Editing templates

Questions about templates

 

1. Where are my templates

You can find templates we’ve made for you in two places: in our designer template catalog and in the Templates tab in your account. The designer template catalog shows all the designs uploaded by graphic designers on TemplateCloud. The template catalog is available to all our customers. There are also some exclusive templates in you account that are designed specifically for your needs. You can ask your local studio to design a template for you or your company, and this will appear in your account.

2. Who designs your templates?

Our designer template catalog comes from TemplateCloud, a website we created to help graphic designers sell their designs and you find artwork for your marketing. If you know any graphic designers looking to upload their designs online and earn royalties on them every time they’re sold, suggest TemplateCloud. TemplateCloud designs are sold all over the world.

 

3. When will new designs be available?

New designs are added every day, throughout the day. If there’s something you’re looking for and can’t find, please contact TemplateCloud¬†and they’ll put your request on their “Most Wanted” list.

 

4. Can I request more designs?

If you’ve created a design that you love and want to use it on other items, browse for matching designs in the same collection. Quite often, we’ll put together matching stationery and marketing material. If you don’t see what you’re looking for please contact us. We’ll either ask our designers to build a new template for you to edit, or we’ll give you a price for a ‘custom’ design.

 

5. Can I save my design and edit it later?

Sure. Just press the Save button. You’ll need to register or Sign in. Next time you visit, Sign in to your account and you’ll see your saved designs on your Dashboard. Just choose the one you want to work on and you can start where you left off.

 

 

Questions about editing templates

 

1. How can I see the back?

If your item has 2 pages or a reverse, just click on the “Reverse” tab at the top of the page. Click on the “Front” tab to return to the front page. In the template below, there’s only one page so the “Reverse” tab doesn’t show.

 

2. Why can’t I edit everything?

Our professional designers have labored over the look and feel of each design. It would be really easy to mess this up, so while you can change the content of the design – the text, the images – we keep the layout locked. Some images or objects might be locked because they are part of the design. It’s easy to see which bits you can edit – they’re highlighted with “Edit” buttons. Click the edit button to see the image or text editor on the right of the template.

 

3. How do I zoom in and out?

At the top right hand corner of the screen you will see two icons “Zoom in” and “Zoom out”. Just hold them down until you’re close enough in, or far enough out. You can click “Size to fit” to fit the whole document in the window.

4. How do I move around the page?

When you click an “Edit” button, the screen automatically centers on what you’re editing. You’ll also get a scroll bar between your template and the editor, use this to look at items above and below what you’re editing.

 

5. Do I have to put in all the details this template is asking for?

We’ve made sure that all our designs can fit the most common contact details that you might need. If you don’t want a particular item, like a fax number or website address, that’s fine. Just select the text and press Delete or Backspace to remove it from your design.

6. What if I make a mistake?

Please check your design carefully before you finish. We offer fantastic prices by automating our entire process. So the first set of human eyes proof-reading your design will be your own when you open the box. We don’t want you to be sad. So please check all telephone numbers, dates, times, addresses, prices and spelling before you order. If you spot an error after you’ve ordered, then we’re sorry that we won’t be able to rectify it. To help prevent you making a mistake, we ask you to proof read before you purchase a template.

 

7. Can I spell check?

Click on the pink “Edit” button on any text box. This will open our Text Editor to the side of your text box. Press the “Spell-Check” button and we’ll underline any words which aren’t in our dictionary.

 

Questions about editing text

1. How do I change text?

Text items which you can change have an “Edit” buttons over them. Click “Edit” to change the text. This will also open our Text Editor on the right of your template, where you can change the font, size, line spacing, color, style and alignment. Simply select the text you wish to edit, start typing or use the Text Editor to make your changes.

 

2. How do I change text size?

Click on the “Edit” button on the text you want to change. This will open our Text Editor to the side of your text box. Simply select the item of text you want to change, then pick a new size from the “Size” drop down menu.

 

3. How do I change text color?

Click on the pink “Edit” button on the text you want to change. This will open our Text Editor to the side of your text box. Simply select the item of text you want to change, then pick one of the available colors from the “Color” drop down menu.

 

4. How do I change the font?

Click on the “Edit” button on the text you want to change. This will open our Text Editor to the side of your text box. Simply select the item of text you want to change, then pick one of the available typefaces from the “Font” drop down menu.

 

5. How do I change font alignment?

Click on the “Edit” button on the text you want to change. This will open our Text Editor to the side of your text box. Simply select the item of text you want to change, then in the “Alignment” section, press the “Left”, “Centered” or “Right” button.

 

Questions about editing images

1. How do I change the images?

If an image can be changed, you’ll see an “Edit” button in the middle of it. Click the button on the image you want to change and this will bring up our Image Editor. Click the “Replace” button and a pop-up window will open with three tabs: Add an image from Fotolia Library, Add an Image from my Files and Images folder, Upload an Image from my Computer. These tabs let you select a replacement image.

2. How do I upload my own image or photo?

If an image can be changed, you’ll see an “Edit” button in the middle of it. Click the button on the image you want to change and this will bring up our Image Editor. Click the “Replace” button. If there are any suitable images already in your Files & Images folder, you’ll see them here. Select the image you want to use and click “Use this image”. If you’d like to upload a new image or logo, click the “Upload an image from my Computer” tab. Click “Browse…” and pick any JPEG or TIF image on your computer and then “Upload Image”. You can now use the Image Editor to move, rotate and scale your image. Best to use good quality, high resolution images. We’ll warn you if they aren’t high enough quality to print.

3. What image formats can I upload?

You’ll get best results from JPG or TIF images. We print at very high resolution, so images you download from the internet usually aren’t good enough for print. We recommend using only good quality, high-resolution images – at least 300dpi (dots per inch). When you take a picture from a digital camera it’s usually in RGB format. We will convert these to CMYK print format when you upload them, but if you do this yourself you’ll probably get best results. For further information on supplying images please see our File Supply Guide.

 

4. Can I upload my own logos and photos?

Sure. See “How do I upload my own image or logo?” for instructions on how to do it. Please be aware that all images you use within your design must be your own, or you must have permission from the copyright holder to use them. Don’t steal images from websites, use photographs which belong to someone else or pictures of celebrities without their permission.