Thursday, July 9, 2015

Creating Collage Previews and Product Preview Files

Hi everyone!! I have learned SO much since first starting my TPT.  The sellers forums and the Facebook groups have been SO helpful!! So many TPT teachers have posted tutorials and tips on how to do things on their blogs and those have been incredibly useful!

I have been learning more and more about creating product previews and collages that showcase what my product is all about.  I made a few screencasts to show you how I make my collage preview inside my product powerpoint and how I use my product PDF to create my previews.  The videos are a few minutes each, so you might want to pin them to come back to them.

The first video shows how I save my PowerPoint slides as pictures and use these pictures to make my collage preview page.

The second video shows how I use my PowerPoint to make my PDF and open it in Adobe to add in my credits page and any other pages I want to add.

The third video shows how to create your product preview document right from your product PDF.  In this video, I also show you how to reduce the size of your Product Preview (TPT only allows previews to be up to 5MB).

The fourth video shows how to create your product preview from the pictures that were made from your PowerPoint slides.

I know everyone has their own way of doing each of these steps - this is what works for me right now.  I'd love to hear from you if you have other tips in this process or if you learned something from my videos!  I hope they are helpful :)

Video 1: Collage Preview #1 - Creating A Collage Preview Page
Video 2: Collage Preview #2 - Adding pages to Adobe PDF
Video 3: Collage Preview #3 - Creating a Preview from Product PDF
Video 4: Collage Preview #4 - Creating a Preview from Slide Pictures


  1. I just linked this to my blog! Wow, I wish I would have known all these tricks a year ago. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I'm so glad these tips were helpful Lisa! Like I said, I know everyone comes up with their own ways. I'm just so glad what I've learned can help others out!