Are you looking to create something beautiful for your home? Want to customize a holiday get together or give a loved one a truly personalized gift? From customize gift ideas to wonderful home decor and wall art, everything becomes easy, fun, and inexpensive when you make your own printables.
If you’re not sure how to create your own homemade printables, we put together a few steps so you can be well on your way to making fabulous and one-of-a-kind printables.
Choose the Right Design App
Creating DIY printables starts with having the right design program. You can find heaps of online design tools for creating beautiful graphics that don’t cost a dime. Canva is a popular web design tool that offers a range of easy-to-customize templates for just about any design you can imagine. PicMonkey is another free resource that can spice up your images with ease. If you would like completely custom design software, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are perfect options, although they can be a little intimidating for beginners
Use Unique Typography
Typography can make the biggest difference between a good printable and an amazing printable. You will not want to print your favorite quote in comic sans and hang it on your wall. While there are a collection of free font resources out there, pick the ones that will make your printable standout. DaFont, 1001 Free Fonts and Font Squirrel have a huge variety of high-quality fonts that are not just easily downloadable but are also free for commercial use. Whether you need something elegant, vintage, handwritten or unusual fonts, these websites got you covered.
Take Advantage of Clip Art and Stock Photos
Sometimes coming up with your own design can take ages. So why not hop on Google and browse through some websites that offer useful and free clip arts. There’s a ton out there. A few websites that offer a myriad of stellar clip art include VectorStock, Clipart.com and Dreamstine. If you like to use Creative Commons image, Compfight, Pexels and Pxhere offer high-quality, professional-looking shots that can certainly make any printables eye-catching.
Pick a High-Quality Printer
Bring your well-crafted printable to life using a high-quality printer. If you already have your own printer at home, you’re in great shape. However, you must know that the type of printer you have can greatly affect the quality of your printable. If you want the colors to pop on the page, an inkjet printer is your best friend. Inkjet printers are great for photos and image-heavy documents as they blend colors smoothly. But you should note that a high-end inkjet printer can do much more wonders than low-end printers. So if you’re still on the lookout of a good printer, it’s worth paying a little more in exchange for higher quality.
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