Tuesday, August 12, 2014

How to Order Custom Student Council Banners

How to Make Custom Student Council Banners in the Online Designer

There are lots of occasions that Student Council's can use vinyl banners. They can be used to announce Student Council elections, Homecoming, school dances, blood drives and other events.Here are step by step instructions on how to create a custom Student Council banner online. Go to our Student Council banner page to get started. After you select your size, quantity and finishing options you can start designing your banner.

Pick a Design Method - Pick a Student Council Banner Template
There are three different ways you can order banners online. You can pick a template, upload a file or work with a graphic designer. We will show you how to order a banner by selecting a template.

Student Council Banner Templates | Banners.com
Student Council Banner Templates
How to Start Designing a Student Council Banner 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 banner templates can be customized. You can also select the "Blank Template" to start your design from scratch.

Student Council Banner Template in the Online Designer | Banners.com
Student Council Banner 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 Clip Art Images
Click on the "Add CLIPART" button. This will open up a pop up of all of our clip art. Scroll down until you see a relevant category and click on it to view the images. Click on an image to add it to your design.

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 to the Banner Template | Banners.com
Adding Text to the Banner Template
Designer Tip: If you click on the clip art or the text in the online designer a red outline will appear with 8 circles 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 a category that you like. Click on a background and click the "Insert Background" button to add it to your design.

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 banner, 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 Banner Images
If you are going to have multiple banners 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.
Copying a Banner Template | Banners.com
Copying a Banner Template
All you have to do is click on the copy icon and another identical banner will appear. To edit the design, click on the image to go back into the online designer. 

Go to our Student Council banner page to get started on your order.

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