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Creating Your Own Appliqué Designs

Utilize these free tools to get the job done. 

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If decorators are looking to create their own appliqué graphics for cheer or team sports uniforms, it’s a great idea to take a graphic design course. Even if it’s a beginner Photoshop or Illustrator class, the efforts can be worth your time, money, and efforts.

If you don’t have enough time to sit down and create while you learn a graphics suite, Laura Estle-Jewell, owner of Victory Cheer Uniforms, shares some of the free tools that also get the job done:

www.140.lunapic.com-Ideal for fitting in sections with textured patterns, like twill

–  www.pixlr.com/editor-Utilize the color replacement tool

–  www.online-image-editor.com-Offers user-friendly transparency and glitter tools

–  www.cadworxlive.com-Best for school lettering (Send it straight to Vector Cut)

Microsoft Paint and snipping tool-Presents easy-to-use and effective editing

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Alexandria Bruce

Alexandria Bruce is the Digital Content Editor for Printwear magazine covering news in the apparel and textile industries. 

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