Welcome back to part 2 of our series of making a product for Teachers Pay Teachers. Today I want to discuss fonts and clip art.
As you can see on the cover of my latest product, I used three types of fonts. There are places where you can get free fonts, and my favorite site is from kevin and amanda.com. Go ahead browse their fun fonts, download, and have fun playing with them. In order to get your computer to use the new font, once you download it, you need to go to your computer's control panel, click on appearance & personalization, and open the fonts folder. I cut and paste the downloaded font icon into the font folder. The next time you open Microsoft Word or Power Point, the new font will be available.
The cover is the first impression of your product and could make a difference as to whether someone looks at it (same as designing a book). So you want to make a quality cover using great clip art. But if you're just starting out, like me, you might not have funds to invest in loads of clip art. No problem because TpT has some FREE clip art available as well. You just have to make sure you credit the creator. The snowman on the right is free from a winter collection on TpT. If you click it, the link should take you to the store on TpT. So go ahead and try finding some clip art on TpT. Click "clip art" on the left menu, type in the search bar what you're looking for, and you can also narrow it to free or paid clip art. Download a set to your computer. I made a folder called clip art where I keep mine.
In our next post, we'll discuss making a cover. So collect those fonts and clip art collections!
Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!