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How to make cover for bundle to sell at Teachers Pay Teachers – Photoshop Tutorial

One of the great thing about selling at Teachers Pay Teachers is that you can make an automatic bundle. This means once you update your individual product (the product which is included in the bundle), the bundle is also automatic updated.

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In this tutorial I’ll show how to make preview image/ cover for bundle. The square cover looks better for Teachers Pay Teachers. So, I’ll do my preview image in square.

Open photoshop.

Make a new file. I use 1000 x 1000 pixels at 72 dpi, RGB color. If you prefer rectangular horizontal cover, is also okey.

I’ll make a bundle from 4 individual poster products (each product already has a cover in square size of 1000 x 1000 pixels). So, I’ll combine them all into one page for the bundle cover.

I open one of the poster cover.

I copy the poster cover into the new file (the file for the bundle cover). As always, I just use shortcut as follow

from the poster cover file: ctrl A (select all), ctrl c (copy)

back to the new file (the cover bundle file): ctrl v (paste)

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After that, I resize the poster cover. Again, using the shortcut ctrl T (transform), and then I set 50% for the width and also 50% for the height (see red arrows). Now, I have the 1st poster in half size.

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Drag along the image into the top left.

Do the same thing for the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th poster covers. Place them into the blank space.

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After that, I’ll add text.

Clik the T icon from left tool bar. Choose the font/size/color from the top menu (see red arrows). Make sure your text layer is above other layers (see yellow arrow).

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Then, I’ll add some effects to the text.

From the top menu, choose layer –> layer style –> stroke

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From the pop up box, you can make some adjustments.

After that, I’ll ad drop shadow to the text.

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And that’s all. Bundle cover is ready now.

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credit:

All poster covers used in this tutorial is by DarraKadisha

Check also my other photoshop tutorials

How to make preview image for selling poster online – Photoshop tutorial

How to cut square area out of rectangular preview image – Photoshop Tutorial

How to make watermark in photoshop

January 16, 2019 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

How to make watermark in photoshop

In this photoshop tutorial, I’ll show you how to add watermark text in photoshop. This watermark effect known for protecting your works. So people won’t be able to use your preview image for something else (since there’s a watermark text on it). This is useful for sellers who have online shops and put cover/ preview image in big size, and somehow your works look big enough in that cover/ preview image.

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Okey, Let’s start.

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Open your cover/ preview image in photoshop. I’m using cute bunny poster preview image for this tutorial.

Now, you will add text.

From the left toolbar, click the “T” icon (see blue) arrow. Shortcut is T, simple click T on your keyboard.

Once you’ve clicked the “T” icon, you’ll see some option on the top second line (see red arrows). From there, you can choose font, size, color, alignment, etc.

I use Dream Orphans font that I downloaded for free from Creative Fabrica Freebies

Type your text, and position it in the middle. I use black for the text color.

After that, make sure you’re on the text layer (see yellow arrow). So make sure that your text is above the layer of your work.

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You can see the opacity slider there. I set mine into 35%. From the drop down menu (from opacity), slide it into 35%. You can see that the text become gray, however, you can still see the bunny ears and wood image.

Well, I’ve done with the watermark text. It’s easy actually.

Now you can save it into a new file. From top menu choose File –> Save as. I saved mine as Jpeg.

Credit: valentine Bunny poster by DarraKadisha

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January 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm 1 comment

How to make password protected PDF file

If you are a teacher author and selling your teaching resources at Teachers Pay Teachers (or other marketplace), you might want to protect your PDF file so others won’t be able to steal your work. This is to protect your work, and also to protect clip art graphics and fonts you use in your work.

In in this tutorial I will show you how to turn your PDF file into a password protected PDF file. I’m using Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0. This is actually an old version, however (if you’re using newer version) the steps are basically same.

1. Open your PDF file in adobe acrobat pro. Click the padlock icon “Secure”, choose “Restrict Opening and Editing..”

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2. Pay attention to the “permission” box. Check mark in the box saying “Use a password to restrict…. and so on”. Then, enter your password.

From Printing Allowed section choose: HIGH RESOLUTION

From Changes Allowed section choose: NONE

DO NOT mark the box saying “Enable copying of text, and so on..”

Check mark the box saying “Enable text access for screen ready and so on…”

After done, save your file.

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Another way to do this.

Open your PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Pro.

1. Choose “Document properties” from the File menu on the top of the page.

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2. It goes to this box. Choose “SECURITY” (on the bottom of the left list), and then choose “Password Security”.

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3. You will this box. Fill in the password and so on. Just like I explained earlier. After that, click Ok.

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4. You will see confirmation box. It asks you to enter your password one more time.

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Save your file once done.

Hope this quick tutorial helps you.

If you’re making teaching resources for early grades, you probably need clip art graphics/ images for your worksheets.

Good news! REVIDEVI offers 170+ clip art freebies. Check below

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Check also fun free clip art from DarraKadisha. Link below

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Darrakadisha

Need fonts instead?

You can also get free commercial use fonts from link below

https://www.creativefabrica.com/freebies/ref/235496/

Thanks for visiting my blog. Till next time!

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December 9, 2018 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

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