Friday, January 17, 2014

How to Make Political Yard Signs Online

Step by Step Instructions: How to Design & Order Custom Political Yard Signs Online

Custom Political Yard Signs from Banners.com

If you are running for office you should order political yard signs to help with your campaign efforts. Yard signs are a cost effective form of advertising and will help raise awareness about your political campaign. Here are step by step instructions on how to create and order custom political yard signs online. Go to our political yard signs page and select your size, quantity and finishing options.

Pick a Design Method: Pick a Political Yard Sign Template
There are three different ways you can order political yard signs. You can pick a template, upload a file or work with a graphic designer. We will show you how to order a yard sign by selecting a template.
Political Yard Sign Templates
Political Yard Sign Templates
How to Start Designing a Political Yard Sign in the Online Designer
When you find a template that you want to customize, put your mouse over the template and click on the "Customize Template" button. This will take you into the online designer. All of the yard sign templates can be customized.
Political Yard Sign Template in the Online Designer
Political Yard Sign Template in the Online Designer
In the online designer you can add text, add clip art, upload images and add backgrounds. In order to select these options, click on the buttons at the top of the designer. Click here for more information on how to use the online designer.
Add Text, Add Clip Art, Upload Image and Add Backgrounds
Add Text, Add Clip Art, Upload Image and Add Backgrounds
Selecting Political Clip Art
Click on the "Add CLIPART" button. This will open up a pop up of all of our clip art. Scroll down until you see the "Political" category and click on it to view the images. Click on an image to add it to your design.
Political Clip Art
Political Clip Art
Adding Text
Click on the "Add TEXT" button. A text box will appear in the online designer. You can either double click on the the text top open a pop up window, or you can click on the left sidebar and type in there. You can change the font and color of the text.
Adding Text in the Online Designer
Adding Text in the Online Designer
Designer Tip: If you click on the clip art or the text in the online designer a red outline will appear with 8 circle around the perimeter. You can re-size the clip art or text by selecting one of the 8 circles on the red line and moving your mouse. If you click "Ctrl" and drag the image it will keep its proportions. The icon that looks like a piece of paper will copy your clip art or text. You can also move the image to the front or to the back by clicking on the up arrow or down arrow. The red circle will revert the clip art back to the original. The trash can will delete the image.

Aligning, Rotating and Reflecting Text and Clip Art Images
You can change the alignment by selecting the options on the left sidebar. You can also rotate or reflect the text and clip art images.
Aligning, Rotating and Reflecting Text and Clip Art Images
Additional Features for Text and Clip Art
Selecting a Background
Click on the "Add BCKGND" button. This will open up a pop up of all of our backgrounds. Scroll down until you see the "Political Backgrounds" category. Click on a background and click the "Insert Background" button to add it to your design.
Political Backgrounds for Yard Signs
Political Backgrounds for Yard Signs
Uploading Images and Photographs
If you want to add any photographs or other images, click on the "Upload IMAGE" button. A pop up window will appear. Click on the "Select Files" button and upload the files from your computer. The image will appear in the online designer.


Once you have finished designing your yard sign, you can either click on the "Save for Later" button or the "Accept Design" button to begin the checkout process.
Save for Later or Accept Design Buttons
Save for Later or Accept Design Buttons
Copying Yard Sign Images
If you are going to have multiple yard signs that look the same, you can copy your design so you don't have to start from scratch. Click on the "Save for Later" button in the online designer. This will take you to your saved designs page. All you have to do is click on the copy icon and another identical image will appear. To edit the design, click on the image to go back into the online designer. 

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