How to Make a Coloring Book with your Photos and Illustrations

Monique Littlejohn, Jewelry Teacher and Nonprofit Professional

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10 Videos (41m)
    • Who is Monique Littlejohn?

      2:19
    • What is in the course

      2:45
    • Quality photos

      3:02
    • Where to get images

      3:31
    • What is royalty free

      3:10
    • Over the shoulder

      7:26
    • Canva

      3:16
    • Assembly

      5:27
    • Createspace

      9:30
    • Conclusion

      0:22

About This Class

In this course, you will learn how to manipulate your photos into coloring pages. It will cover the following:

1. Photo quality
a. In Focus
b. Clearly defined lines
c. At least 1mb image
d. Jpg.
e. Good composition
f. Clear theme – not cluttered


2. Photoshop or other image editing software


a. Crop image to proper size
b. Optional: sharpen lines


3. Really Color Website
a. Import photo
b. Increase or decrease detail
c. Use eraser and line tool
d. Fatten the lines
e. Save to PDF
f. Groupon deals


4. Back to Photoshop
a. Increase DPI if necessary. Save PDF
5. Adobe Acrobat
a. Free trial
b. Group multiple PDFs into one file


6. Canva
a. Make a cover


7. Pricing book


8. Rights to images? PLR, MRR or keep all profits to yourself?


9. CreateSpace


a. Publish book


10. TradeBit
a. Publish book


11. ETSY
a. A digital copy


12. Draft2Digital – illustrations rather than coloring books
a. Change cover and publish as illustrations rather than a coloring book for digital media since you can’t really color digital designs using a Kindle or Nook reader

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Monique Littlejohn

Jewelry Teacher and Nonprofit Professional

Monique Littlejohn is an American expat living her dream of sustainability in South Australia. Her classes currently focus on jewelry design, but in the future, she will add crafting with nature products, gardening, beekeeping, and winemaking - all with a sustainable focus in mind.

She left her very successful nonprofit corporate development and marketing career of 16 years to focus on teaching learning lost skills, so that she could bridge the gap between the "greatest generation" (WWII) and "millennials."

She is also an accomplished jewelry designer and craft teacher who has published 7 books on jewelry making.