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Have fun designing your own print here
I will print and then hand-paint gold on your specific locations or routes.
Before you start, it is important to add the size of your map to your cart. (unless visiting from Etsy)
Know before you begin:
The is a 'help' button in the top tool bar should you get stuck.
The 'undo' button is at the top of the canvas.
The 'zoom' is at the bottom right.
The app will work best on laptop.
1. Choose between landscape or portrait.
2. Templates - Choose a pre-made template
Templates are pre-made layouts of what you may have seen in listing photos, where all you have to do is change the text and map.
You may skip this step if you wish to start with a blank canvas.
Browse through pre-made templates for the layout you want.
Click on 'all categories' to filter out landscape or portrait layouts.
It may be easier to simply 'search' for your layout. e.g 'couples', 'Scotland', 'Outer Hebrides'
3. Find your map
If you wish to change the map or remove all together, simply click on the map and press delete.
Search for the map you require in the search bar.
You can resize and add as many maps as you like.
Note: If you require Shetland, you must add it onto your template. (it will not automatically appear with the Scotland & UK maps)
4. - Change your text
Simply double click on the text you would like to change and type.
Fonts used in my designs are "Didot-regular"and "Lato-thin" but you may have fun experimenting with the 878+ fonts!
4. - Icons & Lines
You will find constellations, horoscopes, Celtic symbols, hearts and line dividers in this section.
Be aware, there is no search bar for shapes.
Change the colour of any shape by clicking the black circle at the top left of the canvas board.
Design tip - Changing your Celtic symbols to grey will be less harsh on the overall design.
Note - Dividing lines will appear on the canvas as squares. You will need to click on the sides and adjust accordingly.
5 - Use the drawing tool to show where you would like your gold highlights
Do not worry about being neat.
Your drawing lines will not be printed on the paper.
This is only to show me where I should physically apply the gold highlight once I print them.
6 - Remember to centre your text and maps
Using the position tool at the top right of the canvas, please make sure your text is centred if that is what your design requires.
You have now finished designing your print!
Tip - clicking file - save to my designs - Will allow you to save multiple designs and easily refer back to each one.
Simply click add to cart and I will receive your order.