TUTORIAL:Using Product Previews

Posting smaller product previews is a good way to let your visitors see your wonderful works in a small format and hopefully encouraging them to buy your works.
Doing this has now become easier since redbubble switched servers and changed the web addresses of our product previews. I will go through all the different products that are available on redbubble but it is the same for all the product previews except there are options that change by product like mat color frame color just to name a few.
Note: Images that are orientated in landscape will be larger than the portrait ones…so some of the examples below will appear larger than the others.

I have archived the old version of this for anyone that needs to use it for the old web addresses it can be found "Here":http://www.redbubble.com/people/envelope150/jou...

First you will need to get the image address you want to use from your collection.
Example: http://www.mypicture is here.jpg
Go to your “Art” section by clicking “My Bubble” then “Art” or “T-Shirts”
Find the Image you want to post as a product (framed,card,etc..) and click the ‘show public view’ link

then click the “Buy/Preview” Button to go to the product options page

Set the image as you wish to use it, Card, Framed print etc…once you are done follow the instructions below to get the web address

If using firefox simply
right click the image
and select
“copy image location”
Using Internet explorer
right click the image
then select “Properties”
A Properties box will appear copy the Address(URL) High lighted in blue
“right click” the Highlighted text then choose “copy”
or once it is highlighted hold the “control(CTRL)” key and press “C”

Mac users hold the CTRL or Apple key and then click image to get the menu
You can now paste the image location where you want to use it (right click and select “paste” or hold the Control key and press “V” on your key board) Now put a ! before an after the image location like this !http://www.mypicture is here.jpg!
To make it clickable or linked add the colon : and web address after the !
like this :http://www.your going here.com
The final entry Will look like below
!http://www.mypicture is here.jpg!:http://www.your going here.com
The text box mentioned above can be used here as well by adding your text in ( )
Like This !http://www.mypicture is here.jpg(Have a Look)!:http://www.your going here.com
Will give you this ( Put your mouse pointer over my avatar image below but do not click to see what I mean )
Have a Look

Now that we can post an image using the product lets change the size.
There are three different sizes you can use but may very by product so I will list all of them below by product and there are other options that can be changed by changing the information in the image address I will also list those by each product.
You can change the background on the preview images to 4 different colors by changing the ffffff in any of the image addresses except the t-shirts which is fafafa. These color options are the ones used on the bubblesite.
greyonbiege = d7d1c4
white = ffffff
black = 000000 (all numbers)
and dark grey = d1d1d1


Greeting Card Preview

We will start with using the Greeting Card preview
Here is an example of a preview image address (greeting card) from my collection.
http://ih2.redbubble.net/work.4553152.1.gc,441×415,w,ffffff.jpg
The 4553152.1 is the image number. The gc is the product id.
The 442×415 is the image dimensions (more on that below).
The w is a product option in this case, the greeting card background.
You can change it to b for a black background.

Preview size options for Greeting Cards

Original Size 441×415
Change 441×415 to 875×440
Change the
441×415 to 170X180
or 60×60

Post Card Preview

Works for the Post Card preview too..
Here is an example of a preview image address (post card) from my collection.
http://ih0.redbubble.net/work.5062608.1.paperpc,441×415,w,ffffff.v4.jpg
The 5062608.1 is the image number. The paperpc is the product id.
The 442×415 is the image dimensions (more on that below).
The w is the background color
You can change it to b for a black background.

Preview size options for Post Cards

Original Size 441×415
Change 441×415 to 875×440
Change the
441×415 to 170X180
or 60×60

Framed Print Preview

For the framed print preview there are more options for you to change like the image size,mat color,frame color etc…Changing the preview size is the same as above.

Preview image options

http://ih1.redbubble.net/work.4484405.1.fp,375×360,black,offwhite,flat,s,ffffff.jpg
To change the frame color change the “black” above to any of these options.

charcoal
cherry
mocha
or walnut

http://ih0.redbubble.net/work.4505053.1.fp,170&...,offwhite,flat,s,ffffff.jpg
To change the mat color change the “offwhite” above to

brightwhite
or black

http://ih0.redbubble.net/work.4505053.1.fp,170&...,s,ffffff.jpg
You can change the image size to s,m or l
You can also change the frame style to flat or box but there is no difference in the preview image.

Preview size options for Framed Prints

Original size 375×360
Change 375×360 to 875×440
Change 375×360
to 170×180
or 60×60

T-Shirts

This one has a lot of options to change with the styles and colors..
To get the ones below click the ‘edit’ link next to the image you want to use.

Here is an example image address
http://ih3.redbubble.net/work.3833806.3.ts,482×482,black,mens,ffffff.jpg
black = color
mens = style

More color optionswhite, creme, silver, pink, lemon, aqua, babyblue, lightpink, heathergrey,
gold, grassgreen, teal, red, kellygreen, raspberry, asphalt, army, cranberry, brown, forest, navy, and black
Style optionswomens
vneck
longsleeve
or mens

Preview size options for T-Shirts

Original Size 482×482
Change 482×482 to 875×440
Slightly smaller image
Change the
482×482 to 170X180
or 60×60

NEW: Redbubble gave us this really fun and new preview image.

To get this image you have to click the ‘show public preview’ you can change the colors and styles on this image just like the ones we posted above but you cannot change the preview size.
…one preview size fits all…
just use the same method for changing the color and style like we did above.
http://ih1.redbubble.net/work.2478267.15.fig,lemon,womens,fbfbfb.jpg
You can also show the print on the back by changing the fig to figb
fig = front and figb = back
http://ih3.redbubble.net/work.2478267.15.figb,lemon,mens,fbfbfb.original-mobil-phone.jpg

And the other product items that are available only in the new preview version are.

onesie short sleeve
http://ih3.redbubble.net/work.2478267.15.fig,wh...

onesie longsleeve
http://ih3.redbubble.net/work.2478267.15.fig,wh...

baby T
http://ih3.redbubble.net/work.2478267.15.fig,wh...

kids T
http://ih0.redbubble.net/work.2478267.15.fig,wh...

hoodie
http://ih0.redbubble.net/work.2478267.15.fig,le...

sticker you can change the preview sizes on this one like the other product previews
http://ih2.redbubble.net/work.2478267.15.sticke...


Matted Prints

Here is an example image address
http://ih2.redbubble.net/work.4484405.1.mat,375×360,offwhite,ffffff.jpg
Mat colors are the only options for this one
Change the offwhite to

offwhite
brightwhite
or black

Preview size options for Matted Prints

Original size 375×360
Change the 375×360 to 875×440
Change the
375×360 to 170X180
or 60×60

Laminated Prints

Here is an example image address
http://ih2.redbubble.net/work.4484405.1.lp,375×360,w,m,SmFndWFyIChQYW50aGVyYSBvbmNhKQ%3D%3D.jpg

w = border color or b = black border

m = image size , s,m,l = image size

Border colorsfor white use w
for black use b
Image sizes s = small
m = medium
l = large

Preview size options for Laminated Prints

Original size 375×360
Change the 375×360 to 875×440
Change the
375×360 to 170X180
or 60×60

Mounted prints

For the mounted print there are only three options.
white, black or no border.
Changing the image size has no visual effect on the product preview.
Here is an Example image address
http://ih0.redbubble.net/work.4484405.1.mtd,375×360,n,s,SmFndWFyIChQYW50aGVyYSBvbmNhKQ%3D%3D,ffffff.jpg
Change the n to one of the options below

Border optionsn = no border
w = white border
b = black border

Preview size options for Mounted Prints

Original size 375×360
Change the 375×360 to 875×440
Change the
375×360 to 170X180
or 60×60

Canvas Print and Poster

Changing the size of a canvas print or poster will have no effect on the preview like the above mentioned products.

But you can change the preview size like we did for the above products.

Example Canvas print preview image address
http://ih1.redbubble.net/work.4484405.1.cp,375×360,s,ffffff.jpg

Preview size options for Canvas Prints

Original size 375×360
Change the 375×360 to 875×440
Change the
375×360 to 170X180
or 60×60

Example Poster preview image address
http://ih2.redbubble.net/work.4484405.1.poster,375×360,ffffff.jpg

Preview size options for Posters

Original size 375×360
Change the 375×360 to 875×440
Change the
375×360 to 170X180
or 60×60

Calendars

The calendar previews are only two sizes Large(294×416) and Small(95×135).

To get your calendar cover images click ‘my bubble’ then click ‘calendars’.
The images on this page are the small preview images (95×135)
You can change the size by changing the 95×135 to 294×416
This will give you the cover image..only.

If you want to post an image for a specific month or the back cover then click the ‘show public view’ link next to the calendar that has the image you are looking for. Navigate to the page you want to use and right click the image and get the web address for the image (explained above) then when you post the image change the 294×416 to 95×135.

iPhone Cases

There are 2 sizes available
http://ih0.redbubble.net/image.10815181.2001/ipc,220×200-pad,220×200,f8f8f8.jpg

http://ih1.redbubble.net/image.10815181.2001/ipc,183×350.png

Hope you this useful
Happy Bubbling
Dan
NEW Tutorial Using Small Product Preview II
Here is an easier way to use small previews but only for Framed Prints, T- Shirts, Calendars and Canvas Prints

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