How to make your own Halloween digital stamps and sell them on Etsy | María Medel | Skillshare

How to make your own Halloween digital stamps and sell them on Etsy

María Medel, Animation and Illustration Artist

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7 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. 1. Introduction

      0:53
    • 2. 2. Materials

      0:58
    • 3. 3. Let's draw I: references

      1:50
    • 4. 4. Let's draw II: sketching

      2:40
    • 5. 5.digitize your drawing

      8:07
    • 6. 6. Saving your work

      3:35
    • 7. 7skillshare digital halloween sell

      5:53

About This Class

Digital stamps are beautiful line illustrations to be printed and colored.  They are used in scrapbooking, card making, coloring books...

In this 24-minutes class I'll show you my easy process to create your own digital stamps from a sketch to the final illustration in Photoshop. All you need is a sketchbook, a computer (and Photoshop), a digitizer tablet and a scanner or camera ( your phone will do the trick ). You don't need to be a pro at all, but you'll need to know how to use a digitizer tablet.  When you finish the class, you can open your own store on Etsy  and earn some bucks!

If you are a devoted cardmaker, scrapper or crafter and you want to go a step further and make your own digital stamps or you are an illustrator looking for new ways to monetize your illustrations, this class is perfect for you. Come on, enroll! :)

Transcripts

1. 1. Introduction: Hi, everyone. My name is Maria. I'm on illustration and animation artist and it's he said, you this class, I'll be showing you how I make a digital stump for Did those stamps are all administrations that people printed in color by hand, using watercolors, principal lawyers marker since it with them we can make beautiful and original cards, scrapbooking, al boomers, coloring books and any of the craft candy when you have your own stuff. 2. 2. Materials: Hi again on thanks for enrolling. I hope you enjoy this class. You'll find that making your own stamps It's really easy. In this first lesson will talk about materials. We need just a few things to get started on the first place. We need a sketchbook and pencil to doodle and sketch until you find your character. We'll also need a computer equipped with for the shop. We could use other programs like gimp or illustrator, but for the shop is the one I use on the program I am more comfortable with. We also need a digitizing tablet. I use my bluffs intake welcome, but there are many others, and finally we need a stunner or camera. 3. 3. Let's draw I: references: all the materials ready. But before we start sketching, we need to find a topic for a stamp. We could draw a vampire. Mommy, Punky. Anything that sounds scary or not. My case, I want to draw a cute little which how long is my favorite topic ever? In my experience, they sell very well. If you know where to start. You can go to the Internet for some inspiration. Way we can go to interest. Go and great aboard. Like this one I've created. Okay. They sure with all the illustrations I found that I like. I love this one on this one. I like this big head on, big guys. It's seeming to my style from this one is what I like this dress a lot. Hindi's scared cut idea. I might use it. Okay, way are ready to sketch. Yeah. 4. 4. Let's draw II: sketching: Okay. I really have this storm decide, but I want you to see how I get there. I'll start roughing out the general shape, Then I'll erase it slightly with the party razor. That leaves no residue. Afterwards. I'll start with the details. I'll use a mechanical pencil for that. - It would take from having an hour to an hour so you don't have so much time, So here we are. 5. 5.digitize your drawing: The next step is to digitize a drawing for that we opened for the shop. We go to file new brilliant and you'll see a window like this. We write a name for it, we choose their size. I usually choose size a four because I don't work in Vector. I work in it. Not so I need ah, um relatively big site so you can recite it easily. That's why I I also used high resolution. My drawing is horizontal, so I'll swap their fingers. No, I click. OK, now we go to file open to open our picture. I took a picture of my drawing instead off scan it for me. A dis easier. No, we have for a picture now to drag it into your new canvas press V or or prez days stool in the upper left corner and loose. We have no or picture and layer one. I lowered the capacity first of all to around 50% and create a new layer click to choose the color. I said, Look, a brush truly can be okay and didn't go to the window up here to Cilic one. I will select a hard one like this one. Be sure you have thes option. Take. So your tablet recognizes the pressure of your pencil on the present day, capacity is 100%. No said the spacing at 1% toe. Boy. These effect. Okay, let's start. But to zoom in or zoom out, you can use this. It's tool here to undo. Go to edit under or controls that commands it. Auto erase. Present being sorry B or present tool right here. Yeah. 6. 6. Saving your work: we have our stem designed and now we need to save it. We go to the cat layer and place it over. The, which remember the short cut is V two more and then we'll deactivate the layer by clicking on the I See that they layer with the original drawing is also deactivated and will deactivate also the background So we'll have a transparent background for the stock. But now we have a lot of extra canvas that we don't need. So we're gonna cut it by clicking here or using the shortcut, which is President C on the keyboard. We pressed. Enter here. We have our new campus. Okay, let's let's save it. We go to file savers. We have this window here, our rig meant to to save all the PSC's so we can make any any change. I highly recommend to save the file several times while you are drawing just in case and you can do it by prison control s or going to file safe, and then we'll we'll save it as a PNG. Nothing with P and G's is that they keep the transparent background not like the J pick, for instance, that will add a white background. Choose the location and safe. Okay, we go with the cap Now We reacted with the layer and deactivate the which layer. The rest of the layers remained the same and we'll cut the extra campus again. Enter file. Save us. Peut oops. Remember, changed the name so it won't replace the last one. The which So we changed name Cat que se. When my stamps are are saved, I usually open them again so I can check that the background transparent Andi on Everything is okay. So I opened the wage and moving around a little bit. OK, it's fine. It's OK. Let's open the cat. Okay too. We're done saving. 7. 7skillshare digital halloween sell: Our next step will be to upload our new stem to our Etsy store and we need ah, sample picture I recommend to what? What? A Mac toe illustration. So that's what we're doing. I'll take it from another stamp I created before. Okay? And now I'll save it as Jay big. This time we go toe are Etsy store now in Cajun, you don't know etc. It's ah website for our Descents where you can sail and the crap do you make traditional or or digital? In case in this case is it's digital. I have mine already open, but you can open yours in just a few minutes and it's easy to open a store here. But they get a commission for each item. You yourself and you have to pay also, um, little amount for each listing. This is each each article. You you upload toe your store. I'll add nearly sting. We go to a delisting, we'll add our photo here. It is very easy to feeling this form because you you have the instructions on the right. In case you have any doubt, there also, um, a lot of articles here, etc. About how to how to talk your your writers and how to sell more and things like that you write the title. It is always a good idea to write on the title. Your item actually ease instead off to creative title so your buyers can find what they're looking for more easily. We feeling the salary. Okay, grab supplying tool scrap metal can. As you can see, it will be appear also in three more places. Now we said the price. If you don't know how much to charge for your stem, what I do is to go to the page and look for items similar to mine. I think the aberration for price for the most similar stamps to my three years. That will be for the description. I'll I just one I previously wrote, and I'll change what dash and much. Of course, now I'll upload stamps. This part is important. You need to attack your item. Here. You can say the shape, the colder, the style, the function, anything that describes your writing on and punished. Asai told you before they charge a little feet for publishing you writing. Good. Now you're listing is active and ready to earn some money. If we go to the shop and click on your munis thing, you may see that the price is not the same that you wrote. But this is because they include the taxi's on and commissions. So the price you sit, we'll be the price you received, and that's it. Now just go and make some stamps. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you've made by