. I love it.

efopma said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I love the look and colors!
Erlene

Chell said...

Thanks so much

Brenda said...

Thank you so much for sharing. Your book is wonderful and the little boy is adorable.

Jeanelle said...

Thanks so so much!

Chick said...

Thank you for sharing this-I am FINALLY trying it. But I have a question...when I show the layers in pse5, the black area has the gray dash lines for the photo-but it extends out past the layers/page. (sorry, don't know correct terminology) When I put a photo there, it is quite smaller. Should I extend it past the page like it was originally? My photos that I am using are very small files..I'm worried about that. (they are 1280x960 on average)

Carol said...

Very generous indeed! Thank you!

The Agarwals said...

How have you found the quality of arts cow's books to be compared to other companies for professional photographers?

Anonymous said...

All I got were blank pages? Did I do something wrong?

Created Memories by Amanda Photography said...

Thanks so much, now I dont have to do it myself! LOL. To bad you didnt have the girl babybook template, then I would be completely set.

Steve said...

Hi, Thank you very much for the template. I've been trying to use ArtsCow's templates, but they don't allow for much freedom.

Now this may be a stupid question, but once I insert my own pics, how do I upload the book to ArtsCow to purchase as a book? That is, do I upload the individual pages or ?

Thanks again,
Steve

mom2maddy2000 said...

Wow! Thanks so much for your generosity! I just discovered ArtsCow.com on another site. They seem almost too good to be true as for their prices. Do you recommend them? How is their quality? Are they comparable to Shutterfly (if you know)? Thank you again for sharing so graciously!

--sme said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Kraft said...

does this download work in the digital scrapbooking software "Storybook Creator Plus"?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing ... I cannot wait to try this out

Molly said...

I'm having the same problem too where I am just getting blank pages.

Thanks so much for sharing all the great freebies!!! You rock!!!