Tutorial – Prepare Your Image Using Canva

There are many ways and many different image editing programs that allow you to edit your artworks. One of our favourite other than Adobe Photoshop is Canva, an online image editing suite that is very easy to use. Head up to www.canva.com to start.

This tutorial will teach you to prepare artworks to be uploaded at Creative United rapid product creation system. Here it goes.

  1. Login to www.canva.com. You can use your Facebook account for faster access.
  2. Click ‘Use custom dimensions‘ button. 
  3. Each product requires a specific size for upload at Creative United:
    1. Cover image: Any size between 500px – 800px either height or width. Depends your artwork dimension.
    2. Artprint / Canvas / Poster: Use this fixed size for all three products and easy upload,
      4250(W) X 6000(H) px – Portrait
      or 6000(W) X 4250(H) px – Landscape
      or 5000(W) X 5000(H) px – Square
    3. Totebag / Pillow: 3500px X 3500px
    4. Sling Bag:
      3000(W) X 4000(H) px – Portrait
      or 4000(W) X 3000(H) px – Landscape
    5. Pouch Bag: 4000(W) X 3000(H) px – Landscape
    6. Mug: 4600(W) X 2000(H) px
    7. Pencil Case: 2250(W) X 1375(H) px
    8. Drawstring Bag: 3000(W) X 4000(H) px
    9. T-Shirt: 3000(W) X 4000(H) px (Export as PNG)
  4. For this tutorial, we set to 3500 X 3500 px(pixels). This size is for totebag and throw pillow. Step 2
  5. Click on the first layout. You are now ready to upload your artwork!
    Step 3

  6. Click the ‘Uploads’ button and browse your artwork file.
    Step 4

  7. Click your image to load it to your blank canvas. Right click at the image to use the features available like adjusting the brightness, contrast and other filters to get the best final image file for your products.*Illustration by Sara Rhianna
  8. Now, you are ready to export your image. Click the ‘Download‘ button and choose JPG. If you are preparing artwork for T-Shirt, choose PNG.
    Step 5

  9. Save it to your PC and you can now upload it at Creative United platform!
    Step 6
  10. Have fun!

Say hello to Creative United’s T-Shirt

Rejoice! T-Shirts are the newest product at Creative United! Now they’re available for you to sell your amazing art as printed design on T-Shirts.

Some info about the T-Shirt:

  • Men, Women and Unisex Long Sleeves T-Shirts
  • Classic Fit – Gildan Premium Cotton™ Adult T-Shirt
  • Simple round-neck t-shirt is from 100% cotton – 180 g/m².
  • Ribbed round neckline, short/long sleeves and neat top-stitched edges.
  • Soft, comfortable and durable.
  • Printed using high quality industrial Direct to Garment (DTG) printing technology with highest resolution and crisp graphic result.
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: White, Black, Grey, Daisy, Light Blue & Red
  • Price – RM69.00 (Artist’s royalty 15%: RM10.35)
Your Profit: RM10.35 (15%)
Artwork Size: 4000(H) x 3000(W) @72dpi PNG Transparent only

Go ahead, add the new t-shirt to your store!  We’re thrilled to share with you our latest pride and joy – our T-Shirt generator.  And don’t forget that t-shirt aren’t the only cut and sew product we offer – check out our drawstring bag, pencil case, pouch bag and pillows as well!



Casual, Trendy & Affordable Totebag


Casual, Trendy & Affordable

Starting April 1st 2017, Creative United will no longer offer the zip and sling totebag style. The new and single type totebag (non zippered) will be the only totebag type available for purchase. This totebag design is affordable while still maintaining the bag’s casual feel.
Some info about the Totebag:
  • 100% polyester fabric
  • Printed, hand cut and sewn in Malaysia
  • Smooth and comfortable
  • Dimensions: 15”H x 15”W
  • Selected design printed on both sides
  • Features 26” fabric straps and dark inner lining
  • Washable without colour fade or discolour
  • Price – RM40.00 (Artist’s royalty 20%: RM8.00)
And don’t forget that totebags aren’t the only cut and sew product we offer – check out our drawstring bag, pencil case, pouch bag and pillows as well!
The Creative United Team

New product! Pouch Bags

Pouch Bags are here.

Our bag collection just got bigger! After the success of the “Totebag”, we have now added the “Pouchbag”, a smaller all-day bag that will become your favourite companion both day and night! The perfect little pouch to keep all essentials, whilst on the move, nice and snug!

The pouch bag will be another hot selling product for your art. It’s versatile, trendy and everyone will love it. Made from soft polyester fabric strengthen by fabric interfacing. Selected design will be printed on both sides. It’s washable without the color fading. The pouch is a 10″ x 7.5″ bag with fabric wristlet, zipper and inner lining.

Pouch Bag
Your Profit: RM7.00 (20%)
Artwork Size : 4000(W) x 3000(H) @72dpi

We are giving away 30 selected artworks on pouch bags for free (limited one pouch per artist). So don’t miss to add or update your current artworks to include the pouch bag!



We hope you are excited as we are! Beyond that, we will be consistently adding new products to keep it an interesting and exciting shopping experience for our customers. We already have some exciting stuff in the works!

The Creative United team

On Decor Canvas products

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If you encountered any error previously trying to add a Decor Canvas product, this entry might be of interests to you. Read more…

Meet us at ANIMEX 2015

Animex is an internationally acclaimed computer games and animation festival that has been running for 16 years at Teesside University in England. Last year they went truly global and chose KDU University College in Malaysia for their very first international location and so Animex South East Asia was born.

For more info, visit http://animex.tees.ac.uk/sea/default.cfm

Ipay payments and portfolio tags

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Creative United at KL Converge 2015, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Creative United (www.creativeunited.my) at KL Converge 2015, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 27-29 Aug. Come and visit our booth.

Creative United – Empowering local artists and designers to make their artwork available for sale as a variety of products.http://www.creativeunited.my (online store) & http://portfolio.creativeunited.my (online portfolio). Free registration.‪#‎creativeunited‬ ‪#‎klconverge2015‬



Creative United at Visual Art Expo 2015, Mines International Exhibition Centre

Creative United have been promoting our newly launch twin projects – Creative United Portfolio (http://portfolio.creativeunited.my) and Creative United Store.(http://www.creativeunited.my). at Visual Art Expo 2015 (VAX2015), from 22.8.2015 to 23.8.2015.

Dear teams, friends and visitors, thanks for supporting Creative United.

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