The online world has opened up new ways in how you can publish and distribute artwork. If you have some graduation clip art, and you want to use it to produce graduation stationery then you’re in luck. There are many different types of online agencies that will help you in producing your stationery.
What’s Required –
Basically, you will only need a computer and an Internet connection. However, you may also want to have some software programs that you can use for editing your clip art. These online companies will allow you to edit your clip art only so far; however, if you want to do anything major, then you should own some of these programs. Some examples are Photoshop, Illustrator; etc. If price is an issue then you can go with some cheaper or free software programs. And who doesn’t love free?
Photoshop Elements only costs around ninety dollars, which is a bargain when you consider that the full version of Photoshop (newest version) costs around seven hundred dollars or more. You can also download a free program that is similar to Photoshop online. It’s called Gimp.
Another way to save some money is to simply buy older versions of these software programs on eBay. For example, Photoshop 9 (the full version) can be found on eBay for around a hundred and fifty dollars. The same goes for Illustrator. Not bad, huh? Just make sure that you’re buying the commercial version and not the educational version. The educational version is for learning only.
Where to Produce Your Clip Art
Now what about these online agencies? Where are they, and how do they work? Well, you have quite a selection to choose from. Some of the better companies are known as Zazzle and Cafepress. First of all, you’ll need to create an account with whichever agency you choose. It costs nothing to create an account, and the companies do not ask for any hardcore personal information.
After you’ve created your account, you can start uploading your clip art. Then you can place your clip art on hats, shirts, magnets, cards, and much more. You can add text to your merchandise, change the color; etc. Then you can either choose to publish it online and earn money from people who buy your graduation stationery (make sure you’re the copyright owner), or you can just have it printed out and sent to you personally. You simply select the type of shipping you want, and your items will be delivered to you on the date you choose.
And yes, you will have to pay for this part of the process. The amount you will pay will simply depend on the type of shipping you chose, the type of merchandise that you’re creating, and the number of items that you want to receive.
Turning your own graduation clip art into stationery has never been easier. You just need a computer, an Internet connection, and maybe some software. And then you just need to decide on which company you will use to publish your artwork. It’s a fairly painless process. To check out over at i hate my college but can’t transfer to a different one