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create custom Green Screen templates for slr booth pro

using our online template editor

 

custom templates are not available in the free version of the slr booth pro app

Custom templates are included with all purchase options. For Android users, this option is found within the app. All other platforms are available via Shopify.


 

Access the online template editor on a computer

Go to http://templates.slrbooth.com/editor/ . We recommend building templates on a computer as it is easier to use with a mouse.


The starting screen in the SLR Booth online template editor.

The starting screen in the SLR Booth online template editor.

 

 

Select your background

You have the option of using one of the built-in backgrounds, using a solid colour, or dragging and dropping your own image. If you are using your own image, you’ll want to resize it to 1800 x 1200 before using.

Open the background tab by selecting the first button at the top of the control column.

When you’ve selected your background, close the window by pressing “X” on the screen.

To choose a solid colour background, select the third option from the left in the top row. To add a vignette to the background, select the second option from the left.

To choose a solid colour background, select the third option from the left in the top row. To add a vignette to the background, select the second option from the left.

 
 
 
 
 

select your placeholders and frames

The second icon in the control column will open a placeholder and frame tab. From here, you can decide how many photo placeholders your template will have, choosing from single, quad, filmstrip, or postcard styles.

Tip: you can change the default position of the placeholders by dragging them with your mouse, and change the size of them individually by scrolling with your mouse

The template will default to a frame thickness of 5, a frame colour of white, and no shadow. These are all options that you can control within the frame tab.

Placeholder and Frame tab in SLR Booth Custom Template Editor.

Placeholder and Frame tab in SLR Booth Custom Template Editor.


Add custom text

Open the custom text editor tab by selecting the “A+” button from the control column. You can manipulate the font, text fill, text stroke (outline), stroke size, and shadow size.

When you’re happy with your text, press the “add text” button at the bottom of the screen. Once your text has been added, you can move it around to ensure it is placed where you want it. To change the size of your text, scroll up or down with your mouse. To delete your text, double click on it.

The text editor tab in the SLR Booth Pro Custom Template Editor. When you’re happy with your text, press the “add text” button at the bottom of the screen.

The text editor tab in the SLR Booth Pro Custom Template Editor. When you’re happy with your text, press the “add text” button at the bottom of the screen.

Once your text has been added, you can move it around to ensure it is placed where you want it. To change the size of your text, scroll up or down with your mouse. To delete your text, double click on it.

Once your text has been added, you can move it around to ensure it is placed where you want it. To change the size of your text, scroll up or down with your mouse. To delete your text, double click on it.


overlays and stickers

To add custom overlays and stickers to your template, select the fourth icon from the top in the control column.

You can select a sticker by double clicking on it. You can then close the tab and move/size the sticker using the mouse (scroll up or down to size). To delete the sticker, simply double click on it.

Tip: You can add your own stickers or icons simply by dragging and dropping them from your computer onto the template. You can then size, move, and delete them as described above.

Please remember to ensure you’ve obtained the rights to use any images or backgrounds that you use in the template editor.

Sticker screen in the SLR Booth Custom Template Editor.

Sticker screen in the SLR Booth Custom Template Editor.

Finished template!

Finished template!


save your design + upload it to slr booth pro

 
 

When you are happy with your template, click on the “save” icon (floppy disk with pencil). Your file will automatically download to your computer.

The best way to get it to the app is to email it to yourself, open your email on the device you’ll be running SLR Booth Pro on, and save the attachment. It will go into your downloads folder by default.

To load the template into SLR Booth Pro, open the templates screen and select the plus (+) icon. You will be able to choose your template from the downloads folder. It is now ready for use in your photobooth!


green screen | Add a background image

We now will get into green-screen specific instructions. You’ll need to select an image that you will use as your background, which will replace the green in your booth setup. I’ve selected an image from a recent hike.

You’ll need to convert this image to a .png file, as .jpg files won’t currently work. You can resize it to 1800 x 1200 if you wish.

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You’ll need to save this .png image on your tablet. Make sure you know where it is in the file system (it should default to the downloads folder).

open slr booth on your tablet and select the templates menu

You will see an option for Layout Templates and Green Screen Backgrounds. You will use the ADD FILE icon (bottom right) to select both your template file and your background file. SLR Booth will recognise which file is which and put them in the correct category.

NOTE: If you select the “+” icon from green screen backgrounds, you’ll be taken to the template editor. We don’t recommend using the editor on a touch screen, so if you want to use it to make your templates, access it on a computer that has mouse-control.

NOTE: If you select the “+” icon from green screen backgrounds, you’ll be taken to the template editor. We don’t recommend using the editor on a touch screen, so if you want to use it to make your templates, access it on a computer that has mouse-control.

When you select the ADD FILE icon, you’ll be taken to your tablet’s file system. You can select your green screen background file from the appropriate folder.

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select your template and image

On the template screen, ensure that both your template and your background are selected. The green screen background will turn green when it’s been selected.

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get your backdrop ready and start your photo shoot!

Once the green screen background is selected, SLR Booth will be looking for green to replace with your selected image.

You can see that Tucker’s paw got underneath the fabric green screen backdrop in this shot.

You can see that Tucker’s paw got underneath the fabric green screen backdrop in this shot.

that’s it! questions? comments? drop us a line.