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XIII. Adding Custom Themes

PhotoDay allows you to upload your own custom themes. Please note that custom themes can only be used with certain labs and particular products. For a complete up-to-date list of labs and products that support custom themes, please visit this article.


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

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.

Download WHCC custom theme templates

Download RPL custom theme templates


To upload your own themes, first go to Store after logging in at studio.photoday.io.

custom theme

From there, select the Custom Themes icon. This will bring you to a list of your current uploaded themes - referred to here as a Collection.

custom theme collection

To add a Custom Theme, click on the Plus icon to add a new Collection.

Custom themes plus

This will bring up the Add Theme Collection window, where you can first name your new Collection.

collection-name

Then, you will be able to select which lab 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.

lab dropdown

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.

product dropdown

Once you've selected a product, you will be able to upload your custom theme file. If you require a template for themed products, please visit this link here for resources.

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

highlight text

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, we recommend this remain "off" to prevent the doubling up of your logo.

logo toggle

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

view larger

Once you're satisfied with your customizations, press the Done button to save your new Collection to your Custom Themes. 

When it comes time to add your theme to your job, you will attach a price sheet that is associated with the lab with which your themes share. Once it is attached, you will see the custom themes that belong to that lab populate below.

custom themes list

Choose which one you wish to use for your job, as well as any other theming options for products that do not support custom themes. Once you have your themes selected, press the Save button.

Jobs - Price sheet save

We have also added 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. Find them under Store > Custom Themes > PhotoDay Collections.