If you have been following along with my Sunday & Seurat posts, this black dog will look familiar. I decided to print him as a postcard too. These are mailable size, professionally printed on heavy weight card stock with a nice matte finish so they are easy to write on. They are available now in my Etsy shop as sets of 4 cards.
Etsy is rolling out a whole new look for your shop in a couple of weeks. I will admit to some initial grumbling myself and thinking “now I have to redesign everything”, but I actually like the new design quite a bit. I think it was time for a refresh and I think it will make it more appealing to buyers in the long run. I know Etsy has put together some templates with Canva to help you create a new shop banner, but I have never used it and the idea of learning another new platform/software wasn’t really appealing. I also, to be quite honest, hate something that makes you log in and give them information before you ever even see what it’s about. Sorry, Canva.
So I thought I would put together a tutorial in PicMonkey, which I use here a lot, requires no logging in and I think is also really simple to use. If you want just a single photo as a banner, you can upload it right to Etsy and reposition it live in the browser. For these three banner ideas, I have taken the photos and ideas just a little step further so you need to do a little design before you upload it.
Etsy Banner Version One: Just a Photo (with a little branding)
Go to PicMonkey.com and choose Design -> Custom from the menu at the top.
A set of boxes will pop up and ask you for the size. The new Etsy banner has a minimum size of 1200 x 300 pixels.
Now you have a blank […]