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Build-a-Button Design Center - Classic Membership

  • $15.95
SKU: #BAB-30c

Build-a-Button software allows you to design your own pinback buttons easily by inserting text like a word processor. No longer worry about specific button dimensions or arranging them properly on a page, Build-a-Button does everything for you. Upload images and simply move items around in Photoshop style layers. Rotate, copy and arrange everything with simple mouse clicks.

Every size and shape is included which makes designing your button effortless, perfectly sized every time and most importantly fun! We give you the tools you need to easily design the buttons you want. American Button Machine's "Build-a-Button" Design Center is an online, interactive button design software studio with fantastic features that allow you to create incredible buttons.

Please Note: Build-a-Button memberships are processed and access granted during normal business hours Mon – Fri 8 to 5 CST. 

What makes the Build-a-Button Online Design Center so special?

Here are some of the features we think you will be most excited with:

Free Software Demo Choose from Build-a-Button Classic or the enhanced Build-a-Button 5.0.

Speed The application takes a few seconds to load and then moves with real-time quickness from there.

Text in a circle Anyone who has designed buttons with text understands how tricky it can be to properly format text in a circle. The Build-a-Button Online Design Center makes this easy!

Images We give you the ability to upload multiple images up to 5MB in size. Then, via the design center, you can resize, move left, right, up and down, and rotate it 360 degrees in one degree increments.

Templates You don't need to bring anything with you to this party; we've got all the button making templates, perfectly sized and loaded for you! And included in the templates is one that assists in making political buttons. Go get those votes!

Button Sizes There are over 20 possible button sizes that you can choose from, including various shapes. Here is the breakdown of what sizes and shapes are available:

Round: 7/8, 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2.25, 3, 3.5, 6, BAM 2.25" and BAM 3"

Square: 1 x 1, 1.5 x 1.5, 2 x 2, 2.5 x 2.5, and 3 x 3

Rectangle: 1.75 x 2.75, 1.5 x 4.5, 2 x 3, and 2.5 x 3.5

Oval: 1.75"x2.75"

(Note: all sizes listed in inches.) *

Yes! We offer BAM 2.25" and 3" templates so customers with Badge-a-Minit machines can use our software!

Layers You have the ability to overlay images and text and then move them forward or backwards in the layer structure. This gives you the opportunity to produce a much richer, diverse, layered design. You might think you'd need to go to Photoshop to do this, but we've got you covered!

Colors You have granular control of the background color, the text color, and the outline color of the text.

Shapes You can add interesting design elements to your button with the Build-a-Button Design Center shapes tool. You can add hearts, stars, squares, rectangles, ovals, arrows, and straight lines. You can also change the size, thickness, color of line, and fill color.

Format Options You can save your artwork as jpg or pdf file formats. You can select how many images you save per page (1- 24, depending on the button size) to save on ink and toner. Or you can fill up an entire page for larger productions.

Paint Tool You can draw freehand right on the button!

Color Picker You have the ability to select a specific color and display the color's hexidecimal or RGB value.

Video Tutorials Our button making tutorials show you everything you need to know about designing a button.  

Build-a-Button Classic vs Version 5.0

Feature Classic 5.0
Speed X X
Perfectly Sized Button Templates X X
Text in a Circle X X
20 Button sizes to choose from X X
Photoshop Type Layers X X
Granular Control of Color X X
Shapes X X
Save designs as JPG or PDF X X
Custom Color Picker X X

Upload File Types: PSD, PNG, EPS, AI, TIFF, GIF, BMP & SVG


Edit a saved design


Undo / Redo Buttons


Added 600 fonts

Print different designs on 1 page X
Tablet & Mobile Friendly  X
Auto upload CSV file to empty text box X

Add Accent Ring / Bleed Edge


Save design as a transparent PNG


Photo Eraser Tool


Text Drop Shadow Tool


Stock Photos


Stock Silhouettes


Alignment Grid Lines


Radial & Linear Gradients


Photo Filter: Gray Scale


Photo Filter: Sepia


Photo Filter: Negative


Crop Photo Size


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