Learn how to turn digital photos of your pets, friends, kids and even spouses into "Creatures" that can be shared online. Wait, what? As any subscriber to our newsletter knows, at Common Craft, we love our dogs. Recently we noticed something: Common Craft Cut-outs and dog photos can easily be combined to create funny creatures. “Maybe the Dragon” was the original. Our friends loved it: The more we played with the Cut-outs the more we laughed. It's so fun! Soon enough Bosco became a (somewhat... Continue Reading
Visuals play an important role in how we communicate, but nice looking digital images can be a pain to find or create. That's a big reason we offer Common Craft Cut-outs - to provide a library of over 1,600 downloadable images that can be used in projects like presentations, blog posts and videos. Until recently, our Cut-outs were only available through Common Craft membership (starting at $49 per year). Today, all Cut-outs are also available individually. High resolution PNG images are $0.99... Continue Reading
Have you ever watched a Common Craft video and thought - “This could really work for me if I could just make a few changes”? Now you can. We now offer the Explainer Editor plan that includes the rights to edit any ready-made video in our library using your own software. This means our videos can become a starting point for your own projects. Along with ready-made videos, the Explainer Editor plan also comes with all Common Craft Cut-outs as both vector art (.EPS) and normal (.PNG) image files... Continue Reading
Since we started making videos in 2007, we’ve heard one question consistently: “How can I make my own Common Craft Style video?” Today, we’re announcing an answer to that question. We’ve partnered with GoAnimate, an online tool for making high quality animated videos. Here’s what our partnership means: Our library of original Common Craft Cut-outs is now available inside the GoAnimate system, making "Common Craft style" videos easy to create using only a website. This short (01:19 ) video,... Continue Reading
This short video shares the basic steps to animating Common Craft Cut-outs using PowerPoint. It is part of series focused on helping you make Common Craft Style videos and presentations using common tools. Note: the "custom animation" functionality used below may appear differently in various versions of PowerPoint, but the basic ideas should be consistent across versions and in tools like Keynote. Watch: Reading this in email? Watch here. Want to get started? Check out our library of... Continue Reading
This three-minute video demonstrates how to download, insert and manipulate Common Craft Cut-outs in PowerPoint. Reading this in email? Watch here. This video is part of the "Know-How" section of Common Craft, where we share our expertise through guides and other resources. Find more Know-How.
Things are abuzz at Common Craft these days. The book is coming out very soon and we're working on new tools and services that will help you become an explanation specialist. For example, we will soon be offering Common Craft members a library of over 500 colored "cut-outs" just like the ones in our videos. These high quality image files can be downloaded and used in presentations or in making Common Craft Style videos. Yay! Of course, creating a library of cut-outs requires some strategy. ... Continue Reading