Candii Kitten Designs

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ADS 101 February 25, 2010

Filed under: General,Help Articles — Candii @ 1:22 pm

I can’t help you with your store, or teach you how to make clothes, but I can give you some pointers to help you get your store going in the right direction. So many people start a store with a complete and utter mess and that is hard to get past. I’m not talking unorganized, I’m talking a poorly planned layout, poorly done ads, poor placement.

-When doing your ads, please for the love of god, take the picture out of game into a photoshop or paintshop program. If you don’t have the money to buy either one, I don’t know HOW you are making clothes, but you can always get gimp for free. Search GIMP in google to download it.
-Write the name of the outfit, some key features such as ‘comes with shoes!’ ‘Comes in three colors!’ ‘Two outfits in one!’ etc to catch the customers eye and describe the outfit, making it more desirable.
-Take a couple pictures at different angles for your ad, and make your ad 512×512, it rezzes more clearly in game and doesn’t take ages for the photo to rez.
-Use a light source of some sort when taking the pictures, it’ll help remove shadows off your face and body or off the object you are photographing to make the ad more clear.
-DON’T WEAR NEWBIE SKIN. Wear a nice skin from places such as Curio or Laq. I know what you look like shouldn’t matter, but seriously, if you are butt ugly I’m probably going to find your outfit butt ugly.
-Don’t use the same old crappy freebie poses that everyone else uses. Go to pose stores such as ‘Glitterati’ ‘Tuli’ ‘Vista Animation, just to name a few, and get NICE poses to use to take your photos.
-Take your photos against a background, be it a solid color or some sort of image, but don’t just take a picture in your house.

Here is a nice example of how TO do your ad. This is one of my newest outfits, Juliette.

Here is a nice example of how NOT to do an AD.

See how the second ad looks? The first AD I have a redgrave skin on, Truth hair. nice background, clear lights and have written on the ad. It’s more appealing. The second ad I have on a free skin, no pose, old hair and am standing in the house. I wouldn’t want to buy the second outfit, personally, and I MADE IT.

Hope this helped some in your efforts to make your store ALL it can be!