Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How to Make Clipart From Your Own Drawings!

This is a question that people also put on the Technology Tuesday request form... so I knew it would be popular with the polls!  Teachers always ask me how they can make their own clipart using their pictures... so here it is (finally, I know!)


Here was the poll:

Now, for the tutorial!

 

 


 



 

I know it seems like a lot, but so many of the steps are optional and/or just for troubleshooting purposes!  It's definitely not as hard as it looks!

You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Drive.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

As for next week's tutorial, I'm going to add something that a few people have asked me for: how to open ZIP files.  Be sure to vote!



19 comments:

  1. Thanks! I was on the right track just needed the scanning tip :)

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  2. This is awesome! I can think of a lot of ways that I could use my own art in examples and products! Thanks!

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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  3. When I have more time I will defenitely experiment with this! Thank you!

    Aloha,
    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

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  4. Thanks so much for posting about this. I've always wanted to know how to do this & not having PhotoShop was always a problem so the tip about GimpShop is great. I love all your techie tips, I've been a follower for a while.

    Stephanie
    PolkaDotPalace

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  5. Thank you so much for taking the time to share all of these wonderful technology skills. Much appreciated :D

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  6. OMG! This is too cool! So glad you shared this post with all of us! I am having a “Tour My Blog” linky party...stop by and link up! It is a great way for bloggers and their viewers to learn about your blog! I would love for you to join me!

    Brigid
    Bits of First Grade

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  7. Wow, is all I can say! I am a first grade teacher. I was checking out Erica Bohrer's First Grade blog when I happened across a link to your blog. I am so glad I did. I both the pictures and detailed information you give are incredible. I am currently learning about blogs and may actually get to try working with them with my students in the coming year. I am sure I will be returning to yours often for reference. Thank you very much!

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  8. This is awesome! I have no idea how you know all this stuff! I am soooo appreciative of your Tech Tips! Thank you!
    Amy
    3 Teacher Chicks

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  9. Thank you for this!!!! Im going to start working on my clipart now!

    Sending Tons of Teacher Love Your Way,

    Lori

    Second Grade Serenade

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  10. Thanks for this! I'm looking forward to trying it out soon!

    - Pam @ Moments to Teach

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  11. Thank you so much for posting this! I've been trying to figure this out for so long!

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  13. This really launched me into my first attempts at making clip art - so, thank you!

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  14. Wow! Great tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  15. Love this! Thank you so much. I will most certainly be trying this in the future. ;)

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  16. Unbelievably helpful!!! Thank you!!!!

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