Click on the text you want to change within the template. You will then edit the text within the text box located to the right of the page on top of the layers panel. Click on the text in the text box and change it to your own text.
Keep text within the red dotted line. (White dotted line for designs with a red background.) Anything outside of the red dotted line has a higher chance of being cut off during the printing process.
Change the Font
Select the text you want to change. Click on the fonts drop down menu in the tools panel (right hand side) and select from selected designer premium fonts. Available fonts will vary by template and have been carefully selected to complement your design.
Change the Text Colour
Select the text you want to change. Click on the color rectangle in the tools panel (right hand side) to choose a new color. A selection of coordinating colours have been preset for your convenience. Simply click on the preset color you wish to use.
Change the Text Size
Select the text you want to change. Click the drop down menu in the tools panel to select a preset font size. To select a more specific size simply type the number in the box and hit enter.
Add a Text Box
Click on Add Text Box button in the tools panel (right hand side) and drag the text box where you want it to be placed within the template. Resize your text box using the anchor points (gray circles). Add your text and personalizations.
Duplicate the Font, Colour, and Size of Another Text Box
Right click the text box you want to copy and select Duplicate. Simply delete current text in new text box and replace with your new text.
Adding an Image
Prepare the Image
The listing will specify what size your image needs to be. If your image needs to be cropped, please do so before uploading. Crop an image using your photo app or editing software or for free using an online photo editor (such as picresize.com, imageresize.org, fotor.com, or befunky.com). Always resize in 300 DPI if the option is available. Prior to uploading, make sure your photo file is no larger than 6MB.
Upload the Image
Click on the image you want to replace and you will see a button in the tools panel (right hand side) that says Replace Image. Upload your image and it will replace the existing image.
Photo / Image Tips
The green dotted line indicates the edges of the card. Anything outside of the green dotted line will be cut off. Your photo must extend past this line to the edge of the visible page; if you do not, your card will not be cut properly.
If your photo does not seem to fit the space provided, use the “grey dots” found in the corners of the photo to resize (zoom in/zoom out) until the image fits the area.
Do NOT resize the image by stretching the height or width (taller or wider) as this can distort your photo.
If you want to replace the photo you have added with a different photo, do not delete the photo. Instead use the “Replace Image” button on the right to select a different photo.
Saving Your Design
Save the Design
When you are done with your changes to the design, click on the Save Changes button that is located on the far left of the page. You may save as many times as you like, but be sure to do a final save before downloading. If there is a red star next to the title of the design, it means that there are changes that have not been saved. The downloaded file cannot be edited.
You will see the Approve Proof button next to the save button. This indicates that once you are done editing and saving your design, you will need to click on the Approve Proof button in order to complete your order. You will no longer be able to make any changes to the design once you have clicked the Approve Proof button. A pop-up window will ask you if you are sure before completing. Please proofread your details, because once the item is completed, changes can no longer be made. If you do need to make changes to your completed design, please contact us.
If you have ordered an editable DIY (an item that you will download and print yourself), the Download button will appear and you will be able to download the file.
Download and Print
Download the File
Click the Download button on the far left menu to begin the download process. You will see a small number two next to the Download icon to indicate that you can download your file twice. When you click the Downloadbutton, the Download Design window will open and you will be able to select your download options from there.
Downloading a PDF File
Choose Paper Size: If downloading as a PDF, select the paper size. The size of the design will remain the same regardless of the paper size chosen.
Add Bleed/Trim Marks: Your design may include a bleed (.125 extra edge around the design). Choose to include the bleed and/or trim marks allow for easier trimming, if desired. (Bleed is a term used to describe when an image runs all the way to the edge of a trimmed page. If your design calls for image or colour to extend to the edge of the paper, your image or color is “bleeding” off the page, and you need to download with a bleed.)
Tile Same Design/Tile Different Designs: This option will fit either the same page of the design on the same page of the PDF, or it will fit the design pages in order onto the same PDF page. For example, if printing a single invitation, front and back, you will want to tile the same design on each PDF page. If printing a design with consecutive pages (like a fan program or table numbers), then you want to select Tile Different Designs.
Download and Print: Click the Download PDF button to download. Both front and back files will download, if applicable to your design. After downloading, find the file in your Downloads folder. If you are printing at home, be sure that the file prints at 100% or Actual Size in the print settings (Scale to Fit). If you are printing at a print shop, we have included specs in the description section of the listing that you can send to the print shop.
Downloading a JPG, PNG, or Tiny PNG
Show Bleed: You can choose to add a bleed to your image (.125 extra edge around the design). Bleed is a term used to describe when an image runs all the way to the edge of a trimmed page. If your design calls for image or colour to extend to the edge of the paper, your image or color is “bleeding” off the page, and you need to download with a bleed if you’re going to print the design.
Page #: If your design has multiple pages, you can select which page you would like to download; or you can download all the page files at once either individually or in a zipped file. Please note that if your design has multiple pages and is taking a longer time to download, it may be faster to download each page one at a time.
Download and Print: After downloading, find the file in your Downloads folder. If ordering prints online, upload the image directly from your computer. You can also save the image to a USB flash drive or SD card and take it into a photo center to print. Be sure that the prints ordered are the same dimensions as the design.