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12 Videos (37m)
    • Greeting Card Intro2

      1:15
    • Design Cycle

      6:10
    • Inspiration

      1:39
    • Applying the Design Cycle

      6:23
    • Scanning

      3:02
    • Digitally Editing Files

      5:06
    • Making it Print Ready

      3:00
    • Printing

      3:23
    • Packaging

      2:26
    • Assignment 1

      1:56
    • Assignment 2

      1:57
    • ThankYou

      0:16

About This Class

In this class you will learn how to create a greeting card from start to finish!

The Design Cycle

  • Inquiry & Analysis
  • Developing Ideas
  • Creating the Product
  • Evaluating The product

Finding Inspiration

  • Finding inspiration in your unique interests
  • Finding your voice

The Design Cycle In Action : Alphabet Project Design

  • Inquiry & Analysis: Pinterest Research
  • Developing Ideas:  Sketching Small
  • Creating the Product:  Studio Space

Creating Artwork

  • Awareness of card dimensions
  • Choose your medium(s)

Scanning

  • Resolution
  • File Types

Digital Image Editing

  • Photoshop
  • Pixlr

Preparing Print Files

  • Margins/ Borderless
  • Logo & Website

Getting High Quality Prints

  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Printer Profiles

Packaging

  • Options

Two Assignments to help you get started!

SUPPLIER INFO FOR YOUR PROJECTS:

There are a lot of great suppliers out there so keep an open mind and ask around. I happen to really love the suppliers I use so I'm always happy to recommend them to other artists.

For Paper:
Red River paper
http://www.redrivercatalog.com/
I use 60 lb polar matte paper generally but you can also get a sampling of their different papers and see what you like best. They have downloadable printer profiles on their website with directions on how to use them.

For Packaging Supplies and Envelopes:
Danco Eco-Friendly Packaging Products
www.dancopackagingproducts.com
They are awesome and very environmentally conscious. Unfortunately they had a factory fire recently and have been closed for the past few weeks. But I just got word that they will be reopening soon.

Other options (though not completely eco friendly) include:
www.paperpapers.com
www.clearbags.com

Warm wishes,
Evan

 

41 of 42 students recommendSee All

Excellent class on making greeting cards. There was so much great information covered and her work is gorgeous.
great information for the 'process' of making greeting cards. I learned alot about digital editing and will go back to a series of cards I made last fall and adjust those files. Our printer just died so a great opportunity to try out the Cannon ! Thanks Evan !
Ann Krier

Art for Everyone !

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Evan Neidich

Illustrator, Animator, Maker of things.

Hey Guys!

I am an artist and art teacher. Illustration is my all time favorite. I also love stationery, murals, making jewelry, candles, clothing...really just about anything I can get my paws on.


instagram: @evanneidich

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