I'm getting ready for my big December cleaning. I have a lot of templates on my computer that I've been waiting for a magical day to post, and I guess that day is upon us.
A lot of the templates are for papers, and I was wondering what your preferences are. Obviously if the paper is just one layer in one color, I can make a basic overlay and I think everyone is happy with that. But when it comes to a paper that has more than one color, I have both uploaded the .PSD file that has as many layers as necessary, but then when I discovered this easier recoloring method I started flattening all the layers together, giving each a different color, so people can still recolor them separately. Also many of the papers I make also have a pattern file (which can be either a layers .PSD file, or flattened and made into a .PAT file for Photoshop).
Phew! I'm nothing if not an organizational maniac, so the whole thing kind of overwhelms me. I want to have a standard and stick to it when I'm uploading paper templates. So I'd like to know what you prefer. If it seems to be an even split, we may have to think of something kind of new system, although simplicity is always best.
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