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Easy, Reusable Print Templates

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  September 26th, 2010

Matt offers a quick and easy way to make reusable print layouts for a group of photos.

[Note that the “Create Clipping Group” menu item is called “Group with Previous” in versions previous to Elements 8, but the same shortcut — Ctrl-G (Mac: Command-G) — works in both instances. – Rick]

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12 Replies to Easy, Reusable Print Templates:

  1. Michelle

    October 22, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Great useful tutorial, simple and easy to follow. Thanks

  2. Joseph

    October 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

    One the best tutorials.

  3. P.G.

    November 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Fantastic! Thanks Matt.

  4. Charlotte

    November 2, 2010 at 11:13 am


    this one is a little hard for me to follow…something is missing for me. I am having a hard time making the shapes like you are and then Ctrl J, hold shift—-it is not copying like yours. It just want to make the shape again. what am I doing wrong. I looked at the video over and over. Ugggggg! LOL


    • Kathleen

      November 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm

      i was having trouble too. i think what you are missing when it says duplicate you need to get the move tool. i spent hours trying to figure this out. now i’m having trouble getting the pictures in.

  5. Sandra

    November 5, 2010 at 7:00 am

    I Loved this Tutorial! I was able to do some great pics of my Halloween Party using this templete!


  6. carol

    November 14, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Help!!!!! Trying to make a template and then add photos to it.I can get the photos on top of the template but I can’t get them behind the template. I followed along with you tutoril but couldn’t find the clipping maskunder the layers patet. I have Elements 7. Can anyone help?

  7. Louise

    March 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Matt, I like your cheatsheets! I print them and keep them in a folder as a reference. I wish every other contributor would do them.

  8. Michael

    September 19, 2012 at 6:10 am

    works for me ,Thanks Matt

  9. Nicholas

    October 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks Matt,

    Could you merge the clipping mask layers together to form one layer and then have a simlified three photo version template?

  10. Elizabeth

    June 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I got a “page not found” error. I guess I am a few years too late! ;)

  11. Robyn

    May 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    This video will not play or download, BUT the Cheat Sheet DOES download, so this technique should still be available. (I have downloaded and read the PDF, but I haven’t tried it out yet.)

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