This article explains what's PSD file and do you really need it when you work with our templates. This is a frequently asked question, so we will try to explain you what's PSD file using several examples.
Photoshop is well-known software from Adobe used by millions of designers. All designs of our templates are done in Adobe Photoshop. When you buy single Joomla template or WordPress theme, you have option to add PSD file to your cart for additional $10. Also, if you are interested to grab all our templates, you can join our Joomla template club or WordPress theme club, but only Platinum members can download PSD files of all templates.
This is file created in Adobe Photoshop during design process of each template. This file is similar to ordinary JPEG or PNG image, but it's editable. In example, unlike ordinary image files (JPG, PNG, GIF), PSD files can be layered. In example, the first layer contain top menu, the second layer contains logo, the third layer contains text, and so on... Text in PSD files can be edited through Photoshop, simply by selecting and editing the existing textual layer. You can change font, text color, etc.
What I need to open PSD file?
To open and edit the PSD file, you need Adobe Photoshop. This software is expensive, but there are also free alternatives, such as GIMP. However, we can't guarantee that our PSD files work well in these alternative programs, as they are created in the original Photoshop.
What I can do with PSD file?
In example, let's imagine you wanted to edit logo of our Model Agency template. It's a textual logo and original text is "bella". If you have Photoshop and PSD file, you can open "hot_model_agency.psd" file in Photoshop, select text "bella" and change it by typing and other text. Then you crop and save this layer as new a logo image and overwrite existing logo image.
Another example, you want to change the tiled background image of Hotel template and to increase the tile's contrast. You should open file "hot_hotel.psd" in Photoshop, select the tile's layer and do your contrast edits. When you are done, just export this layer as background image and overwrite existing file.
There are many more examples. Basically, if you are well trained in Adobe Photoshop and if you want to edit design of our template, you will find PSD file very useful.
Can I use and edit templates without PSD file?
Yes, absolutely! All text edits of our templates are done through Joomla or WordPress. Our templates are well parametrized, so you can change almost all colors through the template parameters panel (you just pick a color from the palette). All additional elements (such as modules, widgets, menus, image sliders, etc...) are also controlled through the CMS, so you don't need PSD file to edit these elements.
Basically, all template modifications that's possible with PSD file are also possible without PSD file. PSD file will be useful mostly for people (designers) who are experienced in Photoshop, in order to make the graphical edits easier and faster.
Can I buy PSD file later?
Yes, you can. If you bought single template or you have Silver or Gold membership, go to the page where you are downloading your template files. At the bottom of this page, you will see "Account Add-ons". Click on the link "Click to view available add-ons" and then "Order Now" button. Now, you can add PSD file to your download list, if you pay this add-on.