HOW TO

DESIGN YOUR OWN CORPORATE CARD

Whether it's for your employees, clients or customers, our design editor makes it quick and easy for you to design your own custom greeting cards for business!

Here's a few tips to help get you started...

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ADD AN IMAGE

You can upload your own image or company photo to the card template, or you can select an image to use from our design galleries. Then, use our design editor to resize, rotate, move and add style effects.

DESIGN TIP

Upload an image at the best quality you can, ideally a resolution of 300dpi and at least 1000px to ensure your card looks sharp and clear when printed.

HOW TO...

Upload Your Own Image

Open the 'Add Image' tab then click the 'Upload Image' tab.

Select the option to 'Click or Drop Images Here' then choose your JPEG or PNG image file to upload.

Use Our Images

Open the 'Add Image' tab then click 'Designs'.

Choose a gallery from the drop-down menu, then select an image to use.

Resize The Image

Click on the arrows icon displayed on the corner of the image and drag to adjust the dimensions.

Alternatively, click on the 'Sizing' tab and use the 'Width' and 'Height' sliders to adjust the image size.

Rotate The Image

Click on the arrow icon displayed on the corner of the image and drag to rotate the image.

Alternatively, click on the 'Sizing' tab and use the 'Rotate' slider.

Move The Image

Click anywhere on the image then drag to move it into position.

Alternatively, click on the 'Transform' tab and use 'Center Horizontal' and 'Center Vertical' to center the image on the template.

Use Photo Filters

Click on the 'Styling' tab to add colour effects, such as a sepia or grayscale filter.

Or select a colour mask from the swatch options.

What Type Of Image Files Can I Upload?

You can upload images in JPEG and PNG formats. Please ensure your uploaded image is no smaller than 500x500px and no larger than 3500x3500px, with a DPI no smaller than 120dpi.

What Are Your Recommend File Sizes For Upload?

For the best print results, we recommend you upload JPEGS files at the highest quality and resolution that you can. A size close to (but no more than) 3500x3500px and with a resolution of 300 dpi would be ideal if possible.

Do I Need To Upload My Image Files in CMYK mode?

No, you're OK to upload your images and photos in RGB format. We'll convert your finished design to CMYK before printing. Please be aware that colours displayed on monitors and screens will always look more vibrant and brighter than the final printed colours.

What Type Of Images Do You Have That I Can Use?

Our design editor includes a great array of images and design elements you can use, each specially selected to help you create a professional looking greeting card for your business! Simply browse our image galleries to find illustrations, photos, banners, shapes, picture frames...

Can I Add Two Images To My Design?

If you're customising one of our Design Your Own templates, you're free to upload and add as many images as you like!

If you're customising one of our pre-designed custom card templates, there may be only one defined area for an image. But you can still add as many images as you like, and perhaps create your own image collage for the design.

Help, Not All Of My Image Is Visible…

If you're customising one of our pre-designed card templates, your image will be added behind the masked area of the design template. This means that parts of your image may be masked and not visible.

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ADD YOUR LOGO

Create a branded card for your business by uploading an image of your company logo to the card design. Then, use our design editor to resize, rotate and position your logo so it fits just right.

DESIGN TIP

It's best to upload your logo image with a transparent background so that it can be placed anywhere on the design.

Also, make sure that your logo has a good image resolution, ideally 300dpi.

HOW TO...

Upload Your Logo

Open the 'Add Image' tab then click the 'Upload Image' tab.

Select the option to 'Click or Drop Images Here' then choose your logo image file to upload.

Resize Your Logo

Click on the arrows icon displayed on the corner of your logo image and drag to adjust the dimensions.

Alternatively, click on the 'Sizing' tab and use the 'Width' and 'Height' sliders to adjust the image size.

Rotate Your Logo

Click on the arrow icon displayed on the corner of your logo image and drag to rotate.

Alternatively, click on the 'Sizing' tab and use the 'Rotate' slider.

Reposition Your Logo

Click anywhere on your logo image then drag to move it into position.

Alternatively, click on the 'Transform' tab and use 'Center Horizontal' and 'Center Vertical' to center your logo on the card template.

Style Your Logo

If you want to change the colour of your logo, use the "Styling" tool and select your preferred colour from the swatches displayed.

You can adjust the transparency level here too.

What Type Of Logo Image File Can I Upload?

You can upload your logo image in JPEG and PNG file formats. Please ensure your uploaded image is no smaller than 500x500px and no larger than 3500x3500px, with a DPI no smaller than 120dpi.

What Is Your Recommend File Size For Upload?

For the best print results, we recommend you upload your logo image file at the highest quality and resolution that you can. A size close to (but no more than) 3500x3500px and with a resolution of 300 dpi would be ideal if possible.

Can I Add My Logo Image Over Other Images?

Yes! With our design editor, you can overlay the design elements in any way you like!

If you need to rearrange the design layers, simply click on the 'Transform' tool for an element (for example your logo) and select either 'Bring It Up' or 'Bring It Down' to move that element layer to the front of the design or to move it behind another element. Or alternatively, click on the 'Layers' tab and then drag your layers to rearrange their order.

Do I Need To Upload My Logo Image File in CMYK mode?

No, you're OK to upload your logo image in RGB format. We'll convert your finished design to CMYK before printing. Please be aware that colours displayed on monitors and screens will always look more vibrant and brighter than the final printed colours.

Help, Not All Of My Logo Image Is Visible…

If you're customising one of our pre-designed card templates, your logo image will be added behind the masked area of the design template. This means that some of your logo may be masked and not visible until you adjust the size and position of your logo on the design template.

What If I Don't Have An Image For My Logo?

In this instance, you can simply add your company name to the design as text using the text editor.

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ADD TEXT

You can add your own personal message or company name to the card using our text editor. Then, customise the text style to suit your brand, such as the font type and colour, shape and size before moving your text into place.

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To ensure your greeting is clearly readable when printed, make sure your text size isn’t too small and choose a text colour that has a good contrast against the background colour(s).

HOW TO...

Add Your Text

Click the 'Add Text' tab and type your greeting into the box. Use your Enter key if you want the text to be displayed on multiple lines.

Then, click the 'Add Text' option to add it onto the design.

Style Your Text

Click on the 'Styling' tool to personalise the look of your text.

Select your preferred font from the drop down list and change the text colour by clicking on one of the colour swatches.

Here you can also make the text bold, italic or underlined, and adjust the text transparency and alignment.

Resize Your Text

Click on the arrows icon displayed on the corner of the text block and drag to adjust the dimensions.

Alternatively, click on the 'Sizing' tab and use the 'Width' and 'Height' sliders to adjust the text size.

Rotate Your Text

Click on the arrow icon displayed on the corner of the text block and drag to rotate.

Alternatively, click on the 'Sizing' tab and use the 'Rotate' slider.

Move Your Text

Click anywhere on the text block then drag to move it into position.

Alternatively, click on the 'Transform' tab and use 'Center Horizontal' and 'Center Vertical' to center your text on the card template.

Curve Your Text

To give your text a curved appearance, click on the 'Transform' tool and enable the 'Curved Text' option.

Use the 'Radius' slider to adjust the arc curvature. Use the 'Spacing' slider to increase/decrease the space between the letters.

Can I Have Different Fonts, Text Sizes Or Colour In The Same Line Of Text?

Unfortunately no, this isn't possible. All text within the same line has to be the same font, size and style. But you can add as many blocks of text to the design as you like, each with different text styles.

Can I Add Text Over An Uploaded/Added Image?

Yes! With our design editor, you can overlay the design elements in any way you like!

If you need to rearrange the design layers, simply click on the 'Transform' tool for an element (for example, your text) and select either 'Bring It Up' or 'Bring It Down' to move that element layer to the front of the design or to move it behind another element. Or alternatively, click on the 'Layers' tab and then drag your layers to rearrange their order.

Can I Use My Own Font?

Sorry no, you cannot upload your own font to use with our design editor. You could however upload and add an image of your message/company name, created in your preferred text, to use on the card template.

Help, Not All Of My Text Is Visible...

If you're customising one of our pre-designed card templates, your text will be added behind the masked area of the design template. This means that some of your text may be masked and not visible until you adjust the size and position of your text within the design template.

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Ready To Design Your Own Card?

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If you refresh the page whilst creating your design, your design will be lost! We advise you to create an account with us so that you can save your card design at any time.

Once logged in, simply click the 'Save Product' tab to save your current card design. You can save multiple versions of the same template - ideal if you want to try out different layouts etc. You can then access your saved designs by clicking the 'Load' tab. Better yet, you can come back to this product page at a later time and your designs will still be saved and ready for you to use!

MORE WAYS TO PERSONALISE YOUR CORPORATE CARD...

Add A Picture Frame

Why not highlight your company photo with a frame?

Click on the 'Add Image' tab, then 'Designs' and select 'Picture Frames' from the drop-down menu. Choose your preferred frame style from the options displayed below.

Use the arrow icons or the 'Sizing' tool to adjust the dimensions of the frame and photo to make a good fit together. Use the 'Styling' tool if you would like to customise the look of the frame, such as changing the colour or transparency.

Add A Text Banner

Accentuate your greeting by adding a banner behind the text.

Click the 'Add Image' tab then 'Designs' and select 'Banners' from the drop-down menu. Choose which banner you would like to add.

Use the 'Styling' tool to customise the look of the banner, such as changing the colour and transparency. Click the arrow icons displayed on the corner of the banner then drag to adjust it's size and rotation.

Add A Background

If you're using our Design Your Own template, we have plenty of backgrounds for you to choose from! Plain colours, prints and patterns, photos and illustrations... whatever you fancy. Simply select your chosen background by clicking one of the image swatches.

Alternatively, you can add your own photo or design to use as a background.

Arrange Layers

If you're using multiple design elements for your design, and an element becomes unintentionally obscured by another, you'll need to rearrange your design layers.

To do this, click on the 'Transform' tool for an element and select to either 'Bring It up' or 'Bring It Down' to move that element layer to the front of the design or to move it behind another element.

Alternatively, click on the 'Layers' tab and then drag your layers up or down to rearrange their order on the design.

How Do Your 'Design Your Own Card' Templates Work?

Our Design Your Own card templates let you get really creative with the design - ideal if you want to create a truly unique card that best represents your business!

The full design area of the card template is yours to personalise how you like. You can change the background, then add and position your logo and add as many images, greetings and messages as you want and where you want.

Whether you're a designer or a novice, our easy to use design editor makes the process of designing your own corporate greeting card from scratch simple. But if you should have any problems, please feel free to contact us.

How Do Your 'Custom Card' Templates Work?

Our custom card templates feature pre-made Greetd designs, specially created for you to quickly and easily add your own personalisations.

Each template features pre-defined, unmasked areas of the design that you can edit and personalise. You can upload your own logo and image to the design and personalise it with your own message or greeting. You can then customise the look of these added elements, such as changing the colour, size and text style.

However, the main card design is locked in place and cannot be altered. This means that design elements like the background, overall layout and other graphic art can't be customised.

If you would prefer to have more flexibility over your personalised design, you may prefer to use our Design Your Own card template instead.

Stuck For Ideas?

If you fancy using our Design Your Own card template but need a little inspiration for the design, here's some we made earlier...

HERE TO HELP

If you have any questions about how to use our design editor, or you need any assistance with creating your design, please don't hesitate to get in touch.