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FAQs & Templates Terms of Use

EW Couture Collection is an online template store for professional photographers.

EW Couture, established originally by Elena Wilken in 2009, has been a long trusted resource of photoshop templates created for the success of professional photographers, through Miller's Lab Design Market.

Your photographs take the spotlight and the designs make it feel like you spent hours creating custom work without actually spending the extra time.

Each (print) design template offered has been created to be compatible with a specific product offered through Miller’s Professional Imaging/Miller's Inc. line of press products and/or Mpix Pro.
The templates however, can be used with other products and vendors as well, but the compatibility is not guaranteed.

You can browse the extensive offering of templates by category or specific product type. Add templates to your shopping cart, and then proceed to checkout, purchasing the templates with your card.

Once the transaction is complete, a link to the templates will be provided. Simply click on the link to download your files. You can also access previously-purchased templates by visiting the "My Accounts" section within the store, as well as through a link sent via email at the time of purchase. Simply click on any of these links to download your files. Please note, all templates are layered Photoshop (PSD) files and can only be opened and edited in Photoshop.

After downloading the design templates, you can easily customize them with your own text, images, and color stories. Once you are satisfied with your design, flatten the file and upload it to one of Miller's ordering applications, or order the print product through your preferred photo lab.

As all products are offered electronically, they cannot be returned and there are no refunds.


question markerABOUT THE FILES

The templates are layered Photoshop (.PSD) files. They will not work with Lightroom.

To make working with the files a breeze, you should have a basic knowledge of Photoshop/PSE and be familiar with using layers and clipping masks.

The templates are designed to be as simple as possible. Simply drop in your photos, change the text, and you're done. However, to allow for maximum flexibility and customization, in most cases they have been layered to allow for changes such as modifying colors, removing patterns or overlays, and re-arranging and re-sizing design elements.

They are compatible with Photoshop CS and all newer versions of the software.

In some of the templates the layered artwork is grouped in folders to keep the files well organized and easier to work with. Photoshop Elements (PSE) however, doesn't like grouped layers. To be able to work with the files in PSE, you need to ungroup the layers first. Here is a FREE Ungroup Layers Action for Photoshop Elements to help you with that.

If you are new to Photoshop, here is a link to a fantastic compilation of 12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started With Photoshop, put together by Jacob Gube (Mashable) that can get you started with the program.

 

ABOUT THE FONTS

Fonts are copyrighted by the artist that created them and therefore are not (and can not be) included with the download.
I try to to use only free commercial use fonts, however occasionally paid fonts are used. The name of the font and/or the web address where you can download the free used font, are referenced in the name of the layer that uses the font. Simply copy and paste the included link (or font name) in your web browser.

Once you download and install the font, reopen the files and customize the text as needed. Fonts can always be replaced with ones that you already have on your computer, if you wish so.

 

Question markerEDITING TEXT

All info text layers are editable, and you can customize them for each client, as needed.
Generic text as "Merry Christmas", "Happy Holidays" etc. that uses paid fonts (or is hand lettered) is included as a color fill layer. The name of the paid font used is included, should you choose to purchase the font. The color of all text layers can be changed, regardless whether the text is live or included as a shape or a color fill layer.

Again, the templates are designed to be as simple as possible. To allow for maximum flexibility, in most cases, all the design elements, frames, backgrounds are layered to allow for changes such as modifying colors, removing patterns or overlays, and re-arranging and re-sizing design elements.  Feel free to change or customize each template to fit your or your client's style and needs.
 
 

question markerINSERTING PHOTOS

For a step by step tutorial on how to add images to your templates using clipping masks, follow the directions in this photo template customization tutorial.
The easiest way to add an image to your templates is to use a clipping mask. All EWCC templates already come with the clipping masks you see in the preview images of the products. Using the masks will help you keep the integrity of the designs.
 

question markerWHEN I BUY YOUR TEMPLATES, WILL A PHYSICAL PRODUCT BE SENT TO ME IN THE MAIL?

All products are offered electronically, no physical products will be mailed to you (unless otherwise specified - i.e. printed sample packs).

The Photoshop (.PSD) files are delivered as zipped archive files. Download links are delivered via e-mail and may take up to 5 minutes to receive. Please make sure to check your spam and junk folders. Download links will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your EW Couture store account. Please note that download links have trouble sending to AOL and Hotmail e-mail addresses. Files are downloaded in ZIP format to keep the files size as small as possible and need to be unzipped for use. You will need a program to uncompress or unpack the files, such a Winzip. If you don’t receive your download link please contact me.

Please always save and back-up your files.

question markerI have a website/store where I sell cards/artwork/announcements/wedding invitations/luggage tags/scrapbook paper etc. CAN I PURCHASE YOUR TEMPLATES AND MAKE PRODUCTS TO SELL?

No, this is not a permitted usage for any of the EW Couture designs (as a whole or for parts or elements of the designs).
EW Couture templates are created for professional photographers to use in their photography business to create finished, printed products for their clients (or flattened, digital files for the said clients, so that they print the designs on their own). Making a profit from my designs in ways different than the ones stated is against the law.
EW Couture templates are not for designers, card printing companies, or any other type of printing, advertising, scrapbooking or other similar type of company.
Thank you for respecting this. If you are unsure of the usage and have more questions about the terms of use, please feel free to email and ask.


question markerFREE DOWNLOADS! ...I am not receiving your monthly emails! I checked and I am subscribed to the newsletter. Am I doing something wrong?

Around the time I had my last baby, I went into a lengthier unplanned break. No emails have been send out during this time.
Emails - and little delightful presents - will resume this fall (fall 2018).
Not more often than once of month. I am very protective of my inbox space and my time, and because of that I will treat the privilege of having you as an email subscriber with the same great respect.
I can promise not to waste your time, or inbox space.

 

If you checked your email's spam folder and the emails are not there, please update your newsletter preferences using the included link. Some Hotmail and Yahoo email addresses seem to act as a vortex, and even though the emails show as delivered on my end, they never show up in the subscriber's inbox. Updating your address, or changing to a different address should take care of it.


Are you a Gmail user?  Google revamped their inbox design and organization, and emails are now automatically organized into categories, under tabs. You'll find most newsletter type of emails under the Promotions tab.
To make sure your EW Couture newsletters are visible in your inbox (even when using an email reader),  log in into your Gmail account, find a EW Couture newsletter and drag and drop the email into your “Primary” inbox. You’ll get an alert saying "This conversation has been moved to Primary. Do this for future messages from Elena at EW Couture?” Click “YES”  You should be all set. 


question markerHOW DO I ACCESS THE FREE TEMPLATE DOWNLOADS?

Along with the 4 free direct downloads available on the TRY US OUT - FREE page, you can access a new sampler of EW products by signing up for the EW Couture newsletter. The sampler is available to all email subscribers and included in the confirmation email.
Immediately upon sign up you will receive an email asking to confirm your subscription, followed by a second "Subscription Confirmed" email. If the second email did not make it to your inbox, make sure to check your spam folder, or the Promotions tab, if you are Gmail user.  This "Subscription Confirmed"email holds the download links for all these new sample products. Have fun customizing and enjoy! Lots of good stuff.
p.s. There are a few other old goodies that you'll find hidden in the posts, as you browse the blog.

Already one of the 19,000+ EW Couture newsletter subscribers?
If you would like access to the new free product downloads, please check and update your subscriber preferences using this link, or the subscription form below.

Thank you so much for visiting EW Couture Collection and for your support!

Please note, that due to the nature of this product and the delivery, no refunds can be made. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me, before making your purchases.

 

question markerBY PURCHASING/DOWNLOADING EW COUTURE COLLECTION TEMPLATES, you are agreeing to these terms of use.

Due to the nature of the products, no refunds are available. All products are offered electronically, and they cannot be returned.

Please take the time to test the compatibility of EW Couture templates' by downloading the free files available in the EW Couture Sampler Templates.

Elena Wilken P&GA/EW Couture Collection is not responsible for errors on your printed products. Please check templates for guides, colors, bleeds, trim lines, spelling errors and fonts before printing. Guide files are provided with the templates for layout purposes. Please delete or hide the guide layers prior to saving the file for print. Although I do my best to deliver files free of any errors, and take pride in the quality of the work, it is your responsibility to check all guides, bleeds, trim lines, colors and text accuracy and placement before printing.

By making a purchase, downloading and using any of the products you are stating that you have read, understand and have agreed that all EW Couture designs are copyright protected by Elena Wilken P&GA.  PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site, products and downloads are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site or purchase/download the products.

Templates are for professional use only and are meant for professional photographers for use in their business only as add-on products to their clients or for collateral print or web business use. Selling templates to third party clients, delivering layered digital files, claiming the designs as your own and sharing or selling EW Couture Collection templates designs in whole or part is strictly prohibited. Offering EW Couture templates as part on an online business where a client submits a photograph and you deliver the printed product is strictly prohibited (including but not limited to Etsy, Ebay or any other online card store).
EW Couture templates were not designed for this purpose and should not be sold in this manor. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who knowingly violates federal copyright laws.

PLEASE DO:


  • Use these templates to create finished products for yourself or your photography clients. (Must be flattened jpgs, when in digital format).
  • Use these templates to create samples for your studio’s printed marketing materials, as well as for your studio’s online presence.

  • Change colors, fonts, the position of the different layout elements (where the design permits) to meet the needs of your studio and delight your  photography clients.
  • share what you love about EW Couture Collections with your colleagues! :)
PLEASE DON'T:

  • Re-distribute or sell these files/templates (as a whole or parts of them) by any means, for free or for a fee and pass them as your own. (When sharing a link to free downloads, please share a link to the blog post, and not a direct link to the file.)
  • Use elements from these templates in anything you are selling as a digital template.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for respecting the terms of use. If you are unsure of the usage and have more questions, please email me.

 

All designs on this site are copyrighted 2009-2018 by Elena Wilken P&GA/EW Couture Collection.  All rights reserved.