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Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Scrapbook Papers to Sell - Patterns, File Formats, Marketing Materials

Helen Bradley, Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

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6 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Intro

      1:08
    • 2. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Part 1

      9:20
    • 3. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Part 2

      8:51
    • 4. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Part 3

      8:47
    • 5. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Part 4

      10:49
    • 6. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Part 5

      2:49

About This Class

Illustrator for Lunch™ is a series of short video courses you can study in bite size pieces such as at lunchtime. In this course you'll learn how to create scrapbook papers to sell in Illustrator. You will learn how to make simple patterns, how to make an embellishment and how to save the papers and embellishments and how to package the papers ready for sale. You will also learn how to make your marketing materials. This is the marketing image we will create for the papers made in this class:

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More in this series:

4 Illustrator Shading Techniques - An Illustrator for Lunch™ class - Simple Highlights & Shadows

5 Hexagon Patterns in Illustrator - an Illustrator for Lunch? course

Create Color Schemes in Illustrator for Using, Sharing & Selling - An Illustrator for Lunch? Class

Create Patterns in Adobe Capture for Illustrator & Photoshop

Create Wreaths & Other Floral Designs - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Designing with Spirals - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Doodle Flower Design & Pattern in Illustrator - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Draw a Hot Air Balloon in Illustrator - Fun with 3D! 

Illustrator - Design in Black and White - Create Positive/negative images

Illustrator for Lunch? - 10 Interface and Setup tips too Speed your Workflow

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Align tips in 10 minutes or less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Type Tips in 10 minutes (or less) 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - Ten Top Illustrator Tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Layer Tips in 10 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pattern tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pen tool and Path Tips in 10 Minutes or Less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Appearance Panel Tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Color tips in 20 Minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Gradient tips in 20 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Pathfinder, Crop and Cutout tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Recolor Artwork tips in (around) 20 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Reflect and Rotate tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Things New Illustrator Users Need to Know

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Extrusion Effects - Text, Shapes, 3D

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Perspective Cube design and Bonus 3D star

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Exotic Patterns - Quatrefoils, Moroccan Trellis, and Layered Diamond 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Handy Patterns - Diagonals, Plaid, Colorful Dots, Chevron

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 5 Cool Text Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Abstract Ombre Background - Color Scheme, Blend, Transform 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - All you need to know about Brushes in Illustrator

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Backgrounds for your projects - Sunbursts, Halftone, Blends & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Banner and Award Badges - Appearance Panel, Masks, Warp 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Blends and Gradients - Blends, Blend Modes, Gradients 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Braids, Rick Rack and More

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Circle Based Patterns - Rotate, Blend, Multi-Color Dots

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Clipping Masks, Opacity Masks & Layer Masks

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Block and Half Drop Repeat patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Rotated Repeating Patterns Made Easy - Using MadPattern templates 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Floral Alphabet character

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Nighttime Cityscape Image

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Plaid or Tartan Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Range of Triangle Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Retro Landscape Illustration

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Textured Dot Pattern - Transform, Vector Texture, Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Wave Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Whimsical Tree

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Ikat Inspired Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Isometric Cube Pattern - Shape Builder, Align, Pattern Make

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Complex Art in the Appearance Panel

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Diamond, Harlequin and Argyle Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Guilloche Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Hi-Tech HUD rings

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Perfectly Overlapped Rotated Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Seasonal Ornaments - Learn new skills while making seasonal art

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Stitches and Sewing Elements

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create with bends and blends - techniques for icons, logos and more

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Creative Half tone Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Custom Corner Tiles for Pattern Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cute Furry Creatures

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cutout Text Effects - Photos, Pathfinder & Text

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Designing with Symmetry

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Doodle-Style Heart - DIY Brushes and Nested Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Retro TV - Shapes, Texture & Sunburst

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Vintage Birdcage - Shapes, Transform, Texture

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Faux Tissue Paper Collage - Blending, Texture, Transparency 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Flat and Dimensional drawing techniques

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun Effects with Graphic Styles - Appearances, Brushes, Styles 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun with Scripts - Download, Install, Run

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Creative with Blends and Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Export File Sizes and Resolution Correct

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Going in Circles - Brushes, Blends & Transformations

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Gradient Background Effects - Find, Adapt, Create & Use

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Houndstooth & Rose - Vector Halftone Tracing & Houndstooth Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Illustrating Cacti with Custom Made Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - I'm Seeing Stars - Fill, Warp, Clip & Crop Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Frame - Shapes, Fills, Strokes & Color

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Kitchen - Cartoon Art with Live Paint 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In Your Face - Pen Tool Practice 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Layered Paper Style Collage - Gradients, Graphic Styles, Transform 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Let's Go Steampunk! - Shapes, Rotation, Textures 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 2017 Calendar from Scratch - Grids, Layouts, Text, Patterns & More 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 3D Y Shape Pattern - from paper illustration to digital design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a Lace Pattern Brush - Stroke, Blends, Pattern Tiles, Rotation 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make an Organic Spiral Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Brushes - Configure, Color & Scale

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Using Other People's Art 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Custom Organic Patterns - Transform, Scissors, Align, Pattern Swatch 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Retro Shapes - Pathfinder, Scripts, Rotation

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Scrapbook Papers to Sell - Patterns, File Formats, Marketing Materials 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to Sell Printables - Stripes, Grid, Lines & Isometric Grid

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Mastering Live Trace - Turn Bitmaps to Vectors

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Meandering Hexagon Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - More fun with Scripts - Text to code, more scripts, more fun (trees too!)

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Multi-Color Faux Pattern - Patterns, Transform, Expand 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Neon Effect - Appearances, Graphic Styles, Fonts

Illustrator for Lunch™ - On (a pattern making) Safari - Repeating Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - One Design Concept - Many Variations 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in a Pattern - Achieving the Impossible in Illustrator 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in Pattern & Irregular Repeating Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern Know-how - Install, Transform, Recolor

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern of Lines and Dots

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pop Art Style Star Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mandala Design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mirror Drawing - Symmetrical drawing

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Road Trip - Custom Brushes and Live Paint

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Roaming Square Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Seamless Repeating Texture Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Season's Greetings - Shapes, Brushes, Texture 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Semi Transparent Flowers - Scatter Brushes, Opacity, Blend Modes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sharing and archiving files - troubleshooting the pitfalls

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sketchy Image Effect - Image Trace, Swatches, Sketchy Effect

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Something's Fishy - Appearance Panel Tips & Tricks 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stipple Texture Effect - Grain, Gradients, Blends 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - String Art Inspired Designs

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stylish Doodles to Make and Sell

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Type on a Path - Type, Paths, Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using & Troubleshooting Bounding Boxes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using Photoshop Objects in Illustrator - Images, Shapes, Patterns and more

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Vector Textures - Vectors, Clipping Masks, Pathfinder

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Warp Shapes & Text - Envelope Distort, Warp, Gradients 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor Magic - Type, Downloaded Patterns & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor stripe seamless repeating pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical diagonal line patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Scrapbook Paper Designs to Sell or Share

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Text Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Textured Drawings Using Hand Drawn Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Zentangle® Inspired Pattern Brushes - Shapes, Effects, Brushes

Make Ditsy Patterns in Illustrator

Pattern Design in Illustrator Masterclass

Piping Effect in Illustrator - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Rainbow Gradient Shape & Text Effects in Illustrator - an Illustrator for Lunch™ class

Terrazzo Patterns Without Drawing a Shape! - An Illustrator for Lunch? Class

 

 

 

 

 

Transcripts

1. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Intro: Hello, I'm Helen Bradley. Welcome to this episode of, Illustrator for Lunch: Create to Sell Scrapbook Papers. Illustrator for Lunch is a series of illustrated classes, each of which teaches a small range of illustrator techniques, you'll get plenty of opportunity to practice your new skills and the project you'll create. Today we're creating scrapbook papers and an embellishment and packaging them ready for sale. You'll learn how to make some simple patterns. You'll learn to export them ready for sale, to make the marketing materials and package everything up ready for selling. As you're working through these videos, you might see a prompt which lets you recommend this class to others. Please, if you're enjoying the class, give it a thumbs up. These recommendations help me get my classes in front of more people who, just like you, want to learn more about illustrator. If you'd like to leave a comment, please do so. I read and respond to all of your comments, and I look at and respond to all of your class projects. So if you're ready now let's get started making scrapbook papers and packaging them ready for sale. 2. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Part 1: Before we start, let's have a look and see what it is that we're actually going to be creating here. I'm here at Etsy and these are some of the range of digital scrap-booking papers available on Etsy. What we're going to do is do something similar. We're going to put together a package already for sale so you could sell it on a site like Etsy. I don't actually sell on Etsy, I sell mine on a site called MyMemories, but the process is pretty similar regardless of what site that you're going to use. You will just need to go to your sites' help information and just make sure that you set everything up to the sizes and specifications that each site has. The site that I sell on has some fairly stringent requirements for actual file dimensions, so you'll need to be aware of those and set your paper up to the required size. On a site like Etsy you're going to have a little bit more flexibility, but I'm going to tell you what size to save at that's a really good starting size, and we're going to create a package just like this that you're seeing here on the screen. Now if you're working in Photoshop, I actually have a companion class that teaches you how to do this in Photoshop, so if you would prefer to learn it in Photoshop, I'm going to put a link to that class in the class project area and I would encourage you to perhaps look at the Photoshop class instead of this one, although the designs that we are going to make in each will be slightly different. So let's close this down and let's get started here in Illustrator. To get started making our scrapbook papers, we're going to need a document choosing File and then New. I've got just one artboard. The width and height of my document are 3600 pixels, so it's a square document. This will translate to a 12 by 12 sheet of paper at 300 dpi. So that's a printing format. It's an ideal size for selling scrapbook papers that people can print out as well as use on the screen. I'm using RGB color mode. Unless your site suggests that you use something different, RGB is the standard for scrapbook papers. My raster effects are set to high and I'll click "Okay." Now we're going to make some patterns but before we do so, it would be a really good idea to create a color palette that we're going to use. I'm going to click in here and create a new color group and I'm just going to call this scrapbook papers. At the moment it just has white in it but I'm going to drag down some of these colors from my color palette that I just want to use for my scrapbook papers. It's a good idea to do this because otherwise you can lose track of your colors really, really quickly, so I find it handy to actually make a small color group of the colors that I am going to use, and if I decide to use additional colors as I go, then I'm going to add them to this group as well. Let's just take this creamy color with us and I don't want this white, so I'm just going to delete it. So here are the colors I'm going to work with. I'm going to start by making some stripes. I'm going to the rectangle tool, just going to drag out a narrow rectangle. I'm going to fill it with one of my colors. So, let's go for this pink color and it's going to have no stroke at all. Going through the selection tool, I'm going to alt or option drag a duplicate away and I'm going to size this one a little bit narrower, and I'm going to fill it with another one of my colors. Now I'm going to do the same thing; alt, drag a duplicate of this away. Now I want this stripe to be the same width and it's going to be this creamy color. So now I've got my stripes, I'm going to zoom in just make sure that they're nested up against each other, which they are. I'm going to drag out a rectangle, so I'm going to make my rectangle the same size as my stripes are and I'm going to set it to no fill and no stroke. Open up the layers palette. We can say that our no fill, no stroke rectangles are at the very top and then our three rectangles are below. We are going to drag the no fill, no stroke rectangles so it's behind everything else. That's going to help us mark this out as a pattern swatch. I'm going to select everything, open up the swatches panel and just drag and drop the whole lot into the swatches panel. So I've dragged and dropped a pink, a green, a cream rectangle and I have a no fill, no stroke rectangle. I don't need this any longer so I can just delete it. I'm going to make a pattern tool of circles. So I'm going to Ellipse tool. Just going to drag out a circle and I'm going to fill it with one of my colors. Of course, you drag out a circle by holding the shift key as you draw so that it's constrained to a circular shape. Now I'm going to show you how to do this in Illustrator CS6 and later, and then we'll come back and have a look and see how we do it in Illustrator CS5 and earlier. So for CS6 and later you're going to select your circle and choose object, pattern, make, click "Okay." In a pattern options dialog, I'm going to choose brick by row because I want this to be offset. I'm going to click here so that the width and height proportions are maintained. Click in here and shift up arrow to start increasing the spacing. It's a personal decision as to how far apart you want your dots to be. This looks fine to me so I'm just going to click done. A new patent pace has been added to the patent swatch. Now in the next video, we're going to go ahead and start using these patterns and assembling everything, so if you're using CS6 and later you can skip ahead to the next video. If you're using CS5 and earlier, this is how we're going to make our dot pattern. I'm going to the rectangle tool. I'm going to click once in the document, and I'm going to create a rectangle that is 200 pixels by 200 pixels in size and click "Okay" I'm going to flip the stroke and fill so that the stroke is pink and the fill is clear. This circle here and I'm going to drag and drop it into the very middle of this rectangle so that the centers are lined up perfectly. Again with the selection tool, I'm going to alt or option drag a duplicate of this shape away and position it so it's over the very top corner of this rectangle and then let go. Now to make sure that even if we've missed the correct position here that our pattern is going to work perfectly, I'm going to click this shape. I'm going to choose object, transform, move. Now our rectangle was 200 pixels by 200 pixels so what we want to do is take the circle that was here a minute ago. We want to make a copy of it back here, so we want to move it minus 200 pixels in a horizontal direction, this going to type minus 200 here. I don't want it to move in the vertical so I'm going to press zero at this point. You can see that Illustrator is now telling us that this is where this circle is going to be moved to, where we want the original and the copy so we're just going to click "Copy." Of course you won't see anything and issue have preview enabled here, so you will want to have preview checked, so click "Copy." Now we've got both shapes. We're going to select this one and this one by holding shift as I click on them, we're going to move these now down to here. Object, transform, move. This time, we're not going to move in a horizontal direction, but we are going to move in a vertical direction and we're going to move 200 pixels until I tab away from this box, nothing's going to happen because I have preview enabled so I can see that these are going to move into the exact correct position. But I want duplicates because I want these two still here and I want these two in addition so I'm going to click "Copy." So this is my pattern path. I'm going to carefully select this rectangle here. I don't want to move it, but I am going to make it now a no fill, no stroke rectangle. I also need to move it behind all my circles, so here it is in the last palette. I'm just going to drag the rectangle down so it's behind everything here. If you don't see your last palette or any of these palettes in this panel down here, just choose window and then select the panel names. We're working with layers right now. So again, with the selection tool, I'm going to drag over all of these pieces, my five dots and my no fill, no stroke rectangle. I'll open up my swatches palette, and I'm just going to drag and drop my pattern into the swatches palette and that just creates it as a pattern in exactly the same way as we would have created that pattern using the pattern make tool that is shipped with illustrators CS6 and later. But you can do the same thing. You just need to do it the way that it used to be done in earlier versions of Illustrator. So we're on now to the next video where we're going to actually assemble our scrapbook papers. 3. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Part 2: Before we create our actual scrapbook papers, we're going to create a small embellishment to use with them. So I'm going to the pencil tool. I have black set as my foreground color I have a stroke weight of three. I'm just going to draw a small circle to start off with. I'm going to draw a series of little moon shapes here. Ageism is going to overlap the previous set. So I'm just going to draw around here. What we're aiming for is a stylized rows. I don't want too many of them. I'm also going to show you my pencil tool setting here. Double-click on the pencil tool. I've got the fidelity slider, which goes between accurate and smooth. I've got it about the middle point. So if you're working with an earlier version of Illustrator, there will be some sitting here that involve smoothness. You want to have it about halfway across because you don't want it to be terribly smooth. So just click Okay. Now I'm going to do two layers. So I'm going to start here and just do a small leaf. I'm going to add a second one over here. Again, very simple and very stylized. Let's go to the last panel here. I'm going to take all of these shapes here. I'm going to put them in a group, object, group. So it's going to be easier to work with if they're in a group. Next up, we're going to color this. So I'm going to the blob brush tool here and I'm going to open up my swatches panel so I can see the colors that I'm going to be working with. I added a couple of extra colors in here in the intervening few minutes because I thought I didn't have quite enough. So I'm going to this pink color with the blob brush tool. I'm just going to size it using the open and closed square bracket case to make it smaller or larger. All I'm interested in is very, very inaccurately coloring in some of these curved bits. It is actually pretty important that your inaccurate, you don't want to be accurate here. This is not about being accurate, it's just about creating something that is rather cute and stylized. So now I'm filling in with a second pink. A couple of pinks will give me some dimension. Now I'm going to green, I'm going to color in one side of the leaf. In this side here. Again, I'm not worried that I'm overlapping the rows here. I think I want another green. So let's go and get this. It's a little bit paella green. Move that in here. Okay, now that we've done that, let's look at the last pallet. Here are the four green paces that comprise our leaves. So I'm going to select all four of them by clicking on one shift, click on all of the other, so they're all selected object, group. Now that I've grouped them, I can move them underneath the line work. What that does is it makes them look like a rough coloring of our leaves. I'm going to do the same with the flower paces. So I'm going to click on one shift, click on all of the others, however many there happened to be object group and pull them behind the lines, but on top of the leaves. Because I know that the green leaf color went over the flower, I want to make sure that the flower is on top right now. So this is our stylized flower. This is going to be the beginning of our pattern. I'm just going to tuck my layers palette back where it came from. Let's make a pattern from this. To do this, I'm going to the rectangle tool. I'm just going to test this out. I think probably around about 350 pixels square will be pretty good for this pattern. So let's just see how that's looking. Yep, that's going to be a nice size here. Then make sure that this rectangle here right now has no fill. It can have a faint stroke just so I can see it that will be helpful. I'm going to take this flower the whole lot, and I am going to move it into the center of this shape here. Now with it selected, I'm going to Alt drag it and position it up here over the edge of this rectangle. I'm also going to rotate it slightly. I'm going to select this entire shape. So making sure that I have it all selected, I'm going to move it to make my patterns. So we're going to choose object transform move. Now we want to move it negative 350 pixels in a horizontal direction. Minus 350 because that's how big our rectangle is. We don't want it to move in a vertical direction at all. So I'll type zero and tab away from this. With preview turned on, I can see that my flower is going to appear in the exact right position, but I don't want to actually move it so much as make a duplicate of it. So I'm going to click copy. So I know I have to flowers. I'm going to hold the Shift key as I select this second flower so that I've got both of these selected. Now I'm going to move and copy them as well. Object transform, move. This time, again, I won't preview turned on. I don't want to move it in a horizontal direction. I want to move it 350 pixels in a vertical direction. Just checking that everything appears to be working, which it is and I'm going to click copy. So this is our pattern paints. We're going to click on this rectangle because we need to make it a no fill, no stroke rectangle. So it can be the border for our patterns. So I've just turn off its stroke and it's fill. I'm going to the last panel. This is the rectangle that we created and it needs to be at the back. So I'm going to drag it all the way behind everything else. Now, I am going to select everything. The five flowers and this no fill no stroke rectangle. I'm going to drag and drop it into the very top line of the swatches panel that is created as a pattern. Now I technically don't need the pattern pace any longer, but it would be really nice to be able to include this flower as an embellishment. So I'm going to locate the components of a single flower. So down here I've got the green bits shift click on the pink bits shift click on the lines. So this is a complete flower. I'm just going to tuck it away here and get rid of everything else. I'm actually going to move it right off the art board so it's in a separate spot. I'm going to press Control or Command zero just to move out. So you can see that our flower is really quite small. At this stage. I might just make it a little bit bigger. That's going to be our embellishment. So now we're ready to create the actual scrapbook paper. I'm going to create a rectangle. Click on my art board, and the art board is 3,600 pixels by 3,600 pixels. So that's what my rectangle needs to be. I'm going to center this on the art board. If when you click these icons that doesn't actually center on the art board, go to your line palette, open up the fly out menu and use show options and then align to art board, so everything aligns to the art board. Now we're going to fill this shapes. I'm going to click the fill so it's in the foreground. I'm just going to fill it with one of our patterns. This first up is our stripes. Now, if this were printed on a shade of 12 by 12 scrapbook paper, these stripes are going to be really thick. There's not too many of them. I'd like it to be a little bit finer stripes. So I'm going to choose object transform scale. Now, I don't want to scale the shapes so I'm going to turn that off. But I do want to scale a pattern and I'm thinking probably down to about 50 percent is going to be ideal. I'll click okay. Now, Illustrator it has a really nasty habit of putting fracture lines in patterns. So you'll want to make sure before you go ahead that you don't have fracture lines in this pattern. If you do have fracture lines, little fine white lines through it, you will need to choose object transform scale. Make sure that you disabled transform objects. I'm just going to make this a hundred percent, which is the size I headed a minute ago. You would want to come down here and just press the down arrow key and just make it like one percent smaller each time until you lose those fracture lines. Because if the fracture lines are there here now, It's a really good chance that there'll be in your scrapbook paper and that would not be a good thing. So I'm happy with this. I'm just going to click okay. So there's the first piece of scrapbook paper. In the next video, we're going to come back, create a few additional paces of scrapbook paper. Then we're going to go ahead and start exporting them and creating our marketing materials. 4. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Part 3: To create another shade of scrapbook paper, we're going to allows palate and we're just going to start naming things up a little bit. So what I'm going to do is take this flower and everything to do with this flower. I tried going to group those pieces together and we're going to call it flower. I'm going to label this rectangle stripes. So that we know that this is one of our scrapbook papers. We can reuse this document and just recolor. To do that, I'm going to drag this stripes layer onto the new layer icon. So I've two copies and turn everything else off and just focus on this topmost copy, select it and choose Recolor. This allows me to recolor my artwork. What I want to do is I want to use my scrapbook paper color swatch to recolor my artworks. I'm just going to click on it. Now there are a few ways that you can use these colors to recolor your artwork. One way is to just click randomly change color order, and stop when you find something that you like. But if you want to be a little bit more structured about it, what you can do is go and double-click on one of these icons here. From the color picker, you'll choose color swatches and you'll know that your swatches are at the very end. Because that was where they were in the color swatches dialogues. We made that special swatch. So at this point we could go and say, well, we just want to choose a different color for this stripe. So here's the color and I'm just going to click OK. Now it's applied to that stripe. So what was this pink is now this pink, what was this cream is now this green, what was green is now this pink. If you're happy with that, what you can do is click here and create a new color group. It just created as a second color group. Make sure you have re-color art selected. Click OK, and here is a second set of stripes. So we've used one filled rectangle now to create two sets of striped patterns. You can go ahead and make multiples of these by just dragging each one onto the New Layer icon and just changing it. Well, I'm actually going to take one of these striped ones and do just that. But this time I'm going to make this polka dots. So I'm just going to call this dots. I'm going to turn off everything else. I only have dots selected. I'm going to click on this to select the entire rectangle. I'm going to my swatches palette. I'm just going to add one of the patterns that I made, one of these dark patterns. Now this is a little bit too close a pattern for me. So I'm going to choose object transform scale. I'm going to just enlarge this turn preview on. I don't want to transform my object. I do want to transform my pattern. Because we're working in Illustrator, we can do that because those are backed up patterns. This will scale indefinitely. You also want to make sure here you don't have fractal lines. Just be a 100 percent careful that you don't get fracture lines and if you see them that you fix them before you finish off. So here's one of my dot patterns well, I want to create another one and I want to recolor that. So I'm going to turn this one off, click on this one, go to recolor here. I'm just going to double-click on this color here, go to my color swatches and go and make this green instead. Click OK. I don't want to re-create a color swatch at this point. So now I have a green dot. Well, we've also got our flower, so let's go and take dots, duplicate it, turn the dots off, double-click here and make this flower. Now we're going to fill it with flower pattern. Here is our flower pattern. It has got a fracture line through it. Let's just say where it is. Just double-checking carefully here to see if the fracture line is consistently showing up, it doesn't appear to be so. I'm going to hope that that's okay, but just know that I may go to double-check it later on. So what we can do now is that we've got our flower pattern and we've got add dots and stripes. We can start exporting this as scrapbook paper. So I'm going to start with my stripes. So I'm going to make sure it's visible nothing else is visible. There's nothing on the art board except this striped pattern. So I am going to choose File, and then I'm going to choose Export, Save For Web Legacy. Now I'm using the most recent version of Illustrator. What they did in the most recent version is they move, say, for Web out of this area of the File Save Dialogue and put it under Export, Save For Web. Whatever version you happen to be using, you need to look for the equivalent of Save For Web. It may be here under Export, it might be in the menu here, could be anywhere. Just look for that because that's what you need, Save For Web Legacy. Now here what we need to do is choose JPEGS. So I'm going to make sure I have JPEGS selected. I'm going to make sure that my width and height are 3,600 pixels. If they're not, change this. It needs to be 3,600 by 3,600. I want to set these out as very high quality. So I'm actually going to wind up my quality because my site requires high-quality documents. If your site has a specification for the JPEG quality, then added it in here. If you're finding that you file sizes is a little bit big, you're taking up too many megabytes on your drive for your files they squeeze them up a little bit by reducing the quality. But I'm going to leave mine at full size. The other thing I have selected is this clip to artboard. So I'm making sure that this file only contains what was on that artboard. So anything that was hanging over the edge or anywhere else is just not being saved. So now I'm going to click Save, and I've come to the folder in which I want to save my patents. So I'm just going to call this stripe one. It's going to be a Jpg. I'm just going to click Save. Now you will need to save your image using the file name format that your site requires. So your site might have special requirements for filename. So just be aware of that and make sure that you save your file using that file name. I'm going to turn off this stripe. I'm going to turn on the next stripe. I'm going to do exactly the same thing, File, Export and in my case Save For Web Legacy, check that the settings are correct. Now in the newest version of Illustrator, it loses all those settings every time you come to this dialogue. So you want to make sure that they're all set up correctly. Then click Save, stripe two and then click Save. I would go ahead now and save every single one of my papers. I'm going to do that, but I'm going to do that not while I'm recording the video. But I do want to go and get this flower though before we finish. So I've turn everything else off. I'm going to just focus on my flower right now. Now, I want to save this as a ping image. So I'm going to actually draw a small artboard around this. So I'm going to make sure that it just gets encompassed by this artboard. So it's pretty close to the edges. I'm not sending much more image. Then actually comprises this flower. So I've just dragged over my artboard. I'm going to click on the Selection Tool. I'm going to click on this artboards, I'm making sure that this artboard is the one targeted. Now I'm going to choose File and I'm going back to my Export Save For Web. This time because this is going to be an embellishment. I don't want to save as a JPEGS, I don't want it to have white around it because I first save it as a JPEG, it will have white. So when I make a JPEG, you can say it's going to bring white with it and software were placed over a stripe back ground, it wouldn't look very good at all. What I wanted to do is I want to save it as a ping 8. So ping is a flattened file format that contains transparency. So this is going to be a one layer raster file. So it's a big map image. Buts It's going to have transparent background, which is exactly what I want. I can set the size for this stuff. I want it to be a bit bigger at this point because it's a vector shape about to be rasterized. I can still size it. So I could make it, for example, about 400 pixels wide and whatever height it needs to be to maintain its proportions. I do want transparencies on making sure that transparency is selected here. I will click Save. So this is going to be flower, and it's going to be a ping, it has to be a ping and I'll click Save. So I'm going to go ahead and save the rest of the papers and we're going to come back in the next video and create the marketing materials for this scrapbook paper set. 5. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Part 4: Now I've gone ahead and saved all of my papers, I've got two sets of dot papers, two sets of stripe papers, I've got my flower pattern paper, and I've also got a combination, I'm going to show you in just a second how I created that. I've also got my flat saved as a ping, so I'm just going to close that down. The way that I created this composite striped pattern, let me go and get my layers palette back, is I had a stripes pattern visible here and also my flowers, and because they were ordered so that the flowers were on top of the stripes, I got this composite pattern. Provided you can set looking okay on the screen here, you can save that, and that can become a paper too. If you don't have your layers in the correct order, just drag them around so that they are. Before we go ahead and create our marketing materials, I'm first of all going to make sure that absolutely everything is visible on this layer, it's going to make it a lot easier for me to do it. Now I'm going to the artboard tool, so I'm just going to click once on the artboard tool, I'm going to hold the Alt or Option key as I drag a duplicate of this artboard out of the way. Just going to place it right alongside the original artboard, and I'm going to click on the "Select" tool and just click away from it. If I hold the space bar, I can move everything over here. Now the top set of objects here all belong to this artboard. What I'm going to do is I'm actually going to create a new layer up here. I'm going to take all of these and put them up here on this new layer. I'm going to turn the whole of this artboard off just so that I can focus on what's happening here because this is going to be my marketing materials. What I'm going to do is layer these across, so I need six individual papers. Let's start with one of our stripe papers here. Just going to select this and I'm going to re-size it. I'm going to choose "Object", "Transform", "Scale". Now, I don't want to scale my pattern because my patent is fine. I want it to look in the marketing materials exactly the way it's going to look on a shade of scrapbook paper, but I do want to transform my objects. Now the vertical height I want to remain unchanged. I'm going to leave that at 100 percent because I don't want it to be any shorter. But horizontally, I wanted to pick six paces of the scrapbook paper across this document. What I want to do is to reduce the horizontal dimension of this rectangle to one-sixth of what it was, and that's 16.7 percent. I'm going to tab "Away". You can see that this is now something that looks more like one-sixth of the document, which it is, so I'll click "Okay". Here is my rectangles, so I can now move it into position, and that's going to be perfect just there. Now it also has to be the background for my flower patterns, so I'm actually going to alt drag a duplicate of it just over here because I want to put my flowers over that in just a minute. We can turn those two layers off right now and go and turn this strike back on. Let's go and click on it to select it, and again, we're just going to scale it. Object, transform, scale. We don't want to transform the pattern, we do want to change the vertical and the horizontal. All the settings are here for us, we can do a visual inspection to make sure it looks as it's supposed to, click "Okay". Just going to move that into position. Turn both of these off and go and do the same for the other patterns. I'm now going to turn everything back on again, and I know that I need to put this set of flowers over this pattern, so I'm going to go and make sure I have this set of flowers selected and I'm going to Alt or Option drag a duplicate back over this pattern to make the other set of flowers. Now in each case, I'd like the patterns to be separated from the other patterns a little bit visually, and to do this what I really want to do is add something like a drop shadow. But I know what's going to happen if I start adding drop shadows to the shapes, I'm going to get into a lot of trouble because drop shadows are raster effects and illustrator is going to grind to a halt trying to create them. But there's an easier way of doing it, and that is with a gradient filled rectangle. I'm going to click the Rectangle tool, I'm just going to click once in the document here. I'm going to make a rectangle that is only 10 pixels wide, but 3,600 pixels tall. It's going to be tall enough to fit the full length of this document, but just very narrow, so I'll click "Okay". Now I'm eyeballing this, so I think it's actually a little bit too narrow, so I'm just going to widen it up here. Right now it's filled with a patent, but I'm going to fill it with a gradient, and that is a black to white gradient. Now if your gradient goes the wrong way, just click this icon here to reverse it, but you want dark on the left and lighter on the right. Now I'm just going to take this shape and I'm just going to position it in between each of these patterns. Once it's in position in the first one, I'm going to alt, drag a duplicate away. I'm going to continue to do so all the way across this document. This provides a little bit of dimension to suggest that these papers are actually individual papers. Now if I think that there too dark, I can go and select all of these rectangles here. I'm just going into the appearance panel and I'm just going to drop down the opacity of them. It's easy enough to do that to all of them all at once, and that way you can eyeball it and just make sure that it looks okay. Now we need to put our marketing information across the middle of the document, so again, I'm going to create a rectangle. This time it's going to be 3,600 pixels wide because that is the width of my document, but it's not going to be so tall. Let's settle for something like about 400. I am just going to move it into position and if I need to, I can actually make it a little bit taller. I'm going to fill it with one of the colors from my swatches, so just making sure that the fill color is selected. I'm going to add some text that is going to describe the scrapbook papers. I'm just going to click here with the Text tool and go and select some fonts to use. I've just added some text to describe my papers here. Now, I'd like to add a dotted line around this shape. What I'm going to do, is I'm actually going to make the shape a little bit bigger than the actual artboard, and then I'm going to add a stroke to it, so I'm going to click here on the "Stroke" and I'm going to choose one of the colors from my artwork. Going to open up the appearance panel because what I want to do is make this stroke a series of dots. I'm going to open up the Stroke panel here, I'm going to settle for round edges. I need it to be much larger, so I'm going to wind this up to a larger number. I'm going to click on "Dashed Line" and I'm going to make my dash zero, and I'm going to make my gap about the same as the line weight, but I think the line weight is a little bit light anyway. I'm going to make my gap at 20 and I'm going to wind this weight up to around 20 as well. Now the dots here go around the outside of the shape and I actually want them to be inset a little bit, so I need to make sure my shape is selected and that the dashed line is selected. I'll choose "Effect Path" and then "Offset Path", and I'll click on "Preview", and I'm going to start decreasing this value which I can decrease at a higher rate by holding the Shift key as I press the down arrow case, I'm just moving my dots into the shape a little bit. Now, I still think that they're not quite right, so I'm just going to open up the Stroke panel and I'm going to increase the gap. I think that looks a little bit better. The bid over the edge here of the artboard is not going to show up, it's not going to appear in the final presentation. So I can click away from that. Now I'm done except I don't have my embellishment and my embellishment is up here, so I'm going to turn this layer back on and I'm going to grab my flower here and I'm going to alt drag a duplicate of it away. I'm going to enlarge it by holding the Shift key as I drag it to enlarge it. Now, it's on this layer here, not up on this layer here, so I'm just going to pick it up and bring it all the way to the front of this layer so that we can see it more clearly. It's also going to be easier for me to move it into position. Now we need to export this, so we need to make sure that we have this artboard here selected and we're going to choose "File" and again, "Export" and save for web legacy. We need to make sure that we have clip to artboard selected, and I'm just going to size this down so we can convince ourselves that what is going out is just this swash across here and it's being locked off where it extended past the edge of the art board, which is what's happening. It needs to be a JPEG image. In this case, we may not need it to be such high-quality because we're not giving this away. This is just our marketing materials. You could decrease the file size of the image by just decreasing the quality here. Depending on where you're putting this marketing materials, you probably don't need it to be this large. I'm going to scale mine down to a 1,000 by 1,000 pixels inside, so it's just a better size for marketing materials, and I'm just going to click "Save". We'll save it as marketing image and click "Save". At this point, I would also save this as an AI document because I want to be able to come back into this document at a later date, perhaps make changes to it, perhaps grab some of these patterns so I could use them in other projects. But I certainly want to save this as an AI file. I'm going to do that. We're going to come back in the final video and just have a look and see how we would package these up for sale. 6. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to sell scrapbook papers - Part 5: This is the folder that I'm using for this particular set of scrapbook papers. In It is my original Ai file, my marketing image, and everything that is going into the package. I will need to deliver this package as a zip file. What I'm going to do is click on one of these images and ''Ctrl" or "Cmd" click on the others that I want to put in the zip file. In the zip file we'll go all of the papers and I'm putting my embellishment in too depending on the site that you're selling it, you may or may not need to put your embellishment in a separate package. You just need to follow the instructions for the website that you're selling on. Of course, if you're selling your own materials off your own website, you can do as you wish. On a Windows machine, I'm just going to right-click here and I'm going to send these to a zip file. Windows has gone ahead and its zipped these into a file and let's just call it stripe2. Well, I want to give it my own name, so I'm going to right-click choose ''Rename''. I'm going to call this Flowers Dots and Stripes. But again, you would need to name it according to the requirements of the site that you're selling on, if it's your site you can call it whatever you like. So what I would do now is I would go ahead and upload the zipped file using the requirements of the site that I'm selling on and I would be using my marketing image to advertise my materials. I'm going to keep everything here though in case I need to make changes to it later on, I'm going to make sure that I keep all of my original documents. So your class project is going to be to create your own set of scrapbook paper. So go ahead and create a series of scrapbook papers. Save out all the scrapbook papers as JPEG images, and then go ahead and create your marketing materials and a little embellishments such as this flower, you're perfectly free to use the exact same design as I've shown here, if you want to just get some practice. When you're finished, just post your marketing image as your class project. I hope that you've enjoyed this class and that you've learned how you could go ahead and create scrapbook papers and the marketing materials and prepare them for sale online. If you did enjoy this class and when you say a prompt to give it a thumbs up, please do so. These recommendations help me get my classes in front of more people who just like you would like to learn more about Illustrator. If you'd like to leave a comment, please do so. I read and respond to all of your comments and I look at and respond to all of your class projects. I'm Helen Bradley. Thank you for joining me for this episode of Illustrator For Lunch, Make to Sell Scrapbook Papers. I look forward to seeing you in an upcoming episode of Illustrator For Lunch soon.