Button Design Templates

  • Create artwork at 300dpi in CMYK format and work directly on the template (do NOT place or copy template into a new file)
  • Outline or flatten all text layers before saving, so that any fonts you use are preserved
  • We accept files saved as PDF, TIFF, JPG, AI or PSD
  • Your artwork should fit inside the "Artwork Area" and make sure the “Cut Lines” layer is turned on
  • Design background should extend beyond the inner lines to outer blue “Cut Line”.  This will ensure your artwork wraps around the button edge and doesn't end just before
  • If you want text on the edge of your button, it must fit between the two dotted guide lines
  • Turn off or delete the “TEMPLATE” layer before sending artwork (Magenta "Artwork Area" Line should not be visible)
  • If printing at home, scale at 100% (do not “fit to page”)
  • The PDF template is compatible with most programs. Please use the PSD template for Photoshop and the AI template for Illustrator.

Round

Square

Diamond

Rectangle (Horizontal)

  • 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" Rectangle
  • 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" Rectangle

Rectangle (Vertical)

  • 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" Rectangle
  • 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" Rectangle

Other Sizes

  • 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" Horiz. Rounded Rect.
  • 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" Vert. Rounded Rect.
  • 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" Horizontal Oval
  • 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" Vertical Oval

    The Button Guy Online Button Designer is a simple and FREE program for beginner designers and button makers without formal design skills and training. It is free to use. Save your designs to your account and print and press from home.

    Download and print a black and white variety sheet for 2.25" buttons. Then colour by hand, press at home, or bring it in to our shop in Toronto and make it there!

    Design Tools

    Free Designing and Editing Software

    GIMP - Alternative to Photoshop

    Inkscape - Alternative to Illustrator

    YouTube Tutorials for using GIMP and Inkscape

    Free Design Tools and Other Content

    DaFont.com - Free fonts

    Font Squirrel - Free Commercial Use Fonts

    Stock.Xchng - Free Stock Photos

    Video Tutorials

    For Designing in WORD

    How to Design a Simple Text Pin-back Button in Microsoft Word

    Centering Your Button Text by Using Columns in Microsoft Word

    Adding Pictures to your Button Design using Microsoft Word

    For Designing in Adobe PHOTOSHOP & ILLUSTRATOR

    How to Lay Out a Button Design in Photoshop

    How to Lay Out a Button Design in Illustrator