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The Beginner's Guide to the Virtual Design Studio

With the Virtual Design Studio in SAGE Online, you can create your own virtual samples to add to presentations or send to clients in seconds. Email, print, or save your virtual samples to use for projects, sales presentations, and more!

Here is our step-by-step guide for how to use the Virtual Design Studio to create virtual proofs for your clients.

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How to Create a Virtual Sample from a Product in SAGE Online

  • Log into your SAGE Online account.
  • Locate the product of your choice by performing a product search. Click on the Product Search in the left menu.
  • Once you've located a product, click on it to open the product detail page.
  • Click on the mug icon to open the Virtual Design Studio.
  • Add a logo by clicking Add Logo. You can upload a new logo from your computer, or access a saved logo in the File Center or from a web link.
  • Adjust your logo as needed to fit the product. You can also adjust the opacity or even change the color of your logo!
  • You can also add custom text or shapes to your virtual sample. Click on Add Text to open a text box, or click on Add Shape to add a line, rectangle, circle, or polygon.
  • Once you're satisfied with your virtual sample, click on Save/Email Print. You can send the sample as an email, print it from your device, or save it as a .PNG, .PDF, or save to the File Center in SAGE Online.
  • Log into your SAGE Online account.
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  • Locate the product of your choice by performing a product search. Click on the Product Search in the left menu.
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  • Once you've located a product, click on it to open the product detail page.
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  • Click on the mug icon to open the Virtual Design Studio.
  • Create Forms
  • Add a logo by clicking Add Logo. You can upload a new logo from your computer, or access a saved logo in the File Center or from a web link.
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  • Adjust your logo as needed to fit the product. You can also adjust the opacity or even change the color of your logo!
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  • You can also add custom text or shapes to your virtual sample. Click on Add Text to open a text box, or click on Add Shape to add a line, rectangle, circle, or polygon.
  • Create Forms
  • Once you're satisfied with your virtual sample, click on Save/Email Print. You can send the sample as an email, print it from your device, or save it as a .PNG, .PDF, or save to the File Center in SAGE Online.
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Things to Know:

You can remove logos and decorations from products in the Virtual Design Studio! Just open the product of your choice in the Virtual Design Studio and click Erase Sample Logo. Outline the logo you want to remove by click points around it, then click Apply to remove the decoration. Et voila! Now you have a blank image to create the perfect virtual sample.

How to Create a Virtual Sample from Scratch in SAGE Online

  • In SAGE Online, click on Virtual Samples in the left menu.
  • This will open a new window for the SAGE Virtual Design Studio. Add your own product image by clicking Add Product Image. Select a product image from your device by clicking Upload. You can also open a product from the File Center or from a Web Link.
  • If the image isn't blank, remove the existing logo by clicking Erase Sample logo. Outline the logo you need removed, then click Apply.
  • Add a logo or decoration to your virtual sample by clicking Add Logo. Upload your logo from your computer, the File Center, or a web link and adjust as needed to fit the product.
  • Once you're finished, save your virtual sample by clicking Save/Email/Print.
  • In SAGE Online, click on Virtual Samples in the left menu.
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  • This will open a new window for the SAGE Virtual Design Studio. Add your own product image by clicking Add Product Image. Select a product image from your device by clicking Upload. You can also open a product from the File Center or from a Web Link.
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  • If the image isn't blank, remove the existing logo by clicking Erase Sample logo. Outline the logo you need removed, then click Apply.
  • Filter and Export Orders
  • Add a logo or decoration to your virtual sample by clicking Add Logo. Upload your logo from your computer, the File Center, or a web link and adjust as needed to fit the product.
  • Filter and Export Orders
  • Once you're finished, save your virtual sample by clicking Save/Email/Print.
  • Filter and Export Orders

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You can save your virtual samples to a project in the Project Management module straight from the Virtual Design Studio. Once your sample is created, click Save Project and select a project. Give your sample a name, and click Use this folder to save your virtual sample to your project!

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Things to Know:

If you have a SAGE Website subscription, your clients can create their own virtual samples on your website! Enable the Virtual Design Studio on your website to allow your clients to easily see what their branding will look like on promotional products.

When it comes to creating virtual samples, there's no easier solution than the SAGE Virtual Design Studio. From adding and editing logos to products to adding virtual samples to projects, presentations, and more – the SAGE Virtual Design Studio does it all! For a more in-depth tutorial, sign up for a free, live demo.

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