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How To Create Digital Stickers in Procreate: Turn Your Doodles Into Planner Stickers

teacher avatar Marlena Larson, Journals - Planners - Self Improvement

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Lessons in This Class

16 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Welcome! An Introduction

    • 2. An Example of a Sticker Page in Goodnotes (The Project)

    • 3. Introduction to Procreate For Digital Stickers

    • 4. Creating Doodle Sketches in Procreate

    • 5. Adjusting Your Sketches To Prepare For Inking

    • 6. Inking Your Stickers

    • 7. Coloring Your Stickers

    • 8. Adding a "Paper" Outline to Your Stickers

    • 9. Add Shadows To Make Your Stickers Pop!

    • 10. Add Texture to Your Stickers To Create a Paper Like Feel

    • 11. Export Your Stickers

    • 12. Cropping Your Stickers So You Can Use Then in Your Planner

    • 13. How To Use Your Stickers in Your Digital Planner

    • 14. Thank You and Please Share Your Project!

    • 15. New Way to Add White Outline

    • 16. New in GoodNotes: Organize and Store Your Stickers with Elements

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About This Class

In this class, you’ll learn how to make colorful hand drawn digital stickers using Procreate. An iPad is required for Procreate.  If you don't have an iPad yet, check out my post on how to choose the best iPad for Procreate.  

Once you create your stickers, I will show you how to use your stickers in the GoodNotes app on your iPad.  

When you know how to create your own stickers, you can use them over  and over again!

In this class, I will teach you:

  • Where to find illustration for simple drawings, even if you don’t know how to draw (yet).  
  • A simple introduction to the Procreate app so you can get started right away.
  • How to use the Procreate app to improve your drawing.
  • How to color your stickers in Procreate.
  • How to use shadows and textures to make your stickers pop and look like they are made of paper.  Yes, your stickers can look “realistic” in your digital planner!  I love when digital stickers have a white “paper” outline and appear as if they are popping off the page.  I will teach you to create that effect.  
  • How to export your stickers for use in a digital planner.
  • How to crop and use your stickers in the GoodNotes app on the iPad.  

Although it would be helpful if you had some familiarity with the Procreate app, no worries!  I will introduce you to the parts of the app you will need to use to relate digital stickers and lead you step by step through the process.  In order to participate in making your own digital stickers, you will need to have purchased the Procreate app on an iPad that has the ability to use a stylus.  

Digital planners can be used in any note app that allows you to annotate.  I will be demonstrating how to crop and use your stickers in the GoodNotes app since that is the one that I use.  If you do not have a digital planner and would like to try one out, you can grab a copy of a free digital planner in this blog post.  

This course is geared to beginners.  You do not need to know how to draw to complete this course since I provide my sketches for you to trace to make your own stickers out of them.  

Once you learn the simple concepts within this short course, you will be able to easily design your own stickers and use them in your digital planner. You can create functional stickers, checkboxes, and stickers made with text, whatever you want!   You'll also have here skills necessary to use any image as a sticker within your digital planner!   I think it’s fun to add pictures of my dogs (which you may hear in the videos haha!) to my planner.  

Here is a link to the "dogs with clothes on" that I show in my GoodNotes Elements video (affiliate)

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Marlena Larson

Journals - Planners - Self Improvement


Hello, I'm Marlena and I blog over at where I help people to take control of their lives by using journaling and planners to be more mindful each day.  As a psychologist with a busy practice, I have relied on journaling and planning to manage my own goals.  I've found that making journaling fun keeps me motivated to open my journal each day.  I absolutely love using stickers and other creative journaling techniques to help me to stay consistent and to enjoy my journal.  

As life has become more stressful this year, I've turned to creative pursuits as a way of staying healthy.  Although I've never considered myself a creative person, I've fallen in love with creating art on my iPad.  I am obsessed with using Procreate and... See full profile

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1. Welcome! An Introduction: Hello. In this class I'm going to teach you how to create colorful hand-drawn stickers for your digital planner. I'm going to teach you how to use effects such as shadows and textures to make your stickers look as if they're popping right off of the page. My name is Marina and I blog over at a pen and a I have been using journaling and planning to keep on track with my goals for as long as I can remember. And one of the things that has really kept me on track and motivated to write in my journals and planners is using stickers. So once I started using digital planners, it got boring real quick because I didn't have the same access to stickers if for a digital planner as I did for my paper planner. But I fixed that once I learned how to make my own digital stickers, because I can create digital stickers pretty much out of any graphic now, well, in this class I'm going to teach you how to make your own stickers using doodles. You can also use the same techniques to make stickers out of text, out of photos. Really anything that you want. You can create functional stickers, checkboxes, you name it. You can also purchase different graphics from a place like Etsy or design cuts and create stickers out of those graphics. I love that I can make my own sticker so that I don't have to look for the perfect sticker. I'm sure you've had this where you're thinking like, I would really like to have a sticker for this particular occasion and you just can't find it. But when you can create your own stickers, then you don't have to worry about that. You can just go make it. And really your imagination is the limit there. That said, you don't actually have to be super artistic to make your own stickers. I tend to use inspiration from places like Pinterest or Etsy or from how to draw books. I've not necessarily artistically inclined, but I started to practice with how to draw books and have gotten better. So you can actually do the same. To be successful with this course, you don't need to be proficient with procreate. I'm going to show you the step by steps. And again, you don't need to be artistic because I am going to provide you with a sketch file that you can just trace along with. You can create your own stickers or you can create stickers out of my sketches, whichever you prefer. I am going to give you the sketches just because it makes it easier for me to teach the course and it makes things go faster. But you can do whatever you want with this course. Just press pause if you want to create your own sketches, I hope you enjoy creating your own stickers with this course. By the end of this, you're going to know the skills to create stickers out of whatever inspiration that you have. Thanks so much for joining me. 2. An Example of a Sticker Page in Goodnotes (The Project): In this course, I'm going to teach you how to use digital stickers in good notes. Currently, I'm in good notes. And as you can see, these stickers are all individualized and you can move them around. You can copy and paste them. You can make them as large or as small as you want. You can put them on any page of your journal and really do whatever you want with stickers. I found that creating my own stickers gives me the freedom to figure out what I want and just make it on the fly whenever I want to. Rather than having to go and search for the perfect sticker for my planner at the time. I love using procreate and I love using my Apple was my Apple Pencil, or my iPad with my Apple Pencil. And this gives me a great opportunity to be creative within my planner on my iPad. 3. Introduction to Procreate For Digital Stickers: To create our digital stickers were going to be using the app procreate, which is this app right here. When you open up procreate, you're gonna see your gallery, which includes all of the artwork that you've already created and procreate. If you have not created artwork yet, it's going to show the ones that came with procreate as samples. I'm going to go over just a basic introduction to procreate and the different functions within procreate. And what we're going to be using is the plus over here, which is to create your canvas. We could be using photos, so you could create stickers out of different photos if you wanted to, you can import your photos. You could also import files such as files from a site like at C. This select allows you to do things like stack, which is what this looks like. There's a bunch of different artworks in their preview, share, duplicate, or delete your artworks. So what I'm going to just show you is how to create a canvas in procreate, although we're not going to be doing that for these stickers. You would hit this plus sign and then you could choose from any of the sizes that procreate creates for you. So paper 1111 by 8.54 by six photo, things like that. I like to use screen size. However, I've created my own screen size canvas by hitting this little black box with a plus on it. Because although I want to have the width and height to stay this, I stayed this amount. I do want it to have a 300 dpi, whereas if I click on just the one that has the screen size, it ends up being under 200 dpi. It would create that. And I can, I can name it whatever I want, but this would be called Untitled Canvas right now since I did not name it. Once you're inside of procreate, you can see that there are some functions across the top as well as across the left-hand side. I'll show you those as just a basic introduction to the ones that we would use when you, when creating digital stickers. Gallery takes you back to all of the artwork that you have in your procreate. The wrench is your actions and the ones that we would use here in this particular project are essentially share. So when you want to share your stickers, you're gonna share them as a PNG so that they have a clear background so that you don't have white around them when you show them into your journal or your planner. But you can see there's other kinds of images that you can also exports. We're not really going to use any of these other functions. Although just for interest, you could insert photos and files from there. You can learn more about your canvas. You can turn on and drying, drying guide to help yourself to draw things to a lot of really neat functions there. The next one that looks like a magic wand is your adjustments. And we're going to be using this Gaussian blur. But you could also do things like change the opacity and any of the other things within here. So changing, changes to the colors and things like that. This little asks ribbon thing is a selection tool and we'll be using that when we want to move our items or create, make them bigger things like that. We have our other Selection Tool, which selects the item so that you can move it, resize it. I will show you that on the right-hand side here we have our brush library, which is where all your brushes are. Procreate comes with some really nice presses. So I'm going to be using only brushes that come with procreate. Smudge tool would kind of smudge the colors together. There's the Eraser tool, your Layers panel, and then your color panel. The colour panel has a desk, which you can see here. And the way that you use the desk as you would move to a car you want. So if you wanted pink, you could then kind of move within that pink disk. So, you know, you go down and it gets dark because light. So you can just do different things for the call. You can see it changing right here. You can also use the classic one, which is similar. So you could use these bars to change different aspects of the color. And you're always going to see that the change of the color up here, harmony is kind of neat. So let's say that you want to use this purple and you want to use colors that go with this purple. You can choose the harmony section and then you can change it to complimentary colors. Slit complimentary, analogous triadic and TETRAD stick to find colors that go together. That's pretty cool when you're doing your coloring as well. Value. If you have a brand, are you like a particular hex code color? You can put that in right here. And then you can also save different color pallets. On the left-hand side of your screen. That top bar here increases or decreases your brush size. So if I was to select brush, I have my 6B pencil. If I went to here, it would be pretty thin and then if I went up it would be much thicker. It also changes based on some brushes change based on how hard or light I press on my canvas. If I were to use this, it's actually opacity. So it would make it much lighter. I usually keep my opacity all the way up. A couple of other functions that we'll be using. If you want to undo something, you can tap with two fingers and it will undo. If you want it back, you tap with three fingers. If you want to clear your screen, you could do three finger, can sway back and forth real quick. 4. Creating Doodle Sketches in Procreate: So that's the introduction to procreate. I'm going to go back to the gallery and we're going to import our sketch file. I have provided a sketch file for you so that we could make this goal a little bit quicker. You are free to use that sketch file or do your own drawings, whichever you would prefer. But it makes it really a lot easier if you save your sketch file into something like iCloud so that you can just import it easily inter iPad. So I'm going to import mine. So I'm already in my sculpture class folder and I am selecting my file here. So this is the sketch file. Next, I'll show you about the layers and how to use your sketch file. So now that we have our sketch file up, I'm going to show you a little bit about the layer pan on. So the layers are kind of neat because it's like having several pieces of paper on top of each other where what you do on one page does not affect what you do on another page, even though you can see through them. So they're like transparent pages. You'll understand a little bit more about that as we go along. One thing that I like to try to get in the habit of is to rename my layers. Because if you have a large project, it helps you to keep everything organized. In order to rename it, I'm going to click on the word layer one with my pencil. I'm going to hit rename and then I'm going to type in the word pencil. And that's my pencil layer. Now, in order to do some sketching, I like to go into the Sketching brush librarian and select the 6B pencil. I'm going to bring my pencil down since I increased it so much before. And then I'm going to change my pencil to black in order to get black union or this disk and then double-tap on the level on the lower left corner. So let's say I wanted to do some sketching. I could just go over here. And I'm going to just draw a simple heart. You can sketch anything you want. The cool thing about procreate is like I showed you, I could just get rid of that with the the two finger tap. I could have something kind of messy and I, when I do my inking, I can actually make that look a lot nicer. So a lot of these sketches are very rough. The ones that you're looking at right now if you're using a, my sketches are relatively rough. I love that about procreate because you don't have to use any racer. You don't have to worry about all those eraser marks and everything like that. You can trace over it and have it still look nice. I love that. So the next section that we're gonna go through is how to actually get your your sketches ready for inking. 5. Adjusting Your Sketches To Prepare For Inking: As I'm looking at my sketches, I know there's a few things that I just want to change before I am ready to make it more permanent with inking. And part of it is that these three fields very close together for me. And so I'm going to select this little ribbon ask looking thing. And then I'm going to draw around my card, select the arrow. So that is selected. I'm just going to move that over. I can make it bigger, I can make it smaller. Typically, when you're working in procreate, you're gonna wanna make things as big as possible because it's easier to shrink something in another program than it is to make it bigger in the other program. When you're making things bigger, you can get some fuzziness or some pixelation going on. And so I recommend that you make things bigger rather than smaller. I'm also going to move the little heart, doing the same thing I did that little ribbon Arrow, move it over. I'm pretty happy with that. 6. Inking Your Stickers : Now we're ready to start inking. And so the first thing that I'm going to do is I'm going to create a new layer and I'm going to rename it by clicking again on layer two. Hit rename and name it inking. Again. I just you don't have to do that, but it helps for organization purposes for later. I'm going to change my brush. I'm gonna make sure I'm in the inking layer changed my brush. I like to use a brush that's in the calligraphy section. It's called monoline. So the reason why I like to use the monoline brush is that whether you push hard or soft, it's going to stay the same pressure. So it's, it's just not going to change. So whether I'm really late or not, that looks exactly the same. So I'm gonna get rid of those two lines. And I'm going to decrease my brush size because that was way too big. So kinda mess around a little bit and find one that you like. That looks pretty good to me. So that's around 6, 6%. Yeah, that looks good. So now I'm going to actually work on sketching with my ink. So there's a couple of cool things to do within procreate. And the first one is, you can make a perfect shape by holding your pencil on the item before you're done using it. So I'm going to make that a little bit more clear by making it so you can see my lines a little bit better. And I like to do this when I'm sketching or inking over my pencil, I go back to the pencil layer, hit the little n, And I'm going to reduce the opacity of my pencil layer down so I can barely see it. I can still see a to-do tracing. It's less than the way. So I'm going to start again with inking. And I'm going to show you again how to do this oval on this glass. So you're going to you're going to make your overall and it does not have to be perfect because when you hold it, it's going to turn into a preference oval. And this one actually changed in size a little bit. So I'm just going to redo it again. I find that I do a lot of redoing because the cool thing about procreate is it lets you do that without really punishing you in any way, shape, or form. So I don't have to do all those eraser marks and all that kinda stuff. I don't have to start over. And you notice another thing that I'm doing is I am actually drawing the entire oval, even though that's straws there. And I'll show you why in a little bit. With a line, you can do the same kind of thing. You know, you dry it, hold it, and then you can move it into place. Now, I did not connect that very well, so I'm going to redo it. So my line drawing is not very straight. Procreate allows me to be a much better artist. So I'm going to do both of those lines. Hold it. And then go like that. So let's say that I don't like how that turned out and I liked it better the way I drew it. I could do the two finger tap and go back to it or three finger to go back to the straight line. So if you let go too soon though, you can't go back to make it into that straight line. You have to hold your pencil down to make it straight. And this has a little bit of a curve on the bottom. And again, it'll make a more perfect curve if you hold it. For this straw, I'm going to make a temporary New Layer. And I'll show you why in a moment. Mostly it so that I can erase without having to do a lot of work. So for the straw, I'm going to make some straight lines. I could also make a full rectangle, but that, I haven't been very good at that. So I just use four straight lines in order to make my straw. I like that. I can go straight and then you can move it around to exactly where you want it. So there's my straw. Now, one of the things that can be really difficult is I really don't like the way this looks because the straw wouldn't be so transparent in most cases. So I'm gonna do some erasing. And an eraser is also a brush. So I'm going to continue to use this monoline brush for my erasing and I'm going to actually erase on the inking layer. And the reason I'm choosing the inking layer is because it's hard to erase without touching this straw. So if I did this here, let's say I'm on the stroller right now and I was really trying to get y up to I would touch it. So if I go onto the inking layer and what I want to erase this part of the glass, it's just not going to it can't touch the straw because it's on a different layer, so it stays really perfect. So I'm erasing that and then I'm going to erase this. And then that's inks. You know, you can go back and you can fix some of these loops. You can fix some of these things that maybe don't look that great to you if you, if you go away and you can see the different pixels and where you maybe want to get rid of some pixels. You can change the size of your eraser as well as your pen tool to try to smooth that stuff out. I kinda like the hand-drawn luck, so I don't always get super specific about that. And also keep in mind that I do have my pencil layer underneath there so I can see that. And I've, I've made the mistake before. I'm trying to erase that as well and it just isn't going to work. So I'm gonna go through and continue to do some inking and then come back and show you the next step which is how to color your project. But before I move on, I'm just going to pinch these two together because I don't need my straw to be separate. It's part of the inking layer now so that it's all just one layer. So what I did was just pinch it together. I'm going to use my ability to have procreate helped me to make good shapes on this rectangle. So if you hold it, it's going to create a quadrilateral. And I can then edit the shape and make it a perfect rectangle if I want. I can also move these little nodes to where I would like them to be if it didn't line up the way that I want. So I'm gonna go through and complete my inking before you start coloring, you're going to want to turn off your pencil layer just because you no longer need it. So you're going to click on your Layers panel and you're going to uncheck your pencil layer. That makes it go away. So you can no longer see the pencil layer. You only have the inking layer. So I'll show you with inking later as well. If I uncheck that, it just goes away and then you can check the box to make a comeback. 7. Coloring Your Stickers : Once you're happy with your incurring layer, we can start coloring the sticker sheets. The way they're gonna do that is we're going to create a new layer. Rename that layer by clicking on layer three. Rename. I'm gonna call it color. And then what I'm going to do is I'm going to click back on the inking layer. Click the word inking and select reference. And the reason I'm going to do that is because it makes the inking layer or reference for other layers. So as eye color on the color layer, it's going to notice the inking lines, but it's not going to do anything on the inking layer. For coloring. I did create a color palette. And the way that I did that was I just selected some colors that I liked. And so I went to the color wheel and let's say I wanted to green, Say a dark green. The color that I wanted say move it around. And then I'm just going to click on my palette and put it in there. So these are the colors that I am going to use. You want to make sure that you select your color layer and then the color that you want to start with. I'm going to start with the glass, so I'm going to select a very light yellow for my lemonade. And I'm going to put it up there. And then I'm gonna take the circle and drag it over to where I want to have it. So I'm going to drag it into all the sections that I would like that color should be. Next, I'm going to switch colors. I'm going to select this blue color. And I'm gonna drag it over and make my straw blue. But you can see that I kinda messed up there and instead of putting it within the white section, I put it on the black line. And that made my black lines turn blue. I'm going to undo that because that's not what I wanted. So I am going to redo that. I might actually make it bigger so that I can aim better and make sure that it falls within the white area. Alright, so that is colored. And I'm just going to keep going and color in the rest of my stickers. And you can pick whatever color you want. So let's say I picked, oops. So I pick this color and I put it into the heart and say, I don't like that. And I wanted to be a little bit redder and so I can move this around to make it better. Maybe I wanted a little bit more pink. Move it over into the pink section. And then I can move it within here to make it a little bit more pink if I want to. But I kinda like this peachy color that I picked. And so I'm just going to then redo the card. And so you can redo this as many times as you would like for the card. I think that it would look nice if it was a little bit darker in the back. So I'm just making that just slightly darker. So I'm gonna go through and color drop the colors throughout the rest of this project. And then we will go on to the next section. 8. Adding a "Paper" Outline to Your Stickers: Once you're done with your coloring, the next step is to make the white paper outline around your stickers. The way that we're going to do this is first of all really important. You're going to turn off the reference. So click on the inking layer, hit reference so that you turn that off. Then we're gonna create a new layer. And we're going to put it underneath the inking layer. We're going to rename that to outline. I'm going to select white by going into my desk layer and double tapping on the upper left corner, you can make sure that you have white by clicking the value and making sure that this is all apps here and the hex code. In order to see what I'm doing, I'm going to go to the background color and I'm going to change it to gray by double tapping over on the left-hand side, which is between white and black, just so I can see it as gray. I think that that helps me to see what I'm doing. And then I'm going to select my outline layer. I'm gonna increase my brush size to about 6560, 65%, something like that, whatever looks best to you. And then I'm going to start outlining around my objects. And I'm just creating what would be the cut line or the outline, the paper cut line around my stickers. So I'm going to keep doing that. And I like to go out once in a while just to see if it looks good. I'm going to drag the color in there. No, as you can see, minds not perfect, but I don't care. I like, I like that imperfect look that I cut it out. And so I'm going to leave it that way. But you could just you could fix it up a little bit more or even redo it. Since with procreate it's so easy to undo and just redo some things. So what I'm gonna do is just go through and outline the rest of my stickers in white so that I have that outer white paper. Once you have your outline completed, you're going to check just to make sure that all of them are filled in and mine are. I'm going to next change the background color back to whites so that I can see the next section. 9. Add Shadows To Make Your Stickers Pop!: Next we're going to create a shadow layer that will help it look as if our paper is, she's casting a shadow on our page. It makes it look a little bit more realistic as if it's standing out from the page a little bit and not just part of the page. So as always, the first thing that we're going to do is we're gonna create a new layer, but we're gonna do it a little bit differently this time. I'm going to take this outline layer. I'm going to move it over to the left and duplicate it, which creates two of the same layer. I'm going to select the outline layer. It change the color over and a black by double-clicking in the lower left-hand corner. And then you're gonna drag Black onto each of your stickers. It's not really going to look like anything's changing. Although if you look closely, you can see there is a release slight outline around all of your stickers. So I'm just going to quickly drag black over all of these stickers. And again, you can double-check that just to look at your outline and they're all black. I'm gonna continue to be on that black layer. I'm going to select this adjustment section, which looks like a little magic wand. I'm gonna hits Gaussian blur. And then I'm gonna put my pencil on my screen and move it over to increase the blur. So as you can see, it goes up to, I'm gonna go to 3%. I'm going to then select this little arrow so that I can move my blurred because I'm going to have the light come from up here. So I'm going to tap twice on the bottom and tap twice on the right-hand side. And you can see now that it's created this pretty cool shadow effect. As you can see, the shadow is pretty intense. And so what I'm gonna do is I'm going to reduce the opacity of that shadow by clicking on the little n on my black outline layer. And I'm going to reduce the opacity to about 30%. You can reduce it to whatever looks good to you. So now, when I look at my stickers, you can see that it looks like it just sort of pops off the page a little bit. And I really like that effect. As you can see, these stickers are pretty much ready as they are. However, we can make them look a little bit better by adding a bit of texture to the stickers themselves. Right now they're very, very flat. And so it just looks like the color is, you know, it's very digital. And so what we're going to do next is we're gonna create a texture layer and add texture and a little bit of pop to these stickers. 10. Add Texture to Your Stickers To Create a Paper Like Feel: So as always, we're going to do a new layer and then click on the color layer just because it's at the top. Select plus for a new layer, I'm going to rename it as Texture one. And then I'm going to change the color of my brush to gray by double tapping on the left-hand side. And I'm gonna change my brush. So I'm going to go to the texture section of procreate. And I'm going to pick this one called SIC net. So you can see it's, it's textured type brush. Now in order to use this, I wanted to go on my outline because the outline is going to encapsulate the whole sticker area. If I did just the color, the paper itself wouldn't get the texture. And I want the whole sticker to have the texture. So I'm going to select the outline. And what I wanna do here is I'm going to click again on the outline just like you do when you rename it. But I'm going to hit Select. And I don't know if you can see this, but everything except for the stickers now has this diagonal gray line on it. That means that whatever I do on this layer is going to only do it on the section that I have selected. So I'm gonna go back up to my textural layer, double-check that I have the right brush, the right color, and I'm just gonna color over my stickers, which of course looks pretty ugly. But you'll see it ends up being a really cool. So I missed one here. I'm going to create another layer doing the same exact thing, except for I'm going to change my color to white. And since I've used white a lot, it's now in my history, so I'm just going to click it there. I'm going to use the same exact brush. Make sure I'm in my new layer, which I should rename to texture to just to get in the habit of doing that. And I'm going to color same way, but with whites. And I just want to get it over the whole thing. So it's only coloring on the stickers. It's not coloring on the background. The background we don't really care about because we're not actually going to be using the background. So next we're going to click on our outline again, and we're going to turn off the selection. So by the way, to do that is to click on select and then click down here on clear. So this is what our stickers look like right now. Kinda freaky. So what we're gonna do here is we're gonna use some blending within procreate on texture to click on the little n. And we're going to go down and we're going to hit Linear Burn. So you can see it really changed what we're looking at here on the stickers. It's still as a book and great though. We're gonna go into texture. One click on the little n And we're going to hit Color Burn. And you can see that it just got really cool. So I'm going to click out of my layers and we're going to look at this. So the colors have gotten super vibrant. I may not, I don't really necessarily like what happened to this. So I can certainly fix that by remember we have our color layer on a different layer. So I can always go in there and just change the colors of that. But the reason why you white texture is so cool is because if you look close at this, you can see it now has almost like a paper texture. You can purchase some paper texture brushes that would make this look more like paper. But I thought that this Signet brush was pretty close and I like the way that it looks. So that is how you would create your sticker sheets. Next, I'll show you how to export this as so you can use it in your planner. 11. Export Your Stickers : Now that you're stickers are complete, you're going to want to export them as a PNG file so that you can use them in your planner without a white background. So the first thing you are going to do is you're gonna go into your Layers panel and you are going to remove the background color by check unchecking the background color box. And it'll look like this. So all that in the background is actually transparent at this point. So once you have that done, you are going to hit the wrench, hit share, and export as a PNG. For this class, I'm going to have you save it as an image. And then we're going to go back and we're going to export as a PNG again and save it to your files. And I recommend that you save it either to a place like Dropbox or iCloud. I'm saving my into my iCloud File and I'm going to save it within this class. So that's how you export your stickers so that we can move them over into good notes. If you wanted to. You could export your stickers with different variations. So you could export your stickers as just the take out the texture. You could take out the color. So it would look like this on your page. Or you could keep the color, get rid of the outline. So then it would look like this on your page. And also get rid of the shadow. If you do that. I mean, you could keep the shadow, but it looks a little weird. So that's how you would export. 12. Cropping Your Stickers So You Can Use Then in Your Planner: So I'm currently in good notes, which is where I like to use my digital planners. And I'm just down a page that has dots, kinda like a bullet journal because that's what I like. Since we exported our stickers to files as well as to photos, I'm going to show you how to do both. It's going to be important that you are careful to export them as PNG files. Because that's how you're going to get the clear background that we're looking for. Otherwise, you'll have a white background around it, which isn't as nice. I'm going to start with how to do it with the files. I'm going to drag it up and you see your little files here, that's where it's at. If you don't see that, go back out of, out of good notes, click on your files. Get back out of the files, click back on good notes and drag it up. It should be there. I'm going to take it and I'm going to drag it over here. I'm going to find a where I have my stickers which is right here. Drag it over. And now I can work with it within good notes. The way that I'm going to do this is right now it, you'd have to use all of this together, which would be kinda silly. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to click on the sticker sheet, hit crop. And then I'm going to move this little rectangle around. My glass, hit done. And now it's a single sticker. I can see on this sticker that I made a mistake and I got a little bit of the bottom of the one above it are probably I don't know what that is. And so I'm going to actually just click on it again crop. And I'm just gonna get rid of that by moving the rectangle down and hit done. Perfect. So again, you'd have to keep your files open in order to do this because you're going to have to drag it back over every single time. So I would click on it, crop. Another way to crop is with free hand down here. And I could draw a little circle around it and then click done. And that's another way to do it. I kinda like the rectangle one better just because it gives me a little bit more freedom in terms of getting as close as possible to my sticker. So that's how you do it with files. I'm gonna get rid of that and I'm going to show you how to do it with your photos, which is the way that I prefer to do it this way here. So if you were in good nodes, a lot of times you're going to be on the pen. This thing that looks like a picture with a sun and moan is where your photos are. So when you click on that, your last photos are gonna come up. And if you just saved your photos, it's going to be right here. You just click on it once and it just shows up. And you're going to do exactly the same thing, click on it, and then draw around one of your items are used. The rectangle had done movement. Where do you want to on your sticker page? Click on it again. It's back on there. And you're going to just keep cropping and till you get all of your stickers ready. So I'll do that one with a rectangle. Done. And so just keep doing that until you get all of your stickers on your page. And then I'll show you how to use them in your digital planner. 13. How To Use Your Stickers in Your Digital Planner: So now that you're sticker sheet is all ready to go, you've resized it, you made it look nice. I am going to show you how to use it in your planner. So on your sticker sheet, you're probably on your photos app, you're going to switch to this little dotted line. And we're going to make a circle on our sticker like that. It doesn't matter where you could circle all around it if you wanted to. And then you're going to click on it, copy it, and then go over to your planner. There's mine. And you can see I have some stickers in August already. So I'm going to hold it down, paste it. Oh, and I got to that as why you want to actually make sure that you're cropping your sticker. So that was a good thing to show you. If you don't crop you're stickers, you might end up with more than one thing. So as you can see, if I were on this one and I edited it, it has a really big crop. And so I'm going to crop that one better and make that quite a bit smaller because otherwise it's hard to grab it individually. So I'm gonna go done. I might actually move this one over a little bit, knowing that it would probably be better for me to make all my sticker is a little bit further apart so that that doesn't happen. So I'm going to redo that. I'm gonna go back up here. I'm going to put a little circle on my stars. Click on it, and then I'm going to copy it. Go back to my planner, which is right here. And I'm going to paste it on there. And then I have my sticker. I can make it big, I can make it small. And you can see it doesn't have a white background all around the square here, which this one does have a bit of a white background because they made it that way. But other ones, Whitman, so I can go back, I can select another sticker. So let's say I would like this little lemonade glass. I put the little circle on it, click on it, and then I'm going to copy it, go back to my planner. And let's say I want this one to be in next month's him and I click on it, paste and put it down on this little corner. That's how you use your stickers in side of good notes. 14. Thank You and Please Share Your Project!: Thank you for participating in this course. I hope that you found it fun. I know I find creating digital stickers fun. I love that. I can create whatever I need in the moment. I don't have to go searching for something to purchase. I can just open up, procreate and make what I want, stick it in my planner. That is so convenient. I've made stickers out of pictures of my Pat's, out of text, out of different drawings. I've made checkboxes, all sorts of different things that you can add to your planner. I like to think of it this way. If I say had a lazy day or all I wanted to do is read a book, I hit Go on and procreate, draw little book, put it in my planner. And then when I look again, I can remember that that day was dedicated to just reading a book. Doesn't that sound nice? So I would love for you to share your project, whether use my sketches or your own sketches. I would love to see it either way. And I'd like to hear from you again. So go ahead and follow me on my blog, which is a pendant and, thinks. 15. New Way to Add White Outline: Hi there. I just wanted to come on because I learned a really cool new trick for putting the whites around your stickers. The way that I taught it before was that you had to trace around your entire sticker. I just learned from the person on this website, Kristen April I learned on her Facebook group. Easier way that makes this a little bit more automatic. So I'm going to quickly go through this and I apologize if there's animal noises in the background. My dog is pretty excited about my cat right now. So I'm gonna change my color to black. I am on a monoline brush and I'm just going to draw a little fish. And you can really draw whatever you want. I just think this little fish is easy because that's what it had been practicing with. I'm going to color it in, so I just picked any color, dragged it in. I'm gonna make a new layer, go back to black. And I'm just going to draw a little face on my fish. And I'm making a separate so that if I wanted to do textures, it, it'll just be that only that month. It'll be on the color of the fish only. So the next thing I'm gonna do is I'm going to actually change my color over to whites by double tapping right there. And then I'm going to select my fish layer slightly to the right, duplicate. Select the bottom want, make sure it's still white there. And I like to turn off the background color at this point as well. So I'm gonna do is I'm going to click on the layer one that's written on the bottom fish layer, and then hit Select. And if you look at your layers, you'll see that I turned that white because I had white as my color and I selected while I was on that layer. So the next thing I'm gonna do, go up and hit my adjustments. The Gaussian blur with the new iPad procreate update. You can pick either pencil or layer. I'm gonna pick layer. And then I'm going to adjust my blur up to about 6%. So you can see it has a nice blur around it. Make sure I'm still on that layer. I'm going to select this ribbon select tool type thing. Click anywhere on the screen except for on the fish. You can see it all turned white. And then the, the, the white blur turned gray. I'm going to then hit invert. And you can see that I automatically got the white around my fish. So what I'm going to do next is I'm going to turn back on the background colour, but I'm going to make it until like a light gray just so I can see what I'm doing. Just to show you the rest of this process. So next I would take this, I'm gonna duplicate it again. Select the one on the bottom, makes sure my colors black and you can probably see where I'm going with this, right? So my colors black, go back to my layers. I'm going to select the layer. And then I'm going to go back up here. Gaussian blur. I didn't check. I always like to check it is black. Go back up here and glossy and blur layer. And again, go probably about. Let's say 6% on this one, just however you like the look of it. So now I have my shadow layer weight there, and I am going to select that so that I can move it. So I hit my little arrow tab, usually three times there, three times over here. So it looks like the light's coming from up here. And then I usually will take, hit the little n here and reduce that opacity to where I want it. So if I had my background color and white, you can see it's still pretty significant how the shadow looks. So I might want to turn that one down a little bit more. Maybe to about 27% and might even kinda move it around a little bit more. Just gently. You can always move back. So that is how you would make just that flat sticker. I remember in the course I also taught you how to make some textures. And just to give a little bit of background on that, if you look up lisa glands, GL, ANC and design cuts, you're going to see lots of classes on how to use texture and cute little drawings. And I'm really pleased with how my texture education has come about through working with her classes. So I do recommend those. So I'm going to choose courageous because it's like in the middle. And you can really choose any color and I'll show you a little bit more about that. But so let's say that I want to put it just on this pink layer. I'm gonna add a new layer. And then I'm gonna choose a brush. And like last time I'm going to choose ones that are included. I think with with procreates. I've had procreate for awhile. So it's possible that I am choosing ones that aren't seven, choose this cloud ones. You can see, if I click on it, you can see what it's gonna look like. Evident Gray. I haven't had a new layer and i'm just going to color over my fish with that. Okay? Now, obviously I went way over my fish. And so what I'm going to do here, I'm going to click on Lear five and hit clipping mask, which makes it so it's just on that layer. Ok. So I don't really like the look of this. And this is where I really love doing these textured and then blending the layers with these different blend modes. And so I can kind of go through and look and see how it changes as I change the different blend modes. And typically I'll run into one that I like this particular texture so far, I'm not super impressed with sounds, kinda neat. Tie-dye. Second, do a couple different things with that. Because they probably wouldn't my own self use any of these. I could just turn off that layer or I could actually deleted and that's I'm going to do. So then I could try a new layer, pick a new texture. So under the texture section, last time I used one of these. So this time I think what I'll do, I really I like I like clean or all of these. So there was one I saw recently that I really liked Wonder charcoals, this burden tree one, it looks kinda needs. And so if I took the burnt tree one and I colored, however I go lighter, dark is going to change that. And then obviously I would hit click on layer five again and do clipping masses just on the fish, and then hit the little n. And then I can change the different blend modes. And this one is a lot neater. So I like the way that it really changes depending on what blend mode you pick. So some of them are more attractive or more noticeable than some of the others. I do like this one, so I would probably keep this one. Now. I could add another layer and maybe mix a, a white texture or something like that. I think I did that before. So just to make it look different, Another thing that I like to do is I could now export this sticker by turning off the background color, export it as a PNG. And I have this sticker. And then I could actually turn off, that's the wrong thing to turn off, turn off this layer. So I got rid of my texture there. I can create another texture. So I'm going to put water on my fish. So I'm just gonna color over the fish with some water. I think it would look better who is smaller? So the me that's smaller and I'm just gonna color over my fish. And then I'm going to click on here and do clipping mask. So it's just on the fish. And then I get to play around again with these blend modes just to see if there's anything that I like. I like this latent one that's kinda neat. Color Dodge ad that looks like he's got lightening bolts. I'm I kind of like that. And so another thing that I could do is I could just change the color of my fish and see if I were to change this to maybe like a light orange, like what would that look like? That would look very much different. So I can have a lot of different stickers that are the same sticker based on my changing the color and the texture. So if I change this back to have it on this texture, take off the texture at a new texture. And you have something completely different. And I can even once again go through and look at the different blend modes and how they look on this new color. Interesting how it's, a lot of these blend modes are making the orange disappear. So they always do interesting things like that. And it's kind of nice. So that's the new tricks. So essentially, just to show it again in case you're interested. If I were to list, I'm just going to start with turning everything off. Oops, keep the background on US black. Go back to my brushes up here, I've won. Lisa glands recommends making bare-bones. So the ones that you use a lot into a file just so that you can find them. So that's where I have my monoline brush, just gonna draw a circle and remember you can hold it and make it into a, well, it's an egg, but I can change it. However I like ellipse, I can move these around, it can do whatever I want with that. Okay. Add some color that I feel pink today were purple. And then add a layer. Actually don't add earlier. So the less than me, they're duplicated the layer. Click on the bottom one, change the color up here to white. Select. Make sure it turned white, turned off the background so you can see what you're doing over here. Gaussian Blur and make it however large or small as you want. I don't know if he went really large, if it would look weird. Let's try it at 14. That's a bit bigger than what I did last time. So I'm gonna click the little ribbon and then click anywhere outside of there. And I hit invert and it just made a much larger white circle. So you get to do that however you like. It's just so much easier than having to trace that white line around. So I just wanted to share that with you. And of course, again, that information I got from Christian April So check her out. She's got some pretty awesome articles on hand lettering and stuff like that. I hope you enjoyed this. Have a fabulous day. Thanks.