My bad. I just said metadata, because that is how I think of it. The correct name is IPTC Core. In most Adobe programs (Bridge, Lightroom, etc) you can go to FILE > FILE INFO and it allows you to enter (or see) data about that file.
When you add your copy right info there it automatically adds the copyright symbol at the top right of the screen (I'm thinking in the title bar, but I'm too lazy to open PS right now and check) whenever you open that file and it adds that info to the new file. (In Bridge and Lightroom you usually see the metadata in the area on the right of the screen)
So if I open a template that has the copyright info entered in the core data then add more elements (that have copy right info) when I save the layout under a new name all the copy right information from each piece is saved with the file so you don't need to go looking for the multiple TOU files.
Another good use for the Core data is noting the credits in the description area. Then if you want to upload that page later you don't have to go searching for everything you used, because it is right there with the file.
Last edited by katiehardin; 05-04-2009 at 07:52 AM.