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Create a Chevron Greeting Card in Illustrator

Sandra Hess, Sandra Rose Designs, Graphic Designer

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11 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Intro Chevron Class

    • 2. Project Details

    • 3. Making Card Template

    • 4. Turning Line Into Chevron

    • 5. Chevron Appearance Changes

    • 6. Text Box

    • 7. Front Message

    • 8. Inside Message

    • 9. Set Up Print File

    • 10. Preparing JPEG for Project Upload

    • 11. Final Thoughts


About This Class

Class Description:

Chevron or zig zag pattern is such a popular, yet timeless pattern. You will create an awesome greeting card in Illustrator that can be used for a birthday card, congratulations, or a pick-me card to send to a friend! By learning some simple yet powerful techniques in Illustrator, you will turn a simple line into a fun chevron pattern!  Learn how to make your message the star of the card and really pop by using a traditional photo framing technique (my special secret) - all in Illustrator! (Adobe Illustrator CS3 on up is perfect!) 

This is geared to both people with limited knowledge in Illustrator, and if you are advanced, you will learn some new tips and tricks that can be used on any design project. I will walk you step by step through the process so if you are a beginner, you will still be able to do the project. 

Join me as we work from template to finished card ready to send! I love to see students' work, and how little differences in color, size and variation can make a big difference in the final project! I can't wait to see what you made, so be sure and upload it to the gallery so I can comment!






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Sandra Hess

Sandra Rose Designs, Graphic Designer

"Your 20 year old daughter MADE that card?" I asked my best friend. The card images and text were stamped and embellished with a well-placed rhinestone. A 3-D feel was created by layered focal points and a beautiful ribbon completed the look. She showed me several more cards that she received for her birthday and her recent wedding anniversary. I was in awe and felt so inspired as I saw card after card, each with its own unique charm! I couldn't wait to learn to hand craft my own cards!


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