3. Setting the Background: If you are going the vintage style route, add the vintage paper from the zip folder. We give you a choice of one lighter vintage paper or a darker vintage paper. These papers were designed to have small imperfections. If you want something cleaner- you can add a rectangle using a light beige fill color.
a. Insert > Pictures and choose the vintage paper.jpg from extracted zip file.
b. Pull and drag the marble image into place fitting it neatly into your label space.
Adding the Design Elements
Note: You can also use any one of our pre-made scenes in the file. You will skip right to step 6 if you choose to do so.
4. Adding the Airmail Stripes: In the folder, we have a png file that contains the dark blue and red postal stripes. (Airmail Stripes.png) The reason we use png for most of these files- is that they retain a transparent background. This allows you to set your background to any color- and the png will look great.
Add the strips to either the top and bottom or left and right. Or all four sides for a border.
Adding the Stamps
5. Adding the stamps. Just like the stripes, the stamps have a transparent background that blend with any label design. To make them look more like actual stamps, I recommend turning the opacity down using the following steps.
You can do this by: First, go to the “Insert” tab and then insert a square shape.
After which, go to the “Drawing Tools/Format” tab and then fill the shape with a picture instead of a color. Click the drop-down menu for “Shape Fill” and then select “Picture”.
Select the photo that you like and then click “Insert” to confirm.
Once the image is inside the shape, you may right-click on the shape and then select “Format AutoShape”.
Under the “Format AutoShape” dialog, go to the “Color and Lines” tab. Make sure to keep the Fill Color to its default setting. Drag the Fill Transparency bar to fit the transparency percentage that you want. Note that if you choose the 100% image transparency setting, then your image will be completely transparent. The best transparency setting lies within the range of 70% to 90%.
6. Adding Google Fonts: Now you are ready to download your free Google fonts.
Download the matching font for free from Google Fonts to your computer.
a. Navigate to the Google Fonts page using the link above.
Once there, click on the "Select this Font" button. This will open up a window overlay in the bottom right hand corner of your browser.
b. This will open up a window overlay in the bottom right hand corner of your browser.
On this overlay, choose to Download the font to your computer.
c. Now, you will need to install the font. You can do this by opening the download folder that contains the .zip file. The zip file will have the same name as your font.
WIN: Right click on the file to extract the file. Once the file is extracted- you can copy and paste the font file into your fonts folder, or right click and "install".
MAC: Under Mac OS X 10.3 or above (including the FontBook) Double-click the font file > "Install font" button at the bottom of the preview. Under any version of Mac OS X: Put the files into /Library/Fonts.
Adding A Text Box
7. Adding a Text Box: Once you have finished installing your fonts- we will now see Playfair Display in the MS Word dropdown. Now, we are going to add the text for your label. Using Insert > Text Box- we will add the text for Body Scrub.
Note: You may notice that adding this text box sends your images scattering across the page. No worries, but click on the text box and set the Wrap Text to "In Front". This will ensure that your text will sit on top of your background images. You can repeat this for any text or images you add moving forward.
Formatting Your Text Box
8. We also need to make some changes to this text box to make it look like above. You will need to set the Shape Fill to "No Fill" and the Outline to "No Outline".
Change the font in the "Home" window to "Playfair Display" and start typing.
Creating Custom Colors
9. Creating Custom Colors: If you want your font color to match the design of the vintage jar label, we will now need to change the color to one of the custom colors you use for your text. To do this, click on "Shape Fill" and under the dropdown- select More Fill Colors. We are now going to take the RGB values listed next to the color swatches above and fill in the numbers.
For example: Red Orange has an RGB value of (241, 90, 41). Follow the order and enter 241 for Red, 90 for Green and 41 for Blue. You will see the swatch color change to blush. Click OK to save this color.
RGB Values (in order)
Dark Vintage Blue:
Also, you may need to set the shape outline to "no outline".