Custom Themes

Design and upload your own memory mate themes

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Written by PhotoDay Support
Updated over a week ago

Have you ever wanted to sell products branded specifically to the organization you are photographing? You can do just that with PhotoDay's custom themes feature.

If you are using WHCC, Richmond, or Reedy as your lab, you'll be able to upload your own custom-designed themes (or use the provided PhotoDay collections explained below) for the following memory mate products:

  • Memory Mate Horizontal

  • Memory Mate Vertical

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Setting Up Custom Themes

At this time Custom Themes in PhotoDay are available with WHCC, Richmond and Reedy. Need help adding them to your account? Check out How do I add multiple labs? and stay tuned as this feature gets added for more lab partners!

To get started, go to Store > Custom Themes in your Studio Panel. This will bring you to a list of your current uploaded themes—referred to here as a Collection.

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To add a custom theme, click on the + icon to add a new collection.

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This will open a window where you can name your new collection and select a lab from the dropdown menu with which you wish to associate this collection.

Please note, as of right now, only certain labs offer the use of custom themes. If you do not see your lab available, this means custom themes are not yet available with that lab partner.

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Once you have a lab chosen, click the Next button, and you will be able to select that lab's products for which custom themes are available.

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Once you've selected a product, you can upload your custom theme file by dragging and dropping or clicking "here" to open the upload window. Jump to the Designing Your Own Themes section or the Custom Theme Templates section.

With your now uploaded custom theme, you will have further customization options, such as choosing how text will appear over your theme.

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You will also be able to toggle whether or not your studio logo will appear on your custom theme. If your logo is already part of the file's design, we recommend switching this option "off" to prevent the doubling up of your logo.

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Once you have selected your options, click on the "View Larger" option under the right hand thumbnail to preview how your theme will look.

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Once you're satisfied with your customizations, press the Done button to save your new collection to your custom themes.

Now it's time to add your theme to a job! First, go to the Job > Settings > Store > and attach a price sheet that is associated with the same lab as your custom themes.

Note: You must select an additional Product Theme before clicking Save. This is to ensure that a theme is selected for products that don't have custom themes available.

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Once the corresponding price sheet is attached, you will see the Custom Themes section appear in the sub-navigation on the left. Click it to see and select the custom themes that belong to that lab.

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Choose the collection(s) you wish to use for the job, then click the blue Save button.

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Designing Your Own Themes

Before you start designing your own themes, we recommend you read the following articles to ensure what you see is what your customers will get.

We accept designs in JPEG format that are 15MP or less.

Custom Theme Design Templates

The following .zip file contains both horizontal and vertical Memory Mate variations. Before you export your design, please be sure to turn off both text node and image node layers. Please export as JPEGs that are 15MP or less.

PhotoDay Custom Theme Collections

We also have pre-made PhotoDay Collections to help inspire your creation of custom themes. PD Custom Themes come in a variety of colors for both Vertical and Horizontal Memory Mate Designs.

You can view them in your Studio Panel by going to Store > Custom Themes > PhotoDay Collections.

Below is a preview of some of the options:

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