I have to admit, sometimes I'm a little color challenged. When we painted our deck I chose the color "espresso". My husband's office is painted "peanut butter" and I'm pretty sure there is some "toasted almond" somewhere in this house. So... as you can see, I pretty much choose colors based on my favorite foods.
So, when it comes to designing my product covers for Teachers Pay Teachers, I needed a little help. Luckily, while browsing the TpT forum, I hit upon a thread that really changed the way I work with color.
With the help of design-seeds.com and Pinterest, my product covers have a lot more POP!
I'm currently participating in a 4 week TpT Seller Challenge put on by Third in Hollywood and a few of her friends. Week #1's challenge was "Makeover Madness!" I decided to do a "makeover" on one of my best selling products:
This product is part of a bundle and each resource in the bundle had a different colored cover page.
Originally, I wanted to keep the colors the same so I went in search of pink "Design Seeds" on Pinterest.
If you haven't been introduced to Design Seeds yet, trust me... you'll get lost in them. There are so many choices. I finally chose this one:
I love the colors here. Vibrant and a bit earthy. Nothing too wild, yet eye-catching!
The next thing I did was copy the image and add it to the PowerPoint page where I was working on my cover.
Now, when choosing colors for my background and fonts, I chose "more colors" and then used my dropper tool to pick up the colors from the Design Seed.
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I also update the fonts and borders throughout the resource:
|BEFORE - hard to read|
|AFTER - more clear and border is neater|
|BEFORE - black and white, same font issue|
|AFTER- I added copies of each of the posters with a color border option. Some buyer like a little color. I didn't want to add too much as I know that colored ink costs and arm and a leg!|
Until next time!