Using the Design Tool

 


Using the design tool

  • Can I upload my own design?

    • Yes. You can upload premade graphics as a .PDF file only using the “Upload” button, or you can use the “Design Now” button to select from templates, when available, or a blank canvas to upload your own assets to use. When uploading within the design tool, a high quality .PNG or .JPEG is recommended.

  • What kind of image should I use for a logo or clip art?

    • A .PNG file of your logo or clip art would be the best option. A .JPEG at a very high resolution (300ppi or greater) will also be sufficient in maintaining the integrity of your artwork.

  • Where can I get a high quality image for my sign?

    • If you designed the graphic yourself, just export a high quality .PNG or .JPEG to upload into our design tool to use as you see fit.

    • If you had another person design the graphic for you, request a high quality .PNG or .JPEG from them, so that you can upload it into our design tool.

    • If you need artwork created, please contact us, and we will see what we can do to help. (Please note that custom design work will incur a separate fee outside of this website!)

  • How can I tell if my image quality is good enough?

    • Our design tool will tell you if your image is the right quality. If it ever says that your image has dropped below the required resolution, simply upload a higher resolution image to work with.

  • What if my image is a photograph?

    • Most digital cameras (smart phones included) take photos that may work well for printing. If the image has been downloaded from a website, or cropped/altered in anyway, it runs the risk of lowering quality and resolution. Remember, 300ppi is a good minimum to keep in mind.
       

  • How do I change the size of my text?

    • There are two ways to change the size of text. (Keep in mind that texts of different sizes will have to be separate text boxes!)

      1. You can click the button called "Auto Size Text" to be able to stretch the text directly on your image.

      2. You can double click each text box to change the font, size, color, etc.