There are millions of ways a creative person might want to use the millions of assets on Adobe Stock. Photos, graphics, videos, 3D objects, templates—they're all available for your next project.

With so much to explore, you may not have known that you can download and use a bunch of the templates for free. In the Free & Easy series, we'll share those templates with you, and since they're such a versatile starting point, we’ll also show simple techniques to adapt them to other needs.

Adobe art director Sheila Vu wanted to create promotional postcards for an individual artist and for a local business. She chose Vintage Travel Posters Set, an Adobe Photoshop template, because she could easily extend its simple layouts. "And the template came with layers and masks, which were real timesavers," she says.

screenshot of an Adobe Photoshop window with a tiger illustration in a poster template

Watch Sheila Vu go from vintage travel poster to promotional postcard in less than two minutes.

 

After Vu downloaded the template, her process was simple:

 

  1. Replace the original artwork.
  2. Turn off the original artwork's filter layers and texture.
  3. Update the fonts and colors.
  4. Update the text.

For the tiger postcard, Vu selected Angelina Bambina's tiger illustration and the typefaces Blenny and Casablanca URW. Next, she whipped up postcards for Mac's Bakery (below). The colorful pastries were photographed by juliasudnitskaya.

 

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