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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

      2:42
    • 2. Project Details

      0:42
    • 3. Making Card Template

      10:17
    • 4. Turning Line Into Chevron

      7:54
    • 5. Chevron Appearance Changes

      6:36
    • 6. Text Box

      7:47
    • 7. Front Message

      9:32
    • 8. Inside Message

      3:32
    • 9. Set Up Print File

      8:41
    • 10. Preparing JPEG for Project Upload

      1:26
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      1:02

Project Description

Amazing Chevron Birthday Card

ASSIGNMENT

For your project, you will make a digital greeting card. Feel free to use the template provided in the resources, or make your own as we will do in the class. You will create a chevron background. You will add a box to showcase your message. This is a good way to use your favorites expressions and messages. Feel free to make a card just like mine, or add variation in color, scale, wording and font. Who's birthday is coming up next? Make a birthday card for them! Won't they be surprised and it will be a great way to put your class project to good use! That's what I love about cards. Have fun designing something, then send it! 

DELIVERABLE

1 Card Front JPEG  that includes:

Chevron Stripe

Text

Use the BASE TEMPLATE that you made in class or download

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the PDF one supplied for you in the resources.

It can look like mine with my text or a different text. 

RESOURCES

Class Templates

BASE TEMPLATE PDF (attachment)- open right in Illustrator and will function just like an Illustrator file. 

PRINT TEMPLATE (attachment) Open right in Illustrator and will function just like a native Illustrator file.

FREE ILLUSTRATOR 30 DAY TRIAL 

(Illustrator CS3 on up is perfect!)

SHORTCUTS

I use a Mac

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in class. If you have a PC

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- the shortcut is the same - but when I say "command" you use "Control" key. That's it! No difference otherwise!  

My favorite shortcuts used in this class:

V  is Move tool

Command (Control on PC

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) + is Zoom in

Command (Control on PC) - is Zoom out

Command (Control on PC

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) C is Copy

Command (Control on PC

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) V is Paste

See my other Skillshare Class: 

Great gift for the holidays - a Personalized Wine Bottle! 

Create a Custom Wine Bottle Label Using a Quatrefoil Pattern In Illustrator

Create-a-Chevron-Greeting-Card-in-Illustrator This is a very popular class as people learn how to make a quick and easy Chevron pattern as you create a greeting card from start to print. 

Come visit me online at:

My Blog - Sandra Rose Designs

My Card Website - Cards By Sandra Rose

Other sites where I sell my designs:

Greeting Card Universe

Religious Christian Cards and Products

Zazzle Party Goods

Zazzle Greeting Cards

Spanish Greeting Cards

Helpful Books

Color Index by Jim Krause (Great color combinations and give you RGB and CMYK codes)

Graphic Design Cookbook  by Leonard Koren & R.Wippo Meckler (Layout ideas ready to mix and match!)

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