Spending a good amount of my internet browsing time on kickstarter per day, it became apparent to me that there was a need for graphics in order to make the most appealing kickstarter page possible and keep your viewers of your project interested. Whenever i would see a kickstarter project with just plain text on the page I became bored quickly causing me to leave the project page soon after even if the product would have been something I would have probably liked. So i thought, what if there was an easy way to create graphics for your page without having to spend hundreds of dollars on graphics to get your kickstarter page to look as cool as some of the more successful campaigns. Not to mention time spent either finding a graphics designer or hassling one of your friends to whip up some graphics for you. Ain't nobody got time for that! :) Backing this project will unlock easy to use customizable graphics options in the form of a template. If you don't have time or knowledge in order to use the template, that's okay. I have tutorials that will show you how easy the template is to use and how to customize them beyond what's already in the template. If you don't have photoshop that's okay too, you pick your color and texture based on the theme of your project and i'll make them for you!
What's covered in the tutorials?
1.) How to match colors perfectly with existing logo color, websites etc..
2.) How to get your own textures and apply them to the pack as well as picking the right blend modes in order to get the effect you're looking for.
3.) how to download and install fonts.
4.) I will also be showing you valuable hotkey shortcuts that you may not already know to speed up the process of customizing the pack!
Title each section with a descriptive header. People are more likely to read through your project if it's broken into parts rather than a wall of text. People tend to keep reading if they see the same amount of text broken down into sections.
Graphics Pack #1 Headers examples
Make your backers feel appreciated by taking the time to thank them for their support using our appreciation footer! Just paste it into the bottom of your project and you're done. People who feel appreciated tend to want to support projects more often.Below is a animated gif file displaying just a handful of examples of the appreciation footer. Mix and match your color scheme and texture to get a feel that's right for your page!
Graphics Pack #1 footer examples
If I exceed my goal I will begin to add in more graphics packs to add more options for all backers to choose from. I will also add more textures to pack #1 so that all my backers will have more options with their pack choice. I'll also do more tutorials with the new packs as well. So be sure to share this project with anyone you know who wants to do their very own kickstarter projects!
Why I'm doing this project.
I see the need for easily available graphics kits for kickstarter. However, I have a job and as you all may know graphics can be time consuming. For starts I'd like to be compensated for my time and hopefully be able to bring more content to you as the project progresses! Also I'm working on several other products that I tend to launch in the future. This projects success will yield me funds to put towards prototypes for some of my future projects!
Rewards for those without kickstarter projects
For those of you that don't have kickstarter projects but still want to contribute and get something in return, I have designed a couple facebook headers that will bring the look of your profile to the next level.Just pick what style you like below I'll add your name in and your own personal tagline underneath. I'll start with 3 to choose from for now but it i have a lot of people interested I will be working on more designs to choose from! Depending on how big this project gets I may decide to add other social media templates.
Risks and challenges
I've been doing graphics for myself and friends for quite a while. I'll be backing up all my files to ensure that all templates will be safe from corrupt file situations. All this project requires to complete is my time and effort making the template as easy to use as possible for other users as well as adding in textures and making each template fit well with each project theme. It will take time to produce custom graphics, so depending on how many backers i get on certain rewards, it may take a little more time then planned to complete, I will try to find out who is closer to launching a kickstarter page that way we will be able to have an order which allows those that are ready to launch their projects not be delayed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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