Welcome ladies and gentlemen I’m Steve Potter, owner of the Rocket Banner Company and I prepared this brief tutorial to show you how to create a custom birthday banner easily right on the website by using one of our templates so let’s get started. Now I’m on the homepage and I’m signed into my account and from here I’m going to simply click on price and order and that’s gonna take us to our first products page for the 2 x 4 banner but don’t worry about that, that is not what’s important, what’s important is this button right here which says browse templates. Click on that and it’s going to open up our templates page and from here just scroll down to click on birthday banners. That will take you to our birthday banners page where we have 10 templates here now what’s important to remember when loading a template all of these elements that you see on these template banners are completely modifiable. What you want to do is to pick something that you like as far as the color scheme goes. all right because any element on here can be changed, deleted or modified with certain exceptions and will get a little bit more later. Specifically what it talks about and what I’m referring to is the background. The backgrounds cannot be modified, any other element on the page can be modified so I’m going load one of these templates just because I like the color scheme of this one right here, you click on it it’s gonna load in our online design tool. All of our banners load as a 3 x 8 but you can change it to whatever size you want and when you do change it for example let say to a 3 x 6 banner, the only thing that’s gonna resize is the canvas, the actual banner background and the individual elements do not resize and we do that for reason. Let me demonstrate, the elements did not and the reason for that is if we resized the elements with the banner they would distort, they would just get smaller and scrunched up so we don’t do that instead we let you resize the individual elements so you can keep them in proportion. For example I’m now going to drag a corner handle hold down the shift key and when I resize it you see it is staying in proportion. You’ll find this from time to time in our templates that you can only delete this or keep it you cannot modify the text. That’s true with certain elements, certain specialized text like this is not modifiable this text down here is and that’s because these were created in the designer itself, whereas this was created in Adobe Photoshop. I can apply some special effects and so when I imported it here it was turned into an image and you can tell that by clicking on it and it will give you the resolution of this image. You see you can delete it or keep it but you can’t modify it now the text down here this is all modifiable because it was generated in the design tool. Let’s do some modifying here to make this cake smaller put in here think I overdid it with this learning will disappear just to show you that you can modify things on birthday banners when you double-click on this text and control ETA selected all I know I’m just gonna change it in TO say happy birthday hit enter and now let me enlarge it right here in the middle nice and big. Now let’s import a picture of an image we go to my desktop we find an image of somebody as a baby and had a baby image here that’s me about the 56 years ago so let’s put that in. Now let’s change this text here to balloon font let’s get the arrow tool and had a arrow and the next thing we want to do is save our design. We’ll name it and then add it to the cart and that’s it ladies and gentlemen a very brief tutorial just to show you how to load a template change of size adjust the elements and so on and so forth at six you have any questions is a really bad image I wouldn’t use this it’s old it was an old scanned image I’d find something better now but you get the idea okay thank you.
DOWNLOAD OUR VECTOR BASED DESIGN PACK FOR BIRTHDAY BANNERS
VECTOR EDITING SOFTWARE REQUIRED TO USE THIS DESIGN PACK
We have assembled some vector based design elements to assist you in your Birthday Banner Designs. Simply download, unzipped and open in Adobe Illustrator.
Extruded Text for you Birthday Banner Designs
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