Designing on the Go with the iPad Pro - Create a Holiday Photo Card | Samantha Wilson | Skillshare

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Designing on the Go with the iPad Pro - Create a Holiday Photo Card

teacher avatar Samantha Wilson, Illustrator & Fiber Artist

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Choosing Photo Paper vs. Card Stock

    • 3. Choosing your Card Size

    • 4. Photo Card Layout Ideas

    • 5. Setting Up your Photo Card

    • 6. Class Project - Create your own Photo Card

    • 7. Thank you!

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About This Class

Ready to continue learning to Design on the Go with the iPad Pro? Welcome to our mini class - Create a Holiday Photo Card!

In this class, I will you show you how to create a Holiday Photo Card just in time for the holidays. We will go over choosing the different photo card styles, the 3 different sizes and talk about layout options. Then I'll walk you through how to set up your card in Graphic so its perfect! 

This class is also packed with some extra goodies: a resource guide with places to get your cards printed & card templates to make your setup super easy!

Looking for how to make a Holiday Greeting Card? Check out my Create a Holiday Card Class here!

We will be using the app Graphic which is a full featured graphic design and illustration app. If you are not familiar with this program, I teach a class series (links below) Graphic 101-104 that will walk you through this awesome app!

Hey Hey: New mini classes coming soon!! Stay tuned!!


Suggested Prerequisite Classes:

Graphic 101

Graphic 102

Graphic 103

Graphic 104

Necessary Hardware & Software:

iPad Pro (or any iPad!)
Apple Pencil (optional) 
Graphic App

So what are you waiting for? Click the enroll link and I look forward to seeing everyone in class!

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Samantha Wilson

Illustrator & Fiber Artist


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Samantha Wilson is a Hand Letterer, Calligrapher & Illustrator living in East Texas with her Hubby, Daughter & 3 Pups. The sole designer behind Oh So Illustrating, Samantha spends her days adding doodles and lettering on everything using ink, graphite, paint and digitally with a stylus! She aims to spread love, happiness and humor through her designs worldwide!

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1. Introduction: Hello and welcome back to the designing on the go with the iPad Pro miniseries. In this class, we're going toe Learn how to create your own holiday photo card. If you were looking on how to do a greeting card, I've got it linked. Dump of low That was the previous class before this one. I'm so this one. We are going to learn how to incorporate your designs and tie up typography into a holiday card that you can add your photos to of your family and loved ones. Eso I'm really looking forward to you guys being in this class and, uh, let's get making your holiday card. 2. Choosing Photo Paper vs. Card Stock: So let's go ahead and talk about, um, the two different options typically of paper that you would be using if you were printing your photo card. Um, the first kind is your typical photo paper, so it's flexible, you know, it's got a normally a shine to it, the glass feel, and, um, this this size is a typical size of five by 74 by six. So you've got a couple of standard sizes, and these could be printed typically at any you know, print shop, your Walgreens, your Walmarts. Any of your local photo centers on the other option that we see a lot of now are actually these premium cards. So all of your image and stuff is printed on its normally about 100 and £10 premium weight paper. And so it's got that that thick feel to it, and it feels more like you've just received a card versus a photo. So that's typically your two options for printing your federal card. 3. Choosing your Card Size: So let's talk about the size of your photo card. Typically, if you were just going with standard Freddo paper, your options are typically a four by eight, which is the size, um, you've got your five by seven, and then I don't have a pit one with me, but a four by six. You can also do smaller sizes, although if you're doing a holiday fed a card, not really sure why he'd want to go smaller. But so those are your options if you are having it printed on better paper, if you are getting it printed on the card stock, you typically have the same options of five by seven a four by six on that four by eight. So there's a kind of the standard sizes that you're probably gonna wanna look for and print on because it gives a really good sized picture. People expect this. You confined envelopes in the size is very easily, and, um, overall, it's a good size 4. Photo Card Layout Ideas: So let's talk about a couple of different layout options. So one option is one like this where you can fill the entire photo card with text boxes. You can have designs incorporated in it. Uh, this one focuses mostly on the family with a little bit of typography down here saying Merry Christmas, the year and then you've got the name of the people who were in this card. Um, another option is having where you've got your design element over here. So as you can see, this is all black, and it's just got your seasons greeting and the name and then your photo over here and everything believes off the page, which is a really nice way to do it. Not a lot of white space. So if you're looking for something like that, this is a great layout option. Another is here on the back. You can see it's ah, they've got borders between the three pitchers and have them, you know, right in the center like that. So you could also add borders just like they did in this card. They added borders. They had their merry Christmas from them with a cute little squirrel design on there. And then they're photo. Um, and you can really choose with ease. Uh uh, card photos. The cool thing is you can have two sided, whereas with these photos, you can only have one side. So that's another thing you're gonna want to take into consideration when you're planning your layout. Do you need two sides? Do you have a lot to say? Did you want to on the back side, right. Like a personalized note. Um, you know, a little bit more than just Merry Christmas or Happy holidays are happy Kwanza. So those are some things to consider? Um, when you are planning your layout 5. Setting Up your Photo Card: Okay, So I know that most of you remember how to add photos to your card and set all that up and stuff. So I'm just going to do a quick walk through if for some reason, this is your first time tuning in with us and, ah, you have not worked with this program graphic before. Um, go ahead and look down below. I'll have a link to my Siri's. And I taught a series of classes called Graphic one A 112123 and one of four that walked you through all of this. Um but so let's go ahead and jump on in. Um, I have provided templates for you guys. When you go to your project tab, they'll be on the right hand side. Um and basically they will. This one is for if you were doing a five by seven card, but you needed it to have a bleed. So the document is actually 5.25 by 7.25 if you are planning on having a card that does not bleed and you actually have a white border around the edge, or maybe the whole card is going to be white and just have designed in the middle. Then you don't need to use the templates and just go ahead and set yourself up your document being five by seven eso I'm gonna go ahead and turn that layer off, and I've pre done everything. But I'm just gonna kind of walk you guys through it. So the first thing I did was I added a background. This was just a image that I had of glitter and snowflakes and stuff. And what I had done was, um, used my rectangle box to create a box with no stroke, um, and filled with white. And then I pasted this, um, image over top of it. And then I cut that image, and then I did the paste inside, which I had shown you in my 104 class s. So if you need to go back and reference that that's how I set this up so that it was exactly the size I needed it to be next, I added a rectangle. I turned it so it was off center and or, you know, not up and down. It was slightly to the left on and you can do that by either. When you click on it may go ahead and click because I'm in the wrong layer. Let me jump back in there when you click on it. You could I could have used the bounding box and grabbed those little orange dots and rotated it. Or you could go up here and rotate it like this by hitting, you know, negative or positive. Let me go back. Um, way go. Um Then I filled it. Once I had my image. I went down here and did my image. Phil selected my image, and then I added another box with a white border around it. So that's how I laid that out. And then I just added a box at the bottom made the, um, the stroke of the box. Helmi, select them on the wrong layer again. Sorry about that. Let me select it. So as you can see, the box is this color for its line and then the Phyllis White. But I brought it down to 85% so that you could kind of see the design through, and then I just simply added the text Happy holidays, exo exo the Wilsons. Um, so that's a picture of me, my husband and my daughter on a little train ride when we were visiting some family over Thanksgiving break eso That is basically just a standard set up of, um, setting up a card. And ah, I hope that helped you guys just remember to walk through some of the steps. And if you don't remember how to do something, um or you can't remember what class that was in. Just go ahead and, ah, post about it down in the discussion, and I will get back to you guys ASAP and either walk you through it or link are not linked . But tell you which which class it was in which video. Um, and of course, I'm always here to help out. 6. Class Project - Create your own Photo Card: so thank you so much for tuning in to this mini class. The class project is going to be to create your own holiday federal card. I want to see your designs and fun layout and typography or lettering that you want to add to it. Eso super simple. Go ahead. And either do a screenshot of, um, your art board to show to to submit for your project, or you can print it out and take a snapshot and upload that. So I'm looking forward to seeing all of your projects. 7. Thank you!: Thank you so much for coming back and taking this many class. I so appreciate all of my students, and it has just been so much fun teaching you guys and I can't wait. I have so many more classes lined up, so make sure you stay tuned and, uh, continue to come back and check out all the cool classes we've got planned. Thank you so much by