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Nuts and Bolts: Stock Card Creations ONLINE

April 26, 2019

Nuts & Bolts – Stock Card Creations ONLINE


We are pleased to announce that Stock Card Creations is back online!
The tool now uses the new image library from Shutterstock offering millions of high quality stock images at no cost to GCU artists.


NEW improvements to the tool / process:


1. HEX Code – there is now a hex code entry for the Border Color. This will assist artists in matching border and font colors with precision.
2. Stock Image Id # – in Manage Cards, Stock Image cards have a new field “Stock Image Id” which helps relocate a specific image when needing to recreate/edit the image or create a new card with the same image.
3. Return for Edits – the review team can now return a Stock Image card to the artist for edits. This will be a big time saver by not having to start the submission from scratch. The stock image will still need to be re-created if that is the reason for the return, but elements like meta-data, inside verse, etc. can be edited vs recreated.


GCU has identified which BS images are (matched) and are not (unmatched) being offered in the new Shutterstock library.


UNMATCHED*:  If the image does not have a match – YOUR CARDS WILL BE RETURNED FOR EDITS TO YOU


*The process for UNMATCHED images, using the Return for Edits feature, allows the artist to choose a new stock image (Change Image in Manage Cards) from the new library that is close to or similar in theme to the original image and resubmit it without having to recreate the submission and all of the meta-data. This will preserve not only the card’s PID# but valuable sales history and search engine indexing. If the new image you chose differs greatly from the original, please be sure to update your card meta-data (title, keywords, artist’s notes, etc.) to reflect the differences. 


Other than that, it is pretty much business as usual. We have worked diligently to make this a smooth transition for artists and we thank you for your patience!


Please see this original post:


And here on the forum where you can post if you notice any issues:


The difference is made in the details!


GCU Community Manager


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