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!


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

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

    Fifth in the Middle

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

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  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.


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

  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!

    Bits of First Grade

  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!

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

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

    Sending Tons of Teacher Love Your Way,


    Second Grade Serenade

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

    - Pam @ Moments to Teach

  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!

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

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

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