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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 F E B R U A R Y G R A P H I C S P R O 8 3 For substrates that don't have a template available, if it is a straight- forward shape like a simple square or rectangle, you measure the substrate and add a quarter inch for your bleed. But the ones with an odd shape, scanning it into one's computer and then using the Quick Select tool in Photoshop allows one to quickly create a tem- plate to use for designing. Creating a Template For this demonstration, I will use a heart-shape slate frame from Condé Systems. There isn't a template available on their site, so I will use the scanning method. It is helpful to know your di- mensions to ensure that your template is correct. With this ex- ample, the rectangle shape is 9.8" X 7 1/2". Step five in the template design. Step five in the template design. Template design step four. Template design step four.

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