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How Do I UnZip a File?
Files that you have purchased and downloaded from Flowerdance Studio need to be unzipped before they can be used. The Unzipping process opens the file and enables you to save the individual PNG images to your computer. Then, after they have been saved, you can open them in your favorite (Raster) image editing program and use them in your project. It is highly recommended that you unzip and use the files via a desktop or laptop computer, not your phone. The directions to unzip vary with the type (MAC? PC? Other?) of device you are using. Do a search to find specific directions for the computer or other device you have. Generally, when you click on the file you downloaded, you'll be given the option to click a link that says something like "unzip all images". Click that. It will then ask you where you want it saved on your computer. I usually create a new folder within the "Pictures" folder on my PC. I name it the same name as the folder I'm unzipping but use a title that makes sense to you. Then, when you are in your favorite graphics program (such as Photoshop) you can open and use the images you just saved. You are then safe to delete the zipped file from the downloads section of your computer.
I LOVE Your Clipart but, How Do I Use It?
I am often asked how one goes about actually using my clipart. They write to tell me that they LOVE the images but they have no idea what to do with them. PNG clipart is used to create a great variety of items. Some examples are, Invitations of all sorts, Stickers, Keychains, Party Printables, Planner Goodies, Educational Items, Scrapbooking, etc. The possible list goes on and on. In order to do anything at all with clipart, you must have a graphics design program of some sort to work with. Since all of my images are in PNG format and are Raster Images, you must use a graphics program that handles Raster Images. Good examples are Photoshop, Gimp, Photopea, Krita, Paint Shop Pro, etc. Some of these are free and some of these charge a monthly fee. It is beyond the scope of this website to teach each and every one of these programs. Excellent tutorials can be found on YouTube as well as across the web. Many of the tutorial creators have created excellent and very comprehensive classes you can take too.