Having a professional email signature can be a great way of seamlessly marketing yourself on a daily basis. Some people may think it’s too much, but they can be subtle if you know how to use it according to the field you’re in.
ie: If you’re in the literary field you can use a signature description to write a creative pitch. If you’re working in photography, using a great self-portrait can work really well.
You can just work with alignment/editor tools to do the signature and that’s fine too. But I think it’s great to incorporate the color palette and handwritten fonts from my branding design on it and that’s why I have a preference for image files. I can edit the signature as I please on Photoshop and place them on my email.
I also offer some signature designs on my Etsy shop and since I receive a lot of questions about how to effectively use them I thought that this should be my first tutorial around here.
Here’s how you can add an image file to your email signature on Gmail:
- Find the “settings” section of your Email account. On Gmail, is located on the menu with the little wheel.
- Click on the settings and scrolll until you find the “Signature” field and make sure the “Insert this signature before quoted text in replies and remove the “–” line that precedes it.” is checked, otherwise your signature won’t show up.
- Click on the landscape icon from the signature editor. It will give you the option to either upload an image from your computer or just add a URL.
- Upload the image, scroll till the end of the page and save the changes.
That’s it. If you want to add active links on your signature you can also split the image into different sections but that’s a whole another story (and too much for one post only) so I’ll talk about it in another post.
I will also create a tutorial like this for Yahoo next week, so subscribe or follow Glam Graphix on Instagram for updates if you’re interested.