Outlines, Gradients, Transparency & Saving Colors

OUTLINES, GRADIENTS, TRANSPARENCY
& SAVING COLORS
• DESIGN TOOL TUTORIAL

Watch the Outlines, Gradients, Transparency & Saving Colors video tutorial on the eSigns.com Vimeo channel or by clicking the video below.

Using an outline can greatly improve the appearance of the design by ensuring that you have enough contrast between the design's text and background.  Gradients may be used in placing more than a single color into a line of text, a single letter, or a piece of the clipart.  Transparencies may be used to create a number of effects, one being the appearance of paint on a brick wall as shown in the video.  Custom colors may be entered in the online tool.  Custom colors may be saved in your account for future use, making it much easier to use the same color set in several different designs.

Beginning with this black & white design:

The video demonstrates the use of several design tool features to achieve this result:

Watch the Outlines, Gradients, Transparency & Saving Colors video tutorial on the eSigns.com Vimeo channel.

Related videos which may be helpful include Creating a Shadow Effect, Using Backgrounds & Clipart, and How to Save Your Colors.

Tip — Outlines may also be applied to certain pieces of clipart, "Shapes 1-Color" in particular:

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