Photoshop Templates

Customer's Canvas provides wide customization capabilities using Photoshop templates. This solution works with multi-layer PSD files containing images, texts, shapes, and smart objects. The color format is either RGB, CMYK, or Grayscale. However, you cannot feed an arbitrary PSD file to the web-to-print editor.

This section describes in detail what are valid PSD templates from a view of Customer's Canvas and what elements they may contain.

Having mastered this section, you will learn how to design PDS templates of any complexity, add and configure design elements, and manage permissions for each design element.

The Overview of Creating Templates in Photoshop topic contains a tutorial for a simple business card template.

To set up permissions for design elements, you either define them in JSON files or add markers to layer names in Photoshop. For example, you can specify whether the user is allowed to move, resize, or change the element or not. The Supported Markers and Setting Markers Outside of PSD Files topics tell how you can manage the permissions.

The 3D Preview Mockups topic describes how to implement 3D preview in Customer's Canvas using product mockups.

In This Section

Overview of Creating Templates in Photoshop
Supported Markers
Setting Markers Outside of PSD Files
Defining Marker Shortcuts
Image Placeholders
Non-rectangular Image Placeholders
Using Smart Objects in PSD Templates
Placeholders with Frames
Point and Rich (Paragraph) Text
Stroke and Shadow Text Effects
Curved Text
Multi-Column Text
Typographic Designs
In-String Placeholders and Text Validation
Setting up Fields with Predefined Values
Text Wrapping
3D Preview Mockups
Restricting Editing Designs to Certain Regions