- To change the color of the text
- To change the font
- To change the size of the text
Are the certificate templates really free?
Yes. They are free for both personal and commercial use but if you use them on the internet then we require you to link back to this site.
How do you customize the text on the certificates?
- Double click on the text that you would like to customize.
- Type your text over the dummy text.
- Repeat these two steps until you have customized all of the text.
- You can also move the text and make it bigger or smaller.
How do you add text to the certificate template?
If you would like to add any additional text then click on the A on the menu above the certificate. Double click on the text box that appears and then type in the text that you want to add. You can then drag the text to wherever you want it to appear.
How to style the text
You can use the text as is but you can also change the style, size, font and color. In order to make changes, click on the text that you would like to change. Use the self-explanatory icons to make the necessary changes.
To change the color of the text: click on the text that you want to style. Go to the little black box (it appears below the text). Select the color that you want to use. Click on “select”.
To change the font: click on the text that you want to style. Go to the list of fonts above (it appears in the below the text). Select the font that you want to use.
To change the size of the text: click on the text that you want to style. On the bottom right corner, two arrows will appear. Pull the arrows to the right to make the text bigger and pull them to the left to make it smaller.
Help! I added too much text and it is wider than the certificate!
Use the enter key to move the text onto the next line so that it fits onto the template.
You can also drag the text anywhere else if you want.
You can make the text smaller by dragging it to the right.
How to add a logo
If the certificates are going to be used by a company then you might want to add your company logo.
Click on the “image” tab and upload the company logo. Drag it around until you place it wherever you want it to appear. If you need to make the image smaller then click on the bottom right corner and drag it to the left. You can enlarge the image by clicking on the corner and dragging it to the right.
In order to ensure that the logo looks professional, we recommend that you use an image with a transparent background saved in either gif or PNG format. This will ensure that you don’t have a white logo background which will not look good on a colored background. If your logo or image is a rectangular shape then this will not be an issue.
How to add a picture
You can add a photo to personalize the certificate. Click on the “image” tab and upload the photo that you are going to use. Drag it around until you place it wherever you want it to appear. To make the image smaller, click on the bottom right corner and drag it to the left. To make the image bigger, click on the bottom corner and drag it to the right.
How to print an empty certificate template
If you want to print an empty certificate with no text then click on each text box and a little trash can will appear in the corner. Click on the trash can and the text box will disappear.
How to print or download the certificate template
There are three different options:
- You can click on “print”.
- You can download as an image and then print from your PC.
- You can download as a PDF document. To do this you will need a PDF viewer. Most computers already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. If you don’t have it you can download it free here. This program will enable you to open PDF documents from this site and any other site. If you don’t have a PDF viewer and prefer not to download one then you can just download the certificate as an image.
How to prepare the certificate
Once you have customized the certificate and downloaded it you will need to print it. You can either print it directly (see above) or save it on your PC and then print it.
Print it either on regular printer paper or cardstock for a more professional look.
Cut around the certificate with scissors, paper guillotine, cutting knife or a ruler.
I can’t print. It asks me to disable my popups.
You need to disable popups in order to print. If you are having trouble printing directly from the certificate maker then you can download it to your PC and print from there. If your PC does not ask you where you want to save then it will be saved in your downloads folder. Open it from there and print.
If you have any other questions that were not addressed here then please leave a comment below and we will try and help you.