Our Boutique Creator is under construction.
Please check back in May for a new and improved version.
Until then please use this downloadable boutique content in the design studios to create your boutiques. Thanks for your patience -Leandra
Attention: Until fixed, please follow these steps to save your boutique depending on the browser you use. It is recommended that you test this before using the boutique creator the first time.
Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox: You can use all the features including the furniture tabs. Once you are done, you can right click on the boutique to save it.
Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera: For the time being, you can't use the images from the furniture tabs only, but you can upload all your own pictures/furniture and use the other features. Once you are finished, you can click the "Save" button on the main menu. For those of you who can't use the furniture tabs, here is the download: Boutique Content
1. Click the "Upload Boutique" button 2.Choose your boutique image to upload 3.Wait for it to upload and a new page will load 4. Scroll down and copy the Direct-URL
5.Close the Image host site window
6.Paste the URL in the Boutique of the Month field below and click the Submit button
7.Paste the URL in the Your Profile field below, click the save button, and your boutique will be published on your profile!
Note: Make sure there is no other text in the field below before pasting your new URL.
Selecting and Deselecting an Item
To select an item, simply click and drag your mouse on the item. An outline around the item will appear and you will see a small grey control window that works with it. When you are finished editing the item you can deselect it by clicking the item itself or clicking the "✔" button. When all the items are deselected there will be no outlines and the control window will be hidden.
Moving, Resizing, and Removing
To move furniture and images, simply click and hold your mouse on the item and drag to move it. To resize anitem, make sure it is selected click the small grey circle in the bottom right corner, click and hold it with your mouse and drag it to make the image bigger or smaller. To delete an item, make sure it is selected and see the controls window and click the "x" button to remove that item. Note: If you readd that item, it will resume the same size, color, and place on teh canvas as before.
Adding Furniture Items
Below the boutique creator is the furniture menu, which has different categories you can choose from to look at differnt items. You can click on one of the tabs to view the items in that category, click on an item to add it to the boutique creator. Below some of the items you will see different color boxes which you can click on to change the color of that item. To close the furniture item menu, click the "x" button tab.
You can add your own pictures to the boutique creator right from your computer. To do so, simply click the "Add Pictures" button on the main menu and choose the image you wish to add. You can also drag images right from your computer onto the boutique creator physically. Note: If you are adding fashions it is recommended to make an outfit first as one image and then add it to the boutique creator so all the pieces move together. Keep in mind that if there is clear space around a .png picture that clear space is also part of the picture and may cover other items in the boutique.
You can add styled text to your boutique as well by clicking the "Add Text" button on the main menu. You can enter your text in the field at the top and choose from different options to resize, change colors, add an outline, and add shadow to the text. To move the text, simply click and drag to move it where you want. Note: When you click the "Hide Text Options" button it will not remove the text, if you want to remove the text simply delete all text from the text field.
Saving Your Boutique
You click the "Save" button on the main menu to save your boutique to your computer. If you are using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome you can also right click the boutique and click save image as...
Attention: Until fixed, please follow these steps to save your boutique depending on the browser you use. It is recommended that you test this before using the boutique creator the first time. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox: You can use all the features including the furniture tabs. Once you are done, you can right click on the boutique to save it. Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera: For the time being, you can't use the images from the furniture tabs only, but you can upload all your own pictures/furniture and use the other features. Once you are finished, you can click the "Save" button on the main menu.
Uploading Your Boutique
You can click the "Upload" button on the main menu to upload your boutique to your profile and to Boutique of the Month Entry. There will be directions to upload the boutique to the imagehost and then copy the direct link to your profile field and to the boutique of the month entry.
Please make sure to wait until the page has fully loaded before using the boutique creator, otherwise some of the images may not load or work correctly. Until a loading feature can be added, a quick way to tell everything is loaded is if you click the "Add Text" button on the menu and wait for the # hex color areas to change from white to color.
You should always add the wallpaper and floor first, try to stay in order of the furniture tabs and add your images last. It is recommended you make outfits before hand then add them to your boutique as one image so that they allcan be moved and resized together. You cna look for an outfit creator to help with this very soon!
The boutique creator is still a new addition to the site so there may be some other issues that need fixed. Please let us know of any issues that you experience so that we can try to fix them. You can look for more new features to be added to future versions of the boutique creator as well.