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6 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. SS

      1:13
    • 2. SS

      1:06
    • 3. Monogram Wreath Lesson 1

      2:22
    • 4. Monogram Wreath Lesson 2

      3:18
    • 5. Monogram Wreath Lesson 3

      2:40
    • 6. Monogram Wreath Lesson 4

      4:04
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About This Class

The Monogram Wreath is a classic element used as a focal point in numerous designs. It can add elegance and sophistication to your products, branding & logos.

In this class, we'll go over the basics of working with a Wreath element, correct type placement, and proper colorization.

The image files are included in the lesson, and you'll end the class with a gorgeous, personalized Monogram Wreath perfect for your next design project.

Let's get learning!

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Kimberly Montgomery

Create + Design Your Creative Business

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Let me show you exactly how I did it.

About a year and a half ago I was sitting on my couch in Portland, Oregon. It was winter, and I wanted to be somewhere else.

Actually, I wanted to be EVERYWHERE else. I had a burning desire to travel the world, I just needed to figure out a way to pay for it.

I researched, studied and did the things needed to make it happen.

Fast forward 10 months and I had created 9 Passive Income Side Hustles. That's when I had my daughter drive me to the airport. 

I've been traveling to fun and exotic destination ever since.

Come on over and join me at https://FiftyJewels.com and get the low down on how I created my Passive Income life that allows me to travel the world full time. The information there will round out... See full profile

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1. SS: E M. Kimberly Montgomery with $50 dot com and I want a weapon you 20 online classroom here it still shares. I'm really excited that you're here to learn. I'm professional illustrator and product designer been working in the gift of paper products industry for over 35 years. In that time, I've developed hundreds of greeting cards, gift wrap, gift bags, gift items, fabric collections, anything you can think of that's been sold, every tell I had a lovely career, and I've learned a lot about product design and working with imagery. So I'm now here to share my pro tips and tricks with you. So if your professional designer, if you're a blogger, you're gonna learn a lot about how to make products that really sell. If your home crafter you're gonna be creating lovely designs in no time, come along with you. Why share all that I've learned over my 35 years? It's gonna be fine. I'm looking forward to it. Let's get learning 2. SS: Hi. I'm Kimberly Montgomery with 50 jewels dot Common when welcome you to create a beautiful monogram Reef using clip art now Monta Ground, Reese, Reese or monograms. And when you put them together, they're a wonderful element when you're creating logos branding for a business. If you're a professional blogger, it's a great element for your blawg. If your home crafter. It's a beautiful element for a gift item, but putting them together sometimes can be a little bit confusing. So we're going to go over this simple, easy course today, step by step, and I'm gonna teach you some pro tips and tricks for making it look wonderful and creating an element at wreath element that you'll absolutely love. So it's easy when you know how. Come along with me and I'm going to show you how to do it. Step by step. Let's get learning 3. Monogram Wreath Lesson 1: Hi. This is Kimberly with 50 Jill's dot com, and I want to welcome you to the create demonic Graham floral wreaths. We're going to have a lot of fun creating a beautiful design. So I'm super glad you're here. Now, you can see this is, um, the beginnings of our design. And I have affinity designer open, of course, my favorite program. We all know that. But if you're working with Camba or picked monkey or another online programmer, perhaps Photoshopped, that's fine. Just go ahead and use thes same concepts with whatever designed program you're using. However, if you don't have a design program and you're looking around for one, I really recommend affinity. Designer. It's very reasonably priced, its super intuitive. And what I like about it is it has this nice work space. You can see my mouse going around it, so it's almost like having a work table that you can put all your elements on their and then work on your workspace. So I have brought over this wreath piece of clip art here, and you're going to get this clip art collection as part of your lesson here so you'll be able to actually create exactly what I'm creating and follow along with the clip art pieces . So I brought it onto my workspace, and I have cropped it so that the file itself is very close to the edges of the image. Now, if you don't aren't familiar with these concepts what, you might want to stop for a second and go back and watch my first class of the Beginner's Guide to using clip art because we go over all the opening the files, moving them onto the desktop and cropping them down. So once you watch that, if you haven't yet, come on back. And if you have, then what we're gonna do right here is we're just going to move this down onto, um, our work station right here. Our work board and you can see it's really a beautiful um, very lacy read. So we're gonna have a lot of fun placing Ah, monogram right in the middle of this and we'll actually get started on that in the next lesson. And I'll show you how I do it, which is a little bit different. And I think you're gonna like the results. All right, this is Kimberly with 50 jewels dot com. I'll see you in the next 4. Monogram Wreath Lesson 2: Hi. This is Kimberly with 50 jewels dot com. And this is a lesson to create a monogram re. And we're just starting where we left off in the last lesson. You can see actually have the wreath here on my workspace, and I'm going to start bringing in the monogram elements right here in the middle. So I'm gonna go over to my type tool, and I'm going to make a frame, and I'm gonna This is gonna be a little bit different than what you're used to, and I think that you're going to really were like a results. So hang in here with me, Um and I'm going to just make up a monogram, so I'll do an M, and then I'm gonna create an additional type box, and I'll put a J in that one. And let's say a P in this one. So what you want to do when you're creating monograms is that you want to keep each letter in its own separate box in its own separate type box, because that's going to allow you to be able to adjust the size emplacement of each letter . If you don't do this, if you just type all the initials into one type box. You are going to be stuck with this spacing and the sizing that the program is going to give you and what we want is we want as much control as possible on each of those letters. So I'm going to go back here and let's go ahead and select a font that's gonna look good with our monogram. So I think that I will go with this one play fair display right here, and I want to make that bigger. So I'm going to move it up to about. I think I'm gonna type in 85 points right there. So we'll see how that looks. And then we'll go ahead and do the same with the remaining letters. We'll click play fair as the typeface. And was it 85? Is that what I said? Yeah, that looks about right. And then the peeing What? Go ahead and change the font on that to play fair and 85 and then we'll start looking at how we like how this is looking. So see how we can move those letters and just really tight and beautiful. I could even bland this, but see how that J moves underneath that m. I think that's beautiful and makes a very striking monogram. Now, if you had just typed these three letters in tow one type box, you wouldn't be able to do that. So we brought each letter in into its own type box. We've selected a font, and then we've selected a size. So in the next video, we'll go ahead and talk about how we're going to move those around and place them, maybe do some colorization and some other added elements. So I'll see you in the next lesson. Thanks for watching. This is Kimberly with 50 jewels, si unit. 5. Monogram Wreath Lesson 3: Hi. This is Kimberly with 50 taels dot com. And this is less than three in our with monogram project. And you can see we're starting exactly where we left off in the last lesson. We have a wreath place here. We have our three monogram letters in their separate type boxes, and we've selected a font in a size. So what we want to do is we want to now place that monogram inside that wreath so that it looks very attractive and beautiful. So what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to take my mouse, and I'm going to select all three of those because I like the way that they're placed together and I'm going to make them into a group. And on my keyboard, I just hit command G so you can find out what that is on your program. And then I'm gonna work on placing them into that monogram in a way that I like it. So I'm Mike. I might bring that wreath down just a little bit, So the monogram is a little bit more centred, and I like that now. I want to I think I want to change the color of the letter so that it just tones more beautifully with that floral bouquet. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna select this letter. I'm going to go down to this little color picker tool and I'm gonna pick a color that's inside my reef so that I know that those colors are gonna match really well. So that's pretty, But I think it's a little bit light. So go up here in all, selected this one that still might be a little light. There we go. I like that. Um, I think that that's a pretty color. It makes the letter stand out, and it works really well with that lead. So just go ahead and select the J and go over here to swatches and select that color that we've already picked. And then I'll click on the P and select um, that color for the P as well. So that's starting to look really nice, But we have a few more surprises that we're going to put together to just really push this monogram to the next level will do that in the next lesson. We've now got the lettering, how we like it in the size and the color we want. So the next lesson we're gonna make this just a little more special. And I'll see you then. This is Kimberly with 50 jewels dot com. 6. Monogram Wreath Lesson 4: Hi. This is Kimberly with 50 deals dot com And we're in less than three of creating a monogram re. And you can see that where you're starting up Just where we left off. In the last lesson, we have our wreath placement here. We have created our our monogram with our three letters in separate boxes so that we can place them and tucked them up really well. And then we colored them in a color that world really coordinate with this wreath itself when we did that by actually selecting a color from inside the read. So what we have here is really beautiful and that could go ahead right now and go on a letterhead or an envelope or on some type of invitation. It would it be beautiful, But let's go ahead and see if we can't push it just a little bit further and make it a little bit more interesting. So what I've got here is I have an actually another wreath somewhere. Where to go. There it is right here. That's in that same clip art set, and you can see that this one doesn't have any flowers. So you're going to get this wreath as well as part of your kit. So you'll be able to do this. And what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take this second read and you can see it's just a little bit larger right now and I'm gonna bring it down a little more, and I'm going to change the A pass ity on that so that it's a little bit lighter. And then I'm gonna go upto layer a range and move it to the back. So now we have to reason I'm gonna actually tucked this one in just a little bit more said it just really adds another level of interest to that monogram. Now, isn't that beautiful? That really just creates, um a different depth for our wreath monogram so we could stop there again in this would be beautiful to use for a logo or craft project, whatever you're doing. But I want to do one more thing and see if it doesn't just really make this that much more beautiful. So I'm going to change the background color on this art board, so I'm going to select that art board. I'm gonna get my color picker, and then I'm gonna go over here and select one of these really soft greens. Now, the reason that, um, we want to select something from inside the read this so that it tones out beautifully. Now I like that, but I think it might be a little bit too dark. So I'm going to go up to my colors and you can see that this is the color of our background right here. You can see how my mouse is hovering over it. So I'm going to take that and I'm going to just move that a little bit lighter right there . And I think that that is just really beautiful. So we have a beautiful monogram. Wreaths. We have a double wreath here with one in the background. That's just a little bits more subtle. We have our letters right in the middle and a beautiful background color. And we created this in just a matter of minutes. So you two can create a wreath just like this. I want you to go ahead and download the quick part elements. Use your monogram initials. And I'd love it if you posted in the comments below the class. I'd love to see your work and be able to share it with the other students. So beautiful. Monogram Wreath. You can see how easy it is to do for your next craft project or product that you sell. Um, I'm happy that you joined me. Thanks so much. This was fun for me. And I hope that you learned a lot. This is Kimberly with 50 jewels dot com and I will see you in the next class by now.