How To

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When you begin the process of creating your custom label, the template above appears. The dotted line that appears around the perimeter of the template is the outline of what will appear on the label. If you have images that you will be adding, make sure that everything that you want to appear is inside of the dotted line on the template. It is advisable for background photos or colors, that you allow them to ‘bleed’ beyond the dotted line to make sure that there is no white space on the edges of your custom label when it is printed.


You have the option of using pre-designed ‘skins’ to fill the label or design your own label including the color scheme, words and fonts, imagery, and size and relationship between these design elements. You can also impose your own design imagery and messages over top of the pre-designed ‘skins’ to allow you to create one-of-a-kind candles. What follows are step by step directions for using this very versatile design tool. We hope that you have fun creating your custom candles!


Here is a list of the available tools for designing your label, corresponding to the numbers on the diagram above:

1 – Choose a pre-designed ‘skin’ (optional)
2 – Choose a background color (if you haven’t selected a pre-designed ‘skin’)
3 – Change the fixed label information from black to white and back again
4 – Add Images (from your personal files if desired)
5 – Add Designs (from our library of available images)
6 – Add Text anywhere on the label, change fonts and text colors
7 – Show the layout grid to align your design and give it a professional, finished appearance
8 – Select layers of your design to edit or move them without affecting the other elements of your design
9 – View how your finished candle will appear from the front and both sides
10 – Completes your design for rendering and printing
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Step 1:

Click on the SKINS icon at the top right of the template and a drop down dialogue box will appear on the left of the template with optional ‘skins’. Click on the skin you’d like and it will populate the template. The template background is now ready for you to add your messages and personal images to complete your design, or

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Step 2:

Click anywhere on the white space. A box will appear below the template. The left side will show a white box. Click on that and a color selector will appear below. Choose the color you want to fill the background. Click outside of the template, and the color will fill the label. You can reset this at any time by following the steps above, clicking on the Reset symbol and starting over.


Step 3:

Click on the words preprinted on the label. A box will appear in the center of the template. The left side will show a black box. Click on that and a color selector will appear below. Choose between black or white lettering to best suit your chosen background color.

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Step 4:

Click on the ‘Add Image’ icon. A box will appear that will allow you to upload a JPEG or PNG file from your computer or images from your Facebook account for placement on the label. You will have to acknowledge that you have the right to use the image. Click the ‘Confirm’ button to complete the upload. The image is automatically centered on the label. Simply grab it to move it around to your ideal placement. You can also resize the image, duplicate it, rotate it, or delete it. When you have the image where you want it, click somewhere else in the screen, and it will be ‘locked’ into place. You can move it again at any time as you build your label. You may upload multiple images for your label.


Step 5:

Click on the ‘Choose from Designs’ icon. A box will appear that will allow you select from our library of preselected designs. Click on the design you have selected. The image is automatically centered on the label. Simply grab it to move it around to your ideal placement. You can also resize the image, duplicate it, rotate it, or delete it. When you have the image where you want it, click somewhere else in the screen, and it will be ‘locked’ into place. You can move it again at any time as you build your label. You can add multiple images for your label.


Step 6:

Click on the ‘Add Text’ icon. A box will appear that will allow you type in any message that you choose. Click on the ‘Add Text’ box and the text is automatically centered on the label. Click on the text and a box will appear that allows you to modify the text for font, size, spacing and a whole host of text effects. You can even edit the message once it’s on the label. Have fun! You can grab it to move it around to your ideal placement. You can also resize the image, duplicate it, rotate it, or delete it. When you have the image where you want it, click somewhere else in the screen, and it will be ‘locked’ into place. You can move it again at any time as you build your label. You can add multiple messages for your label.

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Step 7:

While working on your design, you have the option to display a layout grid. You can use this for final touches in your design layout, enabling you to line things up exactly as you wish. This precision tool helps you to finish up your professional looking design. Click on the image of the ‘Magnet’ and the grid will appear. Click on your design elements to move them around the label and get them exactly where you want them. Be careful not to click the ‘Reset’ icon next to the ‘Magnet’, because it will reset all of your design!


Step 8:

While working on your design, you have the option to work with the different elements of your design without moving or editing the other elements. Click on your design elements to move them around the label, change colors or font designs and get the effects you want without having to start over each time.
There are ‘Undo’ and ‘Redo’ buttons on the bottom of the label template that allow you to do just that in the exact order of the editing you’ve already done.

YOU ARE ALMOST FINISHED WITH YOUR CUSTOM DESIGN!

Step 9:

Before you click on ‘Done’, click on any of the ‘Front’, ‘Right’, or ‘Left’ boxes on the left hand side of the template. Each will show you what your design will look like on the candle from three different sides.


Step 10:

When you are completely satisfied with your design, click on ‘Done’ and move on to selecting the quantity and fragrances for your personalized candle.