Something I’ve had a lot of fun playing around with lately is graphic design. I’m a PhotoShop junkie, and recently I whipped up a fun little design for DIY party invitations. This is just a mock-up I’m sharing with you today (I don’t really live at 123 Elm Street, FYI), but I wanted to show you how easy it is to do this. Using a free graphic background from GraphicStock, I was able to create this invitation in a matter of minutes. I took advantage of their free 7-day trial and was able to choose from thousands of graphics for my project.
I created this invitation in Photoshop, but you can easily use a free online program like PicMonkey to do the exact same thing. I used the blackboard graphic background downloaded for free from GraphicStock.
Here is the graphic I downloaded and started with:
I opened it in Photoshop, Then, I played around with fonts and placement until I found a combo I liked. I added my text, edited fonts and sizes, saved my file, and called it a day. It was that easy. I designed this with the intention of emailing it, but you could certainly do the same thing and have them printed if you’d prefer.
GraphicStock is a subscription-based stock media site with a library of over 250,000 royalty-free graphics, icons and vectors, and the possibilities are endless. Not only can you create your own invitations and greeting cards, but you could also use them for crafts and DIY projects, business related projects (business cards, websites, flyers, etc.), scrapbooking, gift tags and labels, and so much more. With a subscription, you gain unlimited and unrestricted access to the entire graphics library. Anything you download belongs to you forever. During your 7-day trial, you can download up to 140 free graphics which you get to keep even if you cancel at the end of the trial period.
I scrolled through and found so many fun graphics to download for future projects. Check out their graphics library — it will definitely spark your creativity!
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