Design Tips & Templates

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Images

The BoardPusher Skateboard Designer currently accepts images in JPEG and PNG formats. Transparent PNG images are supported.

Don't put anything important right on the edge of the board in the Skateboard Designer (e.g. If you want your name in small print on the very bottom of the deck, it could get cut off if you don't leave some room on the edge). The board size in the Skateboard Designer is approximate and the graphic can shift slightly in printing.

If you want a graphic to print to the edge of the deck make sure to extend it a bit over the edge in the Skateboard Designer to give it a bleed for printing . Again, the board size in the Skateboard Designer is approximate and the graphic can shift slightly in printing. If you upload a full bleed image to cover the whole deck, the Skateboard Designer will automatically give it the correct bleed. 

Avoid enlarging a photo or other Jpeg graphic to be larger than it's original size in your graphics program. This can cause the final graphic on your deck to print out pixelated or blurry.

Deck Templates

If you want to upload full bleed designs, you can use the templates below to know exact size and truck placement for each deck shape. Minimum resolution allowed is 150 DPI, suggested resolution is 300 DPI. To download a template, right click on a link and select "Save Target As".

Deck Shape Full Bleed Canvas 300 DPI Full Bleed PNG Photoshop PSD
7-1/4 Mini/Kid Skateboard 9 x 33 inches 2700 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template
7-1/2 Skateboard Deck 9 x 33 inches 2700 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template
7-5/8 Skateboard Deck 9 x 33 inches 2700 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template
7-3/4 Skateboard Deck 9 x 33 inches 2700 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template
7-7/8 Skateboard Deck 9 x 33 inches 2700 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template
8 Inch Skateboard Deck 9 x 33 inches 2700 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template
8-1/4 Skateboard Deck 9 x 33 inches 2700 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template
8-1/2 Skateboard Deck 9.5 x 34 inches 2850 x 10200 px PNG Template PSD Template
8-3/4 Inch Skateboard 10 x 34 inches 3000 x 10200 px PNG Template PSD Template
9 Inch Skateboard 10 x 35 inches 3000 x 10500 px PNG Template PSD Template
Punk Nose Pool Shape 11 x 35 inches 3300 x 10500 px PNG Template PSD Template
Cruiser Shape 9 x 33 inches 2700 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template
Pintail Longboard 11 x 42 inches 3300 x 12600 px PNG Template PSD Template
Old School Shape 12 x 32 inches 3600 x 9600 px PNG Template PSD Template
Longboard Shape 10.893 x 41 inches 3268 x 12300 px PNG Template PSD Template
Bottle Tail 9 x 33 inches 2700 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template
Square Nose 10 x 34 inches 3000 x 10200 px PNG Template PSD Template
Mini Cruiser 9 x 33 inches 2700 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template
Retro Rocket 10 x 33 inches 3000 x 9900 px PNG Template PSD Template


Designer Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Move Left
  • Move Up
  • Move Right
  • Move Down
  • +Enlarge
  • -Shrink
  • [Rotate CCW
  • ]Rotate CCW


Base Types

Standard Full Color White Base

  • White remains white
  • Completely opaque
  • No color shifts
  • Recommended for photos and all types of graphics

Natural

  • White shows natural wood
  • Semi-transparent, wood grain shows through lighter colors
  • Color shift slightly darker
  • Recommended for text and vectorized graphics

Metallic Silver Base

  • White shows metallic silver
  • Semi-transparent, metallic silver shows through lighter colors
  • Color shift slightly darker and more reflective
  • Recommended for text, vectorized graphics and bright photos

NEW! Holographic Base

  • White shows holographic foil
  • Semi-transparent, holographic foil shows through lighter colors
  • Colors shift in light provding a complete holographic effect
  • Recommended for text and vectorized graphics
  • Only available on select shapes and has $5 extra production fee

Feel free to contact us with any questions about base types and what will work best for your graphic.