Designing on the Go with the iPad Pro - Graphic 101 | Samantha Wilson | Skillshare

Designing on the Go with the iPad Pro - Graphic 101

Samantha Wilson, Illustrator & Fiber Artist

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13 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:19
    • 2. Downloading the App

      1:33
    • 3. Homepage Tour

      2:33
    • 4. Picking your Canvas

      1:16
    • 5. Importing Elements & Documents

      1:35
    • 6. Exporting & Sharing

      5:35
    • 7. App Settings

      3:28
    • 8. Edit Tab

      1:35
    • 9. Canvas Settings

      6:41
    • 10. Canvas Grid Settings

      7:10
    • 11. Working with Layers

      6:07
    • 12. Downloading Fonts on the iPad

      6:36
    • 13. Thank You

      0:32

About This Class

Are you ready to have the freedom of creating professional looking designs from anywhere? Look no further! Join me in learning how to Design on the Go with the iPad Pro - Graphic 101!

Running a business from home, managing a household and being a full time Mom means that I have to be creative with ways to juggle it all. A lot of that changed with the emergence of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. I now use the IPad over half the time to create beautiful vector designs and illustrations for my clients and my various shops from anywhere. 

We will be using the app Graphic which is a full featured graphic design and illustration app. This will be a 4 part class series where I will walk you through using all of the tools and teach you tricks and tips. At the end, you will be able to create professional designs: from wedding invitations to business cards and even branding boards! The sky is the limit!!

Class Schedule: Make sure to follow me so you know when the next class is released as some might be released earlier! 

Bonus: Planning on having some mini classes in the future focusing on specific projects so stay tuned!

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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 am looking forward to seeing everyone in class!

Transcripts

1. Introduction: Hello and welcome to designing on the go with the iPad Pro. My name is Samantha. I'm a calligrapher, illustrator and graphic designer based in Longview, Texas, where I work out of my home studio and run my business of so illustrating running business while running a household and being youthful time Mom means I literally need to be able to design on the go, which is where I came up with this class. For me, with the emergence of the iPad Pro an apple pencil. It has been a huge game changer for me because it allows me to design from wherever I am at the time. Sometimes when we go on vacations, I still need to do design work because I have deadlines and being able to bring my app had and my apple pencil with me and design in the car on a plane on and even sometimes working in the evening from the couch next to my daughter when she needs some extra snuggles for you, it might be that you have just started a freelance business. Maybe you are a full time worker someplace else. Maybe you're a teacher and you are designing on your lunch break. Or maybe if you ride public transportation to and from work that you're you're using that time to design. And so being able to use the iPad pro for that means you can have that freedom to design and not have to always do it sitting at a desk at home with your laptop, because traveling with a laptop is not always easy and you don't always have the space. So the act that we're going to use for this program is called graphic, and it is a full desktop version. Ah, software that allows you to design and illustrate directly from the iPad. And so I believe it is a phenomenal tool. I have been using it not exclusively, but almost exclusively, since I don't have to Then sit at my desk, which has been wonderful for me. This is what the apple look like. Let me get you in there. So you concede. There we go so you can see some of the stuff that I've created, and it basically looks a lot like illustrator but a watered down version of it. But it's got lots of really, really cool tools in it. You do have to buy the app for this program. Um, if you're using it on your iPad, it's 8 99 If you're using it on your iPhone, it's to 99 and they also do have addicts desktop version, which is a great option for those of you that can't afford the month to month for Adobe Illustrator, since they've gotten to that method. So I really do think this is going to be a fabulous class. It's going to be a Siri's, though, because there was just way too much to teach about this in just one class unless he wanted to sit here for I don't know, six hours. So I decided to break it into smaller chunks. So the first class will just be some of the basics explaining how the workspaces set up, explaining how to create a canvas and some of the basic features. And then where we'll just continue on and I'll have a second class of third or fourth and ended vamp Siri's class. So I really hope that this sounds like something for you and can't wait to see you in class . Thank you so much by 2. Downloading the App: so to start, we need to download the APP For those of you who are avid iPhone or I've had users, you know how to do this so you can skip this step. But if not, you'll first go to your APP store icon and click on it. And in this top right corner is your search bar. Go ahead and type in the word graphic. And based on your search parameters, graphic might be the first program to come up for you. It was for me. This is what it looks like, if not just, you know, Go ahead and scroll through until you find this one. Now, as I had mentioned in my intro video, the APP does cost money. It's 8 99 for the iPad 2 99 for the iPhone and 29 99 for the Mac desktop version, but I really think it's a good investment if you're looking for an alternative or even a companion to Adobe Illustrator. This is, to me a good investment, because graphic is a full featured graphic design and illustration app, and it allows you to be able to use tools such as the pen tool in shapes and being able to dio lots of different design elements that you typically would only get on a desktop class editing program directly from your iPad or your iPhone. So I do think it's a great investment s. So go ahead and purchase it, and once it's download, you downloaded, you're ready for the next video. 3. Homepage Tour: So now that you've downloaded the app, let's go ahead and jump in to go ahead and select on graphic and the page that it opens to is. But I like to call your home page. This is where all of the designs that you create within graphic will be stored. Right now, yours is probably pretty empty, except for a couple of tutorials that are provided by the APP creators. But don't worry. Over time it will be filled like mine with lots of different designs that you've created. I'm gonna go ahead and walk you through a little bit about how to organize your documents. So the first thing is is, if you do not see this little toggle here for date and name, it's probably cause it's tucked up in. So the first thing just stop flip it down like this, and now you'll see date name, and that's two ways you can organize your documents. So if you clicked on name, it would first do it New miracle and then alphabetical. And then, if you click on day, it's whatever you've used most recently. Another way to organize, as you see, are these folders that I have. So to add an item to a folder or create a folder, you would literally just click on the item that you want to and see now that I've clicked on it, how it's able to move around freely and the top bar tells you you have one document selected and it's blue. So say I wanted to add it to say this design one right here. Actually, I'll do it to folder to see how when I scroll, it passed something. It enlarges the Black Square around it, which means this item would be added to that. So then I would just let go. And now it's inside this holder right there. So say, I want to rename the folder. I would click up here Ex out of there Folder 200. I don't know Our fold 200. Sorry, it was sold 200 click done. And now, as you see, it's right here and the name has changed. That goes the same for if you want to change an actual document, you would just click on the document underneath it where the name is, and then you would just change the name hit Done, announced changed it right here within the file. So this is basically or how, basically your home page, Um, the next thing that we're going to do is start going through all the features on the top part. 4. Picking your Canvas: So the first feature we're gonna go through is this little plus sign at the top. And this, when you click on it is where you would choose your canvas. Ah, we've got lots of different options here. Blank Grady int image grid graph paper blueprint, looseleaf note pad and lined paper, each one of thes. Whatever you start with, it really doesn't matter, because within the app itself, you can adjust your grid and turn it into any of any of thes. But if you do know what you want to start with, like say, you are a photographer and you want to add some text to a photo that you have done in a photo shoot, you'll probably want to start with image, because that way it's already set up for you. Um, I like to start with grid personally because I'm I do a lot of wedding invitations or logo designs, and for me already having the workspace set up and having the grid to make sure everything stays straight just works for me. Maybe you want looseleaf because you want to be able to take some some hand written notes. Um, so whichever one you choose, this is where you would choose that 5. Importing Elements & Documents: Okay, so the next icon up here at the top, it looks like a box with an air appointed into it. And that is your import function. So when you click on it, you get three different options import from iTunes import from Dropbox, an import from iCloud drive. Um, I typically use Dropbox and iCloud drive. Just depends on what I'm saving and where I happen to save it to. But I'll go ahead and show you how to import from one of those to say I wanted to import something from Dropbox. I would click on it, and you might first have to go ahead and link up your Dropbox. But once it's linked up, as you can see, you can just kind of scroll through and all of your files, right? Your team fingertips. Um, Now, if you see something like this, see how this file, Sept nine, is actually grayed out and see its non selectable? That actually means that it's not compatible with the app for whatever reason and that one you cannot open but say I wanted to open something else. I would just click on it and click on this import up here it would download it. And depending on, um, you know, your WiFi or Internet access, it should download pretty fast. And then it becomes its own document up here at the top, and you'd be able to click on it and jump right in and be able to work with that document, so that is your import function. 6. Exporting & Sharing: So the next icon up here at the top, it looks like a little rectangle with an error pointing out of it, and that is your export or share function. So when you click on it, you've got lots of different options we can save to Dropbox. Save two photos, copy and image. Send to another app. Send as an email export toe. ITunes. We also have the option to share to two different social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, and to print directly from here. So let's go ahead and start with save to dropbox. Um, this would be the same way to export toe iTunes. I'm just going to show you with Dropbox so you'd click that and seen out says Select a document. So say, I wanted to, um, put this one in there. I'd click on it and see outs blue and highlighted. That means it's ready to be stored. So up here in the top, right, you've got the share you'd click on that. And here is where you can pick your format and your options for this particular document. Um, you've got graphic. Pdf S P G, P S d PNG J peg. If you don't know a lot about formats. I'll go ahead and walk you through a brief briefly What each one of these would be good for . Graphic is great for if you are just saving it and planning to open it up on your iPhone within this app or maybe even on your desktop version, Pdf PNG and J. Peg are great for if you're sending it to a client or you want toe um P and G and J Peg her great for if you wanna save it as a photo, send it to somebody to be printed as a photo or even to share to social media. SPG and PSD both allow that document to be edited by the end user. So if you were saving it to maybe open it up and Adobe Illustrator SPG would be a great option. And PSD is great for a federal shop. So you would just choose the selection of the format you wanted. And then down here, you've got scale so you can hit the plus or the minus to scale it. So maybe you created it as a four by six, but you wanted to blow up to a larger sized You could do the scale Math right down here. We've got image resolution. You conduce 72 d p. I 1 44 or 300. I typically always pick 300. That gives it a little bit more crispness. And down here you've got where you cantata Gle on or off to include the background. So if you did a design and you wanted the background to be translucent because maybe you were saving and as a peeing PNG and it was going to be a header on maybe a website and you wanted the background of your website to show to show underneath the logo that you've created, you might want to take the background off so that you choose that you click save, and it would save it to dropbox. Uh, send via email is great for if you want to email us directly to a client, you click on that, do the same thing and select your option and hits share again. Pick your option, hit it down here and then you'd hit, composed, and this time around it would actually create it directly into an email for you so you could send it directly from this app, which is great cause there's you don't have to first save it to Dropbox than find it in Dropbox composing the email attack ad The attachment. You can just send it directly from here. So big timesaver if you do that, send toe app is great. If you wanted to create like a PNG or J. Paige and then you wanted to open it up in one of Adobe Federer shops. APS they have for the iPad or iPhone to make some editing, Uh, then down here for share to social media. I'll show you how to do it on Facebook, so I click on that. I click and do the share again. Say, this time I actually don't have a background on this one, but I'll just say, include background eso. Actually, it's got the grad the grid back there cause I haven't removed that, and this is what it would open up to. So to be able Thio, you know you've got your image right here. You've got your text area. You can add it directly to an album on your Facebook. You can choose your location and then you can also choose your audience, So you've got lots of little options within their The final piece here in the share is your print design. Now I have a printer that can print directly from my iPad. So if you have one of these, uh, one of those printers, this is a great option. So you do the same thing. Select your document, hit the share, and you can scale it here, choose your image resolution and include or dis include your background. And then you'd click print. It'll export it. And this would be what you would be printing up here, since I have already have my printer set up. It's already chosen here, up at the top, but the next spot right here, you can choose how many copies you want so you can hit the plus or minus, and then down here it's already filled in to do double sided in colored. But if you select that, it gives you a couple of different options so you can untangle the double sided. Or you can change it to black and white right there within it. And then you would click up here to print and it would print your document directly from there, So that is your share or export feature 7. App Settings: So the next feature up here looks like a little gear, and when you click on it, this is your help in settings section. So you've got your about. You can click on that. It gives you some information about the creators about the app itself. A whole bunch of, you know, legal type stuff in there the next. Here is your tutorials, and if you click on this, it'll actually take you to their website, and they have a handful of tutorials on how to create these different things. And then down here, they've got some example files that you can actually download and import into the app toe toe look at get back to the APP. The next is the contact us just like the send via email. When you click on it, it already fills in everything so that you can ask your questions. And I do have to say that their customer service s so far has been wonderful for me. I've had a couple of questions, and I have used that that feature and I've heard back from them within 24 hours with answering all of my question. So I have to say customer service is really good. Um, the next down here is your manage fonts. I absolutely love this feature and think it's great that they have that when you click on it, it shows you all of the fonts that are within this apple ready. But the great part is, is you can actually download the APS that you have purchased elsewhere directly into this program and then be able to use them right here, which is fabulous. So I first saw you how to delete them so you can click and say you did not want this font to gentle touch in here anymore, so you could click on it and click delete. And as you can see, it's already gone. Um, but I'm gonna show you now how to important. I'll import that one back in so you'll go back over here to your import. And I have this one particularly in Dropbox, So I would go in here and scroll down till I can find it. So here's a gentle touch and you click. Click on import. It downloads it really fast. I go back in here and there it is again. So that is how you import all of your fonts. Now it can take a while the first time that you're importing them. So if you use a lot of that of different fonts within your work, it might take a while. But once they're in there, they're in and you're good to go. The last down here is your iCloud feature. I have to say, this is a great feature that they've added in here. So all of this that is already on my home page is actually stored in in my iCloud. So I can actually access this so on any of the other apse, which makes it great, because I could be working here and say, I've got to run to the store. And while at the store ago, you know, I really should have had a dis to that one design I was working on. I can open it up on my iPhone and it's right there saved, and I can make my couple of edits. And when I come back home and either jump on my iPad or on my desktop version, it's there and ready to go. So I cloud is a great feature to have toggled on, and that is your help in settings 8. Edit Tab: So our last feature up here in the top is your edit function. So when you click on it, um, it turns blue up here and says to select a document. This is where you can duplicate or delete any of your document, so I'll go ahead and tell you how to do that. So select a document. I'll go ahead and select on that one. It's highlighted in blue, so I know which one it is. And it tells me I've got only one document selected, and up here it looks like two little pieces of paper with a plus sign. I click on that, and I now have two of them. This is a great feature, especially if, say, you are working on three different wedding invitation designs. But for one client, you could create the 1st 1 that already has the correct document size. Your canvas is set up correctly. Maybe it already has the colors that you're going to use on that wedding design. Somewhere within the document. You could just duplicate it in that way, instead of starting from scratch each time, you could just edit the design within, so that is an actual useful feature. I know in the beginning, I was like, Why would I need to duplicate anything? Um and then the other part of this is being able to delete it. So say I go back and go. I really don't need to of thes I can select on that one and hit the little garbage can up here. Delete document. Yes, I want to delete it. And now it's gone. So that is all of the features on your home page on DA from here will jump into working on documents. 9. Canvas Settings: So now we're going to create your first design. So you'll go back up here to the plus sign, click on it and choose your canvas. Like I mentioned before, I like to work with grid. So I'm gonna go ahead and select that, and it created a new document. So you're gonna go ahead and select on your canvas, and this is what I like to call your workspace. This is where you'll create your designs and make all of your edits. So the first thing we're going to do is make some changes to the actual canvas. So up here, we've got that little gear icon again. So if you click on it, you have all of your different settings specifically for your canvas. So the 1st 1 is your dimensions. So you can either click the plus or minus signs to change the width and height. Or you can click directly on the size the type and type it in and hit the plus sign. The next is your layout. You've got your units and scales. If you click on that because you see this little era right here, you can change your base units, two pixels inches, centimeters or millimeters. So depending on what you like, toe work within, you can select that right there the next. Here is your scale. This is a one inch by one inch right now. But say you like toe work with your grid being, um you know, wider spaced or smaller space. You can change that right here. And down here is your display units again. You can choose those to mimic that up there. You've got inches, feet, yards or miles. When you go back, we've got our pixel line strokes. So what that is is say, you've created a design and now you want to export it as a P and G or J peg. As you know, that changes it from, um, a vector design to a pixelated design. If you do not have this checked and toggled on, you could actually end up with a slightly blurry image. So if you plan to go back and forth between you know, raster design or a vector design, make sure you got this checked on. The next thing is your background. You can choose to change your background color, and the way you do that is you just click right here. Up here. We've got this. This is your color, right? Now that you've got selected is the white. Then you've got what's like three little lines with dots on them. So if you click on them, I'm sorry. You can pick the way that you want to select your colors. You've got color wheel, RGB sliders, H s, B sliders, hex number and RGB. So I'm gonna click on the hacks. You can choose your RGB right here, Your hex. You could fly it up and down like that. Pull this over. You know, lots of different options. So well, just, you know, pick like a random teal color. You can also pick it right down here on. This might be empty for you. If you want to fill it with colors, you can you just grab and drag and then let go like that right here. This little slider is actually your Europe ass ity slider. So you can either slide this down and see how the background starts to get translucent or all the way up. And then like before you've got where you can actually type in the percentage that you want . Go ahead and go back. Next is background image. So say you wanted Like I had mentioned before. You could have started with an image for your whole background. But say you want to add a background image. Now go ahead and click right here and down here in the right corner, you click change image so it will if you haven't already given an access to your photos Thea Pit self, it'll ask you, but once you have, you can click on a photo click it and it'll imported in just like that. You could make some changes to it from back in that background image panel. So right now it's scaled to fit that you could use stretch to fit, which obviously is not a good option for this particular picture. Soul Toggle that back. You can change the opacity right here so you can go and make it a little bit lower Higher. This one does not work everywhere. You can type it in. So you actually have to slide the bar. Say I want to change this image. I decide that I don't want that one of my little daughter Ah, you could click, change image and click on a different one. And so I wanted one of the two of us together so I could click on that. Um, if you want to remove the image altogether, you could go back to that panel and down here on the left, you see out those remove image, you just click it and that's gone. Um, down here we also have a resize area. So the first ones to resize your canvas, you can click on that. And like before you could change your with or height. This just gives you a little bit more of, um, a detailed way to do it. You could change your, um, your units to pick Soul Centimeters millimeters In here. You can hit the plus or minus, or you can type in just like before and click up. Apply when you're done. Um, and the very last one is to resize your artwork so say you've ready created your artwork, and it's quite a bit smaller than you wanted to. Maybe you just used a very small portion of your canvas instead of like grabbing, dragging and expanding it. That way, you can do it from within this panel. You can change it by percentage, pixels inches, centimeters or millimeters. And so right here you could do your plus or minus or click and type right here. You've got scale proportionally. You're definitely gonna want that toggled on because as you saw with that background image when we stretched it, it was not proportional. And so it made that image look really distorted. So you're gonna wanna have that toggled on before you mess with anything up here to make sure that your design gets wider as it gets taller and doesn't get distorted. Ah, the same thing with this scale, styles and effects, any effects that you have done to that design. You know, maybe you filled certain parts of it or you've colored on certain parts of it any of that. You're gonna wanna have this toggle to make sure that it stays all proportional and looks crisp in clean. When it's larger. When you're done re sizing, you'd click apply up there and it would apply it to your design. So that is our canvas settings 10. Canvas Grid Settings: So the next thing we're gonna talk about is your canvas grid settings. So to get to that will go back to our little year settings within our workspace and click on that. And it's the second tab appearance called Grids and Rulers. So the first thing you've got is your show ruler. Now minds toggled on right now, So if you toggle it off as you see back here, it's just solid. And if I toggle it on, you've got your grid. You have to remember to check that off. You know, toggle it off when you go to save this document, share it with a client, anything because they actually have the grid set up to be, Ah, feature within this, as you've seen, you can create lined paper. Maybe you're doing a blueprint, and so the end user needs to actually see the grid. So that's awesome, because you can actually turn this on and make it a part of your actual design. Next is your grid spacing, and you can click on that cause you saw there was that that little arrow. And in here we can change a whole bunch of our different features for actual grid. So the first is your spacing for your accent. Why you can either hit the plaster minus or you can type it in. And I'm going to actually change it toe one by one so that you can really see as you can see now, it's gotten a lot bigger of the squares. Say, I want to change the lines here of my actual grid lines. See this right here? You can click on that and say, I want to change them to paint. I could click right there and click right there. And now I have my pink lines. Ah, you're subdivisions are if you need it for counting, like with blueprints, you'd have, like a specific amount of squares per space. Um, this is how you would change that right here in your steps. So as I changed that, see how this lines changing so it makes actual boxes of how big your subdivisions are, So you can plus minus that you can change it like that. If you're not using this this feature at all, you can just click it to zero, and it will just be a standard grid. Next down here is your margins. Right now, I don't have any. But say I wanted to have thumb. I could click this to one inch on all sides. And as you see, it has now given me a non graded space along the border. Um, you can also change the color of that. If you wanted to, that would actually show you like these air the lines for those says, you can see that I actually will use that feature. Sometimes if I have created something, you know within the document that say, I'm going to print this and I really wanted this to be an eight by 10. You could actually get rid of, like, all of this grid part and just add your margins and use these as trim lines. So that would be really helpful for somebody that prince their own prints at home and need specific sizes. And it would be good to have that Get back in here, back into our grids facing down here. You've got your margins offset origin. So for that, you can really see it here. So see, right now, my zero for my ruler starts here at the corner of the page. If I toggle that on my zero now, is that the beginning of my grid? So it does not include your margin in there for either your ex or your Why access. So you can turn that on and off right there and oops and say you want Teoh. This last one is to extend your grid lines. So right now this is empty. But if I clicked on it, it would extend my lines all the way out to fill the whole page. So that's your specific grid spacing settings. Next, we have our snapping. So you have snap to grid snap two points and smart guides. So I'm gonna click off the smart guides for right now and just click on snap to grid both the grid and the points work the same, just ones to grid ones to point on and just show you I'm going to draw something on here real quick and show you see. So now if I'm moving it, see how it clicks directly to the grid. So from going up and down, it's staying on the grid. Whereas if I toggle that off now, see how when I'm moving, it's just very free flowing So that's how the snapping works. Now the smart guides to show you that I'm gonna turn off the grid because sometimes it's a little hard to see. So I've got that one and I've got a 2nd 1 So right now, if I'm moving it around, I have no way to know if I'm getting it centered or not. If I go back up here and I turn on smart guides, I can actually use my first drawing and see how those orange lines are showing up that shows me centered with the other one. I can go into the object itself and find the exact center. So that's really good to use if you need toe, um, you know, have multiple objects work together? Um, down here, we've got our ruler section where you can show your rulers you can unclip that you know, click hide rulers and your rulers disappear. Or you can do the auto hide or when you need them, they'll pop up, and when you don't, they'll come off. I typically just keep my rulers on. I don't know if I really use them that often, cause I'm normally just looking at my workspace or have my grid on. But if you do need your rulers, that's how you turn them all on and off. The last little tab up here within this section is your preferences. So you could click on that Here, you can choose your your sides for your toolbar, so I'm right handed, as you can see, So I like to keep my tool bar on the left side. But if you want it on the right, you just click right there. And now your workspace is oriented to that. You can go back and forth like that selection color, as you can see right now, this, um, Carole, zoom in. So it's a little bit easier to see on this actual circle when I have selected it. It's got a thin blue line and in the box around it. So Sam really don't like blue. Or maybe you've got certain colors that you can't see very well. You can change that color in here so I can change it to peach or, you know, a light blue color. Although that doesn't show up there, I could change it to pink. You know, whatever color you wanted to change too that's how you change that. Next is your outline mode. When you have that toggled on, it changes it like this. It's just for viewing purposes, so, you know, to preview it so you like. If you've got several different layers and that particularly one or one object you want toe to turn into outline mints so you can see the rest, you would just toggle that on and off, so that is all of your great and rulers and your preferences. 11. Working with Layers: So our last little tab we're gonna talk about within your canvas section is working with layers. So up here, you've got what looks like three stacks of paper and when you click on that, it opens up your layers tab. So the first thing as you can see this, is the only layer we have. If we want to add more layers, I would just click this plus sign up here and you can add all the layers that you need, Um, within the layers themselves you can click right on the the layer name You just double tap and it will allow you to change the name of the the layer itself. You can click this X to type in or, um, you can just click on it. And then when you're done, hit return and it would save the name you've got right here. This I were you. Kentucky will honor off if you concede this layer and then it's faint. But right next to it is a little lock, and so you can actually lock the particular layer. So say another feature is say that I'm in this layer and I've created a circle say I've created multiple circles and I When you took click down like that you can see all of them. And just like before you got your little eyes that you can turn on being able to see that or not. But you also have individual locks, just like in Adobe Illustrator. So you can actually locked different layers within here so that I mean different objects from within this layer so that if I'm working with this one and I don't want to mess with that one you cantata Gle those on and off right here. Another thing is say, I want to move my layer around So say I've decided I really want layer to to be on the bottom. Here you click and hold until you're later layer comes becomes like this and then you'd be able to move it wherever you want. Wherever that dark blue line is, is where it will pop in in between. Another thing is down here. You've got your opacity slider. So say I wanted to make those at 50% opacity. I could slide this down to 50. Oh, are it's a 51 so causes isn't perfect. But if you wanted to you could click right here if you really needed it at a specific specific Ah percentage. Um, you've got down here your garbage can. That's you know how you would be able to delete layers and then you've got these two little boxes and, uh, the one that's gonna be your standard is this left one. But say I really wanted to move more than one layer. You would right click and turn toggle on the right side. So then it allows you to select multiple layers to click hopes, hold them and move them around like that and then obviously to select or dis elect, you just click on them so I'll go back to a normal one. Now, I know you've probably seen this little normal button right here, So when you click on it, this pops up in its first. The first time I saw this, I was like, I'm really not sure what that waas Now I do have to say graphic does have a manual, and I referenced it a lot, but that's why I kind of taught this class is it's got, like, 100 and 50 pages in it. And who really has time to sit down and read 100 and 50 pages. So I figured this class would help you be ableto figure all this out without having to read everything. So this is actually features that you conduce to the layer to change the appearance of just that layer. So they've got really cool effects. So to show you, I'm gonna jump over to my iBooks where I already have them. They call them, they're blending modes. And as you can see, they've got a whole bunch of different ones, and each one changes that particular layer and and when it's applied to that layer, gives it a really cool effect. So you've got all these different ones here. Here's some more of them. And here's the last page of them. So I mean, some of them have some really cool features. Andi looks to them if you're going for, like, a vintage look and you want to apply that within here, that's normally something you'd only be able to do in like Adobe Illustrator. So I really think that's a cool feature that they've added in. So let me jump back to our app. So right now I just have it on normal. And then you click done down here when you're done with it. And you've also got your little settings tab down here. So you've got merged down, merge visible, duplicate layers and coffee layers. So say, I wanted to make layer three and one Burge together. I would, you know, click on layer three tips. I'd click down here and click merge down. And now layer three has been merged. Toe layer one Um, the merge visible. If you had, say several different and, um, layers up here and say I clicked out layer one So it's not visible. I'd click here, click, merge, visible. And now I only have two layers. They've merged all of the visible ones, and my invisible layer has stayed. You know where it was before. I can also duplicate a liar. Um, so I'll click on one. Since I have actual objects within it and click duplicate layer, then, as you can see, I've got two of those. So when they're both toggled on this makes it a little less opaque of these, um, these letters, I mean, these designs that I've put on there, um and then the last thing down here is copy. So? So I wanted to copy that layer again. I'd hit coffee, and then when I click on this again, paste layer has popped up so I can hit pace. And now I have three of the same layer. So, um, that is your player's tab. 12. Downloading Fonts on the iPad: So a lot of you have message to me privately or emailed me and have also commented in the discussion area that you've been trying to download fonts, Um, you know, from online, you know, from different places online to be able to upload too graphic and you were unable to because you needed they were like zip files. And it occurred to me that I did not show you guys what? I used to be able to download zip files and be able to purchase fonts, download them as well as graphics all directly for my iPad and upload them into, um, graphic. So the app that I use is called ISAT Pro. It comes in a free version and then the pro version, which is for 99. But I know that when I had the free version, there was only like, a couple of zip files like types that were, um you know, that you were able to download and I for the life of me cannot remember. So it was very restricting. So I went ahead and paid the 4 99 and it has been a huge invest or a very good investment for me. and I'll show you why? So I'm just gonna go ahead and open it. But I am able to These are all the different things that I've downloaded so far. But I've been able to download brushes, mock ups, um, lots of different funds. Images, Um, just all kinds of stuff. Um, and so I use it a lot. I also use a, um an app called procreate to do illustrating on the iPad with, and I'm able to download all different brushes for that program. So I do use it a lot. So I mean, I think the 4 90 nines worth it. So let me go ahead and jump out of this, and I'm gonna show you exactly how to download a font. So I am on de font dot com, which is d a f o n t dot com. And it's a great sign. It does have some fun that you could purchase. Ah, but most of them are free, but they're for personal use only. So it means you cannot use them in any project that you're planning to make a profit on. So, I mean, if you're just using them for yourself to make your own graphics for your INSTAGRAM account cause you're a business owner and you're just posting images with text on them. Um, you can use all of the's, so I'm just going to use one of thes recently added font, So we'll use the beauty and the beast one. So I'm gonna click on download and then typically, if you have clicked on download, you would have gotten this whole error thing. It wouldn't have known how to download it, because, um, it doesn't normally have that capabilities, but because I already have eyes that ah pro downloaded, you get this screen right here. So you know, it sent it to you as a zip files That asks you if you want to open an ISAT pro and I'm just gonna click on it. That's the way you say, OK, basically. And then it asks if you want to extract all files, so I'm gonna click. OK, so it's gonna unzip them. And so now, as you can see, I have access Teoh the file for the fonts. I'm gonna click on that, and then it pops up this and it says, Sorry, it's not formatted. You know what? Here's your different options. So what I do is you click open in, and then you're gonna want to even save it to your iCloud drive or to dropbox that will you have a saved file? So that way, if you and, you know, do you use your laptop and you want to download this file there too, so that it supported on all of your, um, you know, in all of your programs, that's a great option. Plus that what? You have a backup just in case seven a click save to Dropbox. And I'm just gonna save it to my regular dropbox. So I click safe. It's uploading. So now that's done. So I'm gonna exit back out and I'm gonna go into graphic and I'm going to go up here like I'd show you guys before and I'm an import from Dropbox. So now, ominous girl, down until I can find beauty and the beast sample and I'm going to click on that and click import. And now, when I go up here to my manage fonts and I go to my bees, let's see do did you to do, uh, u t and the B sample right there, Sarah. Oh, if I was to jump into this program and click on the text and say hello and then I'm gonna go up here and we'll go for fonts will slide up. Beauty and the beast up my box isn't big enough. It's not what I meant to do. There we go. And let's make it really big so you guys can see that I'm gonna trumpet upto like a 50. No, go higher, 75. So there you have it. I do know that someone had mentioned that, um, they wondered if they had done something wrong, because when they had going through the one a one class, they had clicked up here and managed fonts. It was empty. I must I I know that I misspoke when I said, um when I was talking about management's. But that is for Onley the fonts that you download and upload. So I've just had this program for so long. I forgot that I have literally installed all of the's. Like I said, it takes a while, but then once they're in there, they're in there. Um, but the program. So I mean, if yours is empty, it's because you haven't uploaded any of your own customs. But the program does come with a handful of fonts already downloaded and in them, and the way you would access them is when you were in a program and you went up here and you clicked on your text and your font area, the ones that they already have, um, you know, built into the program will be right here so you can look through and see what fonts you already have. So I hope that's helpful. And, um, thank you so much for your comments and such, and keep letting me know if there's anything that I have not thought of to add to these classes and I'll make a video and Adam. 13. Thank You : so thank you so much for taking this class. I really appreciate it. Please let me know if you have questions. I'm like I said, this was the first of a series. So, uh, right now the schedule is every two weeks the next class will release. So make sure that you're following me so that you can get updates on when the next class is released. And I can't wait to show you more about graphic and how to use it so you can get rid of sitting at your desk all the time. We'll see in the next class. Bye.