When you purchase clipart from TpT, most clipartists require you to “flatten” the clipart. This means you are taking a page with lots of pieces of clipart and text, and combining them into one image that appears on the page. This is to prevent end users from being able to copy and paste individual pieces of clipart.

Learning how to flatten a product is a big step in creating products for TpT.

A common method is to export each page as an individual picture and then recombine them as one document. This is a time consuming process if done manually!

Instead, I take advantage of a native program to the mac called Automator to automate the process.

Here is an overview:


This is how to setup automator to do PDF to IMAGES:



This is how to do PDF to Image to PDF:



BONUS! I LOVE this program to reduce file sizes for PDF! It is a paid program but worth every penny!


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