FREE HOLIDAY BACKDROP TUTORIALS + FREE PROMOTIONAL TEXT!

8 comments / Posted by Elena Ringeisen

Still thinking about getting those holiday overlays to create some serious magic this holiday season? Here's a blog post to go over how to use them. You'll see just how easy they are to use in photoshop, elements and even lightroom. I also included some FREE text below to help you promote your holiday sessions. You can use these on Facebook, Instagram, Newsletters and marketing material to help you promote your holiday sessions. I hope every single one of you has a successful holiday season using my holiday backdrops!

 

USING THE HOLIDAY OVERLAYS & BACKDROPS

How To Use Digital Backdrops In Photoshop & Elements:

1. Download backdrops. 
2. Locate and uncompress your files. Modern Markets backdrops often come as a .zip file so you will need to uncompress the .zip file first. Once this is done you will see a your digital backdrop
3. Open your editing software. 
4. Open up your image that you'd like to use the digital backdrop with. 
5. Locate your digital backdrop on your computer and drag it onto your image
6. Re-size your digital backdrop to fit over your image
7. Create a masking layer and start painting away the areas you'd like to remove with a small black brush on 100% Switch to a white brush to bring back what you erased. (using a masking layer will make this process really easy!)
8. Merge your two layers  (Edit > Merge Layers) & Save.

 

          How To Use Digital Backdrops In Lightroom:

          1. Download backdrops. 
          2. Locate and uncompress your files. Modern Markets backdrops often come as a .zip file so you will need to uncompress the .zip file first. Once this is done you will see a your digital backdrop
          3. Import both your images as well as the backdrop into lightroom. 
          4. Open up your image that you'd like to use the digital backdrop with. 
          5. Open up the Perfect Layer Plugin (www.ononesoftware.com/downloads/)
          6. Mask the backdrop away until you are happy with the results. 
          7. Save Image in perfect layer plugin.
          8. Export image from lightroom.

          (you can use the holiday backdrops on literally ANY backdrop, $9 Christmas Backdrop)

          Tip: You can open up the digital backdrop first and mask away on your portrait image. Depending on what type of digital backdrop you are using it's easier to simply switch the two around. Either way you'll get the same results! 

           Video tutorial on using a digital backdrop:

           Video tutorial on using a digital backdrop:

          How To Use An Overlay That Is On A Black Layer:

          Some of the digital backdrop overlays will come on a black layer. Use them just like any other backdrop but you’ll have to change the blending mode to SCREEN (this way you don’t see any black and have only the parts that you want shown. Here’s two examples of these types of overlay backdrops.

           

          Need help with wording? Here are some pre-written posts you can use when promoting your holiday mini sessions! 

          NOW BOOKING - HOLIDAY MINI ANNOUNCEMENT (send this to all your past clients. Since they have booked  you before they should be the first to hear about it!) 
          Your Studio Photography is so excited to offer holiday mini sessions this year! We have some beautiful backdrops and props to use and ready to create something really amazing for all our clients. There are limited spots available and since you have worked with Your Studio Photography before we are sending your the first announcement, this way you can have first pick on selecting a slot. Signing up is simple! Send us an email at yourstudiophotography@gmail.com, let us know which available time slot your like to get, submit the payment for it and then you'll be all set! You can view all available time slots here: (link to time slot sheet). We will be updating this sheet daily to show which slots are still available.

          Mini Session Details:
          Date:
          Time:
          (ADD MINI SESSION DETAILS HERE. DATE. TIME. LOCATION ETC.)


          NOW BOOKING - SECOND ANNOUNCEMENTHOLIDAY MINI ANNOUNCEMENT. 

          Your Studio Photography is so excited to offer holiday mini sessions this year! We have some beautiful backdrops and props to use and ready to create something really amazing for all our clients. There are limited spots available, and we highly recommend choosing a time slot as soon as possible to ensure you secure your place. Signing up is simple. Emails us at yourstudiophotography@gmail.com, let us know which available time slot your like to get, submit the payment for it and then you'll be all set! You can view all available time slots here: (link to time slot sheet). We will be updating this sheet daily to show which slots are still available. 
          Mini Session Details:
          Date:
          Time:
          (ADD MINI SESSION DETAILS HERE. DATE. TIME. LOCATION ETC.)

          download the #1-holiday backdrop today!
          CHRISTMAS LIGHTS HOLIDAY BACKDROP
          designed for professional photographers
           

          HOLIDAY BUNDLE Includes 3 studio digital backdrops, 5 snow overlays & 4 stunning scenic digital backdrops as a special request I have bundled together the best holiday items into one big collection. It includes all items listed below, perfect for studio and outdoor holiday winter sessions!

          Comments

          • Posted On December 02, 2016 by Barbara

            :)love it

          • Posted On November 18, 2016 by Vanessa

            What is the pricing?

          • Posted On November 15, 2016 by Vicky Brace

            I’ve never used overlay so really looking forward to creating with these,
            Thank you for the free overlays.

          • Posted On November 07, 2016 by ivy

            Thanks for the free christmas light backdrop!

          • Posted On November 04, 2016 by Jenny McDonald

            I’ve never done a overlay I am scared I’ll screw it up… :( I’m interested in the bundle how much is it?

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