Organizing Paper Templates how do you do it?
Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:39 PM
So I'm thinking about different possibilities for filing all these. I use Ro's system for papers and have them sorted by color. I can search for particular designers/collections easily. I 'm thinking about using a similar system for my paper templates by categorizing by STRIPES, DOODLES, FLORAL, DOTS, FABRIC, TEXTURE, EDGING etc.
Do you have a way that works well for you? Have you done something like I'm talking about? What challenges do you have with organizing your templates?
Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:44 PM
I have a ton so SS temps too, I have them in a larger file called SS Paper Templates then I rename the individual files for the name of the set ex: blenders, line dry, florid etc. I haven't gone as far as to make separate file names like you mentioned but it would be helpful I bet! I have my embellishments organized into those type of files.
Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:13 PM
Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:12 PM
Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:12 PM
Same here. I've thought about sub-dividing them, but chose to leave it. Since it works for me, why change it?
Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:24 PM
Borders_Layout -- includes things like Curled/Folded Edges
While I could split some of these further, this works pretty well for me.
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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:38 PM
Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:22 PM
Seriously? The embell templates and paper templates and alpha templates and styles and actions all moshed up together? It obviously works for you as your pages are gorgeous, and you are very speedy. But it makes my head spin to think of it. It all goes back to that old saying "Different strokes for different folks!"
I'm planning to break them down by category this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for all the comments and thoughts. It's fun to hear what others do.
Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:36 PM
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:29 AM
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:01 PM
Here's an example:
STI_Shalae Tippetts [this is my folder for all things Shalae, each designer has one of these]
*SS_Paper_ArtistPaper1 [this is the folder for this paper template set]
In Picasa, the MKTG image for this template is tagged SS_Paper, Artsy. A cool thing about Picasa is, I can search across all the designer folders for a particular product type just by typing it in the search bar. So even without tagging, if I want to see all of my paper templates, I can search "SS_Paper" and all the files with this name will come up and I can browse through them.
Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:08 AM