How to make a credits page that will make your life easier and can be used on all your products.

I am very excited to teaming up with some of my favorite blogging buddies (and seriously, some of the most beautiful!) to give tips and advice on creating amazing products for Teachers Pay Teachers!  Honestly, I wish I had this information when I first started out!

I have the honor of sharing with you some tips on creating a credits page!

Every product you create should have a credits page.  Why?  When you purchase clipart, almost all clip artists require that you give credit for using their work.  A credits page makes this easy and puts all of that information in one place.

To save myself time, I created a standard credits page template.

When I finish creating a product or freebie, I add in any logos or credit images from the clip artists that I used in my creation.  
I also hyperlink each image to the particular artists store.  This is simple.  Right click on the image, select hyperlink and paste the link to the clip art store.
Where do I find the credit images?  It’s pretty simple!  When you download clip art files, most artists provide the image in the download!  I have saved all of my clip art images in a folder so they’re all in one place.  If for some reason, there is no credit image, I simply go to their blog or website and snip their logo and save it as a png file!  
I do know that some teacher creators like to use a standard credit page that includes every clip artist that they use, ever!  Even if they don’t use their products in their creation, the artist is included on the credits page.  I can see the benefit of this method too.  It does save time.   I just prefer creating a credit page specifically for the products I used.
I include my credits page and a copyright page at the end of each creation. I have saved my credits page as a PowerPoint file so when it’s time to add credit images, I just open the file, copy the slides and paste them into my creation.  Then I add my credit images and links.  BAM!  All done!  

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  • Reply Tammy Ferrell November 19, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I've posted about this on my clipart blog!! Such a great idea!!!!

    Tammy

    ”Dots” of Fun!
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  • Reply Karli Lomax November 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks for this post! I have a question- I'm a mac user and to secure my clip art I click on print, then “save as PDF' and select the “security options” and protect the images with a password. It works so well that the hyperlinks no longer work!

    Do you know of anyway around this? How do you secure your images in the rest of your work and still have the artists' image still have a working hyperlink?
    Thanks for your help!

  • Reply Katie Knight November 21, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Perfect post my dear!!!!!! Sweet simple and smart!!! I now want to add a mustache to my credits page.

  • Reply Lis Moriarty February 21, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Karli, Did you figure out the way around this? I've been trying to figure it out and it seems like the only thing to do is to purchase Adobe Pro or a similar program… Thanks!

  • Reply Charlotte Hollinger March 3, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Have y'all figured this out yet? I am having the same issue!!

  • Reply Kinder Kiddo March 10, 2015 at 1:35 am

    I'm over a year late to the party, but still having this issue! Anyone?

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