All right boys and girls, today we will discuss the differences between a common Family Tree Templates and Photo Family Tree Builder Templates.
To that end, I searched Google for the phrase “What is a template?” The best answer came from TechTerms. It said a template is a file that serves as a starting point for a new document. When you open a model; pre-formatted in some way.
Then, I performed another Google search for the words “Family Tree Templates.” The following results came up in the hunt for this term and specific market niche.
The first thing noticed; there are 33,100 searches each month for this term. That means it is a popular term.
The second thing noticed, family tree template, dominates the first page of Google results for relevant answers. It occupied the top three spots on the page. The company’s Ad stated, “328 family tree templates you can download and print free.” Furthermore, the Ad said, the company has $4.00 customizable templates available too. In fact, that is a reasonable price, if you are looking to use these kinds of family tree templates and charts.
Another Family Tree Templates alternative is available now
On the other hand, if you are yearning for something a little more customizable and out of the ordinary, there is another alternative available currently. What is it? It is the Photo Family Tree Builder (PFTB).
- A desktop Application; a customizable Photo Family Tree maker
- The Graphical User Interface (GUI); created for end users
- It is similar to Photoshop, but a lot less complicated to learn
- The App downloadable and has a built-in free trial
- You use your family photos in conjunction with the Tree Parts templates provided with the software in a different way
- Let’s show you an example, what our custom “ family tree templates ” produces:
There is a big difference between a standard, pre-formatted family tree templates, commonly sold; and the make-to-order output that the PFTB offer, right?
Let us go a step further, and briefly show you, how you can make a nuclear family Tree similar to the picture shown above.
How is a family tree made using PFTB
Once you download the GUI to your PC, log in, and start a new tree. It will look like the Gardenia Tree example below.
I omitted some detail steps to be brief. You will find full download details and instructions in The App Download Process & More. In addition, check out the Tree Component Explanation and Video Tutorial for even more information regarding the App. Alright, let’s assume you have done all that and now ready to build a family tree. After logging into the App, you open a new file. The GUI begins with your tree type Parts Palette and a new Tree on the canvas. On the canvas, the tree it will look like the screenshot below after resizing.
The next thing we do is import some photos in family tree templates. See the four pictures imported into the Photo Palette screen below. Shown are images of Mom, dad, and children, (a nuclear family). In this case, we put Mom and Dad picture in a heart frame and locate it on the base of the tree. Followed by, placing on the left limb, at the crown of the tree, the oldest child’s picture is in a leaf frame.
After that, we placed the twin girls’ pictures in a twinleaf frame. Because they are the youngest children; the girls’ picture frames are on the right side of the tree.
Next, decorate the unused remaining tree limbs, around the crown of the tree.
In the Object Viewer Box, on the top right of the App, there are now seven layers named. Consequently, we want to flatten the images to make them one layer.
As a result, now all those layers on the canvas became one layer. A step that is important, to adding a background picture to the composition. The Blue box around the tree shows all layers as one layer now. Also, look at the Object Viewer box. You see only one layer named, after, the employment of FlattenMerge tool.
Next, we have imported a background picture. We placed the backdrop picture over the tree, and we will adjust it over the canvas.
The background picture covered the entire canvas. However, we must take the sky layer to the back of the family tree layer. We do that by a right click on the sky image and select “Order,” from the drop menu, and then choose lower to the background option.
Whoa! There you go! A beautiful nuclear family tree template; with a history that created by Photo Family Tree Builder’s family tree templates and you. If you want to, you could add the names of each family member to the Family Tree.
After Savings your Family Tree Templates, Printing Comes Next
Finally, after you finish, you save your family tree templates. You select one of our Print Options. FedEx Office Centers prints all Posters commercially in full color. Print Option 1 and Option 2 are un-mounted Poster Prints; meaning you must have them matted and framed by a Professional Picture Framer in your area. Otherwise, put the poster in the picture frame yourself; if you prefer no matting. Print Options 3 and Option 4, are mounted which means they are ready to have when you receive them from a FedEx Office Center near you.
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