Designing Without Designs Skills (Part 2)

By | March 7, 2018

How to make passive income on Redbubble, Merch by Amazon, or any Print On Demand site by using MerchDesigner – no design skills required!

I also celebrated surpassing 200 subscribers on YouTube when I posted part 1. Checked today, 5 days later, and I’m already up to 250! I’ve also been getting some lovely comments recently which really encourage me to keep going. Managing the Facebook group, updating the blog, uploading new YouTube videos all take a lot of time and effort, but when I check my notifications and see loads of nice comments, it’s really motivating.


2 thoughts on “Designing Without Designs Skills (Part 2)

  1. Sam

    Hey man,

    Appreciate your effort in educating others! I have a quick question about removing backgrounds from a Canva design in GIMP. When I download the Canva design and open up GIMP, what size should I create for the GIMP file before I Edit>Paste as Layer Right now when I create a new Canva design, I use 5000×5000 custom dimensions. Then when I create a new GIMP, I set it to 5000×5000 as well and I receive the following error message: “You are trying to create an image with a size of 233.0 MB. An image of the chosen size will use more memory than what is configured as “Maximum Image Size” in the Preferences dialog (currently 134.2 MB).”. Then I hit OK and Do Edit>Paste as Layer and the Canva design comes up super small. So then I have to enlarge it with the scale tool to fit in the GIMP design area. Is that not how it’s supposed to be? I worried how enlarging it will affect the quality of the design.

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    1. Passive Owl Post author

      Yeah it seems like the quality will be affected by you scaling the image in such a way. Sounds to me like you just need to go in Preferences and change the Maximum Image Size before creating a new canvas. One other thing – how come you’re pasting the Canva design as a layer? Perhaps open the file in GIMP first rather than pasting, and then create a new layer and delete the background of the Canva layer. Does that make sense?


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