Design Your Own Pillow
After much careful consideration we have humbled ourselves and decided to pass down the magical staff of pillow designing to everyone who is willing to step up to the challenge. Get your creative juices flowing and explode your ideas onto the canvas of a pillow.
What You Can Do with the Designer:
Design your own custom throw pillow from scratch! Use your own graphics, a picture, or our free graphics, or both! Add custom text, colors, and more. Have fun! Remember to work on both sides to make your pillow double the amazing. For best results, only use high-resolution photos and graphics for best quality printing. The designer accepts JPG, PNG, SVG file types.
Recommended Uploaded Photo & Graphic Sizes – Avoid Blurry Pillows
As awesome as your picture may be when it’s small on your phone, it may not look as awesome when enlarged, so make sure your picture meets the following requirements by looking at the details in the properties of your file. These sizes are based on if you are covering the whole pillow.
- 14″ x 14″ Pillow Size: Minimum 2,100px by 2,100px / Maximum 4,200px by 4,200px (BEST Results)
- 18″ x 18″ Pillow Size: Minimum 2,700px by 2,700px / Maximum 5,400px by 5,400px (BEST Results)
- 26″ x 26″ Pillow Size: Minimum 3,900px by 3,900px / Maximum 7,800px by 7,800px (BEST Results)
Example: You have an awesome clear photo sized at 4,000px by 3,000px. Let’s face it, photos are typically rectangular. This photo would look great on the 14″ or the 18″ pillow. Move or resize the picture, and the tool will automatically crop out any areas you don’t want on the pillow.
If you’re uploading other graphics, such as a smiley face to add to the pillow, keep it safe with at least 3,000 x 3,000 pixels and no larger than 7,800 x 7,800 pixels. The closer the pixels to 7,800 (72 dpi), the better the picture quality. Although we can print a picture with less than 3,000 pixels, We don’t recommend it because the picture will print distorted, especially on the largest pillow, and we want you to have an awesome pillow to show off to the world. Let’s get started!
Do you need a quick tutorial on the Designer?
Here is a video to help or you can read instructions below video.
How to Use the Designer (Instructions)
We highly recommend you use a computer connected to the internet instead of a mobile device. If you’re on an Apple tablet you may need to double tap on an image to add to the canvas.
How to Upload and Manage Images and Graphics
Use the camera icon to upload your own design or graphic. Images and pictures can be loaded to either side of the pillow. Uploaded images should automatically fill the canvas.
Use the arrows below the pillow to flip pillow sides or simply click on “Front” or “Back” icons. Don’t forget to design both sides of the pillow.
Use the image icon to use one of our graphics. Images and pictures can be loaded to either side of the pillow. Icons may be changed in color, but backgrounds may not be changed in color. To resize and or position your image once it’s loaded, click anywhere on the pillow canvas. Hold down your clicker and drag the image to the desired position. To resize the image, use the two arrows on the lower right corner . To delete the image and start from new, use the trash bin to discard the selected image or reset the entire canvas by clicking the “Reset” button on the right of the canvas.
Changing Colors to Pillow and Icons
To change the color of the pillow, click on the pillow. A menu bar will appear. Use the color box to change the color of the pillow.
To change the color of the icons, click on the icon you wish to change color. A menu bar will appear. Use the color box to change the color of the icon. You can also rotate and or reposition the icon using this menu bar.
Add text to your pillow on either side. Click on the text icon to type your message. You can add multiple layers of text by clicking “Add Text” after each layer of text. To change the font, font color, alignment, spacing, or add a curve to the text, click on the text layer, and a menu bar will appear. You can change the direction of the text or rotate the text as well.
To manage your text and image layers, click on the manage layers icon on the top left of the canvas. Hover over the layer above the four line icon until the four arrows appear as your cursor. Drag the layer to the desired location. The pillow base layer is the template and cannot be moved. Layers at the top of the list will be under the layers below the top listed layer.
If you need to line up your layers and need a guide, use the “Center Snap” layer for the grid lines to appear. To remove the grid lines, click on the center snap button again. Grid lines will not print on the pillow if the center snap button is not deactivated at check out.
Other Cool Stuff You Can Do
To download your amazing creation, use the download button at the top of the canvas. You can also print your creation using the print icon.
If you need extra visibility on a detail you are working on, use the zoom buttons on the right of the pillow canvas.
The designer is so awesome, you can actually save your design and come back to it later. Click the save icon and title your design. Click save. Next time you come back to finish or reprint a design on the same computer and browser you originally used, click the load button and select your design from your list that appears on the left panel.
If you make a mistake, use the undo and redo buttons at the bottom of the pillow canvas.
When you are ready to check out, choose your pillow size, click on the confirmations, your quantity of pillows, then “Add to Cart.”
And of course, if you need any help, please feel free to contact us.
Sample Designs from Other Customers
Do you have questions?
Please visit our FAQ section to answer the most common questions. If you purchased this pillow in the past, we would love to hear your feedback! Click on the review tab above and tell us about it.