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Creative Market – Great Listings That Sell!

teacher avatar Delores Naskrent, Creative Explorer

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Intro Creative Market Great Listings That Sell

      1:56
    • 2. Getting Started

      12:24
    • 3. Research and Planning Packaging

      5:50
    • 4. Planning the Screenshots

      3:49
    • 5. Working on the Screenshots

      9:21
    • 6. Adding Examples to Screenshots

      5:51
    • 7. Writing Dynamic Copy

      3:30
    • 8. Exporting Artboards

      4:44
    • 9. Creating the Listing

      8:03
    • 10. Outro - Creative Market Class

      1:06
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In this class, Creative Market: Great Listings that Sell class, you will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating a Creative Market listing. I will be using my chic floral design brush set designed in a previous course. This course will arm you with all the knowledge necessary for selling your art assets on the Creative Market site, selling really anything, to add to your income streams. I teach you how and where to find good reference for writing your copy, and guide you step-by-step in making the listing. This creating a listing skillset is an ideal competency if you are a designer on a crusade to add to your monthly income streams. Many nuggets of wisdom about the biz, in general, will be peppered throughout.                                                                                                                                                  

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This Creative Market: Great Listings that Sell class is suitable for designers with some knowledge of Adobe Illustrator who want to learn additional techniques, though basic skills are reinforced and each step is explained thoroughly.

My end-game with the classes I teach is to build true Illustrator competence. For this class, you will need the Illustrator software, or similar programs which offer the same capabilities. I’m eager to guide you on your hunt for true Illustrator proficiency, so take a look!

The verbal guidance and demonstrations will help you learn all the cornerstone skills that can be applied to so many of your imminent design projects. You probably have hundreds of items you could be making money from! Whether you are a dabbler or a polished and skillful designer or illustrator, you are sure to learn that you too can start making money on Creative Market!

In this class we will go through specific concepts in 8 lessons that cover:

  • The process for being accepted as a seller on Creative Market
  • Why your visuals are so important and what to include
  • How to plan the screenshots you need and where to look for reference
  • How to execute each of the screenshots and what to include
  • How to add enticing details and labels on your screenshots
  • How to write your dynamic descriptions
  • Uploading and creating your listings (in detail)
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Overview

Intro:

This video is the intro to Creative Market - Great Listings That Sell. It is a group of lessons in a class where you will learn all the ins-and-outs of Creative Market.

Lesson 1:

This lesson, Getting Started, is about the planning and research that goes into your product - where to look and what to aim for!

Lesson 2:

In this lesson we research visuals for our Creative Market listing and begin to plan our listing's content.

Lesson 3

In this lesson I show you my planning process for the screenshots. We will look at plenty of reference and you will learn where to find lots of advice!

Lesson 4

In this lesson, you will observe as I demonstrate my process of creating the screenshots from scratch using assets I have already created. These were created in Part 1 of this course, Chic Brushes, but the facts and data are relevant to any sort of art commodity.

Lesson 5

In this lesson, I substantiate al of the information by adding examples and details to the screenshots.

Lesson 6

This lesson will have you contemplating descriptive reference as we write dynamic copy.

Lesson 7:

This video is about exporting the assets and the artboards. We discuss organizational structures and what the creative market requirements are for package contents.

Lesson 8:

In this video we complete the creation of the listing by adding all the information necessary, like tags and other important data.

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Concepts:

Artboard export with the asset export panel in Illustrator, call to action and other marketing lingo, Illustrator brush sets, the Creative Market platform, passive income, marketing yourself, brush set design fundamentals, Illustrator brushes, the layers palette, mockups, mockup design, creating guides, exporting brush sets, importing brush sets, creating illustrator artboards, making a listing, creative market screenshots

You will get the bonus of…

  • over 70 minutes of direction from an instructor who has been in the graphic design business and education for over 40 years
  • knowledge of multiple ways to solve each challenge
  • handouts explaining key concepts
  • a list of helpful online sites to further your education into surface pattern design.

The outcome of my class is for you to create this project and try out my methods. Feel free to participate in the free guidance I offer while sharing in the projects section. Get involved in the process and benefit from the constructive advice and support of fellow artists! Whether you are new to on-line art asset sales or not, learning to make a listing on Creative Market is yet another one of the cornerstone competency skills for surviving as a working artist. So, let’s get motivated! Start the Creative Market – Great Listings That Sell class TODAY!

 

 

 

 

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Delores Naskrent

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Hello, I'm Delores.  I'm so excited to be here, teaching what I love! I was an art educator for 30 years, teaching graphic design, fine art, and theatrical design. My own education took place at college and university, in Manitoba, Canada, and has been honed through decades of graphic design experience and my work as a professional artist, which I have done for over 40 years (eeek!). In the last 15 years I have also been involved in art licensing with contracts from Russ, Artwall, Studio El, Trends, Metaverse and more.

My work ranges through multiple media: my confidence with acrylic paint, ink, marker, collage, pencil, pastels, pencil crayon, watercolour, and digital illustration provide many ready paths of self-expression. Once my artwork is complet... See full profile

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1. Intro Creative Market Great Listings That Sell: by their my name's Delores Nass. Cringe. Thanks for clicking on this course. It means you're a little bit curious. I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and service pattern designer, and I live in Manitoba, Canada set aside some time this month to beef up my creative market store. In the first part of this course, part one, I created a chic brush set. That brush set is what I'm planning to promote and sell on creative market. So we're going to go through the process together if you're interested in the first part of the course I showed you how to create the brush set. We worked with Leinart to produce some really unique single flower brushes because they're pretty neat. So if you haven't seen that, I would say go back and take a look. It's quite interesting in this course. We're gonna explore a bunch of different things and help you get on that same road. What we're gonna do is take a look at that brush set that we created and make sure that we're exporting it exactly like we need it for creative market. OK, then we're gonna talk a little bit about the different screenshots that you can use to promote your product. So those will be what the potential client looks at what your potential buyer will see. We're gonna create some charts and things to add to the value of your brush set. Then we're going to write some really dynamic copy that will help sell your product. By the end of this class, you should have a complete listing on creative market, and that will help add to your passive income. Every artist could use a little bit of passive income, right? I have found that this little bit of income added to a bunch of the other things I'm doing has become a really important part of my income stream for the month. I really want to share this with you. I'll see you in the first lesson. 2. Getting Started: Hey, guys, Welcome to lesson one. Thanks for allocating a little bit of time to learn a little bit more about this from me. Consider it an investment in yourself, because what you're gonna learn today is a little bit more about passive income and why it's important as an income stream for most artists in this class. I wanted to talk to you about why I started to sell on creative market. But five years ago, I guess it was I decided I would retire from teaching school and I wanted to make sure that the transition was smooth. Because, of course, once you are not getting a steady paycheck, you gotta figure out other ways to make money. I already had a contract for art licensing, and I've been doing art licensing kind of work for a boat, you know, 12 to 15 years. But I wanted to try something completely different. I started to do some research on us of income and market was one of the sites that I have personally found very consistent for good quality digital goods for designers. I personally have several types of products that currently sell, and I've been wanting to add more and I just haven't got around to it. Got about an additional 10 products I'm working on right now. I'll show you my idol archive. I think I've got maybe five of these actually completed all these other ones on the goal and the one that I'm working on that we did in my just my last class there. Is this a teacher? One. So what I'm working on is William 16. And that's the class that I did told creation brushes to use and sell. If you signed on this class, you would take all these lessons in which you create these Leinart brushes from an existing artwork that I have, which is something I highly recommend for your first set or two is to take on a product that really have all the raw materials for so here in part to I want to wear on the whole getting it ready for creative market. Here's my creative market profile. I showed you in the last class if you were in it and my creative market site is just one of the passive income streams that I've set up for myself. So I've got a red bubble store I've got Society six Store here in Canada of it, P O. D. Company is part of where I've got tons and tons of products listed here. It's a great site, by the way, because you can get all of your products wholesale. So it's great if you are a reseller if you want to be able to sell in stores. And these stores want to buy from you at a discounted price, but they could mark up. Just keep that in mind if you're ever checking it out, aren't aware in Canada Active creative market here One of things that I just threw a bunch of fixing it purchase. I actually usually keep a balance up here so that if I'm in a hurry, you just quickly by onyx. So these are some of the items that I have purchased, and right away I wanted to start selling Laurel Illustrative. Leinart brushes Why? Well, I think they're just good for general consumers and designers and see them being used for everything from wedding invitations to pattern designed by professionals or just for individuals using them for possibly instagram sites or just for the scrapbook pages or what not so I thought that these floral brushes would be cool because they can work a lot like a stammer. If you just want a single flower, you can just one just one simple little flower, and you'll see that if you go back to my other class and watch it as planes, all the different ways that you can use the brush is. So in order to start selling, you actually have to go through a process. It's not a difficult process, So if you're interested in joining up, you just go to open shop here, and that will take to this page. You can continue with email or using Facebook. You'll be taken to this spot where you requested invite. Of course, they're doing a little bit of rating of the people that are on the site, which is wonderful because you really want top quality art being produced by eight artists . In order to qualify, you have to go through this process, providing links to any of your shops or perhaps links to your design portfolio, and little bit of a rationale as to why you want to open up a shop on creative market as far as the design portfolio Goals be too worried if you haven't really got a huge portfolio , if you can maybe just have 20 artworks similar to what you're thinking of doing and push them even on the hands. That kind of thing would be perfectly suitable if you do sell on some shops that say, you do have a society six store or maybe you sell the shop if I store things like that but that in and then request the invite. So I went through that process. I was accepted the first time I have heard of people not be accepted it and you really just seen you working on your portfolio? I'm assuming that you've got some stuff already in mind and that you go on and you create your shop for a shop. Graphics coke, And that's something that's very personal to you. I've seen all kinds of different shop graphics You could to a little bit of research by, say, looking for Brush says to pass what you're going to sell and then looking up site by the particular artists. So you couldn't hear to that artist personal site, and then you can see what their fight looks like this one's really nice, very clean, simple really works with the kind of products that she's offering. One that I really love is artifacts. This artist here. Artifacts forage. He's got some great packages for illustrator brushes. He's got some information here that you could include. Probably a little tagline. Perhaps a bit of an incentive and reason I really like this guy's stuff is because he's super thorough with Hiss Screenshots, and we're gonna talk about that a bit more. I did kind of cover this a little bit at the end of my last class as well, so that's a good way to kind of decide on your shot graphics and then just put something together at your logo if you have one. The picture is always nice, and you think about how overall is going to look as you brand yourself here on the Creative Market website. The other thing I've included in your package is a link to the creative market. Blawg, go to the blog's site here at the talks. One is amazingly helpful, especially if you are just starting out. So there's a ton of information if you are just opening a store, and I was first opening my store. I must have read 20 of these, and some of them provide videos as well. So it's fantastic. Definitely check out that and go to all of the how to lots of tips and tricks to be Reg and I actually took notes. I show you a little clip of my little notebook and how I keep organized with all these different stores that I just in. The other thing that I found that was great was that they had a really nice little area here on how to install and use illustrator brushes. So that's something that you can include just as a link in your description. We'll get to the descriptions in that little bit, and we'll talk about that talking about research. One of the first things I think you should do is take a look at what you have. I happen to have a huge archive of stuff because I've been at it for so long. I also have years worth of art journals, tons and tons of scans, and I keep them all in older called working files that might have journal Arch scans, pages of artwork that I've started from journal art. I've got dust scans. All kinds of different ones have got them categorized. These air acrylic paint, things that I can use as parts for my artwork about what I call brownish scans, which is where I got a bunch of the raw materials for one of my set that you saw in my store. I've got canned or created artworks that I use as parts I did a bunch of. And this is where did collage and added a bunch of details in paint. These were all raw materials that I was using to do my art for art, licensing and my art for art. Licensing is large canvases. A. So I had to show you these in thumbnails I had over the years. These were things that I've produced for art license. You can imagine all of the raw materials that I have, you know, take a look at what you've got. Take a look through your drawers of papers. I also had tons of that. I could work on making these creative markac edges for six months and never get them. All done as well is that I've also created tons of rush sets with those brush sets. I've created a lot of repeating patterns. These happen to be hand inked ones, but I have a ton of our raw material. Here's one here is a brush said. I can tell by the way it's shown here this is a brush. I've actually got all my brushes in another spot, but this is the raw material that I've been using to create a brush set that we did in that last class. I've also got Illustrator and Photoshopped action. A lot of those I featured in my automating class. So that's something I could also consider doing it, selling the shop actions and illustrator actions. That's the kind of thing that you love to do and you do a lot off, then definitely consider that. Another thing you can do is specifically create products to sell that I've done with the brush set that I created. So if you need ideas, research, what's trending in art these days? There's a lot of art trans sites that you can visit a list, a few in the handouts. One of my favorites is this site by Lisa Glance, her blawg. This one is and this makes me laugh because it's literally a treasure trove of information I have. How did a link to this particular article? Because down at the bottom here, she does say share. What did she say here? If you know someone else who will benefit from this article on passive income, these feel free to share it. Still, I have You'll get a copy of that link and then, ah, hard copy that you could print off. This is like a Bible. This is everything that I had researched honestly, a 1,000,000 different sites and and I happened to find this one where she covers everything that I was researching so I could have asked for a better way to get the information and a better way to get it to you. So definitely check that out. And then, of course, don't forget the market blogging and all of the other links that I have provided in the project Lesson files and the chorus. Last but not least interest. I have to Pinterest sites. I have one with my business called Delores Art Delores Nass cringe. But I also have one called future Lorrison aspirin that when I was still putting together When I was working, you'll find that there are a lot of great resource is here. As you can see, it's all organized categories that would be of interest to you. I've got a bunch of natural design kind of stuff in here because I did. That was one of things I was teaching with theatrical design. And then I've got some specific artists and a lot of big pointers, especially if you're first starting out. A lot of what I call theoretical kind of stuff that you need to know if you want to become a good artist and my other site is, I would say more to do with what I'm working on currently, so you'll see a lot of surface pattern design stuff here. I have a lot of research that I've done as well here. See some random boards like jewelry design and Champa goodies, because one of things were into my husband and I actually leave the cold of Canada Teoh and travel in our traveling homes. We call it to spend about four months in the US, so we're scheduled to leave in about three weeks and we'll be there for four months at least, So I hope to produce a couple of classes while I'm on the road and see how that goes. See if I could set up some kind of work space. If you go through this, you'll see a ton of very useful information. This is one of the places that I definitely go to when I am looking for inspiration for things like, let's say, color palettes or surface pattern design ideas. These are beautiful, Albert kind of related. It's not just fabric, but chatter. Designs, responded Design, period. Some of my absolute favorite artists I have here and I have surface pattern design cell sheets. I find it at this one here. Well, she'd ideas. This is a great place to come if you are just going Teoh, setting up some sort of promotional material for yourself. We talk about this board in my secrets of designing cell sheets class select a set when you're looking for reference, check out all of those things and do a lot of research because research, I think, really helps you to hone in on the kind of work that you want to do, and it will help you decide what kind of thing you want to sell on creative market, right? Actually, you could even mind. I think there is a creative market site, or at least a lot of research to do with creative market. So creative market. 10 million monthly views. Oh, my Lord. So you can follow this site. I guess I am following it and you can see a lot of what's being offered there. And then those other states that you just saw me quickly find here lots of ideas. So I guess I better stop talking and we'll move on to lesson to so I'll see you there. 3. Research and Planning Packaging: Hey, guys, welcome toe lesson to So I mentioned interests for inspiration, but the one thing I didn't mention is a piece of advice at I feel that I should give you, and that would be to make it look at some of the artists on creative market. Then take a look at what they do on a site like Pinterest. My best piece of advice is to practice, practice and practice. That's how you're gonna develop your signature style, and you build a skill set that the average person doesn't have. The more you draw better, your muscle memory becomes, it gets easier and easier your hand and arm to do what your brain imagines or sees. Then, of course, comes the digital phase. For example, I explained in the last chorus how I used pencil drawings to make the line arch, and then I used the line, are to make the brushes. It's a process, and my process basically just never ends. I cycle through from imagining to execute it all the time, and, you know, I'm always just thinking about what the next projects going to be. So I'll start something, and as I'm creating it, it makes me think of something new that I want to dio. And that's one of the reasons I like looking at specific artists and kind of thinking about style and what my signature style is so signature style will be something that you will develop, the more you practice. One of the things I can say for sure about artists is we just see the world differently. One of things about developing your style is that it helps to sell your work, so make sure that you take a little bit of time. Take a look at your work as a whole, kind of get an idea of what would work as far as what you can sell on creative market. My biggest problem when I was starting out with my pattern design service pattern design stuff is that I have mainly been known for doing great big giants wall art pieces. So I had a lot of abstract work, a lot of giant canvas kind of things, So breaking out into doing hot and design was something that I really just decided to do recently. So in the last five years I've been specifically working to create a real look for my patterns and how I want that to manifest itself on my sights. Oh, I am still a work in progress, and I think I will always consider myself to be a work in progress. So I don't know. That's kind of advice, I guess. I guess. One of the reasons I mentioned that is because now that my goal is to sell brushes on creative market, I have to start researching what other people selling illustrator brushes are doing on the site. So I scrolled through these specifically what I am going to be producing our floral illustrator rushes. So I wanted Teoh specifically look at what floral brushes are being sold, and that's important to me because I will have for a brushes. And when somebody does a search for floral street of floral brushes, this probably exactly the page up will come out. So, looking through this, I can see that there's not very much here that is similar to what I have created as my initial screenshot so else if you look at that hearing photo shop and this is the main look that I've been using to produce my main screen shot to sell on the market place. They have a large bowl title in the middle. I identify the volume as much as anything. This is for me. So I've got my volume number, my old title. And then I've got a bit of a tagline here explaining what will be included in the set. So that's something really important to consider. If you take a look at some of these other sets, some of them do include that. Some of them don't some of them do sampling off their brushes on their main cover. See a lot of that. I think that's partly what made me decide to do it the way I'm doing it, because there's nobody that has a Super Bowls illustration in the background and a really unusual color scheme. So I kind of think that mine will stand out here. So that's one of the ways that I decided originally on how I was going to make my cover pages. Look, when you're deciding on the content for your Satch and when you're deciding what you're going to do for the other screenshots, look at other people screenshots and see what they have here is very clear what you're going to be getting, everything's included. This information here, you'll see, is something that you type in when you're actually voting your product. And in another lesson, we're gonna talk about this information here, the details I have. Like I said, one of my favorites is this Artifacts Forge. And I think I'm kind of going to be modeling my screenshots similarly to what he does. He's got Chef by steps, he Scotch charts, and I think that that would be very helpful for, ah, client to decide on whether or not by the set of the things that he doesn't have that I see I know I'm gonna include in mine is walk ups and the teachers here has a class. And in her class, she describes putting together her package and one of the things she always includes, which I think is wonderful, his mockups. So that's one thing I know I will include in my sets and I have in the past. So in my own shop, in my current offerings, I do have more cops on most of my products. So this is my funds in our garden. I've showed it in a bunch of different ways, and that's something I think is really important. My focus has been always on large wall art, so that's a lot of what I show. But now that I'm doing surface pounding design, I do like showing you don't different applications. And then, of course, some of the raw materials and extras that I have in there. So that's something I will continue doing. So in my next lesson, I'm just going to talk to you a little bit about my general workflow, and then we will hopefully get working on merging of my brushes. 4. Planning the Screenshots: you guys welcome back. So I want to discuss with you just real quick what I would consider my general work flow when I'm putting together a package. Now, it took me a while to get this down patch. I know. I mentioned I have ah set of notes that I put together. I'll show you a quick shot of my notebook in there. I've given myself some pretty specific instructions, but my general work flow is the research and development. Then when I call polishing and digitizing and then the exporting and packaging want to do that, I create support materials. Then I do a listing, and then I start promoted. Now that I'm doing these classes, I am gonna also be using video much like this. Artifacts forages. I'm gonna be producing really short videos that I can include as part of my package is he's got instructional video. She's so that's the kind of thing I'm going to start doing, creating little videos that I can include a part of my package. So that may or may not be something that you're interested in doing. What I want to explain to you is the sizes and proportions of the artworks that you're producing. Screenshots, as they call them, need to be 5 80 by 3 86 I usually set up originals at 23 by 20 by 15 44 so you can choose to do it that size. You can do them double what they recommend, which is 11 60 by 7 72 I prefer working a little bit larger and then saving them really high J peg format so that the quality is really good. So that's something to keep in mind. Make sure you keep the name nice and bold and keep the amount of information here to a minimal. One of the things you can do also is to create a four shot preset for the size that you work with, so you could always choose it over here. I'm sure it's here on this list somewhere, but what you would do is type in those measurements so we could do. I think I'll do the 11 67 70 to keep all these other settings the same and hit create. And then, from then on, it'll be one my presets that I can choose to make it really fast when I go to save this, I save it into my folder that I've created in my creative market main file. So you're on my main file. You'll see my folder, I'm saving it into, And I always have these different presets. Each of my folders if you go back and look at any of these folders, they have the same preset. Doesn't mean to say that's exactly what I end up with that some of these obviously ended up with only three or four folders that I zipped. But at least the main structure is here, so it makes it easy for me to set up a new such It's also very consistent. So for me, I know exactly where everything is always. Okay, so then I would save my screenshot here as main title. Save it as G pig. Okay, so that's my 1st 1 done. I usually actually number them. 12345 in consecutive order just so that when I'm actually putting together my package, it's even faster. But you'll see that when we're actually making the different parts. Then I'm gonna go through, and I'm gonna make a few of the slides, so you can see the process that I go through. We'll start that now. You recognize my chart? The beginnings of my chart here as I was creating the different brushes which are all here . I was saving individual copies of them here because I knew looking forward that I was going to be creating charts for my package that I'm selling on Creative market. I'm thinking a little bit about it. And I had taken a look at a couple that were enlisted. I've seen how they structure some of their shots. So I'm gonna go ahead and do those and I'll explain as I go along what my rational was for those. Okay, so grab yourself. Cup coffee, take a little break and I'll meet you in the next lesson. 5. Working on the Screenshots: be there looking back. So I'm back in my main document that I created in our previous class, and I'm going to divide up this chart here. So I think what I'll do is I will share. Everything is unlocked in my layers. Looks like everything is unlocked. I'm going to grab this whole charge and make a new document. I'm gonna do it. The basic proportion off the screen shot, which is that basic shape that looks like a proportion of about 1.5 1 by 1.5. So let's set up our document 15 inches wide. I'm leaving it at 10 inches high at the moment. I'm gonna go quickly into photo shop here, And you, uh, a screen shots just to capture the size of my document. And I'll go back into illustrator That document had created, and I'm just gonna place that Well, I'm gonna click in this upper left hand corner and just drag down. That just verifies that my proportion was right. So let's something for you to keep in mind. You even have to do this. Step is no. That 1.5 by one was the correct proportion. Then I'm going to pace that church absolutely gigantic just fine, because I'm gonna create a bunch of different charts from this. I'm thinking I'm gonna do probably different charts. One that shows the flowers, the main flowers may be true. That show flowers? I don't know. Not quite sure yet. Maybe pain flowers and then support flowers than some stems and leaves. And I'm gonna organize that in Probably, I would say 3 to 4 screenshots. Then I'm gonna save a couple of screenshots for my walk ups. Then that once bought for the short video, I'm gonna probably time lapses because I don't need to probably explain every little step here. Might have been smart to just keep that green shot here because I could definitely use this as a reference for colors. Maybe I'll get rid of this purple color and match one of these colors here. I said, I'm gonna create a bunch of art boards with a different chart. So let's maybe start by creating new art boards. Just click on this art board tool here and see here that I have the width and height of 15 10 or 15. It's just preset to what I had already just made. So I can use that to make additional art board. So I'm gonna go ahead and do that. Now, you know is double check up here when you've made the art board, there's a lot of different settings up here that you can check out. You can see that it's numbering my art boards. I think I can just copy. So start dragging. Then you hold down your option and shift keys together can get the additional art board dismay an extra one here. I'm not sure if I will use all five. Now, I've got all the different art boards here, and I've got all of my content down here. So you're gonna see me just kind of go for it and start making my charts? Well, here, I'm just gonna create the background rectangle. I could also make sure that I create that at exactly the right size by option clicking. I'm gonna option click in this roughly in this upper corner. So 15 by 10 Okay. And I think I didn't have this too Aligned art board. So now I do, and I can just that it aligns perfectly. Teoh art board. That's when I'm going to fill now. What do you think? I want to keep it a little bit darker so that it does show these white ones off really well . So that blue that's in the background here I can put the actual hex color in. So let's just go quickly back into photo show and I'm going Teoh a sample. The color that I want. I think I want this kind of marker teal color here. Once I have sampled it with my eye dropper, I just double click on this. Copy this hex number. Well, back to illustrator. Plug that into that spot. I've now added Jack's swatch, so I can I could put that in here just a little bit later on that land, not just drag that into that long rectangle. Not that I really need it down there, but, you know, I'm just o c d like that. Okay, So the 1st 1 I wanted to do, I think, would feature these main brushes. Let me just quickly isolate thes bring them up here because I think what I want to do is make them very consistent in size. This is kind of a work in progress. So I'm not sure how I'm going to actually label these. Just go ahead and do all of that work first. And then we'll talk a little bit about the labeling. Okay, so basically, I've got six screenshots. That's when I decided on as I was working one for the main flowers have caught a screen shot forth E stemmed flowers. I've got a screenshot of the unstamped flowers. Then this is all the pods thes Airil. The support rushes like stems and leaves. And then finally, these are the scatter brush is I got rid of everything else here on my document that can get rid of that screen shot. And I'm gonna continue working here, actually, because in the end, what I want to do is just export thes art boards each separately to become my screenshots. The next thing I wanted to do was to bring all of my brushes into this document. I can do that easily, saving out that brush library which I wanted to do anyways. See, normally it would save it into this folder. Here. This is the users folder in the Adobe Illustrator 24 Brushes folder okay, you could see a bunch of my brushes or save their already. Maybe I'll keep a copy in there. But then I'm going to also export a set here into my creative market folder, which is this one here, the Leinart flower file, but that in the AI folder and hit Save. Now that I know where it is and I have it there, I can go back to this document and open that brush library. It'll be in my user defined, and it's the flower Leinart brushes that brings them all in here. First, I'm going to get rid of all of these, but I don't need. And then I'm just going Teoh, select the 1st 1 and then go to the last one. All the brushes air selected. Once they're selected, you can go to the fly out menu and just say, add two brushes now they're added here so I can close this library out. So I've got all my brushes in here, and the reason I did that is I was thinking I would on some of these screenshots actually add a couple of little samples of the brush and use, So maybe I will grab one of these scattered brushes and show you real quick so I could embellish my age. I given an example of how the brush works. As you can see, it really is a work in progress. You literally decide as you're going along. How you want thes later. I'm sure after you do a few of them like that example I show you from artifacts Forge. I'm sure he has kind of a template that he follows all those. Fine, because his work is so consistent in his examples and three shots are super consistent. I haven't even decided yet how I'm gonna label all these. I am again. Not entirely sure how I'm gonna go about doing that. So I've copied and pasted my text from my photo shop documents. Just help me be consistent. Dorms gonna reduce that down. I'm gonna try to use probably these fonts here. Teoh label my screenshots. I'm not sure in what combination or whether I'm just going to stick Teoh the one kind of like this type pace because it's very old and easy to read. Oh, maybe I will start with that. And I honestly haven't even thought about what it is exactly that I want to see on each of these. I think one of the things that you can do when you're doing your research is too about how the labelling helps you when you're going to buy something. What kind of things are you looking for when you're looking at the screen shots? I've seen plenty of screenshots that have absolutely no text. In fact, most of my other sets do not have any text on them at all. Then I've seen some that are really explicit in the explanations. So it's up to you. You definitely will have to experiment and think about that. I think I'm just gonna go for it and we'll see what happens. Maybe I'll just duplicate that. Reposition them when I get to that particular slides. One of these support flowers without stands. That's what I'm calling pods and buds with him without stems. Not quite sure how I'm gonna deal with those stems and that shot there. What should call these just leaves and stems both. All are still in groups, so it's easy to center that one, and I can now central these and I think I will redistribute these a little bit. Okay, This could be my screenshots. I was thinking was one here combining these two to make one of those scrolling screen shots ? So I might just do that with the easiest way so that I can export it would be to select the art board, and instead of having it 10 inches high, I'm gonna make it 20 inches high, and I'll just rearranged everything here. You know, I want to keep in mind the actual division that happens, what's viewable on the screen when I am in creative market. So I'm going to use this one is a guy, and I gotta changes from aligned to art board to aligned his selection off the mall in line there at the top. And then that particular rectangle I am going to just do command five, and it'll change it into a guy. Oh, I know that this top half here is where it will be viewable when we're in creative market itself. So I'm going, Teoh, slide these guys down, I think, and this will be what's in the top half. Something like that. I think I'm probably end up adding some additional info here decided exactly what that is. I will definitely be checking out what some of those other sites have done for extra info in their screenshots. Well, I'm going to eliminate this because I don't want this to be part of my final export. It just leaves you with the ones that you need. Okay, so another little break and I'll see you in the next lesson. 6. Adding Examples to Screenshots: So when we're talking about thes screenshots themselves have included this link in your project materials. I could quickly paraphrase what it is telling you. It's article says that your cover has to grab their attention in 1.7 seconds. Show the results and not the products. And this is so truly, definitely want to see what they could make if you're doing filters and things like that. Were actions separately used before and after images? You the information simple. They'll hire product if there's absolutely sure that what you are giving them is exactly what they need. So definitely explain what's in the package that they're buying. Make sure that the screenshots stand out on their own. This kind of a thing might be pinned, for example, and put on interests. Who knows where it will be seized would be enough to get me curious. If I was looking for Let's say something actual or something to help me get something textural, make sure you use all of your screen shots. I can't emphasize this enough. Don't post just one or two. I know that I'll take a look at a product and it's just got one or two. I can't be absolutely sure of what I'm getting, so I'm likely to move on and it could look at another package. Selling the same product has a lot more examples. When it comes to your copy, definitely make sure that on these slides it's kept to a point and try to be unique. Be sure to be a stickler for details. In other words, make sure your screenshots look fantastic before you post them. Why not have some fun as well? You have a really cool and unique way to showcase your product. I love this one. Put your own spin on it, for sure. Check out this article. Now I'm gonna go back to artifacts, forage and let's take a look again at the way he's labeling. So mainly what I'm seeing with his screen shots is a lot of examples of what can be done with the product. So I think I'm gonna go back to my screen shots and maybe on each of them or every 2nd 1 I'm actually going to show a nice little composition that I have created. I want to get my potential customer excited about my product before they even consider buying it here on my screenshots document, I was thinking what I would do is go back and check out some of the little sample things that I did. When I was creating my original class, I did little compositions and I did pattern design. You know, I had that original composition, so I thought that might not be a bad idea. Now, taking and using these on my slides Teoh really show customers how the product could be used. So in this next segment again, I'm gonna probably time lapse it for you. I'm going to take a little bit more about the arrangements on my actual screenshots. So the actual Leo, what can I do to make this more interesting? You're gonna probably see me do a little bit of experimenting. This is the kind of thing that if you're more comfortable doing it on paper, you could take a break now and sit down and try to figure out a better way to arrange them . So you're gonna see me. Like I said, do a few experiments here. Okay, I'm gonna get started. I'm just gonna copy this rectangle and pasted directly in front. So command f to pace it directly in front. And I'm going to use it to create a separate section over here where I'm going to show my graphic. And I think I'm gonna go a little bit darker here. So I'm going. Teoh, bring this swatch down and double click on it here to make it darker. So that little section is filled a little bit brighter. I guess you'd say could take the time to use the brushes and create the composition. But I've already got this done, so I'm gonna just save a little bit of time here and do some copying and pasting. I've done a little bit of rearranging here. I've made that just a little bit smaller and resized the text here. So I'm gonna leave that one for now, I think, And I'm not worrying too much about what's overlapping or what's on the outside of my art board here because when I export, it will just export what's within the frame. I'm actually saving because I hear my house. Setzer fan has come on just a warning sometimes to me. So with these compositions that you do, showing the use of your brushes, try to be really diverse in how you show. The more you show happening is the more likely you're gonna land on something that that potential client is looking at or looking for. They want to solve some kind of a problem, and this might be their solution. I don't know if you noticed that when I was scaling, really threw off the brush is so rather than doing the regular scaling where just hold down my command key and grab a corner here, I'm going to go to object and transform. Each got a shortcut for that command option shift D that will allow me to specify here that I want the strokes and effects to scale a swell. So I'm going to quickly construct a little arrow here. One of my tricks for doing that is Teoh rectangles and on the one right angle at the bottom , I'm going Teoh at a point right in the middle. That's where I would put my smart guides back on. You know, I'm perfectly in the center there, and I'm going to use the minus key and have constructive, narrow and, like, two seconds double check that they're centered on Sea lion tools. Or so I've still got its entry into the art board, which is fine, I guess at some point to visit there anyways. And I'm going Teoh Pathfinder here, unite whole shape. And then I can't miss around Way arrow. Get it to the size, Colonel. Smart guys off. So I could see that this is going to take me a while to do all of these. So I'm going to do that off camera, and then I will show you the results already. We'll see in a bitch. 7. Writing Dynamic Copy: you guys. Welcome to this lesson where we're going to write our dynamic copy. Let's get started. So whenever I'm starting a project like this, I really want to get as much information as possible. I checked out what was available here on skill share and there's tons of classes. And then I did some more research, and I found this great article by Neil Patel. I've put length for everything I refer to in my literature that you can print off another great place to look, of course, is the creative market website itself. I went in and searched the Blawg specifically for ah P writing and found two or three really great articles, something specific, like how to write your product descriptions. It seems like the pointers that they give you are very general for reading sales literature . Specifically, point by point, they go over things like what problems to avoid are the biggest mistakes. Seems like one of the big no nos is not providing enough information and then not being specific enough with details. Anything I read or look that said to keep it short, and then definitely you want to add a call to action I've put a definition of that into your notes as well. Also, make sure to use as many bullets as possible and keep it kind of in list form wherever you can and avoid using really elaborate language because you never know what language your potential customer reads. Keeping it simple will make it a lot more inclusive. Absolutely. Make sure to attach additional detail and links, and I'm gonna show you on my copy. How I did that Bottom line. Make it easy for potential customers to find the information. The other thing I decided to research while I was in research mode was writing of Tags. You will have a spot to enter those tags when you're creating your listing. So reading these articles and events will help you to pinpoint what kind of tags are going to attract the most customers. I found several articles on their block. There are so many here, it's hard to pinpoint what would be the best here have in my listing. And this is where I will enter the tags. So I'm gonna go take you into my own information that I've put together. I'm also providing this for you as a downloadable file, and these were just kind of general descriptions for brush sets. Of course, I've got it pretty specific to my brush set, but I think you'll get the right idea. I've even included a list of good tags to use for your brush set. So I hope this provides you with enough information and really good set of reference sheets Are you to go to rather than regurgitated everything that has been already said? I thought I would just provide you with the links and let you know where to go for that. Make sure you download my proposed text. I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to do it Until I actually get to the listing, I may change a few things. I may take some from one and add it to another. I think it's quite possible that I'm gonna shorten some of these and them in point form. I actually haven't even completely decided on what I'm including in my set, so I try to keep it quite fluid at this point. I like having this text file, though, because it's a good starting point, and I'm not looking at a blank screen when I'm trying to come up with the information 8. Exporting Artboards: in this lesson. We're gonna take a look at that brush set that we created in the last class as well as all the art boards and samples we've collected. And what we'll do is try to figure out the best way to export that, to have it available on creative market for sale. All right, I also want to show you my finished screenshots or as finished as they are going to be for this class anyhow. And then I'm gonna show you how to use the asset export to get those ready to upload. The first thing I actually did was go into photo shop and save this one out as a J pay again. I went back in here and my art board. First things first. I'm gonna show you how to export that brushed set. We talked a little bit about the exporting of the brush sets earlier, and I just want Teoh. Show that to you again. This is my most complete brush set. As of right now, once I'm finished recording this class, who knows? I might go back and add a few more. I was thinking a couple of things that would be a good edition. But for now, let's consider this my finished rush set and what I would do is down to save brush library , locate the spot where I've got my creative market contents for that particular brush set. I think last time I put it into this AI folder, But now I'm gonna make a folder that's just called brushes. Somebody create that such And I am going to call it she crushes. So let's take a look at that in the finder. And here's that folder This is exported as an AI file. Hey, all my brushes air in there. I'm actually gonna open that file ups to double check it. And I forgot about these art boards. So we're gonna get rid of all those. I'm going to elect the mall, control A and delete. I think it will always keep that one art board, but that's fine. So now when someone opens up this brush set, let's just say they don't have brushes here. They would go here to the fly out menu, open brush library user defined and locate that particular brush. Sadly, they've saved it in a spot that they can recognize. That's definitely part of the instructions that I give them this to save the brushes, either in thief fault, Boulder or illustrator or a central location where they keep all their brush sets. So I'm gonna close that file in the back here at my screen shots. So what I want to do is to export all of the art boards a separate screenshots they could ended up that I had each I've read them all a little bit different because I kind of think the contrast is going to be good. I've already tested the export ones. If you don't have it open, confined it under window to acid export, and that's one of the ways that you can export it the other way. You can know its export screens, and here you basically are taken to the same spot as if you use this asset export panel. So seat down here on the bottom of the acid export panel. If I click on this, it takes me to the same spot, and here you might have to click on the actual art boards town, or you'll find all of your different art board's going to change some of my export settings here I have specified the folder that I want. It's the Screenshots folder you can see here the first set that I've exported. And there are a couple of other different options that you can click on in this panel. If you want to change the view which might be useful if you have more than this amount that fits into this little screened area, you can include the bleed actually gonna take that off because I don't want anything outside of the art board area to show up. Then you can export for IOS devices Android devices. And then there's the settings fly out menu here that we're gonna check out all of these instructions. By the way, I've included in a handout. You don't feel you have to memorize it now. I did a J P. 100 for my other export. I think I'm gonna experiment with doing a PNG mind. If the background is white, it doesn't have to be transparent here of options here for optimization. I am going to leave it on type optimize because I do have some tight on my different screenshots and will save those settings. And now we're gonna hit export and export. It will replace the images I have here so you can see my different screenshots here. If you wanted to review them, you could review them in preview. If you want to open a whole folder on one document, let's go toe open. Find that folder and don't individually open them. Just click on the folder open, and then it will open in a multi page document. There you can swing through all of your different screen shots and just make sure that they're okay. So the one thing I would I know to you is just a couple of the extra next. But I batted, and I'm noticing here that there is a lot of dirt or noise around my line art on the white background. So I'm going to probably go back and save them again where I do my final listing 9. Creating the Listing: you guys in this lesson, we're gonna actually create the listing on creative market, and we're gonna start to upload the information that we have created. Okay, So to begin, you go to your creative market, profile it under your name, you'll see, add new product. Click on that and you're gonna be given the blank template for creating your listing to come up with a really good title. Make sure it's somewhat suggests what will be in the package. Keep it short because usually only the 1st 2 or three words actually show up on the listing or as uploading the files, you can select the individual files or you can drag and drop. I personally prefer the Dragon Drop method to start out. I went into my photo shop documents where I had my title and saved the main title so that I would have it along with my boards that I exported from illustrator. So I've got everything ready to go. I dragged in my efforts. Screenshots literally. Just pull them in, drop them over that top little dotted area and their end. Next, add your details. One of the things to note is the formatting one ass trick before and after gives you a talent. Who gives you bold at dash gives you a list item and three dashes gives you a horizontal rule I have sometimes found as copying and pasting from text edits or no patch. If you have the bullets already in there are generally copied and will stay the way you have that will check your text. And later on, we'll take a look at the preview to see how much of this actually shows. This will be a certain amount of it cut off. Sure you have your brushes file or whatever you're selling, ready to upload, and you can actually add a couple of properties here. In my case, layered vector graphics are the only two things that are applicable as far as the properties go for me anyhow, so that was just a quick run through. But I did notice when I look at my draft preview that there was something terribly wrong with the colors. Well, actually, here, I'll show you how gross that color was. Well, that Thiel was just ugly. So what I'm gonna do here is I'm actually going to get rid of some of these screenshot took a little digging to figure out why my colors came out so bad, and it was entirely my own fault. What I should have done was to go here to the document color mo and change it to RGB color note up here now changed to RGB and not see him y que You can also go to color settings and make changes in here. I have attached a handout explaining what to do before exporting your art board for any purpose where it's gonna only be viewed on screen. All right, then, go through the export process exactly as before, export for screens here. Or you can click on the bottom of your asset export panel, which will bring you to the same spot and then export. Your art board's going to replace the ones I have there, and then I just have to go through the process of reloading those so you can see now that my colors are correct. Well, I had to do was to change that color profile. Make sure you save all your changes. So to get rid of any of the screenshots that you don't want, which is probably all of them. Except for I'm just gonna get rid of all of them. You just click on that little X in the corner and you can get rid of them all so you can either singularly upload files. What I like to do is the drag and drop soul Go into the finder here they will use the size of this window. While I was doing that before was here the other one. I know that these are my new ones that I just did not go back to my browser. I'll just reduce the width here, and then I can see my images here on the side and I can drag them in. You can drag him in in any order because you can rearrange them. I am going to pretty much try to get them in the right order. This might have been better to be viewed. Um, nails makes a little bit easier for my old eyes to see. I probably should have renamed my art boards. Would have made this part a lot easier. What was I gonna do? The access when I think I'm definitely much happier with my colors now, once you dragged them all in there. Make sure you save all of your changes. Another of the items that I would do to include in my set is showing some mock ups created with images, artwork or whatnot. That was done with the brush set, though at any point, you could actually save and check out your draft. So if you close here, it will take you into your actual listing so that you can preview it here. You can see the text that I've dropped in there, and now that I'm looking at it like this, I am absolutely sure that I will do some editing because I would like some of this listing to come up into this details area to make it easier for people Teoh see, at a glance what's in my set. So I might divide up this text and put some of it at the end. I'm not sure yet, but that gives you the idea that definitely of whet is happening as you're doing all of this and what you are setting up when you're in your draft. I'm gonna go back to that draft to that uploading area, and I'm just going to show you a couple of other things. Now, auto pricing is something that I have opted into. So my product prices will be audible, Satch. So I'm not going to do any changes there. And then this spot here is where I can type in some tags pointed out where I was sleeping, my different tags and you're limited. Teoh. 20 relevant keywords. This is definitely less than 20. So I witch copy this whole line on the instructions here. You can see that it does say that you can have a comma between tags and then you hit return and all of your separate tags will show up here. Of course, 13. 10. I recommend that you definitely use all the words that you can. So I would add some more here, are well known and have a lot of followers. You might want to put your own name here. You could add some of the information that you've got in your description. Possibly some of the uses, anything that you think is going to help and then hit return. Must be something wrong here. I'd probably put too many characters. Yes, I had too many characters, so I went over the limit for characters. But now I've bought three more. So I think I'm pretty close to my maximum here. And folks, you probably when you And if you go and take a look at this list a and creative market in a week or two, quite likely gonna look quite different than this. I'm not gonna waste your valuable time watching as I go through all of the steps. So that's basically it along. In the short of it, you now know how to write your copy. You now know how to do your listing after you have checked it all out and you're happy with everything the way it looks. Then you will stitch. And this is where as long as you've got all of your product details in here, you'll be able to designate it as live. It looks like the only thing here that I actually don't have completed is this auto pricing . So I would need to go in here and put in a price. You know that the auto pricing has $14 in a license, So that's what I put in there. Save this. I guess I haven't done this other thing here And that's to a category I would consider brushes to be add ons. There we go. Now I could make it live. Okay? I've taken you pretty much step by step through the whole process. I'm not gonna cover marketing in great detail. Suffice it to say that it's a good idea to share it on all your networks and TOC in any logs that Yuki or people that you know who do blonde feature it, I would suggest definitely posted on Pinterest for sure, I would show all of the different kind of artworks that I have created with its generally when I post something Teoh any of my sites, whether it be skill, share creative market anywhere like that, I create a nice haul ad. I'll show you one of those that create an expert tall pan and make sure to post that on my Pinterest page. I have ah, close spots that are specifically for cell sheets and for design artists. So make sure that I post it there because I've got a fairly good following. Their this ad would work great reformatted square for instagram or landscape for this book . Just get it out there. The more it seen out there is, the more likely you are to drive traffic to your site on creative market. So good luck with that. And definitely at the end of this lesson, most whatever you have created year and share its wherever you can. 10. Outro - Creative Market Class: thanks so much. You guys for hanging in and doing this class with me, you've made it to the end. I'm impressed. I'm always so happy to hear from my students who tell me what they've done with what I've taught. So if you have a minute, please leave some links, maybe share your creative market link. Let's all help each other here and let's make some extra money. If you do post on social Media, could you please hash Tag me, Delores nascar int slash Skill share. If you have any questions at all, please post them in the project section. Okay, I really appreciate it. So good luck with your passive income stream And don't stop here. A creative market. There are plenty of different sites that you can use to sell your product and also make sure that you create some fabulous artwork with it and then post those in a store like society six or art of wear. And let's see what can happen. You never know. You could make some money that way to see you in my next class