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Using your own Images as graphics – GraphixCreator

Part of the beauty of GraphixCreator is just how flexible it is. GraphixCreator really gives you the chance to have a bit of fun with your marketing, communications and also personal media.

A great demonstration of this is the ability to use your own photographs and images to create banners, postcards backgrounds and more. You can now create highly personalised marketing matierial. Budding photographers can combine their passions for photography and business and you can enhance your own personal images to create e-cards and much more.

Here is how to do it and a couple of examples from my own personal collection!

Step 1

open GraphixCreator and select banner maker –

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Step 2 – 

Enter the size you would like your banner, one good way of doing this is to check the dimensions of your image first and set the banner to the same dimensions,

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Step 3 – 

select the upload image tab, then select upload image. Find your photo and double click or click open. –

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Step 4 –

Once your image has been uploaded, you can now add text to your image. If you intend to use your image as a banner also add a call to action –

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Step 5 – 

Once you have added all your text, hit the download button, this will add the image into your downloads folder. You now have your new banner

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Step 6 – 

To use your banner online you can upload it to your smart media library within DBL. Within the left hand menu of your DBL dashboard select smart media library. This will open up your Smart Media Library. Then drag your image from your downloads folder into the upload file space.

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Step 7 –

This will now make the file available online and generate an Image URL. You can now copy  the image URL and use as you wish online.

 

Here are some more examples I created to show you how you can have some fun with your own images – 

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  • http://lindanicholas59.com Linda Nicholas

    Thanks for creating this guide- I have already used several of my own images (I figured that way there were going to be no problems with accidentally infringing copyright)! and it certainly personalises whatever you create. The how-to segments are really clear and easy to action. Terrific 😉