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Welcome to The Modern Collective blog! We are Adam + Amanda. We are photographers who love fun and funky design. We design modern templates for photographers and sell them in our shop! Cool, right?

Learn more about us, here.

The Sale of the Year for Photographers is Here! // 50% off Everything in the Shop + Freebies!


It's the most anticipated sale of the year for photographers and this year's sale is BIGGER than it has ever been before! Now thru 11/29, receive 50% off all orders when you use the code SAVEBIG. It's the perfect time to stock up on holiday templates, marketing designs, and get ready for the busy senior grad card season that is just around the corner! 


But we have even MORE to share... keep reading ...


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Black Friday Sale for Photographer Templates PSD Photoshop template designs


We have FREEBIES! 

Spend $35 or more during this weekend's sale and we will email you a link to these wonderful freebies! 

Freebies include an 11x14 and 5x7 'year at a glance' calendar. These make perfect holiday gifts for your clients! Wrap them up and tie them with bow and top them off with one of the freebie gift tags that are also included!


PLEASE NOTE: Freebie download links will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your qualifying purchase. $35+ is after discount is applied. 


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Eight Holiday Printable FREEBIES // Wrap Gifts in Style



Last week we cranked up the holiday tunes, found our jolly, and launched the 2013 Holiday Collection! The festive designing didn't stop there! Today we are sharing eight holiday gift tag freebies with you! Print, cut, and attach to all of your holiday gifts! Because everything wrapped with cute packaging is always more fun to open! 


Download the gift tag freebies HERE


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Need more creative ideas for your holiday gift or client packaging? Visit our favorite inspiration blog by the talented Laura Winslow Photography! Her weekly lovely packaging posts are filled with inspiration! 


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The 2013 Holiday Collection is now available in the shop! 

FREE Desktop Wallpaper // Go for the Great



Last year we made it a monthly design challenge to come up with new desktop wallpaper for our computers here at The Modern Collective. We got busy and the monthly challenge landed on the back burner as bigger projects (ie. new house construction, wedding planning, and designing more wonderful templates) took over our time. 


Last night we came across this rockefeller quote and it spoke to us, so we went to work and came up with a new desktop design. Today we share it with you! Enjoy, share this blog post with your friends, and go for the great!


Click your desired resolution below to download your desktop wallpaper.


2560x1440  //  1680x1050  //  1440x900  //  1280x800  //  ipad  //  iphone  

Win a Free Digital Copy of Mozi Magzine's New Family Issue!



The talented crew over at Mozi Magazine just released their family issue! WOW is all we have to say. We got our hands on the digital copy this morning and the pages are filled with so much inspiration! They were even kind enough to feature our very own Canvas Collection Templates in the vendor section! (p.s. The Canvas Collection Templates are on sale thru 8/16!!) Thanks Mozi! 



But guess what? Mozi is offering one of our readers a free digital copy of the Family Issue! Just use the gadget below to Like The Modern Collective and Mozi Magazine on Facebook, share the giveaway on Twitter, and post a comment to the blog to tell us why YOU want the free issue! 


Giveaway ends tomorrow at 11:59PM on 8/16! Winner will be notified by email! Ready, Set, Go! 


P.S. Don't forget to check out the Canvas Collection Templates if you want to change the way you sell wall art! They are only $75 now thru tomorrow, 8/16! Don't miss this!



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How To Create Banners With The Pen Tool // Tip Tuesday


Today we have a HUGE Tip Tuesday for you! We have a video tutorial and FREEBIES! Yay, we know everyone loves freebies! 


Today's Tip Tuesday video will show you how to use the pen tool in Photoshop to create banner and tag shapes! Watch the video and then click the link below to access the banner downloads! 



FREEBIES! Click the link below to download these six banner freebies shapes! The freebie is a layered PSD file. All colors and text can be changed!




Check back next week for another Tip Tuesday and feel free to share this post with your friends with the share links below!

Valentine Freebies Just for You! // theMC Freebie Share



Hello friends! We have two new freebies available for a limited time over on the facebook page! Head on over there before the valentine candy is gone and you are left with just the tin foil wrappers and those nasty chocolate covered cherrys.


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New Wall Quote Freebies! // The Modern Collective

May 03, 2012   //   POSTED IN: FREEBIES, theMC NEWS

Yep, you read that right! NEW FREEBIES!! Enjoy these two wall quote printables! Fully layered PSD so you can customize colors to match your space or your branding! Print them for yourself or gift them to your clients! You can even shrink them down and print them as bag tags for your packaging! The options are endless! Stay weird + Enjoy!


Download your wall quote freebies here: The Modern Collective on Facebook


The Modern Collective + Photo Talk Forum team up for 12 Days of Christmas!

December 16, 2011   //   POSTED IN: FREEBIES, theMC NEWS

Have you checked out Photo Talk Forum's 12 Days of Christmas? You really should! Photo Talk Forum is giving ONE lucky winner a HUGE prize package worth $5600 + 12 FREE templates for subscribed members + $30 OFF a PTF subscription using code:  MODERNCHEER


As a member of Photo Talk Forum, you will get the opportunity to learn from some of the top photographers in the industry. During their monthly photographer spotlight series, members are able to ask questions and get the answers directly from the spotlight themselves. Learn quick tips and tricks from pros, go on studio tours, win cool prizes, enter contests and soooo much more. Look for free monthly downloads and special bonus downloads throughout the year. They have tons to talk about and promise to keep you inspired!


JOIN TODAY and get this 12x18 Calendar Freebie from The Modern Collective along with $200 worth of freebies from a ton of other great photo vendors!! The freebies are only available for the month of December! Join for only $99/yr with the code, MODERNCHEER   and celebrate with holiday cheer on the Photo Talk Forum Blog!


We've got FREEBIES!! | The Modern Collective

July 06, 2011   //   POSTED IN: FREEBIES, theMC NEWS

A lot of fun things are happening at The Modern Collective, and we think you are going to like one of them! MONTHLY FREEBIES!! Exciting, right?


It doesn't stop there! We were asked to do a guest post for the wonderfully talented Michell Kane for her blog on marketing + branding a photo studio. As many of you know, The Modern Collective is the sister design shop to our studio, Adam Hommerding Photography. We've been photographing for over three years, and we've found a few things that have worked for us! We share them in our guest post that can be found HERE! While you are there, take a look at Michelle's work. She is an amazing photographer and sells some outstanding actions that can really streamline your editing work flow! I love her actions! There really isn't any other action set that compares to her action bundle!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!


Back to those freebies! Each month we will post a new freebie to our facebook page for you to use in your business! It might be a printable product for your clients, studio workflow pieces, or maybe even things to help market your studio to your clients! This month, we put together two free studio promo cards that you can use to market your studio's next big promotion! Mix them up and you can even create client cards or senior grad cards out of the templates too! Head over to The Modern Collective facebook page to download yours. They are available right under the "FREEBIES" tab! Enjoy!



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