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Making Custom Postage Stamps Step-by-Step
1. UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO OR IMAGE
2. CUSTOMIZE YOUR DESIGN
3. PLACE YOUR ORDER
There are three simple steps involved in making your very own custom postage stamps. This lens provides a step-by-step tutorial and we go into depth in explaining how to customize postage with photographs and artwork.
Learn to Make U.S. Custom Postage
Note: The username you pick will also be the name of your Zazzle gallery store, if you choose to make a gallery and sell your art online.
"All Roads Lead to Rome."
Once you are signed in, there are a number of options that will take you to the Zazzle Custom Stamp Page so that you can start designing.
To simplify things, we are going to begin on the main Zazzle page. Click HERE to begin or simply click on the word zazzle or the "z" with the circle around it that's found on the top left hand side of every Zazzle page. Then follow along.
Create a Product
An alternative method is to simply click on the gray box that says "Create a Product," which is located on your MyZazzle account dashboard (see the image above). If you choose to click on this, then simply skip the next two steps and go to "Alternative Directions" (in orange).
Click on CREATE on the top bar and you'll go to the product template page.
These directions are ONLY for those who choose to click on the "Create a Product" button on their MyZazzle dashboard. For everyone else, please precede to the next step.
Click on the image of the postage stamp & continue along.
The image should be in JPEG or PGN format and have a resolution between 100 and 200 dpi for a crisp image. Most digital photographs are already in acceptable formats. Note: The image cannot be more than 5MB in size.
If you are not happy with the image you have chosen, then simply click on the word "change" and upload another image. Once you have the image you want, click the button that says "Make It Now."
Customize your image. Play around with the settings. You have the option to move your image or to resize it. You can even to add text and a colorful border. If your image is dark, you might want your text to be a light color. There are a number of options available.
Do you want to buy this stamp? Would you like to save it and decide later? Do you simply want to trash it and start over? Are you on a role and want to make more stamps? ~ Perhaps you would you like to email this stamp design to someone and let them have a say in the decision(?).
It's up to you. You'll find the tools to do all of these right here. You can even start your own store and put your designs up for sale in the marketplace. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it!