Design a personalized tire cover with the help of our online design tools.
Here are some design tips to help you along the way.
- Remember, a good design can easily be a GREAT design with just a few adjustments.
- Shadows and/or outlines will offset your lettering or image, and add a 3-D look to your design.
- The yellow lettering in this example has a burgundy shadow for more depth and style.
A personalized tire cover with shadows and/or outlines on the design makes flat letters suddenly come alive.
- A personalized tire cover can have text in a straight line or arched (curved) around the shape of the tire cover.
- Arching (curving or distorting) text will allow more design area on a circular background.
- It will frame a centered image if the image is cropped into a circle-shape.
- A square or rectangle-shaped image looks best with straight text instead of curved.
- Text size is an important element to keep in mind. What is the purpose of your design? Is this meant to be read from far away or up close?
- The more lines of text you add to your design the smaller each letter is going to be, thus the less readable.
- What is more important in your design? The name of your business, the service you provide or that funny one-liner? These are all things that need to be easily readable in order to relay your message.
- Remember, a personalized tire cover is a distance-viewing product, so you want lettering to be readable from a distance. Less is more! Simplicity is beautiful!
- “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
- Using a photograph can add the look you want, from silly and fun, to serious or professional.
- A photograph also helps break up text and make it more readable.
Colors are an important element in design. Knowing the purpose of your design will make the color choices easier.
- Low Contrast: If your design needs a subtle accent color or a second color to give depth, choosing a low contrasting color will effectively add a dimensional look and allow the eye to easily see the main focal point.
- Do not use low-contrasting colors for lettering or images, only for accents, such as the navy blue in the example, unless you outline it in a higher contrasting color.
- Examples of low contrasting colors against a black tire cover would be: Sapphire Blue, Hunter Green, Purple and Burgundy.
- Medium Contrast: If you want a classy look without boldness, but still want readability and visibility, choose a medium contrasting color.
- Examples of medium contrasting colors against a black background would be: Medium Grey, Medium Green, Red, Medium Blue, Orange, Teal, Silver, Gold, Copper
- High Contrast: If your purpose is to ‘wow’ your viewers, then using a high contrasting color will make your design stand out and demand attention. Personalized spare tire covers are an excellent way to advertise your business.
- Examples of high contrasting colors on a black tire cover would be: White, Light Grey, Yellow, Lavender, Pink, and Light Blue.