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Tutorial - Create Your OWN Professional Banner for Your Makyn.me Shop!

This quick tutorial will have you creating a professional-looking Banner for your Shop in NO TIME!  

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Use a CREATIVE DESIGN TOOL to design your Shop's Banner. If you don't have a professional design tool, that's OK!

We have a couple of GREAT recommendations for simple-to-use, free tools to help you make your Banner!

Try Canva.com, a FREE Design Tool with lots of options to choose from such as customizable graphics & branding!

Canva offers a Premium Option that unlocks when you GO PRO!

This tool makes it EASY to create a custom size for your banner!

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Create an account with one of the DESIGN TOOLS mentioned in Step 1, if you don’t already have one.

This will help you save your design so that you can come back to it in the future!

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From the Canva.com Home Page, select “Create a Design”. 

It looks like this:

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A drop-down menu will appear, and you should select “Custom Dimensions”.

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Then, the width and height dimension fields will appear. 

You will enter 1200 into the first field, 300 into the second field, and leave it in px (pixels), as shown below:

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We have created this helpful template to show you the areas of your Shop Banner that you can design without them being covered by the Shop Logo and other information on your Shop Page. 

Feel free to right click and save the image to refer to in it’s original size and compare to your banner throughout this process.

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Create a Title for your image so that it will auto-save and you can easily find it later!

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Then UPLOAD your own images, add text or other various elements such as: color, shapes, graphics, illustrations, photos, and MORE! 

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Once you’ve created a 1200x300px image that you’re happy with – it’s time to download it!

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We recommend that you download your files in either PNG or JPG format, so that they are compatible with our Platform!

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Canva has some AWESOME free options as well as PREMIUM paid features. Its easy to use and we highly recommend it.  

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Next, head back to the browser tab for Makyn.me and NAVIGATE to your Shop Settings located in your Artist’s Dashboard. 

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Click “Upload Shop Photo,” beside the Shop Profile Picture.

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Click “Select Files” and navigate to the location where you stored the image file you just created & upload it to your media files.

We recommend using an image that is 1200x300px.

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Once you’ve selected your image, click the “SELECT AND CROP” button in the bottom-right corner.

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Cropping may change the look of the image in your Shop, so feel free to play around with these options – Crop Image & Skip Cropping. 

We suggest for the Shop Banner to SKIP CROPPING if you adhered to the template we provided for your design. 

If you don’t like how one way appears in your Shop, try it the other way!

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Cropping may change the look of the image in your Shop, so feel free to play around with these options – Crop Image & Skip Cropping. 

We suggest for the Shop Banner to SKIP CROPPING if you adhered to the template we provided for your design. 

If you don’t like how one way appears in your Shop, try it the other way!

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TO SAVE YOUR LOGO, YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR SHOP SETTINGS!

Click the “Update Settings” button at the bottom of your Shop Settings Page.

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You’ll know your Shop Logo was updated properly, when you see the following message:

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EXCELLENT WORK!

Your Shop Banner should be saved!

 

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Create Content, Products or Services to offer in your Shop!




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  1. Very helpful tutorial! Thanks!

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