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Buttons: Resources for Making Buttons

How to Guide for using the CofC Libraries Button Maker!

Button Banners

What is Canva?

“Canva is a free graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012. It has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.” (Wikipedia)

Canva Button Templates

You will need to create a Canva account to use the button templates.  Canva works best for drag and drop button design with predesigned graphics downloaded for royalty free image sites.  For more comprehensive button design options, checkout the Production Lounge at Addlestone Library!

Button Making Resources

There are many buttonmaking resources available online, from templates to instruction videos! Included below are a few interesting examples.

Printable Button Designs


Image Source: Adams, George B. (U.S. Patent 564,356) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Tutorials and Resources

LinkedIn Learning

Interested in learning how to make a movie or podcast? Need to learn more about XCode for an assignment? Interested in learning Canva to make buttons? Want to use Photoshop to edit images or Illustrator to draw digital illustrations?

LinkedIn Learning is a great resource for learning and it is available for free for College of Charleston students, faculty and staff.

LinkedIn Learning

U Make Buttons Templates

UMakeButtons provides downloadable button design templates in a variety of formats, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Jpeg images, Adobe Acrobat/PDF, and Microsoft Word.  The library is circulating 1", 2.25" and 3" button makers.

LinkedIn Learning provides a wealth of online tutorials for learning all of these software programs!

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